Seek advice from a lender on discharging your mortgage or refinancing.
Seek a market appraisal from at least three local real estate agents.
Research recent sales in your area to get a better sense of your home’s price.
Appoint a solicitor/conveyancer (if you are in NSW, VIC, NT or ACT) or a real estate agent ( in QLD, SA, WA and TAS) to prepare a contract of sale.
Appoint a real estate agent to list your home for sale by auction or private treaty. When selecting an agent you will want to review their marketing plan for your home to ensure that they have a good understanding of both traditional and online marketing strategies.
If you have used a solicitor/conveyancer to prepare a contract of sale, provide a copy of the contract to your real estate agent.
Use our home preparation information on how to prepare your home for sale.
Arrange for any trades people or services needed.
Prepare for inspections by ensuring your homes will impress your buyer.
Review your home’s activity every week to assess the performance of your online listings, feedback from inspections and price expectations.
When selling your home by auction set your reserve price a day or two prior, in consultation with your real estate agent.
Once your real estate agent has found a buyer and you have agreed on a price, contracts are ready to be exchanged. Once contracts are exchanged, they are forwarded to your solicitor/conveyancer and the buyer’s legal representative
Establish a time frame for settlement of the contract and arrange for a removalist and storage.
Once a settlement date is arranged, initiate disconnection of electricity, telephone, gas, internet and pay TV.
Change your address with insurers, local road authorities, electoral roll, medical funds etc.
Update home insurance policy Move out prior to settlement date.