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I can’t recommend For Sale By Owner highly enough. Firstly, the website is so intuitive that you never feel overwhelmed or in need of help. Vital stuff! Updates to your realestate.com.au and Domain listings are seamless. Most importantly, while not having an agent confuses some buyers, there is almost unanimous approval when they visit the property for a personal inspection by the people that know it best.
When selling a large rural property where there is a lot to learn besides just looking at the house, this is a real asset. Answering questions about every aspect of the property is just something an agent (for whom the property would be one of many) would be incapable of doing and that’s no help to a purchaser. In fact, the experience we had with the agent when buying our property in the first place, was perhaps the worst example of customer service I have ever experienced.
The only tough part is being firm when negotiating the final price as you don’t have an impartial third party acting in your interest and you know the purchaser, so that can be tricky, but at the same time, engenders a level of trust that no agent could hope to achieve. Having personal control of the process from start to finish and not being hassled and confused by agents also makes the sale process so much more pleasant.
Say goodbye to greedy agents forever. They are redundant. FSBO is the future.
We were extremely pleased with selling our home with For Sale By Owner. The team assisted us with our listing. The site was easy to use and it looked so professional when listed.
We were given the name of a photographer in our area who took amazing photos for our listing and photoboard.
Well worth selling your house through For Sale By Owner. Thank you to the team for such a professional business.
Windsor Gardens, SA
I have no idea why people sell with agents. I found selling my house my way so easy and people love talking to the actual owner. I sold on the first open inspection.
Thank you For Sale By Owner.
We were excited about how simple you made it to sell our suburban house without the stress, hype and drama of having to deal with a traditional agent. And we got a better price than any agent could get for us in nearly 11 weeks.
We first listed with an agent, who told us about his grand record of exceeding customers’ expectation, but he insisted he could only help us if we gave him an “exclusive agency” for 3 months- that was our first mistake, we felt like we totally lost any control over the process. In 10 weeks the agent did not bring any offers to us, in spite of telling us when we signed up with him that the house would sell in a few weeks.
When we finally listed with For Sale By Owner, in 3 days we had almost 20 interested parties contact us, 12 came for an inspection and by day 5 we had a cash unconditional contract, with the cooling off period waived -plus a second buyer who wanted to offer even more a few days later.
We saved at least $22,000 and a lot of stress. People who contacted us were delighted to know they could deal with the seller direct and not have to go through an agent. Almost everybody had a “bad agent experience” they told us about.
I give FSBO my strongest recommendation- give it a go!!!
Port Willunga, SA
The sale of our house has now been finalised. Please take it off your listings. Selling my house has been a stress free, very positive experience. Thank you for setting up Forsalebyowner for people like me who wish to sell their own house, it has made the process so much easier than it would otherwise have been.
I will return the loan Open Inspection flag promptly as I no longer have a need for it.
Hi For Sale By Owner, thanks for everything, you have really helped, I am happy to have successfully sold my land through you. Your service has been great. After I have been with 3 realestate agents, this way has been much better.
Port Denison, WA
For only $700 we were able to easily list our property on www.realestate.com.au and instantly had enquiries. We sold our house in only three weeks. The team at forsalebyowner were extremely efficient at responding to us and the process was a breeze. I’d highly recommend it.
Peter and Mary Allott
Agents believe they can be the only people to get a result in the selling of our houses. Wrong, after two Agents and two contracts falling over we had enough. For us the obvious choice was For Sale by Owner. If then a problem arose we could be the only people who could take the blame. After all we knew all about our house, where the water ran after rain, where the sun shone the most etc.
Colin and the team were great, the signs appeared very quickly and our add posted. Helped with the photos etc. And pretty soon we were on our way. This part of Australia (Fraser Coast Qld) doing it a little tough at the moment but we soon has quite a few enquiries and people doing inspections.
Some people still had to find a buyer for their house, some didn’t really find our house just right for them but at last we have found just the right people and so 4 different families will have their lives changed forever. We will never use an Agent again..
Best regards to you all at For sale by Owner
Yorkeys Knob, QLD
Only way to sell a house with “FOR SALE BY OWNER”
Less stressful and hassle free with no commission to be paid!!!
A bonus for seller and buyer.
I would highly recommend for salebyowner.com.au. We obtained appraisals from real estate agents that gave us optimistic estimates of what we could get by selling through them. They were very helpful, but the price for their services and the advertising seemed excessive. As we were in no hurry to sell, we chose to try forsalebyowner and see if we could avoid these charges. forsalebyowner were very helpful and efficient and responded to all our queries personally and quickly. Most people we know were perplexed, amused or even worried about this departure from the accepted wisdom for Melbourne of an expensive auction.
Nearly all buyers (especially if interstate or overseas) use the internet to find property in addition to estate agent recommendations. We found the visibility on real.estate.com.au and domain.com was excellent. Forsalebyowner provides a range of additional advice, but we hired a quality wide-angle camera and did our own photography, and designed our own brochure.
One strategy we discovered, was to schedule our open for inspection slightly earlier than other properties thus jumping us to the top of inspection lists on that day. Of course, we had the contract and Victorian Vendors Statement (S32) prepared by a solicitor before advertising as most genuinely interested buyers wanted a digital copy sent to them for careful reading.
We also sent followup SMS’s to all those who inspected the property. We set our price above the real estate agents appraisals so that we would have some flexibility during negotiation. We completed negotiation and signed in our solicitor’s office for maximum peace of mind. The price we obtained was above the estate agents estimates.
Bryan and Nancy Macdonald
The decision to have a go at selling our own property was a difficult one. We wondered whether we were doing the right thing. Now on the other side of this experience, we would have no hesitation in recommending firstly selling your own property and secondly ‘For Sale By Owner’ have made the whole experience a pleasure which resulted in a great sale price in a tough market.
Numerous potential buyers commented that they were over agents and congratulated us for having a go. We would certainly use FSBO again if we were selling another property.
Go for it, and all the best.
Thank you Colin and your team at For Sale by Owner for providing this excellent service. Not only did I find the FSBO system far less stressful than using an agent throughout the whole marketing process, but I also sold the property for a lot more than the sale price quoted by various agents.
The excellent sale price was also influenced by using an excellent auctioneer, Charlie Powell from Under the Hammer.
Coomera Waters, QLD
I sold my house recently through For Sale By Owner. I am a very straight and honest person and thought that there must be a better way than going through real estate agents.
I received two offers within 4 weeks and found the process quite easy and empowering. I saved $20,000 in commission and was in control of the process.
Tell all my friends to do the same!
Anella and Jeff Conrades
We are thrilled to say that we have sold our investment house. Within three days we had an offer and one week later finance was approved; so today we put the SOLD sticker on the board.
This is our second property we have sold privately; the one previously was 9 years ago in the height of the market in WA, so we simply advertised a Home Open and had an offer that afternoon. With the expansion of the internet and the decline in the market, we decided this time to list with For Sale By Owner and it has proven to be a winner!
We gave the house a mini makeover; painted throughout, new carpets and some window treatments; this, plus making sure the lawns and gardens were in good condition; made the house very attractive to prospective buyers. In fact, once the offer was accepted, we notified the other people who had booked viewing appointments and they said if for some reason the sale did not go ahead, would we please let them know as they were still very interested in the house. Without fail, they all said how they preferred to communicate with the owner, rather than an agent. We are thrilled for the young person who bought our house and the rapport we have with him, would not have happened if a third party had been involved.
If anyone is considering selling privately, please do so, there is nothing to be feared. We have a great Settlement Agent who we have dealt with on several occasions, so it is very important to enlist their services. Also, PRESENTATION AND PRICE; do some work so your property is presented very well; do your homework so it is priced correctly; and before you know it, you too will have your house SOLD.
The FSBO team have been very efficient and most helpful, with all our queries answered quickly and professionally. The bottom line is JUST DO IT, list with FSBO and enjoy the experience and the benefit of not having to pay an Estate Agent fee; more dollars in your pocket is always a bonus.
Cheers and many thanks to the Team
Tom and Jill Langston
West Ulverstone, TAS
Thanks For Sale By Owner, You provided us with all the tools we needed to get our home sold!
Communicating with you was great and such an easy task to update our advert.
Berkeley Vale, NSW
Once again we have sold our house quickly using your brand and assistance.
Thank you. You are true to what you promote, do and sell.
Our second house sold within 2 days after the first open home. Even better than our first home which sold in a week.
We highly recommend FSBO. There is no other alternative.
Lower Mitcham, SA
I originally had my property for sale with an agent but found that I wasn’t being told the true story and that they look at a 3 month quick turnaround. My property was one of the biggest in the area and I needed to wait for the right buyer who was prepared to see its value.
For Sale by Owner gave me the flexibility and time to do that plus the ability to fine tuning the ad from their
I didn’t use a For Sale sign on the property, so no nosy neighbours and no one to know when I had sold.
The 2 other main areas that FSBO helped with was to keep content small and by setting the price on their site on the between figure of searching prices, I was appealing to 2 groups of buyers even though showing a higher asking price.
Appreciated all your help!
Stephen and Jenny Ward
Peak Hill, NSW
Our sincere thanks go to the team at ‘For sale By Owner’. We have had the best experience with selling property for the first time with the help from the team at “For sale by owner”.
They have made the initial advertising and set up such an easy process. And to our surprise, Our property received hits of interest within hours of going live on the websites. From one of these, we have secured a sale for our property. And the best of all… ‘No Real Estate commissions’!! Just 1 initial reasonable setup fee.
Thank you team! We will definitely be using your services again!!
Mount Compass, SA
After 7 months of being listed with a Real Estate company and not selling our home, we decided to list with forsalebyowner and sold our house within 2 weeks.
I would highly recommend forsalebyowner for their great customer service and professionalism. We saved loads of money by selling our home by ourselves the people that know the house the most.
Phil and Linda Gaunt
After trying to sell our property over a period of time using two different reputable agents we found the process to be very frustrating due to their lack of commitment and poor service.
We then decided to list with forsalebyowner because this not only gave use a listing on relevant websites but saved us thousands of dollars in commission allowing us to sell at a slightly lower price to secure a buyer.
We found the welcome pack and signage excellent and would use the service again when selling our next property.