Selling Information

Selling Tips

The preparation you put into getting your property ready for sale can be the difference between getting a standard price and a great price. The best part is, it's not hard, time consuming or expensive. Whatever your motive for selling, the process can either be stress free or tense and disappointing. The good news is that you have the ability to choose. There are four factors that will influence the outcome of any sale.


Buyers for a property can be found all year round however it's not often that a purchaser for your home is out there, just waiting for you to put your home on the market. Timing, presentation and advertising are all required to bring buyers and sellers together for the best result. Spring is often considered to be the best time to sell. It's a time of optimism and with the weather clearing, more potential buyers will be out and about. It is also a time when more sellers will put their homes on the market so there will be more competition. Winter usually presents fewer buyers, but the buyers are usually more focussed on purchasing and traditionally there will be fewer homes on the market to choose from. Prior to placing your home on the market, allow an additional two weeks to prepare both the property and the marketing material.

Importance of presentation


We are often asked questions like, “should I paint the home” or “should I re-carpet” or “should we do some landscaping” and our answer is always “you can never present your home to well!!” but doesn’t necessarily mean you have to spend big dollars. If our experienced team believes that by spending some money on presentation, it will sell more quickly and for more money, then we will advise you of the necessary work required, but most times a general tidy up, perhaps a professional house wash and a minimal amount of dollars spent will present the home to its maximum potential for market. If your kitchen is more than 5 years old, for example try changing the handles on your cupboards for $80 you’ll be amazed at the difference it makes.


Marketing Options

    1/ Exclusive Agency

    2/ Public Auction

    3/ Public Tender

Your experienced agent will happily talk you through the above 3 options of marketing your home with the most commonly used option by most agents is
Exclusive Agency.

The auction and or tender process definitely plays a role in marketing residential property but should only be used if the property is extremely difficult to put a price on and therefore we will ask the market place to “price it for us” by offering it for sale without a price. Our managing director is Townsville’s most experienced property Auctioneer having sold property by auction and trained property auctioneers all over Australia and New Zealand. Wayne Nicholson knows property after 30 years in the industry and he knows auctions so you can be assured of getting the possible advice on auctions that is available in Townsville.