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SELLing Your Property?

Welcome to Sargeants Conveyancing, where we make the journey of selling your property in Victoria as smooth and stress-free as possible. Selling your home or commercial property is a significant milestone, and it’s one that comes with its own set of challenges and decisions. That’s where we come in. With our expert team of conveyancers, we’re here to guide you through every step of the process, from the initial contract of sale to the final transfer of ownership.

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At Sargeants Conveyancing, we understand that selling property is about more than just transactions; it’s about moving forward to your next adventure. Whether you’re upsizing, downsizing, or changing locations, our goal is to ensure that your property is sold smoothly. Our professional team is equipped with the knowledge and expertise to navigate the complexities of property law, stamp duties, and the conveyancing process, making us the perfect partner in your selling journey.

With Sargeants Conveyancing, you’ll have a dedicated conveyancer who understands the process of selling property in Victoria, from the cooling-off period to special conditions that may need to be addressed. Our approach is simple yet comprehensive, so you can focus on what comes next.

Selling your property should be an exciting time, not a daunting one. Let us handle the complexities of conveyancing, while you plan your future. 

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Selling a property in Victoria isn’t just about putting up a ‘For Sale’ sign; it’s a journey that involves meticulous planning, legalities, and the right support to navigate through the process smoothly. That’s where Sargeants Conveyancing steps in. We’re not just any conveyancing firm; we’re your partner in making the selling process as seamless and successful as possible.

Expertise and Experience

With years of experience and a deep understanding of Victorian property law, our team of licensed conveyancers and solicitors is equipped to handle every aspect of your sale. From drafting the contract of sale to managing the settlement process, we ensure every detail is covered.

Tailored Service

We know that every property and seller is unique. That’s why we offer personalised service tailored to your specific needs. Whether you’re selling a quaint home or a sprawling estate, our conveyancers will always act in your best interest, ensuring the deal gets done as soon as possible.

Fixed Fee & Price Matching

Worried about hidden costs? With Sargeants Conveyancing, what you see is what you get. Our fixed fee pricing model means you’ll know exactly what you’re paying for, ensuring there are no surprises come settlement day.

Stress-Free Selling

Our goal is to make selling your property as stress-free as possible. We handle the nitty-gritty legal aspects, from ensuring compliance with property law to managing the transfer of ownership, allowing you to focus on your next move. Plus, with our professional indemnity insurance, you can have peace of mind knowing you’re in safe hands.

Important Facts Before Selling

It’s a big decision when you decide to sell.

It’s important that you have all the correct, relevant information.  The information below can help you save a lot of time of money.



All property sales must have a written contract. This helps to ensure that both parties are clear on the terms of the sale, and can provide a valuable record if there are any disputes down the line. Your real estate agent can provide an industry recognised contract and our team can help you to draft any special conditions required to cover any unique details. You can move forward with confidence knowing that everything is in order. Contact us today to get started.



When you sell your property, any unpaid bills that are connected to the property are required to be paid before or at settlement (ie Mortgage, Land Tax, Council and Water Rates etc). It’s important to get your finances organised and make sure you can pay off any remaining debt. This way, you can avoid any last-minute surprises or delays in the sale of your property.



It’s crucial that you read and understand your contract. If you wish to retain certain items or leave certain items at the property they must be noted in the contract so the purchaser is fully aware of what they are purchasing. Talk to your conveyancer about what you need so you are confident it is reflected in your contract.


We’re here to help make sure your settlement occurs on time. A delayed settlement can impact severely if you are also purchasing another property at the same time or have a tight timeframe for the use of your settlement funds. There are multiple tasks and time lines that must be met in order for all parties to be ready on the settlement date. Get our experienced help to make sure you settle on time.

Words From Our Clients

Our team works really hard to make the property settlement process simple and stress-free and we are so happy to see this reflected in our customers feedback.

“I would like to pass on that I am very happy with your service. Chelsea is very reliable indeed. Very prompt in providing information, polite and professional. A stress free transaction.”
Kind regards,


Residential Client, 2021

“Vanessa handled all aspects of conveyancing for the sale of my Cape Woolamai property – it was settled smoothly last Friday. Everything from start to finish was completed with confidence and professionalism. Vanessa enjoys her work and it was a pleasure having her as my conveyencer. I would certainly recommend her/Sargeant’s to my friends if/when the opportunity arises.
Kind Regards.”


Residential Client, 2020

“You were amazing from start to finish Renee! Couldn’t be more happier with the service that you provided 🙂 would recommend you to anyone.”


Residential Client, 2020

“Hi Chelsie
I would like to say a big thank you for your services. You were fantastic in all areas, I have no words I sincerely am grateful for everything you made it so easy and you were always there when I needed anything, wish everyone was as efficent as you guys,i will tell everybody about you guys how fantastic you are !!!! Once again thank you. ”

Alma and Muhamed

Residential Client, 2021

WHY Victoria’s property market is unique

Victoria’s real estate landscape is as varied as it is vibrant, offering a blend of urban, suburban, and rural properties that cater to a broad spectrum of buyers and lifestyles. This diversity is not just in the types of properties available but also in the dynamic market conditions that vary from one region to another within the state.

Here’s how the Victorian property market stands out, along with some insider tips for sellers looking to maximise their property’s appeal and value:

Diverse Market Conditions

Victoria, particularly Melbourne, is known for its fluctuating property market, where demand can swing widely between the inner city and outer suburbs. Urban areas might see a surge in demand for apartments and townhouses, driven by professionals seeking proximity to work and lifestyle amenities. Conversely, regional Victoria, including areas like the Mornington Peninsula and Ballarat, often attracts those looking for more space or a lifestyle change, impacting the demand for single-family homes.

Regulatory Landscape

Victoria’s conveyancing laws and property regulations are unique, with specific requirements around disclosure statements, cooling-off periods, and settlement processes. These nuances mean that navigating the legal landscape requires a deep understanding of local laws to ensure a smooth and compliant sale process. Check out our selling tools below!

Maximising Property Appeal
  • Understand Your Buyers: Tailor your selling strategy to the specific demographics and buyer interests in your area. For urban properties, highlight convenience, lifestyle, and access to amenities. For regional homes, focus on space, privacy, and community.
  • Presentation is Key: First impressions matter. Consider professional staging, high-quality photography, and minor renovations to enhance your property’s appeal.
  • Price Strategically: Work with your conveyancer and real estate agent to set a competitive price that reflects current market conditions and your property’s unique features.
  • Legal Preparedness: Engage a conveyancer early to ensure all legal documents and requirements are in order, from the Section 32 Vendor’s Statement to compliance with any local council regulations.
Navigating Challenges

The Victorian market’s variability means sellers must be agile and well-informed. Market slowdowns in one area can be opportunities in another, and understanding these trends is crucial. Partnering with a conveyancer who has a finger on the pulse of the local market and legal requirements can be a game-changer in navigating these challenges effectively.

In summary, Victoria’s unique property market offers both challenges and opportunities for sellers. By leveraging local expertise, focusing on presentation, and understanding the legal landscape, sellers can position their property to stand out in a competitive market. At Sargeants Conveyancing, we’re dedicated to guiding you through these complexities, ensuring your selling journey is as rewarding as possible.

Helpful SELLING Tools

Sargeants Buying and selling guide

Download our Buying and Selling Guide for important information

Property Calendar

Understand the whole process at a glance, with our calendar of key milestones


Conveyancing Checklist

Keep organised and track your progress so you can settle on time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve taken the time to compile a list of FAQ’s related to Selling your property in Victoria:

What is conveyancing, and why do I need it when selling my property?

Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring property ownership from the seller to the buyer. It involves preparing, verifying, and lodging various legal documents, handling the settlement process, and ensuring that all legal obligations are met. As a seller, engaging a conveyancer ensures that your legal rights are protected, the sale complies with state laws, and the process runs smoothly to avoid any delays or legal complications.

What documents do I need to prepare for selling my property in Victoria?

In Victoria, the most critical document you need to prepare is the Section 32 Vendor’s Statement. This document discloses important information about the property to potential buyers, including zoning, easements, covenants, outgoings (like rates and taxes), and any other material facts. Additionally, you’ll need to provide a Contract of Sale, which outlines the terms and conditions of the sale, including the price, deposit amount, settlement date, and any special conditions.

How long does the conveyancing process take for selling a property?

The conveyancing timeline can vary depending on several factors, including the complexity of the sale, any issues that arise during the process, and the agreed settlement date. Typically, the process from signing the contract to settlement can take anywhere from 30 to 90 days. However, this timeframe can be shorter or longer based on negotiations between the buyer and seller.

    What are special conditions, and should I include any in the sale contract?

    Special conditions are additional terms included in the Contract of Sale that must be met before the sale can be finalised. These might relate to the buyer’s ability to secure financing, the sale of another property, or specific repairs that the seller agrees to complete before settlement. Including special conditions can make your property more attractive to buyers by providing them with assurances or flexibility, but it’s important to discuss any potential conditions with your conveyancer to ensure they’re in your best interest.

    Can I sell my property without a real estate agent?

    Yes, it’s possible to sell your property without engaging a real estate agent, a process known as a private sale. While this can save you on agent’s commission fees, it also means you’ll be responsible for marketing the property, negotiating with buyers, and managing open houses and inspections. Regardless of whether you choose to sell privately or with an agent, you’ll still need a conveyancer to handle the legal aspects of the sale.

    What happens on settlement day?

    On settlement day, your conveyancer will meet with the buyer’s conveyancer and any financial representatives to exchange legal documents and transfer the sale proceeds. This is when ownership officially transfers to the buyer. Prior to settlement, you’ll need to ensure all conditions of the sale have been met, any outstanding mortgages or liens are discharged, and the property is in the agreed-upon condition. Your conveyancer will guide you through preparing for settlement and ensure all necessary steps are completed.

    How can I maximize the sale price of my property?

    Maximising your sale price involves a combination of strategic pricing, professional marketing, and presenting your property in its best light. Consider professional staging, making any necessary repairs or improvements, and using high-quality photos in your listings. Additionally, understanding the current market conditions and buyer demand in your area can help you set a competitive price that attracts buyers while maximising your return.

    Do I have to pay capital gains tax when selling my property in Victoria?

    Capital gains tax (CGT) is a tax on the profit made from selling your property. Whether you need to pay CGT depends on several factors, such as whether the property was your primary residence, how long you’ve owned it, and if it was used for income-generating purposes. Generally, your main residence (your home) is exempt from CGT. However, if you’ve rented out part of your home or used it for business, you may be liable for CGT on a portion of the profit. It’s crucial to seek professional advice from a tax specialist or conveyancer to understand your CGT obligations.

    How can I ensure a smooth conveyancing process when selling my property?

    To ensure a smooth conveyancing process, it’s vital to engage a reputable and experienced conveyancer early in the selling process. Provide all necessary documentation promptly, stay in close communication with your conveyancer, and be transparent about any issues or special conditions related to the property. Additionally, following your conveyancer’s advice on legal and procedural matters can help avoid delays and complications. Keeping organized records and being proactive about meeting deadlines will contribute to a smoother conveyancing experience.