Frequently Asked Questions

GENERAL QUESTIONS


There is a general perception in the market place that the best time to be selling your home is during the spring and summer months. Contrary to this general belief, the best time to be selling is when supply is low and demand is high. This is generally during the winter months May through to September. But, really, it's whenever you can make your home feel like a real home-sweet-home. If you're selling a home and buying another more expensive one, then the best market to suit you is a falling market. What you lose on your sale price will be more than picked up on your buy price.

Price high? Price low? No price at all? It can be a challenge to know what the correct price for your home is prior to listing. If you price too high, you can turn the best buyers off your home. If you price too low, you mislead buyers and set a low expectation in the market place. The best price to list is at market price. A market price is the price point where there is interested buyers.

Two facts - 1. Real estate agents love auctions more than consumers do. 2. A minority of properties as a whole sell at auction. The vast majority of properties sell by way of negotiation. There are several different methods of sale and it is important you understand the different methods so you can make an informed decision so you can achieve the highest possible price.

Kim Freeman Real Estate is committed to providing quality services to you and this policy outlines our ongoing obligations to you in respect of how we manage your Personal Information. We have adopted the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Privacy Act). The NPPs govern the way in which we collect, use, disclose, store, secure and dispose of your Personal Information. A copy of the Australian Privacy Principles may be obtained from the website of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at www.aoic.gov.au

What is Personal Information and why do we collect it? Personal information is information or an opinion that identifies and individual. Examples of personal information we may collect include; names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers. This is obtained in many ways including interviews, correspondence, by telephone, by email, via our website, from your website, from other publicly available sources and from third parties. We don't guarantee website links or policy of authorised third parties. We collect your personal information for the primary purpose of providing our services to you, providing information to our clients and marketing. We may also use your personal information for secondary purposes closely related to the primary purpose, in circumstances where you would reasonably expect such use or disclosure. You may unsubscribe from our mailing/marketing lists at any time by contacting us in writing.

Disclosure of Personal Information. Your personal information may be disclosed in a number of circumstances including the following; Third partiers where you consent to the use or disclosure and where required or authorised by law.

Security of Personal Information. Your personal information is stored in a manner that reasonably protects it from misuse and loss and from unauthorized access, modification or disclosure. When your personal information is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was obtained, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify your personal information. However, most of the personal information is or will be stored in client files which will be kept by us for a minimum of 7 years.

Access to your Personal Information - You may access the personal information we hold about you and to update and/or correct it, subject to certain exceptions. If you wish to access your personal information please contact us in writing. Kim Freeman Real Estate will not charge any fee for your access request, by may charge an administrative fee for providing a copy of your personal information. In order to protect your personal information we may require identification from you before releasing the requested information.

Maintaining the Quality of your Personal Information. It is important to us that your personal information is up to date. We will take reasonable steps to make sure that your personal information is accurate, complete and up-to-date. If you find that the information we have is not up to date or is inaccurate, please advise us as soon as practical so we can update our records and ensure we can continue to provide quality services to you.

Privacy Policy Complaints and Enquiries. If you have any queries or complaints about our Privacy Policy please contact us at Kim Freeman Real Estate, 272 Kingsford Smith Drive, Hamilton Qld 4007. admin@kimfreeman.com.au or 07 3868 1466.

WHY CHOOSE KIM FREEMAN REAL ESTATE


We'll get you the highest possible price. Our agency is backed up by a wealth of experience in buying and selling real estate as a full-time profession for decades. Kim, herself, is a third generation real estate professional.

We genuinely care!! And we operate on a no fees until happily sold basis. Talk to us and you will quickly discover our differences.

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TIPS FROM “HELP FOR HOME SELLERS” Contact Us For a Free Copy


If your home is open for inspection and a theft occurs, your insurance company will probably not cover you for your losses. Lookers are classed as invited guests.

They'll either reject it or offer a lower price.

That's the main ingredient you're looking for in an agent. Everything else is irrelevant unless you trust the person who is going to be looking after what is probably your most valuable financial asset.

If you are not happy with their service, they will immediately release you from their selling agency agreement.

Selling is expensive. Have you considered staying and renovating or some other option? Discuss this with an ethical agent.

Yes, it's hard, but try and think of the sale as a purely financial transaction. You'll create another love-filled home somewhere else.

Seriously. That's why you need to choose carefully.

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