8 May 2013

Selling your own house in Canberra?

| jesse
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Has anyone had experience selling their own home?

We have an updated, split level, high ceilinged home close to Coolemon Court. Houses seem to sell reasonably quickly in this area.

Is it worth the hassle? Have sold 4 houses all through agents and had an un-nerving experience with the last one on the North Coast. We left it in his hands as we had moved back to Canberra because of family illness. Got a call – after it had been sold – from a prospective buyer who said he had refused to show it to them. Hmm!

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tachyglossus193812:32 pm 09 May 13

Hi Jesse, Fingers crossed, we are exchanging contracts today, selling privately. It has taken us just over 2 and 1/2 months in a somewhat skittish market. I could write a book about the experience. I am told by agents that less than 1% of houses are sold independently by owners here in Canberra. We bought our home here privately in 1980; and at that time private sales were quite common, perhaps even 20% or more of the market. AllHomes has changed all that. If you would like to chat about the experience you might like to give me a call on 0406375839.

Yes, it is worth the hassle – purely for the cash you save. Read this http://the-riotact.com/selling-privately-a-recent-experience/50361 – all still relevant and helped convince me to do it. I sold my house in Banks in November, and in turn bought privately in Weston Creek. Present it well, get all required reports, get the contract, do your research and price it accordingly, stick it on allhomes and away you go.

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