First of all, move2Gozo prepares all the online marketing materials, write ups, and professional photography. We ensure all selected agencies who work with us portray EXACTLY the same information that we have prepared. The MARKETING message is CONSISTENT. Also the PRICE is CONSISTENT
By managing and accompanying all viewings ourselves, in tandem with any other agents marketing the property through us, we totally eliminate de-ja-vue experiences by buyers, and equally ensure that owners do not get repeat viewings by the same buyers from multiple agencies. This means we do not waste your time or that of the buyers unnecessarily. It also means that owners can have several agents marketing their property without having to cut and provide keys for each and every agent, often not knowing who has been in and when. Equally owners do not need to remember to contact each agency if a price changes, if their property is sold, or if indeed they wish to withdraw the property from the market. We handle all that.
Any agreed commission rates are shared equally between he selling agent and ourselves, should one of the agents introduce a buyer which subsequently leads to a sale. If we sell the property directly ourselves , then we still charge our lower commission rate. Although sharing a sale commission means we will earn a lower rate of commission ourselves, we believe this approach will eventually lead to better collaboration and a far better and more consistent service to both buyers and sellers, leading to a more efficient, more active and transparent market.
This is totally contrary to the way commissions usually work in Malta, but the sellers and buyers both benefit through consistent property information and pricing, maximised marketing, minimal time wasting, a consistent message, and increased security of the property. The seller only needs to deal with ONE POINT OF CONTACT at any time, i.e. us. It is our responsibility to then ensure that all other participating agents are kept up-to-date, whether due to a price change, changed circumstances, any offers, or whether an offer has been accepted or a contract exchanged, or indeed if the property has been withdrawn or taken off the market.
Well, for starters, our collaborating agencies do not need to do any of the preparatory work with regards preparing all the marketing materials to a professional standard. This includes all the photography, property descriptions and related information necessary for uploading onto their websites. Typically this work may involve 2, 3 or more people from each agency. They will obviously view the property (in fact we insist on this) to familiarise themselves with the property and meet the owner(s) if they are in Gozo or Malta at the time. We do all the work necessary from offer to sale on behalf of the owners and liase with the other agents with their buyers,or directly to the buyers if through us to ensure a smooth transaction through to completion.
We have built good relations with a range of selected agencies, including at least one major agency both in Gozo, Malta, and ABROAD, who can see the benefits to this mode of working in a collaborative way. We look to encourage more and more agencies to consider this model and mode of working for themselves, the betterment of the Real Estate market, owners and potential buyers.
We put ag reat deal of focus and effort on this area as photos sell a property. A clients first impression is a lasting one. Display your property in an attractive manner from the start. We can take additional photos of your property and optimise them for web viewing. Photos taken for our standard listings are not charged for. Should a client wish to have larger format images or separate advertising materials prepared then this will be priced accordingly.
We offer online virtual tours. This is a separately chargeable service.
We do not offer this service ourselves but have very good relationships with the local banks. We have also partnered up with Currency Specialists who can provide you with free advice as well as spot rates should you be in a position to make a transfer.
Properly preparing your property for potential buyers can make the difference between a quick sale at a good price and a difficult sale with price reductions.
Be objective. Buyers go by what they see, so look at your property through a buyer’s eyes. Understand its strengths and weaknesses. A clean, orderly house inspires confidence and sells more easily. If needed, invite a few of your friends over, take them through your home and ask them to make comments on the condition of your property.
Understand, too, that many potential buyers take a look at your property from the outside, without even contacting you. It’s your home’s ”curb appeal” that attracts visitors first.
Here is a list of things to consider to ensure that your house makes a “buy me” impression.
Making sure the property and any amenities are in good shape doesn’t increase the value, but it does consolidate it. After all, a buyer expects a working water heater and a watertight roof.