Selling the farm will be the largest financial transaction most people undertake, therefore it makes sense to choose the salesperson and company that will do the best job, rather than just the person you know the best.
Here are a few things to consider:
If you have lived on the property for a long time, have someone else have a look around as sometimes familiarity stops us seeing things others see straight away. Ideally this would be your real estate agent whose experience may spot things; however any trusted set of “fresh eyes” is better than none.
Preparation of the house/s on the farm or of the lifestyle block home is important so that the property appeals to as wide a market as possible. A few simple tips for preparation prior to the listing photos and buyer viewings:
Viewers often find it hard to see past clutter and mess to see the true potential of your property- make it easy for them to see the real value of the farm house/s or lifestyle block home by presenting it in the best possible manner. With an eye for detail, Marcus is only too happy to provide a number of practical tips, specific to your property, to best prepare your farm/lifestyle block for sale.
The lead time before the property is to be on the market will dictate what is practical to do; eg metaling and grading the front drive might only take an afternoon whereas painting the farm buildings is a longer project. Be careful how much you spend on preparing your farm for sale, as some things may not make enough difference. Make up a priority list and only do the really important things. Again your real estate agent should be able to help here.
When you are at the point of signing a sale and purchase agreement to sell your farm or lifestyle property you need to be confident that your agent has done all reasonable things to ensure that everybody that might be a Purchaser knew your property was for sale.
One way of doing this is to ensure your property is adequately marketed. The amount and breadth of such a campaign will depend on the type and size of the property however there are some key components your agent needs to ensure are part of any marketing campaign: