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Just Added! - 17 Feb, 2021
Just Added! - 16 Feb, 2021
Thank you so much for everything. Colin helped us he is a delight to work with.
Olga De Angelis
Fairy Meadow, NSW
Just Added! - 15 Feb, 2021
With the tools provided by the Team at Forsalebyowner, we have been able to successfully market our Property for Rent to a wide screening audience and have been successful even during a pandemic and crisis situation. We have used real Estate Agents in the past but have found self-management to be more efficient and effective for both the Landlord and Tenant. By cutting out the middle man you not only save thousands of dollars but become more effective in managing your property by dealing with the Tenant and any issues directly rather than through at times an inefficient middle man/woman.
Just Added! - 13 Feb, 2021
I have now successfully sold my house (for the asking price) in a challenging market that was affected by a sluggish economy and delayed by the effects of COVID-19 lock-downs. Initially, I listed my house with a local agent, but after 4 months I decided to use the services of “For Sale By Owner”. I was very happy with the choice of packages offered, all of which were realistically priced and relevant. The listing interface was easy to use, made setting up of my sale ad very easy, and allowed me to modify and adapt it whenever necessary. I was able to edit the wording of the ad (as I did frequently), adjust the sale price, and add or remove photos without any problems.
The updating process was rapid, and in most cases, the changes were reflected on the listing websites (forsalebyowner.com.au, realestate.com, domain.com, etc) within minutes, allowing me to actively manage my listing. It was particularly useful to be able to set or amend “Home Opens” whenever it suited me. The signboard arrived with 5 days and was professional and attractive and resulted in numerous enquiries from people driving past.
I achieved a far better result by being in control of the sale process and was much happier with progress. I saved $9,000 in agents fees and achieved a sale price $10,000 higher than the best offer the agents presented to me!
Thanks to Colin and the team. Without doubt, using “For Sale By Owner” was the smartest way for me to go.
Just Added! - 10 Feb, 2021
We recently used the for sale by owner option to sell our property. We used the professional photography option which is worthwhile. We had enquiries and inspections booked a few hours after the listing was activated.
Lindsay And Glenys Williams
Just Added! - 9 Feb, 2021
Just Added! - 8 Feb, 2021
This property is my second that I have used For Sale By Owner, I found it extremely easy to do, my home opens were when I wanted them, I didn’t have to coordinate with an agent, people viewing seemed to appreciate the personal touch, selling when the industry was in a downturn but not having to pay commission, enabled us to drop our price to ensure a sale. I would certainly use them again.
Bakers Creek, NSW
A huge thanks to the For Sale By Owner team! This is our second home sold via FSBO.
We got the price we wanted and saved thousands in commission.
We recommend FSBO to anyone considering selling their own home.
Remo and Elva Rossi
Bayview Heights, QLD
We would like to thank the team at For Sale by Owner for their efforts in assisting us to sell our home.
From the beginning, they were very helpful when we were listing our property. We were happy with our large For Sale sign which attracted a lot of attention, and the access to realestate.com and domain, together with facebook gave us excellent exposure to the public.
Very happy with the whole experience.
Nathan & Priscilla Flynn
Brighton East, VIC
Thank you For Sale By Owner!
My wife and I couldn’t recommend FSBO enough! We decided to sell our apartment ourselves because other friends had suggested trying. The process was so simple. Once we set it up online, the photographer came within 2 days and the photos were stunning!
We had it on the market for 7 weeks before we sold it! We choose the inspection days & times and the feedback we received from the people inspecting was extremely positive and professional. Not to mention saving over $20,000 in agent fees!
If you are thinking of selling, get in touch with Paul and the team! You won’t regret it!
We found selling our home through forsalebyowner.com.au simple & effective. Staff were prompt in responding to any queries. We enjoyed having the ease & ability with uploading photos & adjusting details when we required. Not having to pay unnecessary Commission was a bonus.
We had a fantastic experience selling our home using For Sale by Owner! The process was easy and amazing value. Our package included professional photography which made a huge difference to the quality of our ad. Our home was only on the market for a week before we held our first open house, and we accepted a great offer the following day.
After our ad went live we were contacted by a couple of local real estate agents offering to send us buyers in return for selling through them. Luckily we told them we wanted to give it a go ourselves and are so excited to have saved thousands in commission!
We had a great experience using For Sale By Owner, with a successful sale going through just 9 days after being listed!
Staff were very responsive to any queries and action items.
It’s a great opportunity to save some money on agent fees, but would only recommend if the seller:
– is capable and confident enough to field and manage buyer inquiries and the process of handling negotiations and purchase offers.
– has the time available to manage the above work.
– has absolute confidence in their asking price and done extensive research and monitoring of the market to ensure it’s accuracy.
The sale of a property does involve a lot of money after all and generally the biggest single financial transaction in people’s lives.
However, our experience was a good one, and I would recommend the service for those comfortable with the above.
I highly recommend forsalebyowner.com.au to sell your property. This is the fourth property we have sold privately after having two of these properties with real estate agents for over a year each with no success. We have used a different RE & Domain Advertising provider for each of these sales and my experience through forsalebyowner.com.au has been the best so far. The portal is easy to use and everything you need to action on your listing is in the portal. I have had issues in the past with other providers due to their internal processes where I had to pay to update listings, they manually put data in domain/RE and they listed it at an incorrect price, advertisement wasn’t removed until 6 months after the listing sold. I had no problems with forsalebyowner.com.au and as it was all online I didn’t have to speak to anyone to get what I needed done. The contract process is not daunting at all, our conveyancer prefilled out our contracts free of charge and wrote up easy to follow instructions so our contracts were iron clad and clear.
My suggestions for successful sales are to:
Know what price the market is prepared to pay and make sure that matches your expectations (this also means buyers valuation will come through).
Stage the property and make sure you remove excess furniture and clutter (this helps photos and also means buyers feel the space when they inspect).
Hire a professional photographer and pay the extra for twilight photography, it is worth it.
Using the 3 strategies above all four properties we have listed and sold were under contract within 2 days of the listing going live. The quickest turnaround for a contract I have had is twilight photos on a Monday night, received the files by email on Tuesday midday, listing was live by 3pm, buyer rang at 4pm, inspected at 5pm and a contract was signed that night. The quickest turnaround from listing the advertisement to settlement funds in our account has been 21 days. Whilst some buyers have enquired about the process of how to purchase with a private sale, any concerns they may have, quickly disappear when they realise that it is a standard sale contract and the deposit goes into our lawyers trust account.
They quickly appreciate the convenience of speaking directly with the owner so inspections date/times can be agreed on the spot, also it means you can literally have them walk through and sign a contract at the inspection because you can discuss and agree on the price there and then. I have found the people that buy make that decision pretty quickly (often because they have been looking for months) and are ready to sign there and then.
Brisbane City, QLD
Thanks for your help and encouragement. I would not hesitate to use your services again or recommend you to others.
FSBO worked really well for me. I got $20k more than the agents were telling me and I saved about $9k in agents commission. It’s a lot easier than you think and they will help you all the way with advice and referral to a specialist solicitor for the legals.
I used Bennett Carroll in Brisbane. They’ll be getting a good review from me too. Am I happy? You bet!
Christine Belford and Michael de Rohan
Colonel Light Gardens, SA
For Sale By Owner was a great way to sell our home.
The team at FSBO, in particular Alice and Colin, were amazing; they were completely professional and approachable during all stages of the selling process. We had incredible support throughout, whilst knowing that we had control. We were helped to create stylish promotional material such as our For Sale board and our online listing, as well as classy flyers to hand out to viewers of the house. Open Inspection flags and badges to wear during Opens were also provided by FSBO.
Our property was displayed on realestate.com.au and on domain.com.au which meant we were on equal footing with properties that were listed with agents.
Of course, the savings on commissions was massive but we also enjoyed talking to potential buyers and in particular getting to know the people who eventually bought our house. We would highly recommend this method of selling to anyone.
Rita & Andrew Corrin
Thank you for your efficient and quality service provided. We were really impressed with your ability to finalise our ad on a Saturday afternoon going onto realestate.com and other sites immediately. We were able to receive enquiries and professional electronic tenancy applications – finding a suitable tenant in a few days with the support of the for sale by owner team! We really appreciate your support and it was a really smooth process.
Lakes Entrance, VIC
I found the experience of selling my property, a very positive one. The fact that the property was advertised on numerous websites, provided greater exposure.
Ocean shores, NSW
We have found selling our property through For Sale By Owner an easy process. We received prompt responses and help with our initial set up.
Afterwards, we didn’t need any further help as the website provided is very user-friendly and easy to self manage. All inquiries were straight away forwarded to us. We can only recommend selling your property through For Sale By Owner.
Bentleigh East, VIC
Huge thank you for helping me to sell my house!
Selling my house has been a very positive experience and really easy. I found that people love dealing with the owner. And you don’t need to have any experience in real estate.
Colin and the FSBO (For Sale By Owner) team helped me all the way through to sale. Colin loves his job and cares very much about your sale and getting the best results. I would be very happy to have business with For Sale By Owner again.