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Glenelg North, SA
My experience with Sold By the Owner was a 100% positive one, and I would recommend them to anyone any day! I mainly spoke with Simon, and he was always very prompt, positive and helpful to my MANY enquiries. To make the decision to sell the home privately, without using what many Believe is the ONLY way to sell a house, through a real estate agent, is a difficult
one. In particular since many of the people around you are likely to suggest to use a real estate. After all, it’s such an important affair to sell a home. Which is exactly the reason we choose to sell privately. It was our home, and in my view, I was the best person to sell it.
Thanks to Sold By the Owner, the decision to not use a real estate was made easier. And the process of selling my house was easy, enjoyable and very rewarding. I must admit that my house is located in a popular area, and is also a unique, practical and Beautiful home, which of course helped to sell it quickly. But, in my view, with the help of Sold By the Owner, everything done to prepare the house, including creating the flyers and brochures and photo board (you actually have to be prepared to do some work :-), the process was identical to the one done by professional sales people. The biggest difference is that I know much more about my home than anyone else. And that helps!
Last year we had our property listed with two different agents over a period of 7 months. We only received one written offer well below our “reserve” price… This year we took a chance on re-listing our home with For Sale By Owner. We sold it today, after only having it on the market for 8 WEEKS!! We were able to negotiate directly with the buyers on sale price and mutual settlement arrangements.
Yes, you need to acquire your own sale contracts ($2.50 from REIWA) but other than that it’s super easy and stress free. We would use For Sale By Owner again, no doubt about it!
Sold my unit at the second open house!! Fantastic! No SOLD sign because the unit went so quickly I didn’t have time to get it!
For Sale by Owner did the key things I couldn’t do like get my ad onto Domain et al and providing professional photos. They also treated any requests with the utmost urgency and acted on them. This gave confidence and a feeling of being supported …which is really important.
It’s great to have a service like Sale by Owner when doing a task that can sometimes feel a bit daunting.
Just Sold my property on FSBO. It was easy and the support of FSBO when required was excellent. Even potential buyers commented on the quick responses from FSBO compared to some non return calls from real estate agents.
Contact of sale was provided by my settlement agency and they explained how to fill out and also checked before final signing.(buyers settlement agency also checked over so all parties were happy it was filled out correctly.) Basically copied the one from when first brought house with a few changes. No one seemed put of by you selling yourself and you could answer any questions that they had that the real estate agentd would most likely would not know on the spot.Saved over $20,000 selling myself.
Well worth the time and for the time spent worked out at a great hourly rate of pay.Home opens could be done when you wanted to and to be at times when other properties in the area were also opened.Any viewings requested we could accommodate asap to fit in with both parties.
Only hassle was the few negative realestate sharks trying to get your business and telling you that they had buyers that wanted to view your property and that selling yourself won’t work (Some though did wish you luck.) Dont give in. In all a very happy experience.
Daniel and Beth Gilfillan
West Moonah, TAS
We were very pleased with the service provided by forsalebyowner. We were pleased with the interest in the property. We sold it easily, for a price we were happy with, and without the expense or hassle of dealing with a real estate agent.
I advertised through forsalebyowner.com and received 30 enquiries in two months. By three months, the house was sold.
Enquiries came from all over Australia, and even one from the U.S. And to think that I did not need to pay an estate agent fee. I would definitely recommend that others do it this way.
Sydney Olympic Park, NSW
This is the second time I sell my property with forsalebyowner. Yeah, it is very easy to sell a property by owner.
I got many enquiry from www.realestate.com.au and www.domain.com.au. Then you just reply the email or answer some calls. I only open for inspection 2 times to get the buyer. Buyer also like to deal with owner, because the price is lower than from agent.
In my view, this is the only way to sell your property. It’s not until you go through the FSBO experience, you realise how little real estate agents do for their ridiculous commissions. We saved $8,000 just on agent commission alone. You don’t need to be super confident to do it either, just organised and interested in selling your property, plus its a real kick getting emails from people interested in your property!
Buyers love dealing with owners directly. Nearly every potential buyer I spoke to told me this and also how relaxed and comfortable they were not having to ‘play the game’ through agents. More importantly, who knows more about your property than you do – you simply are the best person to talk knowledgeable about your property to buyers.
If you want to save thousands and show people that there is an alternative to the disorganised and unethical mess which is the traditional real estate industry – then use this service, you won’t be disappointed.
I found your service second to none. I am very happy with all aspects from advertising the house to finally selling it.
Your site will be the first I consider when selling another house and I would have no problem recommending your business to anyone selling a house or property — well done folks and good work.
Melissa Hammersley & Grant Westcott
We are so excited to have sold our home, we couldn’t wait to stick the SOLD sticker on! We recommend any home owner wishing to sell their home use Forsalebyowner.
It was so EASY right from the start! Not to mention the HUGE SAVINGS on agents fees! We will definitely be using Forsalebyowner again when the time comes…
Thanks to your wonderful team.
It was straightforward to create the advertisement with a description and pictures for realestate.com.au and very simple to change details whenever needed.
Using forsalebyowner.com.au, we saved well over $10,000 compared to the advertising costs and commission a real estate agent would have charged.
We had a great experience with forsalebyowner.com.au and highly recommend the service to all home sellers.
The process was very smooth from sign-up to sale and the property enquiry notifications were timely and simple for both ouselves and potential buyers. We also received professional advice when we needed it (i.e.on the Sunday morning that the property sold). All in all, great value for money.
Thanks again for your professional support and assistance in helping me achieve this fantastic outcome. The house sold in less than a week and I got more than I was asking for it.
While the market is good here, the assistance you guys gave me with professional marketing was invaluable and the professional photography that you recommended also contributed to the good result.
And I saved more than $12,000 in commissions. Will never sell through an agent again!
For those of you that are like me pondering whether you should or should not do this… all I can say is DO IT. Fast, Simple and awesome service was my experience. Our house was listed within a couple of hours on the realestate.com and within 6 days was sold.
During this time I had a few questions regarding negotiations but it was late at night so I was hesitant to call… but I did and they took all my concerns away… then gave me excellent advice and made the whole process really easy.
Thankyou FSBO – I have already been telling everybody about you…
St Leonards, VIC
We had our house on the market with a local real estate agent for 3 months and had very little interest, We were pressured to reduce our price as the only mechanism to attract buyers. We decided to use FSBO and in the first week had 2 contracts with potential buyers and sold shortly after.
I firmly believe real estate agents simply treat vendors as numbers and any interest in my house that went to the agent was diluted when they proceeded to show them other properties. When selling my home I took the time to explain the soft qualities, such as neighbours, sunlight during each season and the history of how the house became what it is today – all of which the agent could not provide.
Take control of your sale, avoid exorbitant commissions and sell your home yourself!
Quinns rocks, WA
3 months with RE agent – waste of time, way over priced, 2nd showing of for sale by owner 3 offers the successful buyer drove by and saw our sign with phone number and called us, they were just outside so we let them through – we sold for $585,000 which was perfect for us with no fees.
I loved showing my own home, everyone commented on how great it was to deal directly with the buyer. only stress was which offer to accept! multiple offers allowed us to increase our price by $5k. will definitely use your service if I move again – oh no I can hear the family groan! this will be house number 12.
Thanks for all your help.
As an owner of a property in Wakerley, QLD we can highly recommend For Sale By Owner.
The product was excellent, the online support was great both by phone and email / online chat. We sold our house in a matter of days from time it went live.
Thanks the the team at Owner For Sale we are now about to settle to our new abode and no commission payable to an agent.
Judith and Kevin Whitehurst
Our dealings with forsalebyowner has been a totally positive experience. We found them very helpful and obliging in all aspects of our listing and appreciated their patience with our lack of computer knowledge.
Their response time for any of our enquiries was always prompt and our house sold before our first home open. We could not be happier and would not hesitate in recommending them.
Thanks for your assistance. I am happy to advise selling price because that will become public knowledge in due course anyway. When I first put the property on forsalebyowner, I listed it at $415,000. Our expectations were to achieve a price above $400,000. After a few weeks, I decided to change the advertised price to “Negotiable over $399,000”. I have sold for $405,000, so as you can imagine, we are quite happy with the outcome.
It did take a little longer than I hoped (possibly due to the Christmas holidays) but it has been a happy experience and not nearly as daunting as one might think. I also enjoyed having the “open homes” and meeting people. I found that everyone who looked at the property was interested in the concept of selling your own home.
We have recently sold our rural/residential acreage in country NSW via ForSaleByOwner and are very happy with the exposure given by FSBO on domain.com.au and realestate.com and would highly recommend selling property this way if you prefer to sell privately and deal directly with potential purchasers.
Many thanks to FSBO for efficient notifications of enquiries and and checking occasionally the selling status of the property during that time.