You may be selling from long distance but the sales process is still similar, just with a few wrinkles added in. It would be smart for you to plan as much as you can before you depart and your decision to sell. For instance, hiring the right real estate agent and legal representative or conveyance prior to your departure will make the process smoother.
Let Tenants Go
First, if your house still has tenants living in it you're advised to end the lease. The terms and timelines for this will be contained in the lease, so you have to provide the required period of notice.
If an agent is managing your property, then all you need to do is inform the firm and they will handle the matter for you.
Bring in a Stylist
Next, you will need a person who will ready your house for viewing and sale.
Again, if an agent is running your property, they may be able to help you with this, for instance by making sure the gardener continues to come or getting the house cleaned before the inspection days.
You may also like your home to be looked at by a stylist, or even do some simple repairs or upgrades (such as a new paint or getting the carpets cleaned) to make sure your home is featured in the best light possible.
Your real estate agent
You have to find a real estate agent to oversee the sale for you, irrespective of whether hired an agent to manage your property.
This can be tough if you’re making initial communications while you are abroad or interstate. So ask for referrals from your family and friends, and make sure the agent you’ve signed is certified and insured. A good agent will help make the process stress-free but the unsuitable management can make it difficult, so careful with your choice!
If your property is being sold by private treaty, you have to have realistic expectations and have faith that your agent can negotiate a good sale price. All the same, anticipate some to-ing and fro-ing as you deal with offers.
Selling at auction is simple in many ways but again, it’s vital to provide your agent with clear instructions.
After you have agreed on a sale, the usual process will occur. For this you must use a lawyer or conveyance to take care of it. Again, it is important to give clear instructions, as is enlisting the help of trusted people.
Communication is important
Lastly, having a clear line of communication is essential. So ensure that all relevant parties know each other’s email addresses and phone numbers – and ensure that all your messages are checked regularly! You must be contactable at all times!