Whose name and contact details are on the HomeSell property listing I've just seen?
HomeSell properties are being marketed on a private sale basis, or using HomeSell Pro which involves a licensed salesperson. The contact details are generally those of the property owner (or their representative such as a parent, solicitor, friend etc). Where a HomeSell Pro salesperson is handling the initial enquiries on behalf of the vendor, their details will be clearly displayed.
How can I make an offer?
There are various ways to make an offer on a private sale property. Take a read through the 'How to make an offer' information in the 'Buyers' Guide' section of this website for more detailed information.
How do I view a Homesell property?
Just like a regular agent listed property, HomeSell properties will be advertised as 'Phone to view' or they will be running open homes on certain days/times. Check the web listing for current viewing instructions details or phone the owner direct to make a time to call in to see it.
Will the owner be negotiable on their price?
Most HomeSell customers are simply looking to achieve a fair price for their property. It's up to the seller whether they are willing to negotiate a lower price, however you don't know until you ask, so give it a try...they don't generally bite!
Feel free to submit an 'Expression of interest' to the buyer (using the HomeSell form which is non legally binding), as this can be a good way to start the ball rolling.
How do I buy a HomeSell listed property at Auction?
See our 'Guide to buying at Auction' information in the Buyers' Guide section for full details.
I'm not sure I want to negotiate direct with the owner; is there any other way?
If you don't feel like negotiating with the seller direct, have your lawyer submit a formal Sale & Purchase agreement to the sellers lawyer (their lawyers details are normally on the property brochure). This formalises the process and puts a third party in the middle, which for some people is more comfortable. Lawyers will generally do this as part of their overall conveyancing fee for the purchase, but check with them if they have any additional charges.
Alternatively, email the seller an Expression of interest to get the ball rolling. You can email this to the seller, without having to deal with them face to face and it's not a legally binding contract, so you're not signing your life away. Too easy!
When should I get my lawyer involved?
You don't need to get your lawyer involved until you are ready to submit a formal offer, or need to review one that the seller has had drawn up. It is very important to have your lawyer check any agreement BEFORE you sign it.