Recent Home Living Property Culture The Team North Shore Living
Recent Home Living Property Culture The Team North Shore Living
The real estate market has changed dramatically in recent times.
Nowadays, there are a number of services that have popped to complement and support home sales on the North Shore and right across Australia. You can hire people to sell your home, make your contracts and specialists who will prepare your property for the market.

If you haven't sold a home before, or if it's been a while since you've listed a property, here's a rundown of some of the key roles of the specialists who will help you achieve the best result for your home (not necessarily in order of importance).

Solicitor or conveyancer

There's plenty of paperwork and legal steps to selling a home in Australia. A solicitor or conveyancer will prepare sales contracts and provide legal advice.

Home stylists

Home stylists are becoming more and more popular. Stylists help declutter homes and advice on repairs that need to be made. Styling is about employing design and presentation techniques to your home to create a visual marketing tool that will increase the potential of your home. It will attract a greater number of buyers and lead to a quicker, more lucrative sale.

Your real estate agent can advise you on the areas that need sprucing up and provide recommendations for local stylists. While some home sellers are reluctant to spend money on a home they're selling, an experienced agent and stylist can help turn that expenditure into a sound investment. If you can spend $5,000 to get an extra $20,000 on your sale price, it's all worth it.

Home maintenance

As well as a home stylist's suggestions, you may be very aware of things that need to be repaired or cleaned before you put your property on the market.

Finding a tradie, gardener and cleaner can help make sure your home looks great, inside and out.

Building and pest inspectors

There's a difference between thinking and knowing your home is in good order, and that's where it pays to get professionals to look over your property. This can uncover bigger problems that you need to get fixed that, if you don't, you can be sure your buyer will.


Even if you've moved out of your property, in New South Wales you have to pay for the insurance up until settlement. If you stop payments early and something happens to your property (for example there's a storm and a tree falls on your roof) it's you that's liable for payments.

Real estate agents

A real estate agent is your trusted when you sell a home. While, yes, you do have to pay for the service, the reality is that a home sold on the North Shore by a real estate agent can often sell for a higher price than one without.

What makes an agent so important is their industry knowledge, their database of buyers and investors, as well as their understanding of how the market is shifting.

By working with an established and local real estate agency, you can take a lot of pressure off yourself with the sale. McConnell Bourn, an independent agency working across four offices, has proudly represented clients selling and managing homes across Sydney's North Shore for the past 20 years.

Depending on how hands-on you want to be, we can effortlessly and seamlessly arrange as much of your home selling team as you require (or simply provide advice as to what we believe will ensure you achieve the best result).

Need help with a North Shore property sale?

Find out more about what we can do for you by calling 02 9496 2777 or emailing

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