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    SELLING YOUR HOUSE? NAME THE 5 MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO MAX YR PRICE


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    The headline should read:
    Name the 5 most important things to maximize your PROFIT

    1. DONT EVER USE AN AGENT.
    2. DONT EVER USE AN AGENT.
    3. DONT EVER USE AN AGENT.
    4. DONT EVER USE AN AGENT.
    5. DONT EVER USE AN AGENT.
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    forgive him for he sleeeeeeep...th.Love to see you Adrian taking people through your house while they are ripping it apart with snide comments LMAO..never pays to be too sensitive,lol

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    You should build your house as well Adrian,but dont use labour,only you,lol, (To MAX profits), then sell it yourself an "hey presto" our man is on the QE2 on a world cruise! sound thinking,especially with the Consumer Act HAHA

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    first impressions, get entrance looking spectacular!
    Only stress when you can change the outcome!

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    First impressions are 70% of the sale...
    1) a well maintained and neat front garden,
    2) Then the entrance, kitchen, and living room should be neat and tidy, with nice furniture.
    3) Decent cupboards in the bedroom lastly

    If the above appeals to the prospective buyer, small issues elsewhere may be overlooked by them.

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    Sorry I do agree with adrianh

    Correct me if I am wrong:

    1> Get your home in a good condition this will include:
    a> Get your home inspected by a certified electrical company.
    b> Get your home inspected by a plumber.
    c> Get your home inspected for anything else that comes to mind the more the better.

    All these inspections will help you when something goes wrong and the new owners want to sue you for damages.

    2> the outside appearance must be immaculate this will include:
    a> small but manageable garden
    b> a clean driveway
    c> a sprinkler system "working one"
    d> automated gates and so on…

    3> Get your home evaluated by more than one entity and correct any problems they might have spotted.

    4> Shop around and see how much other homes have sold for in the aria and have a look at them.

    5> Keep it clean… (very important)
    peace is a state of mind
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    @Doug - so tell me, exactly what does an agent do to earn a fat commission?
    How much comm. do estate agents make these days; say 5% - So they get R50k on a R1mil house - no training, no skill, nothing, just talking a bit of rubbish.

    Estate agents, insurance salesmen and secondhand car dealers fall in the same category in my opinion, they do squat except talk rubbish and then get paid. I would have a lot more regard for the entire lot if they were held liable in the event of a deal turning out bad.

    BTW: I couldn't give a toss about people making snide remarks about my house, my house is simply an asset any other, it holds no personal value.
    How easily someone is offended is directly proportional to how stupid they are.
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    No need to be so huffy Adrian! A N G E R.........ISSUES,phew its getting hot here: To the guys who have answered without the venom,all are right, I remember a house that was beautifully decorated,the buyers bought the decoration,failing to see through the facade. When all the furniture was out they were pretty dissapointed (wasn't me Adrian,promise )so my point is there is no doubt a tastefully decorated house is a big help as first impresssions opens the buyer up to other nice features the house may have.

    There are plenty more tips and aids, and in today's market ALL the boxes must be ticked for the house to sell ~we all know money is tight and people want the max for their buck. It's a pain in the proverbial as you have to maintain your home in show house shape as you never know when a call may come through requesting a viewing.Leave you guys a tit bit, DECKS....how many times do we see flaky decks,offcoloured where the sun has begun to effect the varnish? Get some temp labour,give it a light sand,buy some decent deck varnish,hire a painter and you will be amazed at the difference it makes both to your house and it's value.

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    No, I'm not angry at all, I'm simply expressing an opinion.
    How easily someone is offended is directly proportional to how stupid they are.
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