Selling aroun Easter Time

Discussion in 'The Buying & Selling Process' started by Closet, 23rd Mar, 2018.

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  1. Closet

    Closet Well-Known Member

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    I'm just about to sell one of my melbourne IP's and was thinking about deferring the sale until after Easter to avoid a potentially slow period and increased competition due to slow turnover. The market is hot where I am selling in the West...

    Interested in peoples perspective and experiences?
     
  2. Gockie

    Gockie Unicycle - get exhausted but never two tired Premium Member

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    If you haven't spoken to an agent yet, you wouldn't have it ready before Easter anyway. Get the ball rolling now though. Look to get a contract drawn up, engage an agent*, clean the place up (styled even), get the photos and marketing in place....

    *some you don't have to do, eg. You can try to sell it yourself, but that is not necessarily recommended.

    All in all, Easter's only a week away. You won't have it ready in time to launch on the market before Easter.
     
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    hobartchic Well-Known Member

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    If the market is hot now why wait? People probably have more time to look at houses at Easter anyway.
     
  4. Closet

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    Thanks for the response - the agent and section 32 are already engaged and the property ready to hit the market, however my reservation is more about timing and whether to wait a couple of weeks. One view is that the first couple of weeks can be the most important to get max dollars...easter and holidays may result in less buyers / competition, a temporary glut of houses and a lower price....
     
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    Who is running the show ? why pay an agent if your going to be calling the shots, what do they say ?

    Besides, if it is hot, I would do it as soon as ready, if it does not sell at Easter, what have you lost
     
  6. Propertunity

    Propertunity Exclusive Real Estate Buyers Agent Business Member

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    Don’t overthink it. Easter only lasts 4 days. Anyone looking to buy will not be put off making an offer.
     
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