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Private real estate for sale?

By Stereo - 30 April 2012 18

I am new to Canberra and I am looking at buying a property. 

I was wondering where Private sellers advertise their properties for sale?  Aside from All Homes.

Can anyone can point me in the direction of websites or publications?

What’s Your opinion?


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Private real estate for sale?
Sandman 9:08 pm 02 May 12

In relation to the original inquiry, what would you gain by buying privately? Agents want to move properties and in today’s buyers market they’re just as likely to talk the owner into a cheaper deal if you make an offer and stick to it. We recently bought a unit in Downer that was in pretty average condition (basically unreadable due to kitchen and bathroom and had been empty for 4 years) Agent was keen to get it off his books and as we’d been the only people to show a real interest he didn’t seem to waste any time in getting our rather low offer accepted.

XO_VSOP 2:02 pm 02 May 12

I’d say Allhomes is still owned by the Blackshaw’s why would you let a cash cow like that go? well fully anyway 😉 But who really cares about owner speculation. The site works and is really the only place to list with or without an agent.

Wodgie 12:01 pm 01 May 12

You could also check this out for ideas if you aren’t used to Canberra laws and stuff.
http://www.ors.act.gov.au/publication/view/1666/title/the-renting-book-a
although it looks like it is due for an update.

konazz 12:01 pm 01 May 12

toriness said :

not just sewn up but stitched up. who owns it now? one of the real estate agents? a friend of mine considered selling privately and went to place an ad on allhomes only to find out the price of listing as a private seller was WELL higher than the charge applied when listing through an agent.

Probably because the agents buy their ads wholesale (i.e. in groups of 50+ ads, so a significant discount – akin to wholesale prices). I would also imagine that they would get little if any customer service support if they had issues with the ads.

But yeah, $1250 is a bit steep, considering there was a thread here on RA a while back ago on how to sell a house – and at $350, with a bit of time and discussion with your solicitor you could save yourself a tidy sum and DIY the whole process (either in a lower asking price = selling faster; retaining the normal agent fee = higher wealth extraction).

watto23 11:51 am 01 May 12

Its now $1295 to list a property on allhomes. I doubt too many agents are that cheap, they obviously offer a service though.

thatsnotme 11:50 am 01 May 12

watto23 said :

It used to be $350 to list a property.

It’s now $1,295 for a private seller. Quite the price hike!

watto23 11:44 am 01 May 12

toriness said :

Holden Caulfield said :

You can also try Canreps, although it’s pretty limited: http://www.canreps.com.au

AllHomes pretty much has this region sewn up.

not just sewn up but stitched up. who owns it now? one of the real estate agents? a friend of mine considered selling privately and went to place an ad on allhomes only to find out the price of listing as a private seller was WELL higher than the charge applied when listing through an agent.

It used to be $350 to list a property.

WhiteRabbit 11:33 am 01 May 12

i have a mate selling his place in Page

3BR with a granny flat

pm me ill put u in touch

toriness 7:40 pm 30 Apr 12

Holden Caulfield said :

You can also try Canreps, although it’s pretty limited: http://www.canreps.com.au

AllHomes pretty much has this region sewn up.

not just sewn up but stitched up. who owns it now? one of the real estate agents? a friend of mine considered selling privately and went to place an ad on allhomes only to find out the price of listing as a private seller was WELL higher than the charge applied when listing through an agent.

Holden Caulfield 4:42 pm 30 Apr 12

EvanJames said :

Anyone remember Multilist?

Before you list, insist on…

EvanJames 4:29 pm 30 Apr 12

Anyone remember Multilist? But some agencies very ostentatiously eschewed being in it. AllHomes seems to have cut through that and enticed everyone in.

It is very convenient to be able to just list ’em up, and see quite quickly that you still can’t afford anything! I like stickybeaking around peoples’ places via the photos though.

watto23 3:56 pm 30 Apr 12

Yep Allhomes got in early and first and now well over 90% of the market is on it.

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 1:09 pm 30 Apr 12

carnardly said :

All homes or the Saturday paper. That’s pretty much it.

+1. These are the places to look.

Holden Caulfield 10:48 am 30 Apr 12

You can also try Canreps, although it’s pretty limited: http://www.canreps.com.au

AllHomes pretty much has this region sewn up.

carnardly 10:27 am 30 Apr 12

All homes or the Saturday paper. That’s pretty much it.

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