Relisting for sale: Vendors change their approach as Melbourne house prices drop

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As the Melbourne housing market weakens some home owners are dropping their asking prices or making minor updates in preparation to relisting properties that had previously failed to sell. Wendy Chamberlain has spoken to The Sunday Age regarding this topic.

“I’ve been seeing this for the past 12 to 18 months where an agent will have a property on the market and they’re trying to sell it for an unrealistic price because that’s what the vendor wants, they [over]cook the campaign and what the vendors do is blame the agent. [Then they] change their agent – and put it back on the market for a more realistic price.”

Wendy discussed that unrealistic vendors could end up paying thousands of dollars in marketing fees for very little. In one instance, a vendor paid $8000 for marketing their home in Ascot Vale that didn’t sell and it’s now being offered off-market.

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