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Why can two properties that appear the same on paper sell for vastly different prices? It’s the power of presentation. Take the time, make a plan, do the work and reap the rewards.
Failing to plan means you’re planning to fail. The old saying certainly applies to the sale of your property. Our experience shows the best outcomes are achieved through a considered approach that creates maximum buyer interest.

Whether selling by auction or private treaty, lively and strong competition from all interested parties will guarantee you the highest possible price.

It’s about achieving a synergy of efforts.

At the start, we can give you advice on the best property presentation. We can introduce you to reliable and efficient design consultants and trades people if necessary.

We then put together a powerful and cost efficient marketing campaign. We alert our network of registered buyers through Domain Harbourside our property alerts.

We meet daily as a team to compare current buyer activity, and make sure no opportunity is left unexploited. Every appropriate buyer in our database is alerted about your sale.

Keys buyers, those we deem likely to have a strong interest, will then be individually introduced to your home. Real Estate is a people business. It’s about relationships. We look after our active buyers. We work with them one-on-one.

In most cases, the question of price will be avoided during this early phases. The strategy is to allow an emotional commitment to be formed outside of the normal pricing objection.

The preliminary period may result in an offer.

  • Sometimes, purchaser wish to avoid an auction and will make a more than satisfactory financial commitment during this stage.
  • If this is the case, we investigate the limits of the buyer’s interest through negotiation.
  • If appropriate, we provide them with a Contract of Sale and secure their offer in writing with a 10% deposit.
  • This may result in a sale. If not, it gives us additional market data prior to proceeding to auction or formal private treaty.
  • The sales process is about a partnership between you and Domain Harbourside. Each step is thoroughly discussed with you, and alternatives outlined.
  • Every step of the way, you know what’s going on. We give you the best advice we can, and together we move forward to achieve a successful and satisfying sales result.

Marketing. Be seen. Be heard.

It’s easy to spend a lot of money on marketing. It’s harder to spend less and do it well. We believe great property advertising is original, interesting, cost effective and relevant.

We don’t believe real estate marketing budgets have to be large to work well but they do need to be well thought out.

The aim is to expose your home to the widest possible audience of likely buyers in a way that tweaks their interest and encourages them to take the next step.

We advertise in SMH Domain which has over 1.3 million readers on a weekly basis as well as the Domain East, Domain North, with 193,000 readers and the Wentworth Courier. Eastern Suburbs with a contact average of approximately 96,000 readers.

Local papers tap into the local community. A surprising number of homes are purchased by neighbours or nearby residents, who want to move but are committed to staying in the area.

Through our long standing relationships with the media we have been able to secure the most competitive media rates. Our volume of commitment in supporting all media in turn results in exposure and editorial opportunities for your property.

Signage on the property captures interested passers-by.

Signboards are immediately recognizable and are designed to give a clear and uncluttered snapshot of your home’s best features.

Our website site is an internet powerhouse.  We utilize five other leading web sites including;;; ; ; ;;;

Good real estate advertising harnesses the efficiencies of well-tested strategies, while recognizing that each property requires an individual approach.

The aim is to attract as many potential buyers as possible to inquire about your home and visit the property.

After that, it’s up to us.