Should I Sell My House Privately?
Selling your home privately is empowering and rewarding, opening the doors to great possibilities.
Unlike more traditional methods of selling property, selling privately gives you complete control over the process of selling your home and puts the power in your hands. You get to take the driver’s seat and sell it your way. You realise greater efficiencies because the layer between you and your buyers is removed.
With more freedom throughout the process – from scheduling inspection times to deciding how best to advertise your property for sale – it’s all on your terms. And better yet, you have the opportunity to earn thousands of dollars in savings, which would have otherwise been spent on an agent’s commission.
Technology gives you direct access to the buyers in your market
It’s a well-known fact that most buyers find properties to purchase via the major property portals. Gone are the days where agents had a network of buyers to connect you with. All of the research is happening online.
In helping you sell your property privately, the first thing we help facilitate is the listing of your property on the major property portals, where you’ll be seen by relevant and interested buyers in your market.
Same advertising opportunities with more flexibility
Selling property traditionally via an agent will usually result in a six to eight-week marketing campaign, consisting of print-based advertising, listing the property on major real estate websites and a series of Open for Inspections.
What’s great about selling privately is you have access to the same advertising opportunities as traditional real estate agents do except you have greater flexibility to decide what works best for you. As we have previously outlined, your property is still advertised on Australia’s major real estate websites. However, whether you choose to invest a few hundred dollars more to boost your listing’s exposure in search results is at your discretion.
You also have the freedom to sell your property according to your schedule. When it comes to Open for Inspections, you may choose to host a 30-minute inspection rather than the traditional 15-minute window to give more buyers the opportunity to view your property. Or you could host your inspections at a time outside of the traditional Thursday evening and Saturday appointments.
With the same advertising opportunities, it’s no surprise that the average time it takes to sell a property privately matches the industry average.
Selling your own house is rewarding with buyMyplace
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If $20,000 was up for grabs, would you take it?
Our clients report saving $20,000 on average in agents’ commissions. Not only that, but they also report spending an average of 14 hours on the process of selling their own home – an average saving of almost $1,500 an hour. With this type of reward up for grabs, it’s no wonder we have over 6,000 happy customers that have sold successfully with buyMyplace.
Simply put, selling privately is a smart and financially savvy alternative to the traditional real estate method.
Don’t just take our word for it.
Click play to see what our customer, Anne, had to say about her experience with selling privately.