As Private Sellers you may be of the mistaken belief that Gumtree is your only option. Yes, it is the only totally free option, but is it the best option for Private Sale Properties?
The Gumtree Site has its place. We have all used it at some stage to sell or buy items. However, is it the site to advertise one of your major assets, if not the major one?
Online Real Estate Sites for Private Sellers without an Agent.
There are options available.
Firstly, Realestate.com.au is Australia’s No 1 Site for property seekers, reaching thousands of people every single day. However, they had a policy of only permitting Licensed Real Estate Agents, to access their site. The Private Seller, to advertise on this site, minus the agent, requires a third party site, like ReDIY who meets the terms and conditions of Realestate.com.au as a contracted subscriber. We can advertise for Private Sellers on realestate.com.au, for a low, one-off advertising cost to allow the Private Seller to sell privately, no Agent, DIY, no commission, no let fee and no management fee. Advertisement remains on site until sold. But, that is not the only site, for the one payment, Private Sellers, get access to advertise on 10 sites, until they sell their Private Sale property.
Domain.com.au is the other very popular site, particularly in NSW and Victoria. It too, attracts many enquiries every day. Domain do allow Private Sellers direct access to their site. However, their charges are high and are charged in time frames. Therefore if not sold in the chosen time frame, payment needs to be made again. The cost is for this site only. For less, with ReDIY, you get both realestate.com.au, domain.com.au and 8 other real estate sites.
Selling Privately, Minus the Agent, advertising on Major Sites for Private Sellers, is made easy with ReDIY.
The other sites, together with realestate.com.au and domain.com.au are, squiz.com.au, onthehouse.com.au, homely.com.au, property.com.au, allhomes.com.au, homehond.com.au. With all these sites, The Private Seller, has the best chance of finding a buyer, in the shortest amount of time, to sell their property privately and do the rest themselves.
Online advertising is the only way to go for any real estate transaction.
Where do Agents advertise? Mostly realestate.com.au and domain.com.au. They do this is they need to attract as much enquiry as possible so that they will have inspections to show that they are working hard on the property. Why do Real Estate Agents have to keep charging all of their clients to advertise? They should have a solid database of Buyers and Tenants. A great deal of the online advertising is raising the profile of the Agent or Agency.
No Commission Sale, with ReDIY.
Apart from the large amounts of advertising money that can be saved by selling privately, there is the commissions that are charged. Let’s consider the work involved in selling a vacant block of land. It shows itself. This is one area to sell without an agent and pay zero commission. With the correct online advertising, properties can be sold privately. paying zero commission. Preparation and Research are the other keys to a successful private sale
Gumtree -v- Major Real Estate Sites.
Gumtree is free. However, not necessarily the best place to advertise a Private Sale, for Private Sellers of a very large asset. The major real estate sites, will attract the enquiry from Buyers so that you, The Private Seller, can sell your property privately, minus the agent and pay zero commission.