Home is your cas­tle

Sell­ing your home is among the top 10 most stress­ful life events — so where do you start when look­ing for the right agent?

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - Property - - FRONT PAGE -

HOME is an amaz­ing four-let­ter word.

It means so much to so many peo­ple. Your home is one of the most valu­able as­sets that you will ever own.

You might have spent years scrimp­ing and sav­ing to get your first home de­posit and then you were able to make your first moves on the prop­erty lad­der. And now you are higher up on that fi­nan­cial lad­der.

Your home is also im­por­tant to you for emo­tional rea­sons. Your home is your cas­tle. Your home is worth fight­ing for. It is the place the where mem­o­ries were made and the place where you shared time with loved ones; good times, bad times and all the times in be­tween.

It comes to no sur­prise to any­body that sell­ing your home is among the top 10 most stress­ful life events that peo­ple go through.

How­ever, there are another four let­ters that will help you in this stress­ful time: REIQ.

Deal­ing with agen­cies who are mem­bers of the Real Es­tate In­sti­tute of Queens­land will give you greater peace of mind.

To be an REIQ ac­cred­ited agency, mem­bers must be com­mit­ted to con­tin­u­ing pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment and train­ing. That means they are reg­u­larly ed­u­cated about trends and changes.

And they are reg­u­larly up­dated about le­gal changes, and most peo­ple could not imag­ine how often laws re­lat­ing to real es­tate change.

REIQ mem­bers also have ac­cess to the lat­est prop­erty re­search data and have ac­cess to REIQ stan­dard con­tracts, which have been ap­proved by the Queens­land Law So­ci­ety. REIQ agents must also ad­here to a strict code of ethics and they must carry pro­fes­sional in­dem­nity in­sur­ance. So, when it is time to sell your home, think about the four let­ters, REIQ.

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