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FAQ’s- Frequently Asked Questions (Sellers)

FAQ's- Frequently Asked Questions


Many Sellers that have an appraisal conducted on their home have questions about the listing and appraisal process.

And fair enough!!! I would too.

You may have received (In the letterbox or handed to you already).

the PDF/sheet titled “After the Appraisal- What to do next”. If not received yet, here is that content  CLICK HERE

After doing this for a long time we have found that the most commonly asked question consist of the same 6-10 questions each time, so to make it easier for you we would answer the most typical ones here. I hope they are informative and useful. Here they are:

FAQ’s (The 7 Most Frequently Asked Seller Questions)

FAQ's- Frequently Asked QuestionsFAQ 1) How long do I list my house for?

A. Usually we ask for a 100 day listing authority. Remember, with me you have an automatic “out” if I don’t deliver on my promises, you will receive…
>>> A Full Risk Reversal Guarantee SEE HERE

No one that I am aware of in this area has a guarantee anything near that for absolute peace of mind, in writing.

I ONLY want to work with sellers that want me to be their agent.
It is a client relationship, NOT MERELY A TRANSACTION.

Risk FreeFAQ 2) What happens if you don’t live up to your promise, am I stuck?

A. No!

As at time of writing, I am the only local agent that I am aware of that offers a Full Risk Reversal guarantee in writing.

You will receive it at the time of listing. A full service guarantee and a “you can sack me” clause absolutely guaranteeing that I cannot take you for granted.

I ONLY WANT TO WORK WITH Clients that want me to continue to work with them. This has always been my values and practice.

FAQ's- Frequently Asked QuestionsFAQ 3) Shouldn’t I use more than one agent?

A. It is not recommended to do this!!! The theory may be that it creates competition. The opposite usually occurs.

  • You usually end up “defacto” to the worst agent.
  • The Buyers will call both agents, and the agent they perceive the “softest touch” will get the offer.
  • As the buyer would prefer to deal with the weakest agent.
  • Find one agent you trust, who is competent and give 100% support and commitment to that one agent.
  • That agent should conjunct with all other local agents anyway.
FAQ 4) Will you discount your fees?

A. I will always happily discuss selling fees. I am normally NOT the cheapest cost Agent. The real question is to VALUE. Value

  • There are always in every industry low cost providers, as well as premium service providers, and everything in between.
  • We offer an exclusive high end, high touch personalised boutique experience a little like fine-dining as an analogy.
  • Please don’t fall for appointing a cheap agent thinking it means you will save money. I cover this in detail in my book.
  • A great agent will sell for more and fight hard to maximise your nett after sales commission price. A great agent is cheaper by the value they provide in influencing the outcome, thereby maximising value.
  • We will always be competitive, and make sure fees is not the reason you choose or do not choose me.
  • I want your business, but your home is too valuable to risk a cheap agent.
Higher PriceFAQ 5) Why can’t I test the market at a higher price?

A. You can!!!

  • There are of course risks VS rewards with ANY strategy.
  • I absolutely understand the need for Sellers to have the hope of a premium Buyer and price.
  • Of course we both want that for you.
  • There are sensible ways to do this.
  • Normally with a no price campaign for the first 21-30 days or so.

We want to avoid the risk of you missing the market by starting optimistically and then having the problem of being overpriced and looking stale. Let me discuss this with you in detail. My strategy is always about trying a little higher, and we do this early. We must and always try to find you the premium buyer who will pay the most, and this is almost early the early buyer (Heart buyer).

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FAQ 6) Who pays for marketing and advertising costs?

A. Usually, the seller pays to market their own property.

  • This is negotiated property by property and is part of the overall listing details
  • Packages that start from a modest investment of around $1,000 right up to full blown serious marketing campaigns ($5,000 plus).
  • The difference is in what is actually provided
  • Fully customise how we do this to your wishes, budget and the outcome you require
Ian BarnesFAQ 7) Who will be handling my sale?

A. Me! (I will be your agent).

I will be your listing representative and handling the sale with the assistance of an effective and competent team. 

  • I personally design the marketing &
  • Conduct all the initial opens and inspections &
  • Handle all the negotiations &
  • Handle the listing with you &
  • Supervise the whole listing and selling process.

Thank you for the opportunity to explain the above FAQ’s- Frequently Asked Questions. Please feel free to discuss these or any other questions you may have.


Information on suggested next steps. “What to do next” CLICK HERE

I look forward to being put to work in due course and hopefully being appointed as your agent.

P.S. I am ready, willing and able to assist with your real estate needs when you are ready!

P.P.S. If you don’t already have a copy of my book “How to sell your home for top dollar in any market” grab it here.