News Blog

Think Yellow Latest News & Articles

The True Value of your Home
Graham Lester
/ Categories: News

The True Value of your Home

Selling your own home is one of life’s most emotional moments for most people. Emotions can replace logic. Calling in agents for advice on what your property is worth often creates more confusion.

Most sellers do not realise that there are many factors that can contribute to the value of their property.

The real estate agent’s appraisal of the value of a property is only an estimate of the likely selling price and not a true independent market valuation. To make things worse unethical real estate agents in trying to win your business, over estimate the value of the property so you can give them the house to sell. At the same time they underquote the property to buyers at a price range below market value to attract buyers.


As a seller there are five things you want and should expect from your real estate agent:

  • TRUTH at all times

  • RElIEF from the stresses associated with the selling process

  • AWARENESS of factors influencing the sale of the property

  • EFFORT to sell the property

  • And of course, the HIGHEST PRICE


Interesting, buyers want the exact same things, EXCECPT they want to pay the lOWEST PRICE. A good agent knows how to close this gap, using their negotiation skills to achieve the best possible price for the seller.

There are three things that need to be in place to achieve the highest price: the right pricing strategy, the right marketing; and the right presentation.

The first step in pricing your home right, is to establish the true value of your property. If you do not understand the true value, you risk rejecting the best offers. Home sellers who are realistic about their asking price have the best chance of selling for the highest price.

The best way to determine the value of your property is to hire an independent property valuer. It’s money well spent. It will help you determine a fair asking price.

If you don’t want to pay for a valuation, then protect yourself by asking the agent to guarantee the price they quote you. This will safeguard you from any unethical agent intending to mislead you about the true market value of your home.

Previous Article The Offer Part Two
Next Article Tricks Agents use to increase vendor motivation
1609 Rate this article:
Graham Lester

Graham Lester

Graham is known for his passion and his drive to succeed in all aspects of his professional life. A man with a big vision.

Other posts by Graham Lester
Contact Full biography

Full biography

Graham is known for his passion and his drive to succeed in all aspects of his professional life. A man with a big vision, Graham has immense pride in the company he directs; and is particularly proud of having been awarded the BDH Cup in 2010, and becoming one of the top 10% of performers in Australasia while maintaining a 79% repeat and referral client ratio.




We’d love to have a chat and answer any queries you may have.
Drop us an email and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can

* Required