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Selling Your Home for Dummies Australia and New Zealand Edition : Australian Edition - Karin Derkley

Selling Your Home for Dummies Australia and New Zealand Edition

Australian Edition

Paperback Published: 4th January 2012
ISBN: 9780730377153
Number Of Pages: 232

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Sell your home for the best possible price

Thinking of selling up but not sure whether it's the right time, or how to go about it? From helping you decide whether selling really is the best option for you, to finding an agent and choosing a sales method, all the way to exchanging contracts, this step-by-step guide covers all the practical, financial and legal aspects of selling your home.

  • Work out whether you're ready to sell — consider all the options and decide if selling is the way to go
  • Find out when you should sell — understand supply and demand, and time your sale perfectly
  • Choose a real estate agent who's right for you — find the best fit for you and your home
  • Set the right price — understand what drives the value of property and determine a realistic asking price for your home
  • Get your home looking its best before selling — find out whether a clean-up will do, or if it's worth renovating before you sell
  • Choose a selling method — get step-by-step instructions for selling by private treaty and auction
  • Understand the legal stuff — do the paperwork properly to ensure a smooth sale
Open the book and find:
  • In-depth information about working with property professionals
  • Strategies for selling first then buying, or buying first then selling
  • Tips and tricks for sprucing up your property for inspections
  • How to avoid over-capitalising
  • Everything you need to know about selling a holiday or rental property
Learn to:
  • Determine the best time to sell
  • Get your property ready for inspection
  • Set the right price
  • Choose between an auction or private treaty sale
About the Author

Karin Derkley is the former deputy editor of Personal Investor magazine, and writes for The Age and AFR Smart Investor magazine. She is also the author of Buying Property For Dummies.

Introduction 1
Part I: The Great Australian Dream 7
Chapter 1: Assessing the Dream: Aspects of Selling Property 9
Chapter 2: Deciding If You Should Sell 23
Chapter 3: It’s All In the Timing 33
Chapter 4: Using a Real Estate Agent or Going It Alone 43
Part II: Getting Ready to Sell 69
Chapter 5: Setting the Right Price 71
Chapter 6: Dressing (Your Home) to Impress 85
Chapter 7: Renovating Before You Sell 99
Part III: Putting Your Property on the Market 123
Chapter 8: Choosing a Method of Sale 125
Chapter 9: Selling Through a Private Treaty Sale 137
Chapter 10: Going, Going, Gone: Selling at Auction 151
Chapter 11: The Legal Processes of Selling 165
Chapter 12: Selling When It’s Not Your Main Residence 179
Part IV: The Part of Tens 191
Chapter 13: Ten Ways to Sell Your Home for the Best Price 193
Chapter 14: Ten Items for Your Inspection Day Checklist 201
Index 207

ISBN: 9780730377153
ISBN-10: 0730377156
Series: For Dummies Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 4th January 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.0  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1

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