A Step by Step Guide to Selling Your Property

ANYONE who has sold their homes can tell you the process is complex and stressful.

With so many variables to consider – including choosing the right agent, taking aim at your market and negotiating with interested parties – selling real estate is an art and one that often frustrates prospective buyers, who feel forced to pay more than they wanted.

With the real estate market getting into full swing after the holiday season, Sunday Domain talks to the experts about the sale process, what it costs and what to expect.

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Costs Involved in Selling Your Home

THE costs involved in selling a house can range from about a thousand dollars to tens of thousands of dollars, depending on whether you appoint an agent, the value of your property and the kind of marketing campaign you undertake.

For suburbs within 10 kilometres of the Melbourne CBD for example, an agency will typically charge a commission of between 1.5 per cent and 2.5 per cent of the home’s eventual sale price.

Some agents may also negotiate a variable commission in effect a bonus paid to the agency for any amount the property sells above an agreed amount.

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