Selling Tips

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.

Method of Sale

In Hobsons Bay, the real estate market is heavily focussed on selling by private sale. When selling by private sale you get to put an asking price on your home or property and promote it to the marketplace to solicit suitable offers. This method is how the vast majority to properties sell in Australia. It opens the property to all purchasers and provides them with flexibility of terms to complete a purchase of your home! However, should you have a property that is unique; you may wish to consider submitting your property via Public Auction. This means that prospective purchasers will bid against one another at a date and time suitable to you. You can set a reserve price, which is the minimum you will accept, and once bidding has passed that level you know you have a sale, as it will be unconditional and a predetermined deposit must be paid on the day. Sale by Tender or Expression of Interest are designed to suit specific property types and we would be happy to discuss your selling requirements and provide some recommendations and guidance on which method of sale suits you best.

Agent’s Appraisal and Pricing

The agent’s appraisal and owners preferred pricing of a property can sometimes be a sensitive topic! However, vendors can arm themselves with information to ensure that they obtain an accurate agent’s appraisal and set a realistic asking price for their property to ensure they achieve a successful sale. There is a great saying in real estate…”The very best homes in the world remain unsold due to price”. Market research reveals that in Australia priced more than 5% above the markets perceived value range will generate less enquiry, fewer inspections and limited offers, before selling below the 5% pricing level. The best thing about the real estate market is that you as the seller are able to choose which pricing level you would like to go to market with. At Peter Jordan we are able to guide you through this process and ensure your property is receiving the most enquiries possible.


A tidy home says “Welcome”. Your home should be kept neat and tidy during the period of inspections. It should not necessarily be a “show place” but appear a comfortable home in which to live. Fresh flowers or indoor plants always brighten up a home. While you’re cleaning, think about each room and what furniture really needs to be in it. Rooms look smaller when they are crowded. Clear out anything that’s not needed to create a feeling of spaciousness. Make sure that all minor repairs are completed. Sticking doors and windows, loose door knobs, faulty plumbing, or peeling paint may affect your sale. Let plenty of light into your home. Nothing improves atmosphere more than brightness. And on a dull day switch on some lights prior to arrival of prospective purchasers.A warm comfortable heated home on cold days adds a feeling of cosiness; on a hot day don’t forget to turn on any air conditioning or fans (or simply let the breeze flow through).

Selling with Sweeney Incorporating Peter Jordan

When the time comes to sell your home, you want a real estate professional who really knows how to look after your best interests. There are lots of people working in the real estate industry, so why should you consider us as your best choice when appointing an agent to work on your behalf?

Firstly, we promise to work for you 24hrs a day. Does that sound real? How can anyone work 24 hours a day? Well, we use the very latest technology to market your property and sell for you when we cannot. Your property will be expertly sold using the internet, broadcast email, media advertising and direct mail. Every other waking and working minute that we have is then geared to working on behalf of our clients.

Experience + Local Knowledge + Professionalism = Great Results. That’s a promise.

With Peter Jordan, you will never experience the frustration of not knowing what’s happening, when, how and with whom. You will always know how your sale is progressing because we know how important it is to you.

The most important thing is to sell your home for the very best price possible and to achieve this in the quickest time. If you are waiting to move, or buy another property, depending on the outcome of your own sale it is vital to have an agent who not only understands this but can also take positive action to ensure you realise your own dream.

By now you will realise that we believe in hard work and are never afraid to go the extra mile. We are a professional dynamic team that will produce the right result for you. How can you believe that we are the right agents to look after you? Why not read the testimonials and see what our clients say about us, and then you can be certain to make the right choice.

When you really want to sell your home or investment property for the very best possible price and you want the most professional service with dynamics and results…. please call us!