Why selling a property in hill station is difficult than at plains?
Most of the buyers want to buy a hill station property for a ‘dream stay’ during summer or vacations. Dream and expectations about a hill property differs between buyer to buyer and unique in terms of climate, view, access, budget, plantation, gardening, etc.
On the other hand, the properties in hill stations are as unique as QR code and even adjacent properties are not alike in terms of above parameters. Unlike in city, this makes more complex real estate and the probability of a hill property to match with the requirement of a buyer is very low.
Why hill property sellers need Professional Real Estate Agency?
Property preparation, advertising, marketing, presentation and negotiation skills are required to sell a property. When it comes to a hill station property, additional knowledge about specific hill registration norms, environmental norms, prevailing property rates in the locality, pros & cons of a specific property, upcoming infrastructure development in the hill, real estate scenario, etc are required. A seller can’t be expected to have all these skills and knowledge to handle the property sale hassle free.
The populations in hill stations are less, which may be good to keep the ecology intact but actually a disadvantage to find local buyers to property there. The local real estate agents in hill station will have very little exposure and contact with plains. Thus, they may find it difficult to get buyers to hill property.
Though the online resources it looks like that it is possible to handle the sale on your own, it actually helps you in few of the tasks involved in real estate transactions and not all - They are far from a replacement for a professional real estate agency. Smart sellers understand this big difference between the “List & Lay or Post & Pray kind online Portals” and professional agencies like Hills & Wills’s efforts.
Why buyers need Professional Real Estate Agency?
Property search sites give a sampling of what’s available, but a buyer has to evaluate the above mentioned unique parameters of each hill property and research whether asking prices are justified since adjacent properties in hills are different unlike city, which is a tough task.
What if you, as a buyer, like a hill property but despise its wood-paneled roof, shag carpet and spoiled fire place? If you are working with a professional agency, you can express your concern to them and they as a mediator can negotiate a discount without touching the ego of property owner.
Most importantly, a buyer might not know what to ask for or what sellers in a hill station are required to disclose. Unless a buyer been through the process of property buying in hill station before, it’s a better idea to go through a professional real estate agency like Hills & Wills than not.