Selling with Us
What’s Real Direct for home-sellers?
Real Direct for home-sellers is to Deal with a real professional . We provide all the services that traditional agents provide and more. We help you with research. When you are ready to list, Real Direct will help you customise the sale of your home according to your needs.We provide Selling Service Options. We provide all the selling tools and advertising support – including registering your home with property websites (including realestate.com.au), for sale sign, brochures, floor plan and video tours (optional). Once you start receiving offers, Real Direct will help you with all of the negotiations and paperwork from exchange of contracts through to settlement.
Can Real Direct get me a better price on my home?
Real Direct agents are Real professionals in their field.They are well trained and fully qualified to get great results.
What is the cost of selling with Real Direct and when do I pay?
Real Direct selling fees are as follows: Property selling service is 1.1% of sale price + OPTIONAL performance incentive. All service option upgrades such as photography, photo sign boards, brochures etc are payable up front. If you take your home off the market, or if the 90-day listing has expired , you do not pay any selling fee, you have the option to renew the listing or simply withdraw from sale. Upon withdrawal, you only pay for the service option upgrades that were purchased ( Example: photo sign board, brochures, advertising).
Do you charge marketing fees?
We market properties according to the area and target audience, using the latest research. Our aim is to market homes as cost effectively as possible.
We establish buyer audience, then inform our data base, use social media platforms and then use the largest internet property search engine realestate.com.au, because of their effective reach nationally and internationally. Real Direct pay a monthly subscription to use these sites. We do not advocate unnecessary local newspapers advertising as this spend can be wasteful, however we will agree to print advertising if it is necessary to target a particular audience (we will access this accordingly to each property market).
Are there other ways I can market my home through Real Direct besides using property search portals such as Realestate.com.au?
Real Direct recommends the marketing of homes through social media platforms, our buyer data base,our website plus the major property search websites including realestate.com.au, because of their dominance in search. According to Roy Morgan Research, over 90% of Sydney’s home buyers use realestate.com.au as the most effective way of locating a new home and informing themselves on a particular market. If we agree that your home has appeal to that other 10% who do not use internet search, we will work with you to create a marketing campaign to reach those buyers.
Will you do public Auctions?
Real Direct will conduct Auctions.We will recommend a method of sale that is best suited to the property and buyer profiles.
What if my property doesn’t sell?
There are various factors that may cause your home not to sell, such as price, condition of home, and access to the home. Real Direct guarantees that you will be satisfied with our service, but this does not obligate us to refund your money if the property doesn’t sell, only if you are unhappy with our service.(Refer to service Guarantee)
How does Real Direct handle offer?
Real Direct will receive all offers and review them with you. We will be the main point of contact on all offer negotiations.
How long will it take to list my home?
It can take upto 7 days depending on the number of services you wish to purchase.
Do you give pricing valuations?
No. We recommend the use of an independent professional valuer to determine the selling price for your home. That said, we will provide you with a comprehensive market analysis based on recent sales to make a more informed decision. If you so wish we can provide a market appraisal using the data.
Do you handle negotiations?
Yes. After you and your Real Direct Agent have reviewed your offer and helped formulate your strategy, Real Direct will go back to the buyer’s and negotiate to ensure you get the best possible price and terms that are most important to you.
How do I list my home with Real Direct?
You can list your home in 3 easy ways:
- Online – Get started on our secure and easy Start your listing online application
- By Phone – Call 0411 889 393 and we can help you complete your application over the phone.
- In Person – Call us and request an agent visit your home ( Real Direct Agent service only).Sydney metro Area
Can I make changes to my listing?
Yes. Real Direct wants to have the most accurate and up-to-date information on your property. You can always contact your agent to update your listing.
Can I cancel my listing agreement?
Yes. Real Direct guarantees that you will be satisfied with your service.(Refer to satisfaction Guarantee in selling section).
How long must I stay with Real Direct?
All Real Direct Agent Agreements are exclusive sales agreements for a maximum 90 days.
Why do you encourage the seller to pay for pest and building inspection report?
For the buyer, a pest & building report is crucial to making an informed decision on a home. It can make all the difference when making an offer. At Real Direct we believe that all buyers should fully understand the nature of the home they’re buying and therefore should be provided with an independent report up font. Up front reports make buyers happy, because evaluation is easier and it cuts out a necessary expense.
We also appreciate the need for independent advice. That’s why we work with a professional pest and building company. The inspectors are committed to providing you with independent advice, ensuring your peace of mind.Please keep in mind that it is a optional decision for sellers to provide the pest & building report,as it is not a legal requirement.
Do you handle open inspections?
Yes your Agent will conduct open inspections and private viewings.