Selling Process 

Step 1. Listing Your Property

Craig Mills 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 Craig Mills a good idea on what your property would sell for in today’s market.

 

With you Craig Mills will decide on a suitable listing price. Some paperwork will be completed to grant Craig Mills the permission to sell your home on your behalf. Craig Mills will then organise photos to be taken and the advertising will be arranged.

 

Step 2. Advertising Your Property

Craig Mills will advertise your home including a professional photography package for all exclusive listings, newspaper advertising, internet advertising on:

  www.cmillsy.co.nz    www.realestate.co.nz    www.raywhite.co.nz
  www.facebook.com    www.open2view.com    www.trademe.co.nz

 

He will also send out email broadcasts, localised "Just Listed" flyer distribution and a three-photo display card in the office window.

 

Step 3. Inspections

As a result from advertising there will be a number of enquiries, Craig Mills will qualify these and will find out who the true potential buyers are.  If your property is for investment purposes and you have tenants in place, Craig Mills will give them 24hours notice before an inspection.

 

If you are selling the home that you live in yourself, Craig Mills will give you a call to see what time suits you, and show the potential buyers through, highlighting the features of your property as he goes. After every inspection Craig Mills will give you a call and let you know how it went, keeping you up to date.

 

Step 4. Signing the Contract

As soon as Craig Mills gets an offer that you are happy with, it will be put on paper (the buyer will sign) and a deposit will be made by the purchaser.

 

If you are happy with the purchase price and conditions of the contract, you will sign/initial where required and then the contract has been signed off by all parties.  As soon as the contract has been dated, your property has gone Under Contract.

 

Step 5. Under Contract

The purchaser has an agreement with the seller with an agreed period of time to fulfill the special conditions of sale. If the purchaser doesn't confirm these special conditions of sale and the contract is terminated any deposit paid is refunded back in full to the purchaser.

 

Most contracts are conditional upon the purchasers securing finance and being satisfied with a building inspection report.

 

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 organised to change the title etc. Your solicitor will receive the money from the buyer and then it's all over and you can expect your cheque very soon!