Why to avoid selling your home yourself

first_imgWHEN you are thinking about selling your home, the idea of not paying fees to an agent could seem like a good way to save some money. Many who consider selling their home themselves reason that nobody is more motivated to sell the property than they are. They also suggest that they know the property better than the agent and are the best equipped to answer potential buyers’ questions. So what do you need an agent for? I’m glad you asked!When you sell your property, you are in charge of everything, says Townsville REIQ zone chair Damien Keyes.“That means everything. And even if you’re the kind of person who is really organised, this doesn’t mean you’re the kind of person with plenty of time on your hands to do all the jobs that need doing,” he said. “The list of tasks is extensive. For example, have you booked the photographer, videographer or organised the floorplans?“Do you know how to book the ads in the newspaper or online? Do you know the best package to buy?“When preparing the home for sale — do you know where the best place is to focus your attention for any small renovations or repairs to the home? What are the popular features that are selling homes faster in your suburb?”The reality is that there are myriad decisions that an agent will make as part of the selling process. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020They’ll understand the market better than most because that’s where they operate every day. It’s easy to make a mistake when you’re navigating a completely foreign situation.“Think carefully before you choose to sell your property yourself,” Mr Keyes said. “If you do choose to forego the expertise of an agent, at least make sure you have a legal expert or a legal practitioner on hand who can help with the legal issues.”last_img read more

Jamaican Drug King Pin ‘Dudus’ Sentencing Hearing Begins Today.

first_img Sharing is caring! 173 Views   no discussions Share Share NewsRegional Jamaican Drug King Pin ‘Dudus’ Sentencing Hearing Begins Today. by: – May 22, 2012center_img Tweet Christopher “Dudus” CokeThe sentencing hearing of alleged drug kingpin Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke is set to begin in the US District Court in New York today.Coke has pleaded guilty to racketeering, conspiracy and conspiracy to commit assault in aid of racketeering in the United States.He was originally facing drug related charges but he later entered into a plea agreement with the US government. Coke is facing up to 23 years in prison, however, in a court filing in March prosecutors said they were would settle for an 18-year sentence.At that time, Judge Robert Patterson upheld a request from Coke’s defence team for the prosecution to provide evidence of the atrocities it has accused Coke of committing.Legal experts said this decision by the judge suggests he wanted to ensure that a decision to impose the maximum sentence would be just.Last September, Coke wrote a seven-page letter to Judge Patterson accepting responsibility for his actions and asking the judge to sentence him below the guideline.After a nine-month wrangling between the US and Jamaican governments, Coke was arrested in June 2010, following a major operation in May to execute a warrant on him.More than 70 people were killed in the operation.Jerome Reynolds, Gleaner WriterGojamaica.net Sharelast_img read more