Well, 2019 is now officially over, and we’re starting the new year on a high! Sale prices are up, buyer demand is up, but we are still in need of more sellers to meet that crazy demand! If you are thinking of selling your property in Invercargill, we’d love to hear from you.

But, if you’re still on the fence and have a few questions, this information below might be of assistance.


What price can I achieve for my property?

The price of your home must be right. Too low and you lose money. Too high and you lose buyers. That’s where the intimate local market knowledge and expertise from Team Thomas comes in. Coupled with Harcourts’ advanced information technologies this knowledge proves invaluable.

If you’d like a free appraisal get in touch with us now.

How do I choose a sales consultant?

When it comes to selling your home, it makes sense to take the time to choose a qualified and knowledgeable sales consultant who has the right tools and strategies at their disposal.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions to make sure you trust your consultant and to make sure you’re confident they have the experience to sell your home quickly and for the best price.

What can I do to prepare my home for sale?

  • De-clutter. It’s crucial to get rid of clutter that could stand in the way of a potential buyer picturing themselves within the home.
  • Repair. Make any aesthetic repairs well before inspection.
  • Style. Once clutter-free, consider using a home stylist or home staging service. The results can be dramatic.
  • Photograph. Before getting to your first home inspection, consider using a professional photographer to take quality, well-lit pictures of your home.

How long will it take to sell my property?

Buyer interest is greatest for your property within the second and third week of its entrance into the market. To maximise this window of opportunity, we can design a marketing programme that peaks during this prime period.

What are the benefits of selling at auction?

You set the terms, conditions, and deadline. You agree on an undisclosed minimum reserve price, with no pressure to sell if the property fetches a lower than expected bid. There’s also the very real possibility of acquiring a higher price – especially if keen buyer interest promotes competition. 

You’ll also attract only genuinely interested, cash-in-hand buyers with no subject-to-sale or subject-to finance uncertainty. There is even the opportunity to accept offers prior to auction day. 

A positive statistical sales rate together with the property being on the market for such a short time have many regarding auctions as the most successful non-price method of selling.  Talk to us if you’d like to learn more.