Come on down to the office and have a coffee & a chat with one of our Sales Consultants. You're always welcome!
You'll want to know how it works, and how we'll work for you!
Step 1: Listing Your Property One of our Sales Consultants will inspect the property and compare its features (land size, bedrooms, condition etc) with homes in the area that have recently sold, and their sale prices. This will give us a good idea on what your property would sell for in today's market. Together you and a member of the White Knights Action Team will decide on a suitable listing price. A PAMD Form 22a will be signed to grant the agent permission to sell your home on your behalf. Photos will be taken, an ad will be written and your home is ready to hit the market!
Step 2: Advertising Your Property For Sale At White Knights Realty, we will advertise your home for free. This includes internet advertising on whiteknightsrealty.com and realestate.com.au, a 3 photo display card in our office window. Please see Our Promise to You for more details about our advertising policy.
Step 3: Inspections As a result of enquiries from our advertising, we will come across potential buyers who are interested in your property. If your property is for investment purposes and you have tenants in place, we will give them 24hours notice before an inspection. If you are selling the home that you live in yourself, we will give you a call to see what time suits you, and show the potential buyers through, highlighting the features of your property as we go. After every inspection we will give you a buzz to let you know how it went, just to keep you up to date.
Step 4: Signing the Contract As soon as we get an offer that you are happy with, it will be put on paper (the buyer will sign) and a deposit will be put into the White Knights Realty Trust Account by the purchaser. If you are happy with the purchase price and conditions of the contract, you will sign/initial where required and when the contract has been signed off by all parties. The Principal will then sign off and date the contract and send it off to your solicitor. Your property is now UNDER CONTRACT.
Step 5: Under Contract The buyer has a cooling off period of 5 business days where they can terminate the contract for any reason. If this happens, the seller must refund the deposit within 14 days of termination of the contract, but may deduct a termination penalty equal to 0.25% of the purchase price. Most contracts are conditional upon the buyers securing finance and being satisfied with a pest & building inspection.
Step 6: Unconditional This is when all conditions on the contract have been met and all parties are satisfied. Breathe a sigh of relief because it's all over - now you're just waiting for the solicitors to carry out the searches and change title documents. Now is the best time to start packing - you know the contract won't fall through.
Step 7: Settlement The solicitors from both parties will meet and agree that your property has been sold to the buyer and all the paperwork has been organized to change the title etc. Your solicitor will receive the money from the buyer and pay our commission which is the standard 5% of first $18,000 and 2.5% of the balance + GST. They will take out their fees and the rest is all yours. It's all over: expect a cheque very soon!