Day 1 – Guide to making your property sale a success.

All information is from Ray woods ‘How to sell your home for more” This is available free from  Dianne Ray. Please phone to receive a copy on 0408034080 or email

This book is a complete and comprehensive summary of everything learnt in years as a real estate agent. In this book you will discover tips, strategies, suggestions and guidelines that any property seller can use to create a substantial financial advantage. You can also go to the web site for more added tips.

Ray Woods mission is to show you how you can influence the selling price of your property. It is easy to become overwhelmed with the the sale process of your home. by choosing the right real estate agent, you will receive all the help you need to make sure your property is looking great well before the first buyer walks through your door.

Your chosen real estate professional will be able to add real value to the process and is an essential component in selling for more. your agent’s job is to quide you througjh the process and provide you with skill and support in five main areas:

  1. Market Research as to other comparable homes sold and currently for sale in your local area.
  2. Specific presentation advice and valuable contacts, such as contractors and tradespeople in your area who can assist with presale presentation items and projects.
  3. Specific marketing homeowner demographic data particular to your area to make you target as many potential buyers as possible.
  4. Working with you to build and deliver the best possible marketing strategy to help you sell for more.
  5. Negotiating on your behalf to achieve the best possible outcome.

In the next area from the book, is the agent selection process so you can make an informed choice.

Until next time.

Author: Dianne Ray

I have almost thirty years in business management in the hospitality, tourism, hospitality, real estate and service industries and in education as a teacher in secondary schools and TAFE Colleges. I was born in the Western District in Victoria, my schooling was in Hamilton and Melbourne and my Tertiary Education was at Melbourne and Monash Universities. My family consists of 4 sons, 3 daughter in laws and 5 grandchildren. Over the last 9 years I made my home in Noosa, Queensland and since February 2011 have moved to Brighton, a suburb of Brisbane and contract to 2nd Avenue Realty as a licensed real estate agent. Selling residential property in the the Sandgate, Shorncliffe, Brighton, Deagon, Bracken Ridge and other areas. I also sell and market boutique accommodation properties, such as Bed & Breakfasts,Self contained Cottages around Australia on Over my life time I have travelled extensively throughout Australia and numerous times overseas. My interests are obviously travel, all aspects of sport especially golf, outdoor pursuits, fine dining, appreciation of wine and love meeting people. I gained my Bachelor of Education and taught secondary and TAFE students for a number of years and studied for my Masters in Business Administration. I have been self employed for the last 20 years comprising owning and operating an exclusive 4.5 star B&B; established an e-commerce business involving the hospitality and accommodation industry; in selling, marketing, training workshops, relief service and management. I changed my career path ten years ago and concentrated on real estate and business broking. I am a licensed real estate agent in Queensland. My involvement in real estate has been very satisfying and I enjoy the interaction with the buyers and sellers. In my role as a real estate agent, I am able to effectively fulfil the needs of clients and this is my passion, and to use my skills to obtain a win/win situation for everyone involved. I believe in the old traditional values of respect, integrity and genuineness and I am very passionate about helping people with their needs and I focus on listening to and genuinely helping my clients. I am a very honest, natural outgoing person who enjoys life to the fullest “My mission is to live with integrity and compassion and to make a positive difference in the lives of others”