When it comes to selling your property you need advice, support and negotiation skills that only a highly experienced sales team can provide.

With many years of experience and numerous industry awards we know the Adelaide market and what buyers are looking for.

However, for the team at DB Philpott, the sales process is far more about what we can do to support our clients. From the first enquiry, through to the listing, signing of the contract, settlement and beyond you will always have a trusted professional by your side.

Our relationships focus on a personalised approach. It is central to everything we do. It means that you as our clients can be confident that you are not just another number but a member of a satisfied list of clients that will use DB Philpott again.

Our depth of experience ensures the best possible outcome for sellers in terms of price, promotion and presentation.

Organise a simple and no obligation free market appraisal of your property from one of our professional agents to find out what we can do for you.



Creating competition
Creates a competitive bidding environment and has the ability to establish an emotional connection between the property and the purchaser in a short period of time.

Having a set end date
Set date creates the urgency for a prospective purchaser to be organised for auction day.

Attracting more potential buyers

A high impact marketing campaign, usually condensed between 21 – 28 days, gives you the opportunity to attract the maximum amount of purchasers in a minimum amount of time.

Auction ultimately reduces days on market. It creates a competitive environment where bidders can compete for your home and as a seller there is no doubt that this is the best way to sell your property

Auction gives you an immediate unconditional contract


Unlike undertaking an auction campaign that can take upwards of four weeks to run its course, offering a home for private sale can achieve a far quicker result. Anyone interested in your home can make an immediate offer and enter into the negotiation process with you.

A private sale may suit owners not in any particular rush to sell. Sellers can take their time in receiving offers and selecting the best potential buyer. Sellers can choose to extend the settlement period as well if the need arises thereby providing more flexibility to them. Unlike an auction, there’s no specific set date involved for selling the home.

A private sale can be just that – private. They public nature of an auction (especially with curious passersby) can be off putting for some vendors, and others might just prefer to keep their business low key.

A private sale may be less expensive than conducting an auction as you will not be paying for an auctioneer on auction day. Depending on the speed at which you achieve a result, a quick sale will mean you will not incur any further marketing expenses.

Genuine Buyers
Buyers generally prefer purchasing via private sale, as they know their financial limit and will have some certainty about the price of the home. Therefore, you’re more likely to attract buyers ready to buy versus sticky beaks and buyers still in research mode.


This method involves listing your property without any form of media marketing. Buyers of our database are introduced to your property.


Here are a few tips on how to prepare your property for sale.


A neat entrance will enhance street appeal and leave a positive first impression. A good first impression will entice buyers to come in and inspect your property and ensures your property appears to be well maintained and taken care of.

You may consider:

  • Painting or replacing the front door.
  • Fixing the letter box.
  • Tidying up the front garden by cutting down overgrown plants and trees and keeping the lawn neat.
  • Cleaning out garages and sheds to make them look more spacious.
  • Fixing little defects such as dripping taps or broken gates, and ensuring any fencing or other outside areas do not need to be re-painted.
  • Ensure your house number is clearly visible.
  • Wash down and clean external walls, gutters and any outdoor furniture.
  • Update the garden by simply adding some mulch and / or planting colourful flowers. Both of these inexpensive methods will instantly improve the appearance of your garden.
  • Ensure any water features such as pools or ponds are clean.


  • Painting in natural, contemporary colours will instantly update your home without spending too much money.
  • Cover old sofas with new throws and cushions.
  • Change flooring to modernise and update a dated look.
  • Changing the lighting fixtures, both inside and outside the property can provide a more modern look.
  • Eliminate any unnecessary clutter to make the rooms more spacious.This may include removing extra furniture which is overcrowding the rooms.
  • Clean carpets or wash curtains to remove any lingering odours and to breathe new life into tired furnishings.
  • Tidy up cupboards and clean up storage areas.
  • Fix little defects such as dripping taps or noisy doors and windows.
  • Fix any cracks in the flooring or tiles and patch any holes in the walls.


DB Philpott are partners with:
Sharpen Up
Dressed for Sale
Social Media Partner


Choosing the best agent to sell your property is the second most important decision in real estate (after choosing the right property to buy). Many people are too casual in their approach to this crucial decision. They ring a couple of agents and choose the one who gives them the highest valuation or has the lowest commission. Most industry experts will agree this is the wrong way to choose an agent. There is a lot at stake, so it’s worthwhile putting some time and effort into researching your choices. Choosing a mediocre agent who offers a cheap commission or gives you an inflated valuation of your property is a mistake that can leave you seriously out of pocket.

When you choose an agent, the most important criterion is their ability to maximize the sale price. The skill set that you are looking for includes creative & targeted marketing, outstanding auction strategy & auctioneering skills, superior negotiation skills, and the ability to get into the hearts and minds of buyers and get them excited about owning your property.

The agent must be capable of marketing the property to the maximum number of buyers. Because the number of buyers you introduce to a property has a direct relationship with the sale price.

They must be able to sell the benefits of your property and clearly articulate its advantages mover others in the market. A good agent has credibility and a solid reputation in the community, so when they say something, buyers listen and believe it. They can put together an effective auction strategy and conduct a successful auction.