National Brokers Network

Checklist before selling your house

Once you make the decision to sell your house, you need to start thinking about your strategy and how you will be able to sell it for top dollar ASAP.

Here’s a checklist to help facilitate the sale.

  1. Clean – the first step to getting your house ready for selling is to clean and de-clutter it. Get rid of excess furniture and other clutter that makes the place look untidy and unattractive. Giving the illusion of bigger space is what your goal must be when you’re trying to sell property.


  1. Get into DIY repairs – check your home for minor damages and flaws and fix them yourself. It is a more affordable solution than hiring a tradie to do it. Of course it also depends on the repair job itself. If you find it too big to handle on your own, get help.


  1. Decide on an agent – an agent can help take care of the bulk of details involved in selling a house. If you want to take your mind off those things, and you are willing to pay a commission, this is your best option. If you’re not in a rush, you may also decide to self-sell and do your own research and ad placements online.


  1. Name your selling price – if you need help with pricing, a Victoria property broker can give you a market analysis without charging you a fee or forcing you to commit. This person can help you get a broader picture of the market and see other listings of properties resembling yours which were sold in recent months. Once again, you may do your own research and check the real estate section of online websites or your local newspaper. Once you have an idea of how much a property like yours would sell, you need to decide whether you’re willing to settle for a quick and easy sale, or you wish to wait to get the highest price possible.


  1. Schedule a pre-listing inspection – if you don’t have time to carefully inspect every nook and cranny in your home, you can set an inspection to quickly identify potential problems and solve them before buyers even have the chance to see or discover them later.


  1. Make your home open house ready – once you’re ready to invite people over for an open house, make sure you’ve got personal effects stowed away, fresh flowers or fruits on display, open shutters or curtains, and an overall nice ambience to help viewers get a clear picture of how nice it would be to live there.


  1. Maintain the look – keep the lawn neat and mowed and all the rooms clutter-free and spotless.


  1. Get ready to move – organise your move once the sale is final. This is something you should have thought of ahead of time, as early as when you decided to put your home up for sale. The earlier you prepare, the easier the transition will be.

Confidentiality Agreement

In Consideration of the Vendor of the subject business, or any other business introduced to the Proposed Purchaser and their agent National Brokers Network (“the agent”) providing information to the Prospective Purchaser, the Prospective Purchaser agrees:

1. To keep all information provided confidential in respect to the subject business and any other business introduced to the Prospective Purchaser by the Agent.
2. That no information is to be disclosed by the Prospective Purchaser to any third party without consent by the Agent;
3. That it will not use for themselves. Or for others benefit, such information other than to Purchase the subject business or other business introduced by the Agent;
4. That any agreement to purchase the whole or portion of the business shall be exclusively through the Agent;
5. To immediately return to the Agent all such information and other details in written form including any drawings and any copies made of written information, notes, summaries or extracts of any document therefor if any when requested by the Agent;
6. Under no circumstances will the Prospective Purchaser make direct contact with the vendor of the subject business or other introduced business without the prior written consent of the Agent;
7. If the Prospective Purchaser breaches this agreement or buys the business direct from the Vendor, the Prospective purchaser is liable to and indemnifies the Agent for any and all losses the agent may incur including economic loss and loss of income.v

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