Firstly, congratulations on taking the first step to selling your own Home!
Selling your home will most likely be one of the most important financial moves you will make in your life, and Selling Your ‘OWN’ Home yourself will most likely be one of the most financially rewarding decisions you’ve ever made..
The ‘Sell My House’ process is extremely simple, it’s just a matter of doing a bit of homework. This is firstly done by searching for the recent Sale prices of homes in your area. This is a really quick process, and can only take about 20 minutes, all you need to do is click this link and do a quick search in your suburb in the Sold section on realestate.com.au.
Selling your House privately in Australia is legal, very easy, & it will save you thousands, and in some cases, TENS of thousands of dollars in Agents commission & expensive advertising fees.
Average cost of using a Real Estate Agent to Sell a $500,000 Property – $16,500 commission + $3,000 Marketing * 100% TOTAL: $19,500 Average cost of using SaleByHomeOwner.com.au to Sell a $500,000 Property – $595.00 (Platinum Package)* 4% TOTAL: $595.00 YOU SAVE 96% on the cost of Selling your Home
What are the Benefits to Selling your own House:
Obviously the best part, You pay NO commission – ever.
Save thousands, possibly even tens of thousands of dollars in Agents commission and expensive advertising fees.
You’ll be in full control of the sale & there’s lock in contracts.
You deal directly with the buyers yourself.
Most Buyers prefer to deal directly with the owner of the property.
You can sell your home fast, without working to the agent’s schedule.
You make all the decisions yourself – you’re not restricted to what the agent demands.
There’s no Agent pressure on you to take offers that don’t meet your price expectations.
You can hold your own Open Homes & viewings whenever you like, for as long as you like.
A step-by-step guide to Selling your own House
Step 1: Decide on an asking price
The key here is to do your research; go to the ‘SOLD’ section of realestate.com.au & see what similar properties are selling for in your area. This is exactly what Real Estate agents do when they are determining an appropriate list price for your home.
You can visit the SOLD section of realestate.com.au by clicking this link & inserting your property suburb.
Step 2: Give your house a tidy-up
If you’re selling your property privately then your time is money! By having your house tidied & ready to go (perhaps with a fresh lick of paint here and there), you’ll be making your house much more sellable… and a quick sale means no more having to spend your time showing people around! – If you do decide to paint, only use neutral colour schemes, that light-coloured shade of green and purple that you love soo much, probably isn’t going to appeal to the general population. Here’s a link to the Bunnings website to help you pick out a nice theme sell your home.
Step 3: Start advertising your property
The great thing about todays day and age, is that MOST buyers are looking online! – So it’s absolutely crucial to have your property listed on websites like realestate.com.au or domain.com.au.
This is where the overwhelming majority of Real Estate agents get their buyers from. Our ‘For Sale By Home Owner’ service also offers a number of other advertising options such as Photo signs, Open Home signs, Open Home flags & Facebook marketing.
Step 4: Arrange viewings
This is pretty fool proof – Whenever a buyer calls or emails you, simply arrange a day and time that they buyer can come & have a look at the house.
Most buyers appreciate you letting them look around the house on their own pace. You’ll be surprised to know that most inspections only take around 10 to 15 minutes from start to finish, its best to follow them up with a call or text message after they’ve left to gauge their interest.
Step 5: Negotiate a price
The most important part here is to decide how much you are willing to accept beforehand, and focus on not going below that figure.
Don’t worry too much if you have to turn down an offer; it’s really quite common, and so long as you do so in a friendly and cordial way then you will still be leaving the door open just in case the buyer decides to come back later with a revised offer.
Step 6: Accepting an offer
This will usually be done verbally in the first instance, but be sure to ask the buyer to send written confirmation via email or post. Most of our ‘Sale By Home Owner’ customers get the buyer to fill out or letter of offer form which can downloaded Free from our website.
Technology today, means most buyers are looking ONLINE!
The birth of the internet has made selling EVERYTHING easier and more profitable. The internet has enabled people to connect with one another in a way like never before. Once a Real Estate agent was essential for selling, but now its as simple as creating an ad & getting your property seen by buyers on Australia’s realestate.com.au & Domain.com.au
Technology, smart phones and the internet makes selling incredibly easy to sell your Home
The birth of the internet has made selling EVERYTHING easier and more profitable. The internet has enabled people to connect with one another in a way like never before. Once a Real Estate agent was essential for selling, but now its as simple as creating an ad & getting your home listed on Australia’s leading websites (realestate.com.au & Domain.com.au)
Selling your home privately online is no different to selling cars, motorbikes, household items etc.. it’s just a matter of getting some nice photos, writing a brief property description & waiting for buyers to get in contact with you.
When would be the best time to Sell My Home?
Should I Sell My Home now, or Sell My Home in a few month? Whens the best time?
Contrary to belief, there really isn’ t a right or wrong answer to this. Real Estate is usually slower over the Christmas/New Years break, due to everyone being in Holiday mode, but apart from that any time is a good time!
The buyer Demand for property in Australia has undergone substantial growth the past few years. Properties are sold by owners in less than one or two days, especially in larger cities – without using real estate agents. More and more people are preferring to deal directly with home owners.
-View some our ‘For Sale Packages’ below to get started:
WE SAVED AROUND $14,000 & EASILY GOT THE ASKING PRICE, WHICH WAS ‘HIGHER’ THAN THE AGENT APPRAISALS WE’D RECEIVED!
“Very Pleased that we listed with Sale By Home Owner, products available were easily accessed, the flags & other promotional material gave us that professional look, & the information & support throughout the process couldn’t be faulted!
Even after paying for advertising in the local property guides, we saved around $14,000 & we easily got the asking price, which was ‘HIGHER’ than the Agent appraisals we’d received”
HAD SUCCESS SELLING MYSELF AFTER FAILED AUCTION WITH A REAL ESTATE AGENT – SAVED THOUSANDS!
“I first tried selling my Home through a local Real Estate agent & did a 4 week Auction campaign all I had gotten was intense pressure from the agent to accept the highest bid, which was very much below my Reserve price, but I did not yield.
I then came across Sale By Home Owner & was attracted to the idea of Selling the property myself. I listed my Home For Sale & it was SOLD after the 5th Open Home! – At the price I wanted! I went at my own pace, under my own control & there was no pressure. I saved THOUSANDS in commission & strongly recommend Home Owners to sell with Sale By Home Owner, it was hassle free! Thank you very much for providing such a wonderful platform for buying & Selling!”
SOLD BY THE HOME OWNERS IN 1 WEEK, IAN & ANN SAVED $12,500!
“We recently listed our Home with Sale By Home Owner & within 3 days of going online, we had an Open Home with 4 parties attending & we received 1 offer. The following day we had a call from a Sydney buyer (1,200Km’s away) who arrived the following week & we received a cash offer very close to asking price.
The Whole experience was a breeze, with Sale By Home Owner being of great assistance with their Marketing package. We saved over $10,500 in agents commission & $2,000 in advertising costs.We are Extremely happy with the results!”
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