Seller Tips and Suggestions – How to get a good price for your home

Suggestion 1:

When you decide to sell your home and put on the market, your home has become a “product for sale’ . Its no longer “your home” They way you live in your home is different to the way you present your home for sale.

Decide in your mind who will buy your home? (families, young professionals, retirees). When you decide who your home would suit always keep this in mind. Its not about what your real estate agent likes, its about what the buyers like.

Think about certain things – how big is my home? what are its best features?what is the selling price range? what are the local facilities etc. Then ask yourself what are the buyers looking for in your area? – number of bedrooms, home office/study, rumpus, child friendly, off- street parking, outdoor entertaining, security, etc

If you know what your buyers are looking for, you can meet their needs with your home. If you cannot answer a lot of your questions what buyers are after, you need to do your own research. Talk to your local real estate agents, know what is for sale in your area and compare sales results. Then you need to let go emotionally, move out mentally and be objective,

It is always advisable to get suggestions about styling your home from your listing real estate agent, your friends and even you can employ a stylist to come through your home for ideas. then have a plan to follow before putting your home on the market.

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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”