Vendors

What are You looking for from Your Selling Agent?

local expert who knows the Brisbane property market like the back of their hand?

savvy negotiator who always keeps you in the loop?

skilled & experienced sales specialist with a track record to prove it?

Then Look no Further.

Full Service Agency

Griffin National is a full service sales agency. By that, we mean that we do everything relating to your sale up to conveyance. What does “everything” cover?

Presentation

We visit your property & advise you of everything you could do to present it in its best light, whether that’s maintenance, minor renovations, de-cluttering, cleaning, etc. You might choose to do none, some, or all of what we suggest, but we’ll show you which will get you the biggest bang for your buck. We’ll even arrange for quotes & for the work to be done if you like.

Price

We’ll provide you with a CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) showing recent local sales of properties similar to yours and an appraisal range we expect to find a buyer in. We’ll also advise which method of sale we recommend is used – & why.

Listing

We go over all of the most effective marketing alternatives with you & help you decide which make the most sense to use given the characteristics of your property & your particular circumstances. You want the best bang for your buck & you don’t want to waste money on anything that’s not worth the spend, right? We make sure that’s what you get. Once that’s decided, we arrange for your property to be listed for sale.

Viewings

Properties don’t sell themselves – especially not for the highest price & best terms. We’ve done more than 100 viewings at some properties to ensure we’re getting the best offers for our Vendors. We do as many as it takes.

Follow Up

We contact every person who attended a viewing to gauge their level of interest & gather any feedback they can offer.

Feedback

You’ll get a phone call from your agent after every viewing to discuss how many buyers attended, their level of interest & feedback. You’ll also get a weekly Campaign Report showing detailed statistics on the level of online interest in your property.

Agent Availability

We’re available 7 days a week. And when we can’t answer calls, we return messages promptly.

Negotiation

It’s hard to prove that we’ll get you the highest price for your property, but we can give you some examples of why you can be very confident that we will:

Panoramic Drive, Narangba

Another local agency advised the Vendor to list at $510,000 & told them they couldn’t possibly achieve a higher price than that. We advised the Vendor to list at “Offers over $539,990”, which they did. We sold it the same day for $542,000.

Anastasia Court, Cabollture

We advised the Vendor to list at “Offers over $339,990”. Another local agency advised listing at $365,000. The Vendor chose to go with the agency at the higher price. 5 months later, the other agency still hadn’t sold the property & had reduced the price below what we had advised as the listing price. The Vendor then listed the property with us & we sold it for $340,000 three weeks later.

Blue Mountain Crescent, Warner

2 other local agencies were unable to achieve an offer above $380,000 for more than three months. The Vendor listed with us & 5 days later it was sold for $425,000.

Tenants in an Investment Property Sale

Tenants can make selling your rental property nearly impossible if they’re not onside. These are some of the issues we’ve encountered:

  • Refusing entry (though they can’t do it legally…!) for prospective buyers, building & pest inspectors, finance company valuers, etc.
  • Presenting the property horribly with mess & clutter
  • Following buyers around the property pointing out every negative thing they can think of
  • Refusing to exit the property on settlement day when Vacant Possession is required by the contract

It’s definitely worth having your tenants onside, and there are various methods we employ to get – and keep – them there.

Building & Pest Inspection

We attend every Building & Pest inspection & ensure we’re fully aware of any & all issues identified by the inspector. Many buyers try to use the inspector’s report to reduce the purchase price. We fight on your behalf to prevent that.

Finance

It’s not unusual for contracts to fall over due to the buyer being unable to secure finance for the purchase. We can recommend several mortgage brokers who are often able to help where others have failed.

Conveyancing

It’s often hard to say where the agent’s role ends & the conveyancer’s role begins.

There’s usually a crossover, with the agent assisting with communication between the buyer’s conveyancer, the buyer, the seller’s conveyancer & the seller. It’s not unusual for contracts to fall over at this stage, also. We help navigate any issues that arise to guide the sale through to settlement.

If you’re considering engaging another agent, why not ask them what you can expect from their service in all of the areas listed above to see if their idea of “full service” stacks up against ours? Or don’t bother?

What do you have to lose by listing with us first
to see if our walk matches our talk?