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Frequently Asked Questions


Thinking about selling, but I don’t know where to start?
Selling your property can be a daunting task. You are ready to move on from something you have invested time and money into, but don’t know where to start. The best place to start is by literally contacting a real estate agent, like us at RE/MAX Central Residential. We have many years of experience and can guide you through the process with ease.

How long does it take to sell a property?
Time on the market can vary, depending on the current state of the property market and how much interest is out there at the time. Determining factors that regularly affect “time on market” are the price, position, presentation, location of the home, and whether it has a secure lease or is available with vacant possession.

What should I look for in an Agent?
Our best advice is to choose the right agent and you'll have nothing else to worry about. An agent needs to be confident, but not cocky; experienced, but not a dinosaur; technologically savvy, but not a robot; and approachable, but not a pushover. Take note of how they made you feel when you met them because that is how your buyers will feel and can make all the difference in whether a buyer is comfortable moving forward with a negotiation with them. Talk to us here at RE/MAX Central Residential and you'll see we are a full service agency and the answer to your prayers to find an accomplished agent to get the job done!

What is the best way to sell a property?
You'll hear different answers from this depending on the Agent you speak to, however we believe the best way to sell a property differs for each circumstance - you'll never get a cookie cutter approach with us - it is not how we operate. Our team will discuss the options with you and give you our professional opinion on the best way forward.

Can you help me prepare my property for sale?
Of course we can! We love this part of the process, and we know what works and what doesn’t. Contact Us today to get the ball rolling.

Do I need professional photography?
In short, Yes. A professional photographer knows how to make your property visually appealing both online and on paper, making it easier to get people through the door for an inspection.

Why is it best to use an agent to sell my property?
It is best to use an agent because this is our field of expertise. You wouldn’t try to replace your water pipes yourself; you would use a licensed plumber. So why try to sell your property yourself. Use the experts at RE/MAX Central Residential.

Do you only sell apartments?
No way. We love apartments due to the geographical location of our office, but we're just as passionate about other styles of homes. We have extensive experience and have produced solid results on many styles of suburban homes, we even once had a castle in Spain on our books for sale!

Do I have to do open homes?
You don’t have to, but it is advised. The more people you have physically view your property, the more chance you have at getting a sale at your asking price (or even more). We also work with sellers who only want us to do private inspections, and that is ok as well.

What price ranges do you focus on?
At RE/MAX Central Residential, we focus on all price ranges. We are skilled in selling anything from City fringe first homes to penthouses in Brisbane CBD.

I’m not interested in auctions, can you still help me?
Of course! Contact Us today to talk to one of the expert agents and see how we can help you.

Do I have to pay for advertising?
The term: ‘you get what you pay for’ rings true when it comes to advertising and marketing costs for your property sale – if an agent offers ‘free advertising’ it will be of a very poor standard and will not cut through to your best buyers. Instead of thinking of advertising as a cost, think of it as an investment in ensuring that your property is shared with the most qualified and interested buyers in the market. We work tirelessly to ensure that the marketing dollars we spend on your behalf are the most cost-effective and targeted they can be to give you the best possible return on your investment. And, we have exclusive access to one of the country's best digital marketing strategists who achieves record results in property views every week, and the cost is minimal.


I want to buy a property, what is the first step?
The first thing you should do is know your budget. Once you know how much you can afford, then you know what to look for on the property market. Talk to your financier and get an indication of what you can comfortably afford.

How can you help me buy a property ?
Firstly, we need to know what you are looking for… You can fill out our buyer form with your wishlist of features and that will help us find the right place for you! Once we have that information, you are added to our special ‘advance notice’ alerts so that you are among the first buyers to know of new listings that suit your needs. It is that simple!

What is body corporate?
Basically, it’s the organisation that is in charge of running the apartment building and handling all of the common area issues. When it comes to Body Corporate annual fees, think of it as a household “repairs and maintenance” budget, but one that is set up for however many apartments are in the complex!

What are virtual tours?
Virtual tours are essentially exactly how it sounds. A tour of the property in a virtual state. This allows you to view the apartment without physically going to an open home or inspection. Our virtual tours even allow you to measure areas, such as ceiling heights or fridge spaces to make it easy to see if your furniture is going to fit!

General FAQs

Where are you located?
You’ll find us in Brisbane City.
We have a terrific office at Level 2, 26 Wharf Street – drop in and see us sometime, we make a great coffee, or if the timing is right we can pour you a scotch from our drinks cart!