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Seller’s Guide

Sell Quick. Sell Smart.

If you are planning to sell a property, turning to a trusted and recognised agency could be one of the smartest ways to attract the best possible buyers, locally, nationally and internationally. 


The agents at Twin Rivers Real Estate Ltd - LJ Hooker Ngaruawahia can help you begin your sales journey by assessing your property as part of our no-obligation comprehensive appraisal service.

To help you establish an estimated selling price for your property, our appraisals include detailed reports on local price movements, as well as advice on any changes to the market.

Once you have agreed on a suitable marketing strategy, you'll find Twin Rivers Real Estate Ltd - LJ Hooker Ngaruawahia has a huge network of resources to help you reach the widest audience of buyers, including online listings and even a customised site packed with useful articles and property tips.


Tips on different ways to sell your house

Sell Quick. Sell Smart.

Selling by Auction

  1. Your agent will recommend using a multi-faceted marketing approach, whereby you advertise across a number of different media each week until auction day.

  2. Unless the property is passed in and consequently becomes listed ‘for sale’, the seller knows exactly when a sale and settlement will occur. The benefit of this is being able to plan ahead with your next move.

  3. During the marketing campaign, buyers are usually given a price guide which can vary throughout the campaign depending on the amount of interest in your property and feedback received from buyers. The great thing about auctioning your home is that there is no price limit only a minimum amount that you decide you are prepared to sell for, which is called the reserve price.

  4. Setting the reserve should be an analytical decision based on buyer feedback obtained by your agent during the campaign as well as comparable sales in your area. By now you should have a good idea as to how many buyers are genuinely interested and how they feel about your home.

  5. With the auction process a date is set and you need to create strong buyer interest in a short amount time. 

  6. Once the hammer falls, the property is sold unconditionally. Buyers may need to conduct building inspections and ensure their finance is approved prior to bidding at the auction. If the property fails to sell at auction, you continue marketing the property with an asking price. It is likely that one of the buyers, often the highest bidder will come forward and negotiate a sale with the agent on your behalf.

Selling by Private Treaty

  • Sale by private treaty requires the seller to set a price from the beginning of the campaign. Your agent and our tips on Property Value can help you with this process. Many sellers have a tendency of initially setting a higher price as they think buyers are likely to negotiate the price down. Doing this can be counterproductive, so this is when an experienced agent becomes a vital source of information. Ask for their guidance when establishing your asking price and refer to comparable sales in your area.

  • In general, sale by treaty gives the seller greater control over the sale, more time to consider offers by potential purchasers and the ability to extend the time the property is listed on the market (although this often leads to potential purchasers wondering why the property is not selling). Potential purchasers must make offers on your property 'blind', this means without knowing what other buyers are willing to pay.

  • Generally, private treaty sellers can negotiate the price and sale terms with the buyer. This means that once a price has been agreed between buyer and seller, the sale may still be subject to conditions. For example the buyer may have requested a building inspection or may require finance approval.

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Selling a home - help from start to finish

Sell Quick. Sell Smart.

If you are planning to sell your property, your first step should be to establish an estimated selling price - and the best way to do this is to seek the assistance of our experienced sales agents.

There are a number of things that can affect the price of a home, including location, the type of property, demand in your local area and market conditions.

We offer a number of advantages thanks to our in-depth, comprehensive knowledge of your local market. We have offices across New Zealand, so we can offer customised advice for your area.

Our no-obligation, comprehensive appraisal service - which is free of charge - can be booked for a time that suits you and will consist of a detailed report on local price movements, as well as advice pertaining to any significant changes that take place in the market after your appraisal is carried out.

Once we have determined the value of your property, you'll want to choose a method of sale. Twin Rivers Real Estate Ltd, LJ Hooker Ngaruawahia can help you determine whether auction, private treaty or tender - selling to the highest bidder - is the right option for selling your home and help you to proceed accordingly.