How to Sell Your Home Right Now


Tip 1: Know what motivates you to sell, sell for you

A lot of people are very much motivated by their personal finances. If you’re selling your big family home, you’re trying to take some of that money out of the bricks and mortar to invest it into potentially an investment property, maybe you’re moving into a smaller property or a retirement village or even shares. Whatever motivates you, you want to get that money out somehow. The only way to get your money out is by selling a prepared home. It allows you to springboard to get that done efficiently and effectively in this market.

Tip 2: When YOU are ready

It’s important to sell your home when you’re able to make all the decisions and you are the one in control.

That means, if you wait too long, your kids or consultants are having to come in and help you or do it for you. Then you may not get the benefit of that change in the same way, you would have a better retirement if you do it earlier than that scenario and you are able to choose the exact right property at the next step for you.

The last chapter of my book talks about success stories of people who’ve jumped in and done it. If you can get more out of retirement and you can see that maybe your home is not serving the purpose you bought it for.

Top 3. Present well

Presenting well really comes down to, in my experience, having a look at what you have: Showing off the bits of key pieces of furniture that you love, what looks great at home in your house, and packing up all the memories. 

Top 4. Buy & Sell – remember changeover

Well, I certainly think that no matter what happens, if you’re buying and selling in the same market, say you put your house on the market for sale, you get 10% over what you’re asking chances are, you’re going to have to pay 10% more than what the person selling their unit was asking. It works out to be the same. The good thing about selling a big home right now, and going into something that’s smaller is the gap. Prices of large homes are, as we’ve seen, still being supported by the market. So just trust that if you’re buying and selling in the same market, it’s going serve you well.

Downsizing expert Belinda Woolrych held a Q&A with Martha MacLaurin-Wood, LREA and talked about “How Do I Even Sell My Home Right Now?”. With over a decade of experience as a Property Makeover and Change Specialist, Belinda has spent many years helping transform homes and lives. You will find all aspects of Downsizing covered by Belinda in this podcast including Q&A asked by seniors in a friendly, relaxed environment, your home!

You will learn:

  • How is Real Estate Working Right Now?
  • What are the Typical Fears for Selling Your Home in this Environment?
  • What Good Agents are Doing Differently with Changes in Auctions and Private Treaty Processes
  • Why would you Sell Your Home in this Market?
  • Q&A

Watch How to Sell Your Home Workshop here:

About Martha:

Martha MacLaurin-Wood, LREA of Drake Real Estate is the ratemyagent:  Agent of the Year 2020 (North Narrabeen) under Property Sales category.

She has achieved this prestigious award because she believes that the key component of a great agent is being a strong communicator and an even better listener, someone skilled in the art of forging strong relationships. She knows how important it is to understand her clients, deliver on their needs and continually seek to exceed their expectations.

“The client relationship is always at the forefront of every campaign.” she says, “When a homeowner places their trust in me to handle the sale of their property, it is both an honour and a privilege; but it is also a considerable responsibility; one that is treated with the utmost respect and sensitivity. At every stage of the process, my vendors are kept fully informed of our progress, from inspection feedback to offers and developments.”

Read more about Martha here.


Belinda Woolrych, author of Rightsize Your Home: The Empty Nester’s Guide to a Stress-Free Downsize, contributes every fortnight Tuesday at 4PM to the community by her Rightsize Your Home Online Workshop.

For upcoming Rightsize Your Home Online Workshop and Events, click here.


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