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Real Estate Selling Tips

Are you considering selling property or selling your home... Independent real estate advice and real estate selling tips are essential before you start! Have you seen some real estate agents already and are receiving conflicting and confusing advice. Well think of us as you would of anti-virus software you install on your computer to detect and eliminate a virus before it causes damage. We help home sellers to detect and eliminate issues which are typically caused when agents (who have their own agenda) give poor or misleading advice.

About Australian Real Estate Consulting

Australian Real Estate Consulting is an independent body set up to provide independent and impartial real estate advice to home sellers. The team at AREC have 40+ years hands on experience in real estate and have assisted people with thousands of property sales and purchases. Need advice and guidance, look no further. 

Presentation or Desperation?
When selling property one thinks of presentation in the physical sense… everything in its place, neat and tidy, smelling of roses, you make sure it is presented perfectly but there is another form of presentation which will cost you dearly if it is done TO you! You are not in control of this...
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The Silent Victims
When you sign up with an agent it is for a fixed period of time, most agents shine the brightest whilst they are trying to win your business, once you have appointed them and are on the market then they start to show their true colours...
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Beware The Phantom Buyer
You’re on the market for sale, you haven’t sold yet, you know that your selling agreement with your agent is about to expire and guess what… So does your agent! Could this have anything to do with the sudden interest your agent miraculously...
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Get The Agent
How much do you want? What price did you have in mind? What sort of money are you looking for? Why would a real estate agent ask you, the home seller, for this information? The answer is quite simple really…
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Do Not Just Drop The Price!
So what do you do when you have been on the market for a while and nothing is happening? Do you change agents or do you stick it out with the agent you have? Do you drop your price or leave it as it is? Do you spend more money on advertising it or ...
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Selling-Buying In A Slow Market
We’ve been receiving quiet a few e-mails and phone calls recently on what else you can do as a seller to get your property sold, so for those of you out there still sitting on the market unsold here is some advice and some tips...
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Advertising
So why do agents charge you for specific advertising knowing that, in the majority of cases, it’s a waste of money? Because it’s not their money, and it gets them good exposure...
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Buy First Or Sell First
There are a number of factors that you need to carefully assess before you decide which way to jump as the uncertainties here may well just push you over the edge. If not financially, then mentality!
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Major Improvements
It is a heart breaker of a job to have to tell someone who has just spent $100,000 on renovations that they have increased the value by only $60,000-$70,000. Care must be taken...
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Multilist
This is a method of selling that involves the 'exclusive' listing of your property for sale with a "member agent" of the multi-list system. In theory it sounds good, but in reality it can have a negative effect because...
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Using 2 Or More Agents
It doesn't seem like a bad idea in the sense that you can sack any agent at any time if you are not happy with them. The main problem with using 2 or more agents is...
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Preparing Your Home For Sale
Your properties presentation is indeed very important and if ignored can greatly hamper the successful sale of what is probably your biggest asset. You've heard it all before, a number of times, but we're going to put a bit of a twist on this...
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Price Range Selling
Quite often most of the buyers are only able to afford the lower end of the range and that can result in a significantly lower selling price. Why do agents suggest this method? One reason can be to...
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Auction
Opinions vary from "it's the only way to sell" to "would never do it". Everybody's situation is different, and you as a seller need to consider what your needs are and how...
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A New Way Of Selling
Some new auction rules, to a degree, have spawned a new selling method, or is it? It is called Set Sale also known as Sell by Set Date and this is how it works…
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What Is It Really Worth?
Getting varied opinions from real estate agents as to what the likely sale price will be. So who do you believe? If you make a choice of agent based purely on price alone, you could be making a...
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Lots Of Lookers
All too often activity can be mistaken for productivity. This is a dangerous trap that home sellers need to be aware of. Some real estate agents will “create” activity and later use it against you for...
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Playing With The Price
Home sellers who demand to inflate the asking price of their property need to be aware of how their higher asking price can affect their final selling price...
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Making It Easy To Buy
The whole idea of marketing, whether it be a home, a car, or a fridge, is to attract as many buyers as possible and then make it easy for them to buy. Even though agents use different tactics and each will swear by their own, it is important that you...
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Getting The Buyer To Pay Their Best Price
No matter what the market conditions, average agents get average prices and poor agents get poor prices. The best way to achieve the highest price possible for your home is to...
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