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    soon as possible Kids need time to get used to the idea of moving so give them as much advance warning as possible Provide them with as much information as you can about why the family is moving and what they can expect in their new home and suburb Explore the new neighbourhood If you re moving to a new suburb or town use maps and other information from your new local council or the internet to explain where you ll be living Explain any differences in weather and geography and talk about nearby attractions that may be interesting such as moving closer to the beach or a park Be cautiously optimistic It s important to be positive and optimistic because your children s attitude will largely mirror yours But don t insist everything is going to be wonderful Even if the new house is fantastic it may still take time to adjust Make them part of the process If the child is old enough let them pack some of their favourite items It can help them understand that although the family will be in a new home their belongings will stay with them Personalise their boxes with labels and stickers Try to keep a routine A child s world is based on routine and it s important to try and keep some semblance of normalcy throughout the relocation process First National Real Estate suggests sticking to a set time for dinner every evening no matter how chaotic things seem to be and to continue to pursue regular family weekend activities For younger children and toddlers it can be useful to speak to your doctor about issues such as implementing a new diet or the start of toilet training It may be better to put new experiences on hold until

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    your name and telephone number in the advertisement The Evening Before and Day of Sale Place signage and arrows on the corners of your street and on both sides of major roads leading to your street Ask your local First National agent if you may borrow their garage sale signs Have all helpers wear a money belt or alternatively have one person handling transactions Have plenty of change available Have drinks and seating available for helpers Getting Organised Sort through your possessions to look for items you no longer need Store them separately Let family friends and neighbours know you re holding a Garage Sale and ask if they have items they would like included Ask if they would like to help on the day Clean all items to ensure a good price The Date and time Choose a Saturday or Sunday three to four weeks ahead Ensure the day does not clash with major events or sporting activities that may affect attendance of buyers or helpers Begin pricing items 9am is a good starting time as you will find serious buyers will probably start knocking on your door an hour or so before An earlier start could result in buyers disturbing you and the neighbours Remember to clearly state a finish time 12pm or 1pm otherwise you will still have people coming later in the day Advertising and Signs Place advertisements in your local paper two weeks before as most Garage Sale hunters will normally check local papers Daily papers tend to be expensive but some do have special sections and deals that may be worth investigating Place an advertisement one week ahead and again the day before the event Do not include your name or telephone number or you may be inundated with phone calls Your advertisement should be brief If you have special items that you think will entice buyers remember to mention them List items such as furniture baby goods books bric a brac etc Place signage the evening before or on the morning of the sale Keep signs brief day time and address Directional arrows may be helpful Place on the corners of your street and both sides of major roads leading to your street Please respect other people s property when putting up signs Consider approaching local shopkeepers as they may allow signs in their windows Also consider community notice boards These can be placed about a week before the event Often your First National Real Estate office will also be able to help you with the supply of directional pointer signs Security Have plenty of change available lots of small items will require plenty of small change Large items may require you to break larger notes Do not accept personal cheques Ensure all items are paid for and removed immediately or at least on the day If people wish to pick up items later in the day be sure to get the payment in full If really pushed to hold an item give

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    range of different prices Like all vendors you would like to achieve the highest possible price The temptation is to appoint the agent who suggests the highest figure The risk then is that you may set your hopes on achieving that price possibly committing yourself to the purchase of another more expensive property prior to the sale of your current home If the asking price for your home turns out to be more than the market is prepared to pay you may be disappointed as well as placed in financial difficulty Establishing a realistic value Establishing a realistic opinion of the value of your home is essential to gain the best possible outcome It also requires a great deal of local knowledge and homework Your local First National Real Estate office is part of one of Australia s largest real estate networks and is ideally positioned to assist you with the sale of your home Unlike many franchise operations your First National Real Estate office is locally owned and operated This signifies that each office functions with complete autonomy and is not locked into any selling system Local Knowledge All First National Real Estate offices are part of the community and understand local values In fact many of First National Real Estate s members are second and third generation agents in their local area To ensure that you can make an informed decision First National Real Estate analyse local sales trends and price movements on properties similar to your own The office will then provide you with an appraisal one you can rely on Whether you re moving to another suburb or interstate First National Real Estate can help you find your new home With offices across Australia and New Zealand First National Real Estate combines local knowledge with national

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    from one home to another an easy process whether you re moving across the country across town or across the road Our relocation programme means your local First National agent works with the First National Real Estate office in the area you are considering moving to That office responds by supplying a list of suitable properties as well as an information pack on the region Moving with young children Watch our FN Television episode Moving with Children or download a copy of the brochure for tips on how to ease the process for everyone Local knowledge makes for a sound decision Many First National Real Estate members are second and third generation agents in their local area They can share their local knowledge to supply details of your future location including schools shopping centres sports facilities and local organisations This information is essential to making a sound decision Click here to find your local First National Real Estate Agent Rent before you move in First National Real Estate can assist with rental property should you need accommodation before you have access to your new home or while you search for the right property Company Transfers First National Real Estate offices are experienced with company transfers and can assist with full relocation packages Search online for more information Searching for properties online is easy with First National Real Estate s website Search for a property As well as being able to search for residential properties to purchase or rent you can visit the Commercial Rural Fine Homes Business and Holiday Letting sections of the site to assist you with other real estate needs Free Home Buyer and Home Seller guides are available to download from First National s website Alternatively you can request a printed guide be sent to your home

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    something must be wrong with the property Contact your local First National Real Estate Agent Through expert local knowledge and national strength First National Real Estate can assist you in establishing a realistic price for your home First National Real Estate will estimate a price based on location age size features and market variables such as interest rates buyer demand and the availability of financing Who do you believe Avoid being influenced by the experiences other people have had with the sale of their homes After all no two homes streets or seller relationships are ever the same An estimate of the sale price of your home can be obtained by researching sale prices that have recently been achieved for similar properties within your neighbourhood Remember the true value of your property will ultimately be determined by the purchaser It is the job of your agent to plan a campaign that will enable you to maximise their offer Pricing for the market If your price is too high you face the risk of preventing the most important ingredient of real estate selling a combination of prospective purchasers who are currently looking for homes in your price range Time is money When it comes to selling your home time is money Every day a home doesn t sell because it is incorrectly priced equates to additional expenses These can take the form of mortgage repayments interest taxes insurance and maintenance Like you First National Real Estate has an interest in realising the best possible price for your home Sound up to the minute market experience and proficient service will assist with pricing your home to sell Whether you are selling buying or investing First National Real Estate can help with a series of informative guides Click here to obtain a free

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    agent s full commitment Why choose First National Real Estate for your Exclusive Listing If you have confidence in one agent then offer them an exclusive agency agreement Your faith will come from their reputation knowledge presentation and your feelings during the interview What is an Exclusive Listing An exclusive listing agreement appoints a single real estate agency to represent you in the sale of your property What is the key benefit The key benefit to an exclusive listing arrangement is control You have one point of contact and one point of responsibility Your appointed agent will be 100 committed to and 100 responsible for the outcome of your sale Quantity or Quality When it comes to buyers it is quality rather than quantity that is important When offering your property for sale through multiple estate agencies you may expect to gain attention from more buyers However there is no guarantee of this and when open listed no single estate agency is 100 accountable for their performance What does an exclusive listing mean for the agent Some people list their home with multiple agents This is known as Open Listing However agents earn their income through sales not listings so they re less likely to give a great commitment unless they ve got a chance of success Like all business people estate agents dedicate time where they re most likely to gain That means Exclusive Listing First National Real Estate agents concentrate their efforts on targeting legitimately interested buyers using a myriad of industry leading technologies as well as professional skills Click here to obtain a free copy of a First National Real Estate guide Search for a property Contact your nearest First National Agent Request a free market appraisal Download your copy of Exclusive Listing Brings the Best Result

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    how they dress as this can reflect their attitude Your agent won t get buyers to part with large amounts of money if they don t look and act professionally If the agent doesn t impress you they won t impress the buyers Shop around Shop for an agent the way you would shop for a good lawyer accountant mechanic plumber or any other professional Don t be afraid to ask direct questions Ask things like How often can I expect to hear from you What sort of feedback will you give me from potential buyers and How frequently Who else in your office would work on the sale campaign Are you too busy to take this on Will you handle the sale personally Ask about a marketing approach Make sure you ask about how and where your property will be advertised and what types of buyers will be targeted Does the agent have a buyer database for instance Web marketing is an essential component of any campaign but how effective is the agent s website What strategies will they employ to make sure buyers find your property on their website rather than another agent s listing Ask for feedback on your property s presentation An experienced agent will have ideas about how to improve your property to ensure a successful sale They will be honest about any problems they can see If you don t get both positive and negative feedback about the property you might be talking to the wrong agent Talk price If one agent gives a vastly higher opinion of your property s value try not to get carried away This is the most costly mistake a property owner can make signing up with the most optimistic agent You want a realistic opinion of your property s value one based on the agent s sound knowledge of the area Remember it s not the seller or the agent who decides what a property is worth it s the buyer What type of agreement to sign When you ve chosen your agent you ve another decision to make What type of agency agreement should you agree to Some people list their home with multiple agents This is known as Open Listing However agents earn their income through sales not listings so they re less likely to give a great commitment unless they ve got a chance of success Like all business people estate agents dedicate time where they re most likely to gain Another method of sale is a co agency Consider this method from the agent s standpoint again Why should they work as hard on a sale when they re only making 50 of their normal fee Finding the ideal combination of professionalism experience and drive can be challenging in an industry where skills vary so widely Now that you re ready to speak to an agent we hope that you ll consider a First National agent With around 550 offices in Australia and New

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    a First National agent At First National nothing gets in the way of you and your needs Whether you are buying or selling you will always be treated as our top priority Our commitment We Put You First says it all The First National Real Estate network exists specifically to deliver on this promise By choosing First National you will be selecting a professional who understands your priorities and is backed by industry leading marketing systems technologies and quality standards So all our agents have to concentrate on is serving your needs We think that s something of a first Local Knowledge All First National Real Estate offices are selected based upon their ethical standing and superior knowledge of their locality In fact many First National network members are second and third generation agents in their local community Whether you re moving to another suburb or a different state we can help find your new home Guarantee of Superior Customer Service Everybody offers guarantees but what do they really mean In some cases very little That s where First National Real Estate differs Our commitment is to always provide the highest standards of customer service to our clients To deliver such standards selected First National Real Estate offices have implemented a Best Practice Quality Assurance System that leaves nothing to chance With around 550 offices across Australia and New Zealand First National Real Estate combines local knowledge with national strength to be at the forefront of real estate Contact your nearest First National Agent Click here to obtain a free copy of a First National Real Estate guide Search for a property Request a free market appraisal Download your copy of Why Choose First National Real Estate You are here Real Estate Tips Brochure Also in this section Real Estate

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