The process of selling property can appear daunting – that’s why it’s so important to find a real estate agent you can trust.
Some of the best property advice we’ve ever received was that the two most effective and cost beneficial areas that clients can look to when getting their homes ready for sale is the ‘walls and the floors’. According to Georgie, simply painting the house neutral throughout and putting down fresh flooring makes a world of difference, giving the property an instant lift.
Georgie Todd has been in the real estate business for some 12 years, and it shows. Focusing on residential homes in metropolitan Adelaide, she’s sold the most homes at Fox Real Estate for the 2018-2019 financial year, and was a sales associate for the number one selling team in South Australia in 2014.
We sit down and pick her brain about the market as it stands today.
What are your current Adelaide hot spot suburbs?
“The question of ‘hot’ or not always goes back to affordability vs proximity to the CBD. That’s exactly why suburbs such as Prospect, Nailsworth, Broadview, Clarence Park, Cumberland Park, Black Forest, Mile End, Hindmarsh and Thebarton make my ‘hot’ list. These suburbs remain within a 5km (approx) radius of the CBD, yet offer a median house price that doesn’t lock out first and second home buyers, making them highly sought for a large cross section of the market. It also goes without saying that Parkside, Norwood, Unley and Goodwood have all continued to perform really well, and will continue to do so because of their proximity to the CBD and the abundance of character homes.”
How can you be sure you’re choosing the best real-estate agent for your needs?
“If you have never sold before, I suggest looking online to the agents’ digital footprint. Many people tend to look towards a specific agency because they think bigger is best. However, I think more weight should be put on the individual agent and, more specifically, their ability to ‘engage’ with their market.”
“It’s one thing to be present online, and it’s something else entirely to inform and connect with buyers and sellers in a meaningful way, whether that’s via social media or a strong digital marketing campaign. Without such a strategy, we lose touch with a market that becomes more tech savvy every passing day.”
When is the best time of year to put a home on the market?
“Traditionally, spring has been the peak time for when most people will look to sell, as the weather is nicer, days are longer, and gardens are looking better. However, it does come down to the individual and their property as to what is going to be most advantageous for them. I have seen some great results in winter, as there are less properties on the market. Same goes for January, February and March – when people decide they want to move in the new year, there’s a fresh selection of homes hitting the market.”
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