Sell My House Privately
Information About Selling Your Own Home Privately In Australia
If you want to sell your house privately without using a traditional real estate agent, we can help. For Sale By Owner is Australia’s leading provider of services to private sellers. We provide you with the services and products that were previously only available to real estate agents. This includes things like being able to advertise on realestate.com.au and having access to property appraisal reports. You now have the means to sell your house easily and with all the help you need. And in doing so yourself, you can save thousands of dollars.
There are many benefits when you sell your own home. By selling privately, you can save thousands in commission. You can save a lot of money by not having to pay real estate commissions. And in addition to this, you can also save a lot on advertising costs.
1. Advertising on Realestate.com.au, Domain.com.au & Other Major Property Websites
When selling privately, as many buyers as possible need to see your listing. That means that your advertisement should appear on all the main real estate websites. Our packages all include this.
For Sale By Owner is able to list your property on realestate.com.au as we are a licenced real estate agency. We have a subscription with them which allows us to list properties for sale and for rent.
We are also able to offer the same upgrades that are available to agents advertising on any of these sites. In many cases it’s not necessary to upgrade, but would you wish to, the option is there. There is nothing available to an agent that is not available to you as a private seller.
2. Boards, Brochures and Reports
We provide a broad range of services to help you sell your home privately. And these are not only related to internet advertising. Depending on what sell my home package you select, we can provide you with large Photo Boards, smaller ‘For Sale’ boards, real estate photography, ‘Open for Inspection’ flags and pointer boards, building and pest reports, printable brochures, property valuation reports, and campaign marketing reports.
When you sell your home privately, the property needs to be just as professional as an agent property. The products we provide allow you to run a marketing campaign that is every bit as professional as an agency campaign. Simply selling yourself does not mean your sales campaign should be any less professional than that of an agent.
We offer Photo Boards and Real Estate Photography for most areas in Australia. Please contact us to see if we are able to service your area.
We are able to service nearly all metro areas and many non-metro areas. We have assisted in selling properties in the smallest of townships and in some of the most competitive suburbs in Australia. Wherever your property is based, we’ll be able to also help you.
3. Reliable and Easy-to-Use Software
Our software is very easy to use. This will allow you to create and manage your listing. It’s just one of the reasons why we are one of the most popular ‘sell my house’ websites in Australia. Everything is intuitive and easy-to-use.
Our enquiry system is the best in the industry. By using automated emails, SMS alerts, account logging, and a sophisticated phone code system, you will never have to worry about missed or delayed enquiries. Our enquiry system is reliable, sophisticated, and for the most part completely automated. Because of this, potential buyers can easily get in touch with you at any time, day or night.
Selling your house privately is not just about saving money on real estate commissions. It’s also about being able to easily and effectively run an advertising campaign that will reach a large audience effectively. Our software makes this part of the process very easy to manage.
Sell My House Privately
1. Is it legal to sell your property privately?
Yes. There is no legal requirement to use a real estate agent to sell your home in Australia. You also do not need to be a member of any real estate institute. Many Australian sell their property privately each year. The fact that most people use agents is just because most people don’t realize that they can sell their property privately.
Whilst you can sell yourself we do always recommend that you use a professional for the paperwork and legal side of the sale. Even vendors using an agent need to engage their own solicitor or conveyancer for the paperwork relating to the settlement. When you sell your house privately your solicitor or conveyancer will also be able to help with the preparation and signing of the sales contract. It’s never recommended that people who sell their home themselves do their own conveyancing. An industry professional will be able to help with any questions you may have about the legal issues related to selling your house privately.
2. How can I sell my house myself?
The actual process for private house sales is not difficult. Here you’ll find some good information about how to sell your own house. As you prepare your property for sale, we can also provide updates on the property market in your area.
This contains up-to-date sales information that will help you set the right price for your property. It’s surprisingly easy to sell your property privately.
3. Can I sell my house privately on realestate.com.au?
Only licensed real estate agencies can list properties for sale on realestate.com.au. For Sale By Owner is a licensed agency in all States and Territories of Australia and we have an account with them. In this way, we are able to advertise your property. For more information, please our ‘sell your house privately on realestate.com.au‘ page. There is no need to hold an account with REA yourself in order to get listed. The costs for this would not be worth it for sale property.
In terms of listings on realestate.com.au, these are all the same. There is no difference between private listings and agency listings, as technically there is no such thing as a private listing. Yours will look the same as other listings. And any upgrades that are available to agents are also available to us. Search our property listings to see how our listings compare to other agent listings.
4. Can I have a friend or family member help to sell my property?
Yes. Friends or family members often help out. As long as we have a signed marketing authority from the vendor, anyone else is free to assist you. You may want someone to help with talking to buyers or helping you at home opens. When a property is sold privately it simply means that no agent is involved. It doesn’t mean that you yourself must be the person doing all the work.
5. Are there any other fees when I sell my house privately online?
In terms of the real estate fees we charge, there are no additional fees as part of the sell my house online process. We do not charge commission and there are also no hidden or ongoing fees. One of the main reasons that the ‘sell my house myself’ or ‘sell my property’ process is so attractive to many sellers is because there are no further costs.
For Sale By Owner can also assist you with other types of properties, and not just residential property. We can also assist if you’re looking to rent out your property, sell or lease commercial property, or want to sell your business online. See our commercial sales, commercial lease and business packages for current inclusions and pricing.
Did you know? We can also help with rentals. Our rent by owner packages allows landlords to find tenants easily. Please view some of our properties for rent and renting privately packages, if this may be of interest to you. There are also useful links specifically about how to rent your property. Search listings of our residential rentals to get an idea of how others are marketing their properties.