Ilse Evans Advises Taking Advantage of the 'Time Factor' When Selling Your Home

Friday 21 December 2018, 12:25PM
By Beckie Wright

Ilse Evans of Harcourts North Shore has had plenty of experience with properties in her area, and her advice to people considering selling their home this summer is to take advantage of the time factor. As she has observed, over the holidays buyers have more time, so it is a good idea to get your property exposed before the Christmas shut down.

You can then launch into a marketing campaign at the end of January if the property is not already sold. As Ilse says, “That’s really working the buyer market!”

If you are thinking about selling your North Shore home this year you’ve probably considered what the best ways to get the best returns are – and of course, the time of year and the season makes a big difference. No matter when you sell, you can fetch a great price for your home, and see sound capital gains if you have the right agent on the job.

If you are selling, Ilse is a person you can trust to make recommendations that will ultimately result in sound strategies to ensure the maximum price is reached. Currently Auction properties sell in 41 days average on the market, with a Price 70 days, and By Negotiation 66 days. For sellers, this is not the time to test the market with buyers. You need an honest agent at the outset and a good negotiator.  

Those sellers who are realistic with the current state of the market and price their house competitively are usually seeing their homes sold more quickly. Some properties, such as holiday houses by the coast or river and elevated properties that get cool breezes, particularly lend themselves to being sold in summer, so take advantage of this quiet time before the holiday season to contact Ilse at Harcourts, and for more information on property valuations Takapuna, selling my house Takapuna and property appraisal Hauraki please go to .