Most Recent Selling Articles
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATES
Putting a home up for sale takes some preparation. Sellers need to have all of their compliance certificates in order before taking the step of listing their home on the market. Here is some guidance as to which certificates are needed to ensure a smooth, hassle-free property transfer process: Electrical Certificate of Compliance The legislation stipulates that every homeowner is in posse...Read more
QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE LISTING YOUR HOME
Just as buyers need to do their research before taking on homeownership, those who are considering placing their home on the market also need to spend some time contemplating certain aspects before they list their property. In fact, there are three questions that every homeowner should ask themselves before placing their home on the market. Question one – Is it the right time to sell?...Read more
PROPERTY VALUE AFFECTS RATES AND TAXES
Each month homeowners receive a bill for the rates and taxes applicable to their property, but what are these municipal rates used for and how is the amount worked out? Municipal property rates are financial liabilities that owners of immovable property are required to pay monthly for basic services that their local municipality provide. Some of these services include maintenance of roads, stre...Read more
PROPERTY PRICING CRUCIAL
A detrimental mistake that many sellers make when listing their property on the market is inflating the asking price. Sellers often ask for a higher amount to give themselves a cushion during the negotiation process. A seller may have a certain amount that they would like to get out of the sale of the property. Anticipating that prospective buyers will put in lower offers than the initial askin...Read more
NEGATIVE ASPECTS THAT INFLUENCE PROPERTY VALUES
Research reveals that it only takes a prospective buyer a few minutes to decide whether they like a home or not, which is why it is essential that the home makes an excellent first impression. While there are certain things you can do to ensure that your home is in its best possible condition before it is listed on the market, unfortunately, there are elements which are beyond your control that...Read more
IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OFFERS?
It is not uncommon for sellers to receive more than one Offer to Purchase (OTP) on their property at a time, especially if the home is situated in a sought-after area. While it might be tempting to accept the highest offer, this isn’t always the best offer, and it is important to look at all offers in their own merits, paying particular attention to the clauses of each contract. A real es...Read more
HOW SERVITUDE IMPACTS PROPERTY VALUES
What is a servitude and how can it impact the value of a property? According to property legislation, a servitude is a registered right that someone has over the immovable property owned by another person. The servitude affords the holder the right to do something with the property, even if it may infringe upon the rights of the person who owns it. If a servitude is held on a property, the owne...Read more
WHAT GOES AND WHAT STAYS?
It is not out of the ordinary for a homeowner to install an item that they intend taking with them if they sell the property. Even if the item would traditionally be regarded as a fixture, the seller is within their right to take the item, as long as the buyer is aware of the fact and it has agreed to it in the sales agreement. It is vital that the sales agreement is as detailed as possible and ad...Read more
ENSURE YOUR HOME’S VALUE
According to research most homebuyers only take a few minutes to decide whether or not they like a property. Often there are certain factors that influence buyers’ decisions of a home before they have even walked through the front door. Most experts within the property sector would agree that the reason a home would not be viewed favourably is its location. Aspects such as the property&rs...Read more
CREATE BUYER APPEAL THROUGH HOME STAGING
Although home staging is not new to the real estate market, its popularity has increased in recent years as more sellers understand the importance of creating buyer appeal in today’s challenging market. Preparing the home for sale can have a positive impact on prospective buyers’ perceptions of the property and home staging is just one tool that sellers can use to accomplish t...Read more
COULD VIRTUAL REALITY CHANGE THE REAL ESTATE SECTOR?
While virtual reality (VR) is not a new concept, there has been rapid advancement and augmented reality technology is at the stage where it could start to have an impact on consumers’ daily lives over the next few years. There is a wide array of applications that VR could have within the education sector, the office environment, medical facilities and of course the real estate sector. ...Read more
WHAT DOES RE/MAX PROVIDE YOU?
At RE/MAX, we want our agents to have the edge over the competition and be successful in establishing themselves as the best in the industry. To help our agents on their path to achieving their hopes, dreams and desires, we put in place some training programmes and support structures to make the road a little easier. As an RE/MAX agent, here are some of the benefits: RE/MAX CRM The Custom...Read more