Chris Chapman is a Fully Licenced Real Estate Agent ( 3905212 )
Chris has been a member of the LJ Hooker family since 4th January, 2010 and is currently based at LJ Hooker Bulimba specialising in residential and development projects.
Chris has sold on average 67 properties per year over the past 6 years which means he knows how to bring buyers and sellers together for the ultimate result.
Chris strives to treat you like a friend which results in a client for life and he was inducted into the Prestigious Captains Club in 2012 which is a highly regarded LJ Hooker Award.
Prior to Chris's move into real estate, Chris proudly served eight years in the Australian Army and also has a background of more than 10 years in the building industry working as a qualified carpenter and builder. With Chris's past experiences and the skills that he has developed, he will work hard while keeping his clients best interest at the forefront of his mind.
Why should you choose Chris as your agent?
Confidence – Dedication - Honesty – Sincerity – Persistence and a Passion for Satisfaction are just a few of the strong character traits that put Chris above the rest.
Over the past 88 years, LJ Hooker has become Australia’s best known and most trusted real estate brand across Australia. When it comes to selling your most valuable possession, nobody does it better!
If you are thinking of Selling, Buying or even just require a market update contact Chris on 0408 750 838 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
I can even help with Finance! Until then... Working with you and for you!
0408 750 838
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Selling by Auction
An auction by nature creates urgency as there is a definitive time in which the buyer must act or they risk losing their opportunity to buy the property. Setting an auction date, groups all interested buyers together at the one time, creating a competitive environment and the greatest chance to achieve the highest possible price. The theory of an auction is that your home will sell at true market value at that particular time.
Unless the property is passed in and consequently becomes listed ‘for sale’, the seller knows exactly when a sale and settlement will occur. The benefit of this is being able to plan ahead with your next move.
During the marketing campaign, buyers are usually given a price guide which can vary throughout the campaign depending on the amount of interest in your property and feedback received from buyers. The great thing about auctioning your home is that there is no price limit only a minimum amount that you decide you are prepared to sell for, which is called the reserve price.
Setting the reserve should be an analytical decision based on buyer feedback obtained by your agent during the campaign as well as comparable sales in your area. By now you should have a good idea as to how many buyers are genuinely interested and how they feel about your home in relation to the price that has been quoted to them.
The marketing undertaken for an auction property needs to be more focused and can often cost you more. A date is set and you need to create strong buyer interest in a short amount time. Your agent will recommend using a multi-faceted approach, whereby you advertise across a number of different mediums each week until auction day.
Once the hammer falls, the property is sold and there is generally no cooling off period for the buyer or the seller. Buyers need to conduct building inspections and ensure their finance is approved prior to bidding at the auction. If the property fails to sell at auction, you can continue marketing the property with an asking price. It is likely that one of the buyers, often the highest bidder will come forward and negotiate a sale with the agent on your behalf
Selling by Private Treaty
Sale by private treaty requires the seller to set a price from the beginning of the campaign. Your agent and our tips on Property Value can help you with this process. Many sellers have a tendency of initially setting a higher price as they think buyers are likely to negotiate the price down. Doing this can be counterproductive, so this is when an experienced agent becomes a vital source of information. Ask for their guidance when establishing your asking price and refer to comparable sales in your area.
In general, sale by treaty gives the seller greater control over the sale, more time to consider offers by potential purchasers and the ability to extend the time the property is listed on the market (although this often leads to potential purchasers wondering why the property is not selling). Plus potential purchasers must make offers on your property 'blind', this means without knowing what other buyers are willing to pay.
Generally, private treaty sellers can negotiate the price and sale terms with the buyer. Private treaty sales usually have a cooling off period ( 5 days in QLD ), this means that once a price has been agreed between buyer and seller, the sale is still subject to conditions. For example the buyer may have requested a building and pest inspection or may require finance approval.)
I decided to sell my investment property, I now lived in New Zealand and was working in Los Angeles, United States for two weeks of every month. Chris listed my property and from the start he would either email or phone me wherever I was in the world with updates. Chris sold my property and by chance I was flying home from Singapore with a stop over in Brisbane for 3 hours and he went out of his way to not only have the paperwork signed but to meet me, now that’s service. If I ever buy in Australia again, It will be through Chris Chapman from LJ Hooker.
David Gould / Brisbane, QLD
After being listed with another agent who was not working my property, I decided to enlist the services of Chris Chapman at LJ Hooker. Since I lived at the Gold Coast and was in my 70’s with little computer knowledge Chris brought the paperwork down to me in person for a meet and greet. Chris returned 5 weeks later for me to sign the contract for the successful sale of my property. Chris is number 1.
Norman / Brisbane, QLD
“We decided to take our property to Auction and we had a great experience dealing with Chris, he kept us updated and his feedback from purchasers was below what we had our hopes on, but that was were the market was dictating. The Auctioneer met with us and discussed all the feedback and in the end we had a great experience dealing with Chris Chapman and the team from LJ Hooker.
Troy And Julianne / Brisbane, QLD