FAQ’s About Selling


Any queries?

When's the best time to sell my home?

Although the best time to sell a home varies from place to place, many say that there's no time like the spring. Keep in mind, though, when everyone's got the same idea, the market can become inundated. The lesson? There are no hard and fast rules. Stay up to date with local market trends via realestate.com.au or get in touch with us for advice - anytime.

How long will it take to sell my home?

Selling a house usually doesn’t happen overnight — even in the hottest of markets. In most of the cases, it takes about 2-6 weeks to sell a house, varying depending on:

  • Price: price it right for a prompt sale
  • Staging and layout: smart staging can be a gamechanger as it shows the property's true potential
  • Move-in readiness: buyers are looking for turnkey homes for convenience
  • Market trends: what profit do you need and is that in line with current trends?
  • The Listing Agent: find a local professional with a proven track record who you trust
  • Title issues: Ask your realtor to order the title commitment as soon as the property's listed to avoid hold-ups
  • Cleanliness and maintenance: Make sure it's immaculate, clutter-free, and you have a pre-inspection and repairs list made
  • The Rental Market: Is the rental market strong? Selling may not always be the best option
  • Your Target Market: Understand your target market to ensure you're marketing grabs their attention
  • Supply and demand: Location-specific
  • Home Condition: If it's a reno, factor in the reno budget so it's the cheapest on the market. If it's at the top end of the market, remove all emotion and price competitively from the start
  • Your buyer's financial situation.
How can I make sure my house appealing to buyers?
  • Fix what’s broken
  • Clean
  • De-clutter
  • Go for neutral paint
  • Switch-up lighting and fixtures
  • Avoid too many personal touches
  • Keep pet smells and hair well away
  • Increase curb appeal
  • Listen to your real estate agent
Is it really worth paying a stylist?

A home stylist will help you to sell faster. They know what looks good to a buyer. And it’s the details that matter. Anyone can make a home look nice, but a stylist can make a home look saleable. They will:

  • Emphasise space: There are many ways to play with the layout of your room – some you may have never thought of. Whether they bring in new furniture or use what's there, your stylist will come up with the best use of the space and total feng shui
  • Create warmth and atmosphere: Cold and dreary doesn't sell. A stylist knows how to make your space look and feel inviting and can create a cosy space that buyers will see themselves living in.
  • Improve aesthetics: Tired-looking houses won't attract any sort of a crowd on open day. Heed the stylist's wisdom and create a fresh space that will lure in buyers.
  • Brighten up your home: A stylist knows how to use colour, texture and lighting to bring out the best in your property. A piece of art here, an accessory there and voilà – a vast difference to your home’s appeal.
  • Set the stage for photography: As the first thing a buyer will see, the photos have to be the bee’s knees.  A professional photographer won't always have time to style – so make sure the beds are smoothed and flowers arranged to perfection before they arrive.
Is it best to sell at auction?

If you're in a rush, selling by auction gives you good odds that you'll make that date (although neither the sale nor the asking price are guarantees). Increasingly popular in Australia, putting your home up for auction gives a clear message to buyers that you're after a quick sale. With the time limit placed on negotiations, the sense of urgency will drive up the price in a competitive market.

On the flip side, if there's not much interest from buyers, the sale price may dive (although the reserve always protects you, and you may consider offers before the auction even takes place).
In short, it's not for everyone - buyers and sellers alike. It comes down to personal preference, and a sound knowledge of the current market climate, which your local agent will be able to help you with.

Why Should I Choose DC Properties?
  • 10 years of experience under our belts
  • Committed to your success, in full acknowledgement that buying a property is one of life's most crucial decisions
  • We'll leave no stone unturned and get you the best price for your property
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