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The Selling Experience

The Selling Experience

  • 10 Sep 2018
  • Meg Georkas

We all know it’s an emotional journey when selling your home. No one expects you to be cool, calm and collected the whole time, but you do want to enjoy the process. Here are some tips to make the selling process a little easier.

Change Your Perspective

Try to flip your mind set about your property.  It’s helpful to think of  yourself as a home “seller ” not a home “owner”. This can allow you to be more objective about your home.  Although it takes practice and is a lot harder for some than others, it can really help transition your emotional attachment to the home.

Trust Your Agent

The right agent will be able to guide you through the process with open communication and earned trust.  Try to take the objective and healthy long-term approach. Hopefully you are not being forced to sell, so you need to be sure you have decided that the time is right. Getting into ‘sale mode” can take some time so begin the mindset shift process well before the For Sale sign goes up. A good de-clutter and garage sale can be very helpful.

Don’t Make It Personal

Negative feedback can be one the most upsetting aspects of selling. Do not take it personally.  Buyers are objective and (for the most part) unemotional about the sale (especially at the beginning of the process).  They do not love your house the way you do and are judging the price on what they would be prepared to pay for it, not what you are prepared to sell it for.  If you can take the personal out of the negotiation and be intelligent in terms of what the market is saying, then the process will be smoother, far less stressful and negotiation can be carried out to give you the best price the market can deliver. 

Become the Buyer for a Day

New listings receive the most attention in the first three weeks.  Do not wait until you see the images of your home on the internet to fix little things like paint work and gardening.  It’s too late then!

Set aside two whole days before the photo shoot to give your home the sparkle it deserves. A third-party opinion is always helpful, so ask a friend who’s taste and advice you trust to take a few hours to write a checklist of eye sores or problems.  This will take the emotion out of hearing it from a buyer.

Not all home sales have to be difficult. If you implement all the above tips, you just might find you even enjoy the process! Go with your head, not your heart.

Opinions are those of Meg Georkas and may not reflect those of others.

High Quality & Exceptional Service!

Peter, Ali and the team at Hutchinson & Harlow were excellent to work with. We were provided with outstanding level of professionalism and service. Hutchinson and Harlow have a good understanding of the real estate market in Armidale and surrounding regions. Their sales and marketing approach was fantastic, attracting a lot of interest and providing us with a sale at the right price quickly. Ali was brilliant to deal with. She kept us will informed, catered to our needs and made selling the house a seamless experience.

- Leah Cook (Vendor)
Armidale

Reliable and Honest Agent

Peter Georkas was honest, upfront and he and his team were friendly and efficient. Selling a property is a big decision and I felt supported and included in the process at every step of the way. Peter is a warm agent who acts with integrity. I would highly recommend him and his team.

- Zeva (Vendor)
Armidale

Brilliant agent!!

For many years we have bought and sold with Peter and the HH team..we wouldn’t consider using anyone else..
The service is professional, yet friendly..at all stages of the buying and selling processes the clients are kept up to date...
All members of the team are delightful, friendly and helpful..
We can confidently state that the HH team will be the right choice for you..
Don’t waste your time shopping around-go straight to the professional team with years of experience...you’ll be glad that you did!!

- Justin & Vanessa (Vendor)
Armidale

Ali sold my investment property

Ali sold my investment property in April 2018. I would recommend Ali from H&H. H&H held regular open houses and were following up with all enquiries on the home.

- Patricia (Vendor)
Armidale