Property in Umhlanga, Properties in Zimbali Kwazulu Natal, South African real estate

By: The Penthouse Property  11-11-2011
Keywords: Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Rates Clearance Certificate

When selling property, there is no doubt that you will need professional assistance to conclude a successful deal. We are trained professionals, who work hard to promote the properties we place on our portfolio for sale. At the same time we are proud of the properties we offer and would like you to feel comfortable and secure when doing business with us. With this in mind, there are a few basic steps involved to get you and your property ready for the sales process. This is what we will do:

Preparation for the Sale

  • we will do a professional valuation and determine a market-related selling price for the property
  • discuss positive selling points for the property
  • investigate possible improvements to add value to the property
  • guide you to determine selling costs
  • discuss and draw-up the marketing strategy

Marketing Strategy

  • a professional photographer will take pictures of your home
  • the pictures of your property will be displayed on our website and advertised accordingly
  • we will alert all potential buyers and investors on our database about availability of your property
  • with your consent, we will display a FOR SALE sign on your property
  • we will actively and vigorously market your property to the general public by means of targeted advertising in well-established media
  • communicate on a regular basis to keep you informed of our progress

Conducting the Process

  • all potential buyers will be pre-qualified, screened and validated for credibility - in order to avoid potential hold-ups or collapses
  • arrangements for viewings will be strictly by prior arrangement
  • it is our undertaking to keep all viewings as security-conscious as possible
  • we present all written offers
  • negotiate and conclude the final transaction

Finalising the Sale

  • we will provide the Offer to Purchase documentation, together with the Sales Agreement
  • if necessary, arrange financing for the buying party
  • for purposes of a speedy transaction - we will compile, complete, collect and distribute all paperwork for both seller & buyer
  • keep a firm control on the terms and conditions of the Sales Agreement and make sure that all conditions and clauses are met on the dot
  • communicate with the Conveyancing Attorneys on a regular basis in order to ensure a smooth transfer
  • arrange for your Electrical Certificate of Compliance
  • if necessary, make arrangements for Letting the property
  • assist with Management of the property and collecting rent / occupational rent
  • assist you in finalizing your electricity, water, rates & taxes - in order to get a Rates Clearance Certificate
  • keep track and confirm the date of Registration

Costs involved when Selling a Property

  • Estate Agents Commission
  • Bond Cancellation Fee (if applicable)
  • Electrical Certificate
  • Rates Clearance Certificate

Know Your Market - There are many factors which play a role in adding value to the home you are trying to sell - here are some key indicators:

The Property Itself:

Kitchen . the more modern the kitchen - the better the value
Bathrooms . the more bathrooms in the house - the better the value
Bedrooms . 3 bedrooms are more valuable than 2 bedrooms and so on
Living Areas . a home with a "living" room and a "formal" lounge has more value that a home with just one lounge
Entertainment Areas . are luxuries that also have an impact on the value of a home, like a swimming pool, bar area, games rooms or jacuzzi and so on
Outbuildings . consisting of double garages, well equipped servants quarters + bathroom, store rooms, workshops and sheds can influence the value of a home

Factors Outside the Property:

Location of the property is important - property next to busy roads, shopping centers or offices - could be less valuable than property in a quiet suburb surrounded by other houses
Access to and from the area could have an impact on the value
Safety and security are very important factors to consider
Proximity of schools, shopping centers, churches, and so on - are also factors which impact on the value

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Keywords: Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Rates Clearance Certificate