Guide To Selling Your Property

Use this step by step guide to help you through the selling process

So, you’ve made the decision to sell and want to get the best possible price. Do your research and decide on a real estate company to suit you. With an excellent reputation and a dedicated team of sales consultants who really know the market, you can’t go past Tremain Real Estate.

It also pays to do a bit of background work and look at other properties for sale in similar areas, and check out the latest interest rates.

And don't forget to read our handy Glossary Of Real Estate Terms explaining commonly used real estate terms.

Follow these easy steps to understand the selling process:

1. The right chemistry

You’re free to choose any of our agents. They’ll arrange an initial meeting to provide you with a free market appraisal and discuss your marketing options. Your sales consultant will also advise you on the best type of agency agreement for you.

2. You're on the market

Together we’ve decided on the best way to market your home and agreed on the sales method and you’ve settled on the price you want. You’ve signed a Listing Agreement with us, so now let us get on with selling your home!

3. First impressions count

First impressions count and it’s important your house looks its best while it’s on the market. We have some great tips and tricks for preparing your home for sale

4. Get noticed

With our range of marketing options (link to marketing options), you’ll get noticed all right! The Tremains ‘For Sale’ sign goes up, professional property photos are taken and advertisements are placed in our REAL Property Magazine and Property Guide. Window cards go up in the appropriate Tremains offices and flyers are distributed in your community. Your property will feature in our weekly new listings email and on our new tremains.co.nz website and other prominent property websites.

5. Power up the network

Arrangements are made for our team of sales consultants to visit so they can get a good feel for your home. They may already have buyers looking for a property just like yours so this kind of networking is invaluable.

6. Here come the buyers

Your property will be discussed at weekly sales meetings and any one of our sales consultants can bring potential buyers through your property.

7. An offer is made

When an offer is made it will be written up on a Sales and Purchase Agreement - download a copy here - and brought to you for your consideration. Now the negotiations start. Having had weekly reports and regular discussion with your sales consultant you’re in a great position to negotiate with a buyer to your best advantage.

8. You accept the offer

Both parties reach agreement and signed contracts go to the solicitors. While still marketing your property (just in case this contract doesn’t complete), your sales consultant will be co-ordinating with the buyer regarding any conditions on the contract until it goes unconditional.

9. The sold sticker goes up

The terms and conditions on the signed contract have been met – your property has sold!

10. Settlement day

Put the champagne on ice, this is the day you’ve been waiting for. Once the solicitors have completed the money exchange, your solicitor will release the keys to the new owners. As a general rule of thumb, you’ll move out in the morning and the buyer moves in that afternoon.