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What a brilliant experience! To sell your own home and save tens of thousands of dollars in real estate fees. The whole system with FSBO is amazing; lots of help and support, a really simple website to navigate, and easy creation of the online ads, signboard and brochures. I would never, in a million years, ever consider wasting money engaging an agent to sell my property, ever again!!!
You might be interested to know that we have just set the new record sale price for Heathwood with the sale of this property!
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P.S. thanks so much for the very easy process of using your site too! Will definitely do a recommendation online.
Both my wife and I were keen to try selling our home ourselves, not just for the money saved on real estate agent fees but we just felt we were just as capable of vetting a good outcome.
Colin was terrific to deal with, very responsive to our questions and prompt in getting back to us.
The photographer was fabulous, very particular and a great eye for detail!
Just one suggestion…perhaps an ‘under offer’ sticker be sent.
We had been trying to sell our property for about 5 years. We tried real estate agencies, but they only took our money and did nothing – one of them didn’t even put a sign up on the property! After some investigation, we decided to try it ourselves and after reading very good reviews, chose For Sale By Owner to help us out. We paid a one-off fee, and received 2 large, bright, eye-catching signs and exposure via numerous websites. Within a few months, we had sold our property.
For Sale By Owner makes it very easy. They have a great website that gives you total control, they are competent and efficient and a pleasure to deal with. We would recommend them to anyone willing to sell privately. Give them a go, you won’t regret it!
I would highly recommend forsalebyowner – they are very experienced, their website is excellent, easy to navigate and provides a broad array of help. I would definitely recommend using them as they are always ready by the phone to provide advice which is something that is very much appreciated for anyone that has not used these type of websites before, these guys are the pick of owners own selling.
This was our first time as private home-owner-sellers and we have no hesitation recommending For Sale By Owner.
The software used by FSBO was user friendly and intuitive including producing a personalised flier to give to interested lookers. Personalised login and ability to update the listing, delete and add photos as often as needed. These changes were quickly reflected on Domain as well as Realestate.
Friendly and expert help was a phone call away and the honest feedback was refreshing. Their approach helped make this a stress free experience for first-timers.
We were extremely pleased with the sale price. This is a more ethical way to sell property: a win/win outcome for everyone. There are no agency fees for the vendor so we were able to offer a better price to the purchaser.
We liked being able to show buyers through our home and highlight the aspects of the property that made it a home. All queries from purchasers were answered on the spot because no-one knows our property like we do.
I was a bit nervous about putting my house up for sale privately even though I had sold privately in the UK and New Zealand. I had a few discussions with Colin, the owner of the company, and I found him to be very encouraging and highly knowledgeable regarding the sale and purchase of properties.
The “for sale by owner” website is user friendly and when I needed support, Colin or another member of his team was on the other end of the phone. The photographer he organised was excellent and he lives in Perth. I would encourage anyone who is thinking about selling their property to talk to Colin in Melbourne and discuss selling privately. As well as saving real-estate fees, I found I had much more control over the selling process and and my husband really enjoyed hosting the open home.
On the first open home, we had 24 groups of people through and accepted the first offer. Overall, it was a stress-free and enjoyable experience. I have already recommended “for sale by owner” to other people.
Would definitely recommend using For Sale By Owner for selling your own home. Not only did we save $30K in comms we could be available to show any prospective purchasers at very short notice, something agents are always willing or able to do. We also have local knowledge about the area and know the home better than an agent ever could.
Thank you very much for all your help. Using your For Sale By Owner site to sell our home has been a very positive experience for us. You have been very professional but you also provide a very personal service with plenty of constructive advice and we would highly recommend you to anyone considering selling their home.
Not only do you save a significant amount of money but that saving can also translate to a better deal for the buyer and therefore a greater chance of getting a sale. Ultimately the homeowner is the one who knows the most about their home and the feedback from our purchasers is that they much preferred dealing with the homeowner rather than dealing with a real estate agent.
So thank you and hopefully, more people wise up to the joys of selling their own home through For Sale By Owner.
This was a great experience! At first, the thought was daunting but the team made the start easy and support was always at hand. I enjoyed meeting potential buyers through Home Open days or by appointment through contact from websites. I also had a helpful legal team who nursed me through the documentation.
One surprising experience I would not have expected was being offered $80 by someone who wanted to buy the signage I had made to put on the nearby roundabout, on the roadside outside the complex and outside my unit. These signs were empty packing boxes decorated with coloured paper bunting and HOME OPEN with arrows pointing in the direction.
A bonus for the seller and the buyer is being able to adjust the price through saving on paying someone commission to do something which you are very capable of doing yourself and having fun doing it. GO FOR IT!!
I wouldn’t sell property any other way. Saved us thousands of dollars in agents fees and the prospective purchasers are always happier dealing with the property owner than an agent anyway.
What’s so difficult about taking calls and helping with site inspections as needed. Solicitors can assist with contracts and holding deposits etc. You can do it!
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.
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.
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.
We had numerous enquiries and 4 offers. With the market moving so fast it was a quick and easy process.
The listing process is simple and has clear instructions and has to be one of the easiest stress-free programmes I have ever used. Definitely recommend sellers using the for sale by owner option.
Thank you for being of assistance to us when we were selling our home. We would highly recommend For Sale by Owner as everything we needed was supplied to us.
We found the experience one we would recommend to others considering selling. We had numerous enquires from both realestate.com.au and domain.com.au and are happy to say we have happy buyers. We think of the money we saved in commission and the process was well supported by For Sale by Owner.
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.