Sellers

To sell or not to sell?

Are you ready to make your move?

Deciding to sell your house is one of the biggest and most important decisions you are likely to make in your lifetime. Kathleen understands just how big this decision is, which is why she dedicates herself to supporting you every step along the way.

The next step

Once you have decided to sell your property, the next step is to set aside some time to assess your personal situation. Identify what your motives, goals and timeframe are for selling.

To sell or not to sell?

Are you ready to make your move?

Deciding to sell your house is one of the biggest and most important decisions you are likely to make in your lifetime. Kathleen understands just how big this decision is, which is why she dedicates herself to supporting you every step along the way.

The next step

Once you have decided to sell your property, the next step is to set aside some time to assess your personal situation. Identify what your motives, goals and timeframe are for selling.

DECIDING TO SELL

The why

Everyone has different reasons for selling their property. What are your motivations? Are you wanting to upsize, downsize, move close by or far away? Perhaps you are moving to be in a different school zone or to take up a new career opportunity? By identifying your reasons for selling, we can provide you with advice tailored to your unique real estate requirements.

The when

Whether you need to sell in a hurry or you have some time up your sleeve to assess the market to identify the most favourable time to sell, we work with your timeframe to put a plan into action.

The how

A big part of the equation is centred around your individual financial situation. Not only do we work hard to get you the best price for your home, but we also ensure that your financial goals are considered throughout the process, so that you can maximise your financial position with the sale of your property.

The what

The real estate climate is always changing and no one understands the coastal property market better than Kathleen. You will benefit from her knowledge, expertise and negotiating skills to determine exactly when to sell and how to price your home.

Choosing the right agent:

Our promises to you

Kathleen is known for her expert negotiation skills and ability to achieve record sales prices. She is backed by a team of professionals who are dedicated to the same cause: helping you sell your house for the very best price.

Expertise

You will benefit from our extensive knowledge and experience in the local market. We implement an innovative range of advertising and marketing strategies to market your property effectively and set it apart from the competition. We know what our coastal buyers want and we know how to present your house in the best possible light for sale.

Availability

Unlike many other agents, Kathleen is available all day, every day, including weekends and evenings to answer your questions directly. We open our office 7 days a week to ensure that we capture all interest without delay, and we don’t miss the opportunity to respond to buyers’ inquiries. We also host longer or multiple open homes in order to attract more buyers. We pride ourselves on our unrivalled service, commitment and availability.

Rapport

It is important that you feel comfortable with the person who is responsible for selling your biggest asset. Kathleen takes the time to listen and understand your objectives, and she considers it a privilege to partner with you in selling your home. Her genuine care and concern for your circumstances will put you at ease and make the process a lot more enjoyable for you.

Preparing your house for sale

Kathleen has a thorough understanding of what buyers are looking for and she will show you how to present your home in order to attract the most buyers.

Street appeal

First impressions count. Keeping your landscape manicured and tidy with a pop of colour will immediately make a positive impression on potential buyers, which will also affect the way they feel walking inside your home for the first time.

Maintenance

Simple repairs or upgrades will instantly boost the profile of your home and make it more appealing to buyers. Never underestimate the power of a fresh coat of paint to increase the value of your property.

Staging

Sometimes it can be hard for buyers to look past the décor of a house to imagine themselves living there, which is why it is crucial that you stage your home to sell. Keeping your house clean and uncluttered with simple styling, sweet scents throughout and a neutral colour scheme will appeal to a wider range of buyers. Kathleen has a flair for styling houses and she be available to offer tips and tricks to maximise the impact of your property.

Showtime

It is our job to present your property to buyers and answer their questions. We know the most effective way to run an open home inspection and what information is most useful in representing your interests with prospective buyers.

ACCEPTING AN OFFER

We know how important it is for you to feel informed about interactions we have with potential buyers. Kathleen will keep in touch with you regularly and take the time to carefully discuss all interest, feedback and offers with you.

Negotiations

Kathleen is a highly-skilled negotiator and known for her ability to close a sale and set new price records. Her professional but approachable attitude enables both buyers and sellers to feel at ease with her, which is a crucial element of successful marketing campaigns. You can trust Kathleen and her team to represent you and take care of negotiations with buyers to deliver the best result for you.

The right price

There are a number of terms and conditions that may influence the final outcome of a sale, which is why the price itself is not the only consideration when deciding whether or not to accept an offer. Kathleen will carefully explain your options and discuss any strategies to achieve the right price for you without compromising on your marketing position.

What happens next?

After a price has been agreed upon, Kathleen will promptly proceed to meet with the purchaser to collect a holding deposit (usually 0.25% of the purchase price) to take the house of the market. The purchaser will use the cooling off period (typically 5 days) to arrange finances, a valuation on the property, and a pest and building inspection if they wish.

Settlement

This is a lengthy process but, luckily for you, most of the hard work has already been taken care of on your behalf during the pre-contract signing stage. Both Kathleen and your solicitor or conveyancer will advise you on the necessary paperwork that needs to be completed and a settlement date will be negotiated well in advance.

Final inspection

The buyer will conduct a final inspection of your property with Kathleen a day or so before settlement. This is a standard procedure, which enables the buyer to confirm that the property, including any fixtures, fittings and carpet, is in the condition stated in the contract so that there are no delays to settlement.

The last little bits

Your other task will be to cancel any utilities at the address. Check with your solicitor or conveyancer as they will cancel some on your behalf. Once the settlement is complete, the money from the sale of your house, less any money owed to the bank, will be transferred to your bank account. Kathleen will then hand the keys over to the new owners.

8-Kurow-Close-Wamberal

8 Kurow Close, Wamberal

Multiple offers
Sold $100,000 above expectation within 9 days
534-Tumbi-Road web

534 Tumbi Road, Wamberal

Over 140 inspections
Sold by Kathleen for $1,600,000
59 Arden Avenue Avoca Beach

59 Arden Avenue, Avoca Beach

On the market with two other agents for over 400 days
Sold in 5 weeks by Kathleen for $2,575,000

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