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I had a great experience selling my house with Sale By Owner. I sold it for more than the asking price in 3 weeks. The website was easy to use – I am not particularly technical and I managed to take the photos of the house myself (thanks for the video of tips on how to take good photos) and upload them.
Then the enquiries came pouring in. I decided to do an open house two Saturdays in a row and that was all I needed to get two offers over the asking price.
I would definitely recommend this service and I would use it again.
Marten & Marilyn deVries
Just a note of thanks for the help received in the sale of our property in Cleveland. Indeed, you guys have been a great help and saved us literally thousands of dollars!! I don’t see why more people on the move rely on real estate agents when it can be done quite smoothly using the kind of service you provide.
The real estate commissions are so high and, generally, the owner does most of the necessary work anyway. We certainly recommend your services to anyone in the process of selling their house. Keep up the good work.
Charles and Sharyn Douglas
We recommend your site, forsalebyowner, as it has so many benefits. Firstly the very low cost of advertising, no agent commission, bright eye catching ads and signs, the ability to manage ones site by changing wording or price, and the quick response to any inquiries.
We especially like the way we are contacted firstly by a text message from yourselves as well as an email with a phone number and email address of the prospective buyer. This enables us to contact the buyer and answer any questions or to arrange a viewing at a time which suits ourselves and the buyer. It is a very good site and thanks to you both for your expertise.
We found great value with forsalebyowner.com.au when we wanted to sell our unit in Mary Street, Brisbane. They were always prompt with any changes to our advertisement and in responding to any queries we had.
The experience was great value for money and we had lots of inquiries; ultimately we sold our property for a satisfactory price.
It was with some hesitation that I decided to use FSBO. The process could not have been easier. I sold my house within a week at a higher price than I advertised, and I estimate that I have saved more than $15000.00 in commission and advertising.
I have told everyone I know that if they are selling a house and they do not use FSBO than they are making a serious financial mistake. Thank you to the team at FSBO.
Just wanted to say thank you as this is the second time we have sold with your website. It is always user friendly and easy to navigate and use. Both times we have sold in record timing, first time was in 2 weeks and we had many responses. This time we accepted our offer in 4 days, just took another week and a bit to exchange.
We had 9 people waiting on our list to view if exchange didn’t occur. Our first house sold for our asking price and this second one sold for more than our asking price. Awesome!
Thanks again we always recommend your site to friends and family of which some have used it and we will be sure to continue using you in the future.
Hello I apologise for delay in sending this through but wanted to say thank you , not only was the whole process simple but the website and set up was easy to navigate ! We sold ( or had a contract ) on our house within a few days of listing with for sale by owner and I am more than happy to recommend your service to anyone considering selling themselves !
We had a fairly good idea of market value from researching and whilst I am sad to have to sell our beautiful home it made it much more pain free not having to go through auctions etc!
Thank you again and happy to refer people to you which I have already done!
Quarry Hill, VIC
Just letting you know how pleased I am with your service and what an enjoyable experience it was selling my home privately.
You made it really easy to access enquiries and it was lovely dealing directly with people. Without an agent in the middle I knew exactly where I stood with perspective buyers and vise-versa so there was no pushing for unwanted negotiations on either side- it was totally transparent.
It was a bit difficult because of the geography- not living close to the home while it was for sale, but at the end of the day that was a minor problem.
While it was on the market I had several real estate agents wanting to take it off my hands, saying they had buyers waiting, that people didn’t like buying without an agent and even that they would have it sold within a week.However they suggested a sale price much lower than I knew it was worth. I was able to keep a good watch on houses and sales in the area to ensure my pricing was right.
The result was great- it sold for $30-40,000.00 more than the agents’ suggested and I didn’t get lugged with commission .All offers came in well above the agent’s suggestions. The purchasers have since emailed to say how settled and happy they are so I know it was worth the price to them.
I’m trying to convince my neighbours to sell their home this way, and agree with one of my perspective buyers who had just sold her place through you and said” it’s the only way to sell”.
Tweed Heads, NSW
Just wanted to let you know that we have found a buyer and sold the property within 3 days of going up on the market for the price of $405k, which was in our range of $399-425k.
We could have achieved more but the buyer was perfectly suited to us, as they’re not in a rush to move and don’t mind the long settlement we require.
Anyway, all good as the property has been sold to the right buyer for a good price! Thank You for all your materials, support etc!
Rachel and David Logan
Mount Stuart, TAS
Selling with FSBO was very easy. The creation of the advertisement was a simple and satisfying project and we had many emails and phone calls as soon as it went up, ultimately achieving our goal in a couple of months. We both felt that selling by ourselves created a better outcome for everyone involved, with no agent controlling the action.
The privacy buffer which allowed our contact details to only be passed on to legitimate interest was good, as was being able to access and change our advertisement whenever we liked, not waiting on any middle man. We are very much impressed and will use FSBO again.
Murrumba downs, QLD
A great way to get the job done. Enabled us to meet the market & still get the price we were asking. Would give For Sale By Owner the highest recommendation.
Peter and Karen Broadhurst
Shoal point, QLD
My wife and I thank you and the team at “Sale by Owner” for your support and great help in selling our two properties. We certainly endorse your Company’s speedy professionalism in all aspects from your assistance to write up the Web advertisements and to assisting with the downloading of pictures.
Our experience was as follows. We had advertised and promoted our properties through local Mackay Real Estate agents over a couple of years. It was expensive in advertising costs, which showed little result, and virtually no enquiries. Apart from that we knew that in addition, we would have to pay a hefty commission on a successful sale.
Out of frustration we searched for an alternative and located your organisation.
Once we had signed up with you and paid the one off fee, our properties were advertised on Realestate.com.au and Domain within the hour. A street sign was provided clearly indicating the properties for sale. Over the next ten days we had at least half a dozen enquiries, resulting in two offers and a successful sale. The sale resulted from the web advertising and the buyers were from a Capital City. An interesting point though is that a number of people were attracted to the property by the drive past street sign.
We certainly endorse your organisation.
Phillip & Christene Hampton
Thank you Paul and Colin for their assistance in selling our home. We used a real estate agent for 60 Days, and did not have one visit from buyers. We listed with FSBO and sold within 60 days (30 of those was over Christmas).
We had 7 buyers through the house, over that time. The major feature we liked was the control over our listing, which we could adjust any time, and moved the price down SLOWLY, and changed the narrative until it generated interest.
Our open houses were for 1 hour, and we did it when it suited us, not the real estate agents schedule. The purchasers of our home, had just been hurried out of an inspection because there was only 5 mins left of the ½ Hour, they then came to our open house, looked for about 45 minutes, left and then rang us with an offer 30 minutes later. The relaxed manner of our open house was a definite plus!
We have already recommended FSBO to several people, and believe it is the ONLY way to sell.
White beach, TAS
Very impressed with FSBO. It was very easy to set up and I loved the instant messaging when an enquiry was made. Friendly and professional and we saved over $9,000 in Commission fees – gotta luv that!!!!
Would definitely use it again and highly recommend it!
Irene & Keith Rippingale
We would just like to thank all the team for the service we received in selling our house.its the only way to go.
We have recommended you to all our contacts, and prospective buyers have commented on the quick response they received on making their initial enquiry.
We wish you all the very best for the future.
Thank you for this great opportunity to be able to sell our house directly to the market. We had previously been quoted by local agents a sale price for our property that we thought had been greatly undervalued. Despite pressure from our friends who thought we should always use an agent we pressed on and were rewarded.
We ended up attracting offers of nearly 40% more than quoted by the agents and that was no fluke because there was significant interest all at the same level. We sold our house to the second couple in on our first open day, and had to stop opens after just two weeks. In that time we had more than 20 viewings.
What more can anyone say, except thank you very much and I know from my side more of my friends will sell their houses this way in the future. Thanks again!
Why pay agents fees and commission plus advertising, all you need do is make yourself, available for inspections and commit to advertising yourself.
I have always wondered why people list so readily with the run of mill agents, they offer no guarantees, no warranty, they have nothing outlaid, we supply the product detail it present it then they charge you for the advertising etc and still charge you thousands of dollars.
This was a positive result and experience, I am impressed with how easy it is.
Kawana Island, QLD
I sold my apartment in 21 days after the 3rd open home. I had so much interest in it and the experience was stress free. I really believe the best person to sell your property is yourself and I have saved thousands.
It is so easy to list your property yourself, just follow the steps. You can log into your account and change photos, blurb at any time yourself.
I have another property listed with you and hope for another sale soon. I can’t thank you enough for your support and prompt reply to my emails.
Far out what an exhilarating and personally rewarding experience! We can’t provide a picture of ourselves in front of our SOLD sign because we sold, and exchanged contracts within 24 hours of going to market for way over our asking price; we hadn’t even received our for sale sign nor had we even had one home open!
We signed up with FSBO at about 6pm and by 6am the following morning I was responding to enquiries and connecting with potential buyers; I feel like an agent would not have been able to be so prompt or engaged as I was.
I had buyers coming by mid-morning and staying for over an hour each time, chatting and enjoying the space and falling head over heals for the place and the honest details we could provide about the area and the home etc. When I saw their kids playing in our cubby with our kids we knew it was sold!
Allowing personal time with potential buyers is exactly what makes a person truly engage with your home and feel it is their own.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED and thank you!
Black Head, NSW
We have been pleasantly surprised by the easy process of selling through For Sale By Owner. Backup support was used in the early days which was helpful and gave us peace of mind. The website is also user friendly and simple to understand.
We felt very comfortable selling our place as we had the best information to provide prospective buyers and could answer queries efficiently and with knowledge which is often lacking with agents. All our prospective buyers were comfortable with the fact that we were selling the property ourselves.
We have already recommended using For Sale By Owner to several friends and would easily sell a property again this way.