THE FIRST PROPERTY OFFERS ARE OFTEN THE BEST OFFERS
More than half of all real estate sellers who had signed a contract of property sale this year had already rejected a higher offer, new data released by Ray White Group has revealed.
âTo us, this is an incredible statistic,â said Brian White, joint chairman of Ray White Group, in his monthly White Paper report.
âIn a profession that prides its purposefulness in achieving the highest possible price for our sellers, it comes as a shock – is there a better way that we can communicate with our sellers the
attractiveness of early offers?â
Mr White said the results, which were based on an internal company strawpoll, suggested sellers were setting high price expectations based on years of âjustified confidence in the underlying value of their assets.â
âItâs only natural to express disappointment at earlier offers and to ignore them,â he said. âIt is
clearly painful when that rejection leads to even further disappointment later on.â
Mr White said his company was seeing evidence of a more positive market. He pointed to the companyâs âhigh profileâ Broadbeach office making four sales in July – each under $200,000 – for properties that hadnât realised that amount for more than a decade.
He added that recent talk of interest rate cuts, followed by St Georgeâs decision to lower fixed interest rates, fueled an immediate and dramatic uptick in buyer interest.
âThe uplift in open for inspection numbers, following on these two actions, was dramatic,â he said. âSo much so, that our three office Aspley group, in the northern suburbs of Brisbane, reported an all-time record – and this in a market (Brisbane) widely proclaimed to be in dire straits.â
Listed above and below are some photos of a âquietâ listing I have in Fairhaven. Sometimes, property owners decide that they donât want to market their property, have For Sale signs, hoards of sticky beaks coming through etc etc. In fact you might be surprised to know how many properties we sell âOff the marketâ in circumstances just like this.
This stunning and unique property is quietly listed for around $1.6m and sits on 10 acres in Fairhaven with ocean views. Unfortunately the view shot here doesnât really do it justice, but it is quite a lovely view in a delightfully serene bush setting.
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