As a property owner, deciding to sell is the biggest step in the process. Once you've made the decision, there’s plenty of work to be done.
First, take a look at any minor home improvements you could make to increase the value and appeal of your property. A property valuation (a detailed inspection and report of the value of your home) can shed light on potential improvements you can make.
You’ll then need to get to know the local market and investigate the right time to sell. This is something your real estate agent can help with, as well as listing your property for private sale or auction.
Lastly, you’ll need to consider your budget. It’s important to understand the fees and other costs involved in selling your home, such as home repairs or renovations, real estate fees, home staging, photography and advertising, auction fees, conveyancing or legal fees and moving costs. If you’re downsizing, you may also need to factor in costs for decluttering.