5 Reasons You Are The Best Person To Sell Your Home
Don’t think you’re qualified enough to sell your own property?
Trust us when we say you have everything it takes to sell your property yourself. We understand your home is the most meaningful asset you’ll ever own. However, it’s for that exact reason we believe your home is best placed in your hands.
1 – You Have One Focus, Your Home
At any given time agents are responsible for several listings at once, so their time and attention are divided. However, you only have one focus – your property.
With the private sale method, you have the flexibility to adjust the way you sell your home however it suits you best. For example, when hosting Open for Inspections you’re not limited to an agent’s time frame. If you’re busy on a Saturday morning, host one in the afternoon. If you think the usual 15-minute window is too short, host your open houses for 30-minutes instead. The point is you’re in charge, so you can do what works best for you.
2 – No One Knows Your Property Better than You
The advantage you have is no one knows your home better than you. You intimately know its ins and outs, like the sunniest spot in the garden, the average monthly electricity costs, how easy it is to maintain the house, and the best cafes in town. Personal insights like these are the reason buyers love to deal directly with you, the owner.
Nowadays, all the information you need to sell your home is at your fingertips, it’s just a matter of doing your online research. For starters, take a look at properties that are currently on the market to sell in your local area. Is the market highly competitive? How much are properties selling for? Websites like Realestate.com.au and Domain.com.au are great places to start this research.
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3 – Put Your Hard-Earned Dollars Back in Your Pocket
The commission you pay an agent once your property sells can vary between 2-3% of your sale price. At first glance, 2-3% doesn’t sound like a lot, right?
Allow us to put things into perspective. Let’s say your property is worth $600,000. This means you would pay nearly $20,000 to an agent for something you can do yourself. $20,000 is a lot of money, which we think is far better suited in your pocket than anyone else’s.
4 – Cut Out the Middleman
Rumour has it that buyers feel uncomfortable looking at homes when the owner is present, but our vendors report this is in fact a myth. As long as you give buyers the privacy to properly inspect your home there will be no issues. In fact, prospective buyers tend to enjoy that they can ask questions about the property and receive immediate responses. So, be sure to prepare for any questions they may have in advance.
5 – A Simpler Conversation
Negotiating the price of your property is simply a conversation about money. It gives you and your potential buyers an opportunity to be honest about your respective needs. Since you’ve already met at Open for Inspections, a rapport is established between you, which makes it a friendlier experience.
That said, we understand talking money isn’t a comfortable topic for everyone. If you decide to sell privately with us, the option is always there to be advised by a professional negotiator when it’s crunch time.
At the end of the day, selling your house privately is about believing in yourself. With the power of the internet and the in-depth knowledge you have of your property, we think you’ll hit it out of the park. Besides, if you get stuck along the way, we’re always here to lend a helping hand.