Methods of sale

Choosing your method of sale

There are four main methods of sale that you can choose to sell your home.

Ultimately, the best method of sale is the one you’re most comfortable with. Changing homes rates highly on the stress scale, and for good reason. The simple fact is that changing where you live is emotionally charged.

So, what’s best for you?

It’s important to market your property using the most effective possible strategy. After all, for many people, their home is their most valuable asset. Maximising its exposure will help ensure the strongest possible price.

We can conduct successful marketing campaigns for any of the following options.

Exclusive Listing

You appoint one Agent who takes full responsibility on your behalf for the marketing of your property to achieve the result you want. Initially to test the market, your property can be offered with or without a price. Purchaser response will be conveyed to you in order to establish a true market value for your property, thus minimising the risk of underselling.


The auction process provides you with a high profile marketing campaign culminating in a public auction on a pre-determined date and time where interested parties bid for the right to purchase your property. Only unconditional buyers can bid. Bids must reach or exceed an agreed reserve price before the property can be sold.


Buyers submit sealed offers (Tenders), which are opened on a pre-determined date. This method is very private and confidential as no one else knows the amount of the tenders or the terms. Offers may be conditional and you have the right to reject any of the offers, or negotiate further with the prospective buyers.

General Open Listing

A general listing is where your property is listed with more than one agency and therefore no-one takes the responsibility for the marketing. Minimal advertising is offered (if any) and there is a possibility of underselling your property.

We will help you assess the most appropriate method of your sale for your property, based upon your local market’s current dynamics.

The right method of sale is, ultimately, the one you feel comfortable with.

  • Exclusive Listing
  • Auction
  • Tender
  • General open listing