The best place to start when selling your home or other property is to develop a plan and make informed decisions. This will help lessen the impact of any downturn caused by Covid-19.

The advice and resources here, all freely available, will help you plan your sale. Using it, will help you achieve a prime sale price.

Is there reason for market optimisim?

Unlike the Canterbury earthquake, properties are not damaged, yet many still sold when managed diligently by competent real estate agents with a thorough attention to technical and legal detail. Do not compromise on this, there is additional knowledge, administration and coordination with buyers, various institutions and organisations required, than prior to Covid-19.

Although prices are predicted to be affected later in the year, as of May 13, there was still not any evidence of house price reductions. Prior to Covid-19, new listings and property values were increasing which may have helped.

The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand March 2020 report stated that the national annual median sale price increased 13.7% to $665,000 which was a record. Eight regions saw record sale prices. Check your region here.

Are there any home buyers during Covid-19?

We have included information about this and 'buyers' to help you decide when might be the best time to sell your house

4-Step Plan for preparing to sell your home

1.  Decide who is the most qualified, licensed real estate agent (and agency) to conduct the sale of your property during Covid-19

2.  Establish what your real estate commission and fees will be.

3.  Understand what to be aware of when getting a free real estate appraisal.

4.  Find out how to sell a house quickly without compromising your sale price. This also includes up-to-date advice around Covid-19.

How to sell your home for a prime price and deciding on the right method of sale for your property in the current market are likely to be on your mind.

We have over 10 years' experience helping thousands of Kiwis navigate the process of selling their properties and we know that using our advice will help achieve the best result for you, pricewise and time-wise.

Many clients tell us 'I wish I'd found you last time I sold a house'.

We have also been liaising with Government and NGOs for many years and have all the resources at our fingertips ready to share, so feel free to ask a question.


Insights to help sell your home for a prime price  

Most people are not aware of the impact Day One live online will have on their real estate listing.

Take a look at the graphs in our unique tips for selling your home page (you'll need to scroll a little). These illustrate from actual listings, both successful and struggling real estate campaigns and why. 

Selling a house is rarely straight forward so understanding the real estate process from the outset can win you an optimal result.

Our real estate agent shortlisting, combined with tailored advice and guides, are all aimed to help sell your house at a prime price. This can be verified by our reviews here.

Keep reading to learn more about what real estate agents' responsibilities are and what it takes to get a property purchase unconditional.


Why you need to know the responsibilities of a real estate agent

Selling a property in New Zealand is a legally binding process from signing an agency agreement with a real estate company to a sale and purchase agreement with a buyer.

These can include additional clauses, amendments, deletions, deadlines and conditions of sale to be met. There are numerous property documents like Titles, LIMS and PIMS that need to be sought and interpreted or compliance documents to be completed.

Real estate agents also help buyers to purchase your property including liaising with mortgage brokers, banks, insurance companies, councils, body corporates, Trustees and lawyers. It may be uncomplicated at your end but not so on the buyer side.

Engaging a suitable real estate agent who is strong on experience, technical knowledge and problem solving is a minimum requirement.

Before taking any other action, find out about vetted real estate agents or go ahead and request a free shortlist of agents to interview.


Help Selling Your Home From Start To Finish 

Selling your home can be life changing, and often unexpectedly complex. You will need to be sure that your real estate agent is proven competent, someone you can safely rely on to sell your house which is after all likely to be your biggest asset.

A property agent who is skilled at negotiating with buyers, is relatable, has a good conduct record and can reach the largest home buying audience for your property, location and price range is a fundamental requirement. If you need help, just ask.

There is much more to selling a house than most think, and this is why you should be have access to better knowledge about choosing real estate agents, what the real estate process entails, what risks to manage and how to save a small fortune in real estate fees.

You may find our due diligence check list just the thing you need. For many, using our real estate guides, advice and resources has proven to be the key to achieving outstanding results. 

Access everything you need, all from one centralised place quickly: 

  • Professionally vetted and shortlisted real estate agents tailored to you and your property

  • Access to best practice advice about the whole real estate process

  • Due diligence tools and checklists including questions to ask real estate agents  

  • Impartial advice and support from beginning to end if you need it

Page Updated May 13, 2020 by Trish Willis

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