What is your home really worth? Although the value of your home extends far beyond dollars and cents, when you decide to sell, the first question you’re likely to ask is “what price can we expect in the current market?”
What to expect
When putting a property on the market, most people invite multiple agents to give an opinion and evaluate the property. All too often, they will come back to you with a range of different prices.
Like all vendors, you would like to achieve the highest possible price. The temptation is to appoint the agent who suggests the highest figure. The risk then is that you may set your hopes on achieving that price, possibly committing yourself to the purchase of another, more expensive property, prior to the sale of your current home. If the asking price for your home turns out to be more than the market is prepared to pay, you may be disappointed as well as placed in financial difficulty.
Establishing a realistic value
Establishing a realistic opinion of the value of your home is essential to gain the best possible outcome. It also requires a great deal of local knowledge and homework.
Your local First National Real Estate office is part of one of Australia’s largest real estate networks and is ideally positioned to assist you with the sale of your home. Unlike many franchise operations, your First National Real Estate office is locally owned and operated. This signifies that each office functions with complete autonomy, and is not locked into any selling system.
All First National Real Estate offices are part of the community and understand local values. In fact, many of First National Real Estate’s members are second and third generation agents in their local area.
To ensure that you can make an informed decision, First National Real Estate analyse local sales trends and price movements on properties similar to your own. The office will then provide you with an appraisal – one you can rely on.
Whether you’re moving to another suburb, or interstate, First National Real Estate can help you find your new home. With offices across Australia and New Zealand, First National Real Estate combines local knowledge with national strength to be at the forefront of real estate.