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Should I Still Hold My Open House In The Rain?

Come rain or come shine…the real buyers will be out like the postal service.

You may only get one visitor but you can be sure they are serious about buying.

While you don’t want someone trudging through your home, over newly cleaned carpets and polished floorboards with wet, muddy feet; there are a few precautions you can take to protect your home while still making the prospective buyer feel welcome, warm and happy when they enter your home. Continue reading Should I Still Hold My Open House In The Rain?

Questions to ask at an Open House

Knowledge is power, so being armed with as much information as possible about a property is going to help you make an informed decision about any potential purchases.

What are the key questions to ask at an open home inspection to get the information you need without coming across as a desperate buyer?

Similarly, you don’t want the agent to think you’re a novice at the real estate game and that they can use your inexperience to their own advantage. Continue reading Questions to ask at an Open House

The Top 12 questions you must ask an agent

Looking for a house? Been to an Open For Inspection (OFI) lately? It’s imperative you ask the right questions when attending an OFI.

Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you will make in your life so it’s important you get the right information from the selling agent.

Here are the Top 12 `must ask’ questions when looking through a property.

1.   How big is the block/home in m2?
2.  How much is the home?
3.  Is the price negotiable?
4.  Why are the owners selling?
5.  How long has the home been on the market?
6.  What are the rates? Is everything council approved?
7.  Has the owner made any extensions or alterations to the home?
8.  Where is the nearest public transport?
9.   Where is the nearest shopping centre?
10.  Are the any easements or encumbrances?
11.  Are there any restrictions of any kind in the area, i.e. covenants, demolition control, EPA etc ?
12.  Is there anything else I should know about the home?

Why these questions you ask? To gain further understanding of the property.

As the buyer, you need to know that the property you are viewing fits your specific criteria, such as budget, property specifications and council regulations. These suggestions will also help with future goals such as the addition of new family members, potential renovations to the property and renting it out.


The Final Checklist

When you can tick all the boxes, you can rest easy that your home is ready for sale.

There’s nothing like a list to provide motivation.

And when you’re about to sell a home, you need that list more than ever to get things done and give your home that special “Wow!” factor before propective buyers start knocking at your door. Continue reading The Final Checklist