How to sell your house

If it's time to look at selling, make sure you know how to get the most out of selling your biggest asset.

Selling

Products for selling your home

Listing your property on Trade Me means you’ll be connected to over 1.3 million users looking at property every month.* Not all ads on Trade Me Property are the same. We have six advertising solut...

So you want to sell your home?

There’s more to selling your home than just sticking up a sign on the front lawn and waiting for a buyer to walk through the front door, gushing over your open plan kitchen and admiring your hard-e...

Getting ready, what to do before selling your home

Before you list your property for sale, make sure that it’s not only looking its best, but that you’re ready to sell it. It’s time to disconnect emotionally from the property - it’s now a proper...

Sell it yourself or with an agent?

One of the first things to decide on when selling your home is whether to sell it yourself by private sale or through a real estate agent. Selling privately The biggest benefit of a private sal...

How to advertise your home

An obvious, but sometimes daunting, step to selling your house privately is to let people know it’s for sale. Without an agent on the scene, it’s up to you to run your own advertising campaign. ...

10 tips to taking great photos

Great imagery is one of the most important aspects of your marketing strategy, especially when you’re selling your home privately. Great photos are more likely to catch a potential buyer’s eye onli...

Writing great ad copy

Once your great, eye-catching photographs have hooked a potential buyer into clicking on your private sale ad, they’ll want to read about it. The key here is to sink that hook in deeper with fab...

When an offer is on the table...

In a private sale, a potential buyer may make you an offer in person, in an email, in a text message or on paper. This is an expression of interest and isn’t legally binding. If you’re not entir...

The deposit is made...now what?

The buyer of your property pays a deposit when their offer is accepted, but don’t go booking that cashed-up holiday just yet... The buyer will pay the deposit (the amount dependent on the percen...
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