The Do’s & Don’t of Selling Sunshine Coast Acreage

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If you’re considering selling your Sunshine Coast acreage, you’re in for an exciting journey. The region’s breathtaking landscapes and serene countryside charm make it a hot spot for property buyers seeking a slice of paradise. However, to ensure a successful sale and maximise your property’s value, there are certain do’s and don’ts to keep in mind. In this article, we’ll explore essential advice for selling your Sunshine Coast acreage, discuss some current market trends, and introduce some of the Countryside Realty Noosa team that specialise in acreage properties.

The Do’s:

Curb Appeal Matters: Just like any other property, the first impression is crucial. Invest in landscaping, maintain your garden, and consider minor improvements to enhance the visual appeal of your acreage. Depending on the size of your property and how much is cleared land you may also want to consider slashing some areas, especially if you’re selling closer to Spring.

Regular Maintenance: A well-maintained property not only fetches a higher price but also attracts more potential buyers. Ensure your acreage is in top-notch condition by keeping up with maintenance tasks like roof repairs, painting, and pest control. Acreage comes with its own demands too, ensuring that fences are in good condition, invasive species have been removed or poisoned and all the other myriad chores that come with owning property will all go a long way towards selling your property for a more desirable price.

Professional Photography and Videography: Great images sell properties READ ARTICLE HERE. Hiring a professional photographer to capture the beauty of your Sunshine Coast acreage is essential. Remember that you are competing with a plethora of other listings online. Statistically, over 85% of potential viewers will discover your property online, making high-quality images an essential investment. Drone footage of the acreage, walk-throughs and much more allow would-be buyers to visualise their lives at your property. Countryside Realty Noosa will happily coordinate your photography ensuring that your listing gets the eyeballs it deserves.

Be realistic about price: Ultimately, this decision is up to you but Countryside Realty Noosa are experts and have a great handle on current market trends and expectations we can certainly be relied upon to guide you towards a good price with our market appraisal. However, if you want greater accuracy, employing the services of a property valuer is a sensical approach. A property valuer will provide an unbiased opinion and follow stricter methodologies. It is important to remember that setting your acreage price is decided by a lot of factors; pressures to sell, lifestyle changes, how long are you willing to let your property be on the market for and many more factors are all considerations that are worth thinking about. At Countryside Realty Noosa we are happy to help facilitate this conversation and provide invaluable years of insight.

Marketing Your Acreage: At Countryside Realty Noosa we’re region specialists. Our property listing marketing and strategy covers a broad range of mediums. From the usual online listings and across social media to local print advertising and beyond. You also get access to our exclusive buyers list which matches your property to an interested buyer. Countryside Realty Noosa can assist in creating a comprehensive marketing strategy tailored to your property. If you’re curious about how we market our listings, make sure to reach out and discuss with your agent.

The Don’ts:

Don’t Neglect Legal Aspects: Ensure all legal documentation related to your property is in order. Avoid any last-minute surprises that can delay the sale or even crash a contract. We’ve seen our fair share of acreage properties that have built extensions and renovated without council knowledge or compliance, only to have them questioned later by potential buyers that caused negotiating nightmares and even contracts to crash. By being transparent and ensuring compliance the possibility of this happening is significantly reduced and you can avoid nasty surprises for both buyers and sellers.

Don’t Over-Personalise: While your personal touches may have made the property feel like home, it’s essential to neutralise the space. Remove overly personal decor and belongings to help buyers envision themselves living there.

Don’t Hide Flaws: Transparently disclose any issues or flaws with the property. It’s better to address them upfront than to deal with complications during negotiations or inspections.

Don’t Ignore Market Trends: Staying informed about current market trends can help you at the negotiation table. Currently, despite increases in interest rates and the gradual slowing of property prices, the demand for Sunshine Coast property remains strong, thanks to its natural beauty and lifestyle appeal.

Don’t Go It Alone: Selling acreage can be a complex process. Partnering with experts like Countryside Realty Noosa, who specialise in Noosa Hinterland and Sunshine Coast acreage makes selling your property much easier. Our local knowledge and experience will be invaluable in navigating the market and ensuring you secure the price you’re after.

Market Trends on the Sunshine Coast

Despite the rise in interest rates, the Sunshine Coast property market continues to thrive. The region’s allure as a desirable lifestyle destination, with its pristine beaches, lush hinterland, and vibrant community, has sustained the demand for acreage properties. What we are seeing coming out of the ‘boom’ of COVID-19 prices is a demand for sellers to be transparent with pricing. As the cost of living and interest rates continue to draw purse strings tighter across the nation the Sunshine Coast is seeing a steady migration away from apartments and body corporate-run properties and into land and houses. 

Buyers are increasingly seeking properties that offer space, privacy, and a connection to nature. Sunshine Coast acreage perfectly aligns with these preferences, making it an attractive investment. As the population grows and remote work becomes more common, the demand for these serene retreats is expected to remain strong. 

Countryside Realty Noosa: Your Trusted Partner in Acreage Property Sales

When it comes to selling Sunshine Coast acreage, Countryside Realty Noosa stands out as the go-to agency. Specialising in Noosa Hinterland and Sunshine Coast acreage, our team has an in-depth understanding of the local market. We’ll provide you with personalised guidance, marketing expertise, and a network of potential buyers.

Damon Gore is one of Countryside’s go-to agents

Damon Gore is the go-to property and acreage specialist in the Noosa Hinterland. With years of real estate sales experience in the area, Damon excels in negotiations and possesses deep local property market knowledge. His track record is built on delivering exceptional outcomes for clients, whether they’re buying or selling.

Boasting 20 years of experience as a manager for the Northern Territory Government, overseeing a facility with commercial tenants, Damon offers a unique perspective on property value and potential uses. His commitment to providing top-notch customer service and ensuring clients stay well-informed sets him apart in Noosa’s real estate market.

  • 2023 REIQ Awards for Excellence Finalist – Small Residential Agency of the Year
  • 2023 REIQ Awards for Excellence Finalist – Multimedia Award
  • 2023 REB Awards Finalist – Boutique Independent of the Year
  • 2022 REIQ Awards for Excellence Finalist – Small Residential Agency of the Year
  • 2022 REB Awards Finalist – Sales Agency of the Year Regional

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Selling Acreage? Chat with us!

Selling your Sunshine Coast acreage can be a rewarding experience if you follow the do’s and don’ts mentioned in this article. Despite fluctuations in interest rates, the demand for this slice of paradise remains high. To make the process smoother and more successful be sure to reach out to Countryside Realty Noosa and have a chat with us. We are the experts in Noosa Hinterland and Sunshine Coast acreage.

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