Important questions to ask when you're selling a house

Selling a house can be stress-free when you have all the information. Our FAQs will assist with answering all your pressing questions.

  • Why should I choose Highland Property Group to sell my property?

    Our unrivalled reputation as market leaders has been honed from years of offering exceptional customer service and securing record results.

    Backed by an experienced and dedicated sales team, our agency leads the way with achieving more sales across all price points in Sydney than our competitors. This is accomplished by our active database of over 90,000 buyers and our superior marketing capabilities. Not only do we receive priority positioning in local media, but our strong and engaged digital media presence ensures we put your home in front of more buyers.

    Highland Property Group also delivers a seamless and stress-free experience after you sell your house. Our complimentary concierge service can arrange everything from removalists to solicitors to pet care, all free of charge.

  • When is the best time to sell a house?

    There are differing opinions on this, but ultimately, the timing of your sale will depend on what works best for your individual situation.

    Traditionally, however, Spring is considered the best time to sell. Others believe there is a strategic advantage in marketing their home during the quiet winter periods when fewer properties are on the market. Homes in beach suburbs, tourist areas or close to universities may also experience seasonal highs and lows, which attract people at different times.

    To help make your decision, speak to your local experts about current market conditions.

  • How long will it take to sell my home?

    Properties that are beautifully presented, professionally marketed, priced accordingly and expertly represented will stand out and attract a serious buyer faster. At Highland Property Group, a swift and successful sale achieved with the best result possible is our top priority. No matter the current market conditions, our award-winning experience, expertise, strategic marketing and extensive database of over 90,000 active buyers will deliver you a swift result. Speak to your area specialist for a professional opinion on the best marketing strategy to sell your home quickly.

  • How do i best prepare for Open Homes?

    There are no second chances with first impressions, which is why it’s important to prepare for your Open Home. Keep the interiors and exteriors clean and clutter-free to appeal to prospective buyers. We also recommend keeping personal effects to a minimum to allow potential buyers to focus on the house rather than your belongings. This also helps them see themselves living here, not the current residents. Other ambient touches include pulling back curtains and blinds to fill rooms with natural light and opening windows for fresh air. Flowers add to the welcoming feel and are a pleasant fragrance to eliminate any food or pet odours that may be off-putting to potential buyers. Contact your Highland Property Agent area specialist for a confidential discussion on how to best prepare your property for open homes.

  • What pre-sale repairs and renovations will add value?

    When selling your house, it’s essential that it’s in good repair and presents well. A fresh coat of paint and a few minor fixes may make a considerable difference to buyer interest and achieving a successful sale. In some cases, more extensive renovations may add value, however, you need to consider the cost of these versus the potential return as not all enhancements result in a profit when you sell. For some properties, leaving them in their original condition can be the best option. This allows buyers to put their unique stamp on the home. For an expert opinion on what repairs or renovations will add value to your property’s sale price, contact your Highland Property Agents area specialist.

  • Should I invest in a home stylist?

    Depending on the property, home styling can often add thousands to the sales price. It can transform a busy, cluttered looking family home into a minimalistic up-market house. It also allows potential buyers to imagine themselves living here. Contact your Highland Property Agents area specialist for a confidential discussion regarding the benefits of home styling and how this can influence your property’s marketing strategy.

  • How will we work out how much your house is worth?

    Highland Property Group are industry leaders with an unrivalled understanding of market conditions. Your area specialist will estimate the price point for your property based on these conditions, the unique features and characteristics of your property, as well as comparable data from sales of similar homes in your local area. Contact Highland Property Group for a complimentary market appraisal to see where your value stands today,

  • How do you estimate the value of my home?

    Your Highland Property area specialist will estimate the price point for your property based on current market conditions, unique features and characteristics of your property as well as comparable data from sales of similar homes recently sold in your local area. Contact your Highland Property Agents area specialist for a complimentary market appraisal for your property.

  • Should I invest in print media marketing when selling my house?

    Print media reaches an astounding 80,000+ homes in the Sutherland Shire. That’s why we see a higher volume of buyers attending open houses after seeing properties listed in print. Our marketing team maintains a strong relationship with the local media, leading to increased editorial coverage and priority positioning within the paper. Contact Highland Property Group for a confidential discussion regarding your property’s marketing strategy.

  • What costs are involved with selling a house?

    The costs involved in selling a house usually include agent’s fees, marketing costs and conveyancing costs. If you have a mortgage, check with your lender or mortgage broker regarding any additional charges which may arise. Contact your local Highland Property Group area specialist for an accurate estimate of the costs you can expect to pay for the sale of your property.

  • Can I sell my property with tenants in place?

    Yes, and all parties can feel reassured we will happily work together to sell the property with as little disruption as possible to your existing tenants. Contact your Highland Property Group area specialist for a confidential discussion on selling your investment property.

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