Buying or selling a home can be stressful for most people. There are many questions that can arise and an overwhelming amount of information online.
Here are our most frequently asked questions about buying, selling, and renting a property on the Gold Coast. For any other questions, please call us or drop by to speak with a friendly member of Our Team.
Real estate agents are qualified /licenced professionals who can assist you in selling or renting your home. They are experts in their local area and can provide researched market appraisals of your property's worth to sell or to rent. Agents market and promote properties to ensure they reach the maximum number of consumers. Negotiation is a very important part of any real estate transaction and the agent with experience and knowledge in this area can greatly enhance the opportunity of you achieving the best price.
The price range advised will generally be based on current market conditions, recent comparable sales/rentals, current competition, local knowledge, and detailed research. It is important to compare apples with apples.
Fees vary depending on the services offered but as the old saying goes you get what you pay for. A good experienced, professional agent with proven negotiating skills will often achieve a far better sale than an agency offering a cheap alternative.
Advertising takes place in 2 forms:
Depending on the type of property and local market conditions the cost can vary. It is important to promote your property to the widest possible audience to ensure the property is not only on the market but also in the market. Often advertising money well spent is worth every penny ensuring the best possible price is realised.
Again, depending on market conditions, your motivation and the marketing expertise of your agent will generally determine the length of time the property will stay on the market. Generally, if the property is priced to meet the market a sale/rental should be archived within 60-90 days.
There are several different types of campaigns that may best suit your particular property. The most common are:
You can sell your property while it is being leased but any buyer must be made aware that there is a tenant in place and the property cannot be sold with vacant possession. A tenant has the legal right to occupy the property until the end of the lease unless an agreement t can be reached for the tenant to move out prior to the lease expiring. Sometimes if a property is being purchased as an investment it is an appealing to have a reliable tenant already in place.
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I was so very pleased to see Danny again. She handed over very efficiently. There is a possibility that my Unit 4 will be up for rent in the coming months. I will have no hesitation in using your services again. Thank you.
To Whom It May Concern I am writing to compliment you on one of your staff members, namely Danny Guy. My daughter has a unit on Thomas Drive and I have managed the unit for some years on behalf of her through you guys. My dealings with your firm have been good over the years although the level of service is certainly stepped up a few notches when conducting business with Danni. This is the second time Danni has worked within your office that I am aware and I for one was very disappointed when she moved on the first time however, I am so glad she has returned and is now back taking care of my daughter's unit at Thomas Drive. It is my view that Danni is an asset to your company with her professional and personable approach to managing properties as well as having excellent communication skills. She is an absolute pleasure to deal with and sincerely hope she remains within your employ. Kind Regards & Sincere Thanks
When my mother had to sell her unit Chevron Island, as she became too old for the stairs, she insisted that we contact Neal to sell it. When we first met him, we were very impressed with his knowledge and after talking with him for a while we could understand why Mum wanted him to sell the unit. It took 6 weeks to sell the unit, but we got a record price for it and Neal kept us informed all the way along and we couldn't be more happy with his services and now it’s not only my mum who will recommend him to friends and family.
I have bought and sold 3 properties on Chevron Island through Neal and I don’t think I'd use anyone else. His honesty and knowledge of prices on the island are second to none and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to my friends and family.
I have multiple properties that are managed by Fraser. He is by far the most professional and dedicated property manager I've ever worked with and he truly goes the extra mile both for my tenants and myself. He is a person of impeccable integrity and is extremely responsive. I would recommend Fraser to any investor/ landlord.
I have known Fraser on both a personal and professional level for over 30 years, during that time Fraser has handled all aspects of management on several residential properties I have owned and continues to manage one today. I have found Fraser to be honest, prompt and professional in all my dealings with him, he is a real estate agent you can trust and as such comes highly recommended by me.