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 2020So maybe you’re getting inspections. There’s the occasional promising nod or comment about bringing a partner back, but nothing eventuates. This is an indication you may be 5-10 per cent overpriced. Consider this: very few buyers who come to an inspection are really “tyre kickers”. They chose to inspect it, so it must meet at least some of their criteria, and they took time to fit it into their crazy Saturday schedule. If they don’t like it enough to make an offer there’s a good chance you’re attracting the wrong buyers. They’re expecting something better for that money. You’re actually helping them see better value in something else. Why don’t they try me with an offer? Wayne Nicholson from First National Real Estate.Your home is on the market, the ads look good on the listings portals and the signboard is huge in front of your home – but it’s been a while and you haven’t had any serious offers. Should you drop your price? Here are a few simple signs that your home is overpriced and you should consider a price adjustment. No calls – what’s wrong? If you’re on the market but receiving no enquiry and no inspections (and therefore not a nibble of an offer) you’re probably at least 10 per cent over the market price. Yes, there are some exceptions to this rule. If you haven’t advertised the home or your agent is difficult to reach, that’ll make it hard to get an enquiry. And if your property is something genuinely unique that will only appeal to a small slice of the market it will take time to find that right buyer. But provided you haven’t kept the sale a secret, and have done at least the basics of promoting it, you should be getting inspections.Why won’t buyers take a look anyway, even if they think the price is well over the odds? Buyers are like the rest of us – time poor. They have a world of choice and your place only gets them off the couch on a Saturday morning if it’s at least a bit compelling with its appeal. This 10 per cent guide isn’t something we’ve dreamed up, but a common industry guideline that’s proven its validity over many years.If you can only hear the sound of crickets at your open home there’s a good chance you need a 10 per cent price adjustment. Lots of enquiries but no offers If agents had a dollar for every seller-client who said “They can always make an offer”. The only time a potential buyer is going to go to the trouble of writing an offer is if they are genuine about wanting to buy the house close to the price you’ve set. Very few people will start writing a contract with the hope of negotiating the seller down more than 10 per cent. Lots of inspections but nothing happens: If there is plenty of foot traffic to your open home, then the marketing is working. The good news here is it that it doesn’t take a big change in price to get some action. Offers will come once you’re within 5 per cent of that elusive “market value”. This is the sweet spot that you’re aiming for and this is where you’re often able to create some competition through multiple offers at one time. In a good market, setting the price accurately can be better than an auction for the seller, because it attracts buyers and creates competition. Your salesperson’s job is to maximise the sale price and this is a great opportunity to do that because the buyers must put forward their best offer without knowing what the other buyer has offered. Buyer interest is highest when you’re fresh to the market so it’s no surprise that the best sales prices we ever see are when a client puts their place on the market from the start in that 5 per cent range.
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles just launched a website that allows customers to determine if they are eligible for an Excise Tax refund.The agency announced in October that it began sending out notifications for eligible customers.“All of those letters have been mailed. In case someone did not receive their letter, the BMV has created a website that allows Hoosiers to verify their eligibility and print a claim form that includes mailing instructions,” said BMV commissioner Don Snemis.BMV officials ask customers to access the refund eligibility page by visiting mybmv.com and clicking on the green “Check Your Excise Tax Refund Eligibility” icon on the right-hand side of the home page.Users will enter either their social security number or their driver’s license number.The refund is due to a miscalculation that affects approximately 180,000 people and totals upwards of $29 million.
JCD Varsity track hosted a 3 way meet with Switzerland County and Rising Sun.Final score. Men – JCD 61, RS 50 , SC 45. Ladies – RS 60, JCD 56, SC 31.Top Finishers for JCD.Ladies-K Simon 1st 110 H, 2nd 300 H, 1 4 x 400 R; C Simon 1st 300 H, 1st 4 x 400 R; S Schmeltz 4th 100 D, 4 x 400 R; J Dodge 2nd 1600 R; M Berry 4th 400 D; L Dilk 2nd 800 R, 1st 4 x 400 R; A Hammond 1st 3200 R; S Volz 1st Shot, 2nd Disc; L Newhart 2nd Shot, 4th Disc; D Engel 3rd Shot, 3rd Disc; T Wilhoit 2nd High Jump; D Hughes 3rd High Jump; K Sizemore 2nd 4 x 800 R; V Weston 2nd 4 x 800 R; E Ertel 2nd 4 x 800 R; M Struckman 2nd 4 x 800.Men-N Hoffman 3rd 110 H, 3rd 300 H; Z Stewart 4th 110 H, 1st 4 x 400 R; T Dilk 3rd 100 D, 4th 200 D., 1st 4 x 100 R; D Hughes 1st 1600 R, 1st 3200 R, 1st 4 x 100 R; N Laswell 2nd 1600 R, 2nd 3200 R; Br Simon 3rd 100 D; C Chandler 4th 100 D; A Rohls 4th 800 R; J Pohle 3rd 3200 R; A Maloney 4th 3200 R; Bl Simon 3rd shot, 1st 4 x 100 R, 1st 4 x 400 R; A Peetz 4th Shot, 2nd Long Jump, 1st 4 x1 00 R, 1st 4 x 400 R; L Comer 2nd Disc; C Comer 1st High Jump, 1st 4 x 400 R; G Boor 2nd High Jump; L Comer 4th High Jump.Courtesy of Eagles Coach Larry Hammond.
ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – Barbadian umpire Gregory Brathwaite has been named among the match officials for today’s final of the Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia. The 50-year-old will act as television umpire for the match between defending champions Australia and unbeaten India, which will be played at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground tonight (03:00hrs Sunday Eastern Caribbean time).One of the most experienced match officials in the West Indies, Brathwaite is officiating in his sixth global event, after having been involved at the regional level for over a decade.“On behalf of Cricket West Indies (CWI) we want to congratulate Gregory on his appointment as television umpire for the final of ICC Women’s T20 World Cup,” said Roland Holder, CWI senior operations manager.“He is a dedicated and committed umpire who has made progress on the international stage. We are confident that he will equip himself very well.“This tournament is a major event on the global cricket stage. To have one of our umpires participate in the final along with the fact that we just had Jacqueline Williams as the first female umpire in a men’s T20I are signs of the improving standards.”Brathwaite made his international breakthrough in 2011 in an One-Day International between Canada and Afghanistan and has so far stood in 44 ODI and 28 T20 Internationals.In today’s final, Hasan Raza of Pakistan and Kim Cotton of New Zealand will serve as the standing umpires while the fourth official will be Langton Rusere of Zimbabwe.
The Ireland team for tomorrow’s crunch Women’s Rugby World Cup Pool match against France is due to be named shortly.Coach Tom Tierney is said to have a fully fit squad to choose from.He rotated his team for the hard fought win over Japan, making seven changes from the side that overcame Australia in their opening game. © Womens Rugby