Selling Your Home for Dummies

Author(s): Karin Derkley


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


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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

General Fields

  • : 9780730377153
  • : John Wiley & Sons Australia, Limited
  • : John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd
  • : 0.266
  • : November 2011
  • : 2150mm X 1400mm
  • : Australia
  • : September 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 232
  • : English
  • : Australian and New Zealand e.
  • : Paperback
  • : Karin Derkley