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Just Added! - 10 November, 2019
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.
Just Added! - 9 November, 2019
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
Just Added! - 8 November, 2019
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
Just Added! - 7 November, 2019
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
Just Added! - 6 November, 2019
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
Just Added! - 5 November, 2019
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.
Judy and Rocky Bartolo
We have recently sold our property through listing with For Sale by Owner and would recommend this method to others considering selling their property. It was easy to register, upload photos and edit the “for sale post” at any time. We even had a link to a video clip on you tube with drone footage of our property to help promote the sale (which is something many real estate agents are offering at considerable expense).
The sign was also easy to design and very professional looking. We knew our property would take some time to sell being a niche property well above the median price in the immediate neighbourhood – however we were confident that a buyer would come along looking for a property like ours!
By listing with For Sale by Owner we were never under pressure to drop our asking price or spend additional money on advertising. We saved a lot of money than if we had listed with an agent with their high commission and advertising packages.
Bilambil Heights, NSW
Selling my property through For Sale By Owner was fairly simple and straightforward.
The staff were always friendly and helpful whenever I would phone for advice, whether it be about negotiating with people, or listing price etc. They would also respond via email or return call pretty quickly.
Enquiries were sent straight to my phone via text and email, which was really easy to respond to.
If you have the time to show people through your home yourself and want to save thousands on agent fees then this is definitely the way to go!
You don’t miss out on enquires or interest as your property is listed on all the same websites as with an agency.
Also, my for sale sign arrived via courier about 12hrs after signing up, so I didn’t have to wait around for anything!
The McLindon Family
FSBO was hassle-free and cost-effective. Enquiries were instantaneous and we sold our block within 7 weeks of listing it. This process totally empowered us as the seller and allows you to instigate discussions and make transactions on your terms making it very straight-forward. Not sure if there’s a better way to sell real estate these days…”.
We’ve been very impressed with the service offered by forsalebyowner.com.au and also in the great value for money.
As a side note: It would be great if Realestate.com.au and Domain would amend their search criteria so that buyers could search within a Km range of a postcode (like carsales.com.au etc). This would allow buyer to easily search for properties close to the location they know or prefer. In our case the main centres for people to search would be Albury (2640) or Wodonga (3690) but our village, Bellbridge (3691) which is 15Km away, would never be found by a potential buyer without have a thorough knowledge of the region. So for “treechangers” from Melbourne or Sydney they would never find our property.
None the less we’re rapt that we found your service and sold our home with limited fuss. FYI the buyer drove around our village saw our sign and then went to your website to view the listing.
The experience I have had in selling my unit through this website has been such a positive one; I’m actually short of having enough words of praise to do the team at ForSaleByOwner justice.
From the first step; the service has been so highly professional! Never a minute to think twice about
my decision. Every element of the process was a breeze. Making the brochure was easy as, and
was so eye-catching: equal or even better than some real estates. Responses from the prospective buyers was so positive: people love dealing directly with the owner. I can’t help but being a walking advertisement now for anyone I get a chance to tell of my experience; and to pass on the information of how to sell a home (through this site), if it ever comes a time for them, or anyone they know. Not one person has indicated they wouldn’t give it a go.
To finish: all I can say is what others have said – One must be crazy to pass over so much needless money to
real estate agents, if you have a computer! One really doesn’t have to be very computer savvy – Again: it’s just so easy! The immediate sms and email with buyers details is brilliant. That it goes on both Real Estate.com and Domain and their own site is simply awesome. I lost count of the responses.
I had a buyer at the first Open Home, and achieved more than agents predicted.
So very grateful to all behind this superb endeavour! THANK YOU!
Thank you so much ‘For sale by owner’ not only did you save us money by not paying a real estate but we could tell the new owner all about the property as we knew it off by heart, this made a HUGE difference. All the people who viewed our property – made an offer. We’ll use you again for our next one.
Greg and Nancy Johnson
For sale by Owner provides everyone with a great opportunity to save money and sell their own property. We sold a farm with 30 acres which was approximately 30km from a major town. Agents are reluctant to drive the distance and we found that because we knew the property so well, we actually were in a better position to provide accurate and timely information to prospective buyers.
From the moment we listed the property on for sale by owner, we received lots of enquiries. The contact people at For sale by owner are great, willing to help and very prompt at answering questions. The price to list a property is reasonable and we will definitely use this company to sell our next property.
Banora Point, NSW
To all the team at For Sale By Owner:
A huge thankyou for the opportunity to sell my home through your website. Everything worked out well and I accepted an offer after only 4 days on the net.
The price was good and I will certainly be spreading the word about this alternate way of selling a home.
I have sold many homes before but what a waste of money paid in commission I had an inspection at 8 pm and 10 pm no agent will do this for you I recommend this method of sales to everyone as you are in charge you make changes online anytime as many times as you wish.
We left Australia about 6 weeks ago and had a friend look after the open houses. More testament to the fact that selling your own home is easy. We made a few mistakes in the beginning and have learnt from it. As we are still away overseas we can’t send a photo yet but we will !! And a glowing testimonial.
Thanks for your help, appreciated the experience and the savings (around $10,000 after all the advertising and other costs).
After a long settlement, the home has now settled, yippee.
I would just like to say how impressed I was with the service you have given us during our selling time.
You made it a very easy process and if we were selling again would most definitely use you.
Thank you for all your efforts
Alan and Sandy Lukic
Listing with an agent for 5 months while they were playing sabotaging games with each other and now going through your site we sold in 3 weeks and $20,000 in front.
Our property should settle on 28 March.
I’m very happy with the outcome. We will be using your site from now on.