Not so good for rentals.
We listed our property on Property Now. It cost $235 and we got 2 enquiries. We also listed on Gumtree for free and in a shorter time frame got 25 enquiries and our new tenant. I don't recommend landlords use this for rentals and will not use them again.
Disappointing - no sale after two months and no responses at all after upgrading to the Feature ad on realestate.com.au
I decided to try selling via PropertyNow, starting with a standard ad for just over a month. Responses were fairly low for the opens I did every weekend for the first 5 weeks (sometimes on both Saturday and Sunday), so decided to pay extra for an upgrade.
The problem is that upgrading to the Premier ad is horrendously expensive via PropertyNow - almost 3 times that suggested by other real estate agents as their charge for a Premier listing. I incorrectly thought that paying for the more reasonably priced Feature ad upgrade might increase inte...
I contacted this company via email and phone message and received no response to either enquiry, to date all I have received is marketing material that was not relevant to my enquiry.
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An overpriced and inferior service
At $694 for a standard listing, PropertyNow are one of the most expensive ‘for sale by owner’ websites. Yet they offer an inferior product to similar sites which are $300 less. Instead of prospective buyers being able to contact the seller direct, they are forced to contact PropertyNow first and provide a code number. This is both annoying and time consuming for buyers. PropertyNow claim that realestate.com.au rules will not allow them to provide the sellers phone number. This is false! Just look at any conventional real estate agency listing a...nd somewhere on the webpage will be the agent’s mobile number. I also found the licensees attitude left much to be desired. Instead of listening to my complaints, [name removed] shouted at me and was extremely belligerent. I urge you to save your money and to go with another company.
I found "Property Now" a waste of time and money. It maybe o/k in Queensland but no good in Perth.
Property was new house at a very reasonable price. Now with an estate agent in Perth.
Questions & Answers
I am interested in using your service to sell my home, but all the legal work and the protocol of what has to be done and when and how is a bit scary to me, I believe a solicitor/conveyancer would be the first up before listing, but does your company point clients in the right approach?
Hi Lisa, it's natural to be nervous if this is your first time looking at this method. The above will depend on what state you're located in.
For QLD for example, there are standard forms available including the contract of sale, for other states such as NSW you need to get this drawn up by your representative before marketing. For most states yes, the first step is usually finding a legal representative. We promise the legal side of things is a lot less complicated than you'd think. We are definitely available to point you in the right direction.
Basically, you want to ensure you have a legal rep and that they know you're selling without the interference of an agent and get them to draw up your contract of sale. From there, you won't need them again until the end of the sales process where they will help finalise your sale and hold any monies in their trust account.
If you have further questions please give us a call at 1300 664 773 or email us at email@example.com. :)
Hi What's your monthly management fee for renting houses
Hi Leon, we don't charge any monthly management fees. PropertyNow assists the public to list their property for rent. We provide a platform for you to list your property and it is seen on realestate.com.au, Domain and several other sites. You receive all enquiries and you choose your tenant. We merely facilitate you getting your listing seen and forwarding enquiries, we also provide additional services such as tenant checks and police checks. Hope this answers your question. If you need more information please call 1300 664 773 or visit our website www.propertynow.com.au
Sorry another question. Our write up is quite long. Is there a limit to the amount of words allowed in a listing?
Hi Lorraine, we did respond to your email so we hope this was received by you. :)
Realestate.com.au and Domain do have a word limit but we’ve only ever had maybe 2 clients exceed this over the years. We usually recommend around 350-500 words as buyers usually won’t read through extensive text. If you want more you're of course welcome to add what you need up to the text limit.
To answer the other questions in your email in case that didn't arrive:
- You can definitely add your floorplan, there will be a section for this when completing your listing.
- For offers there is a make an offer page on the site or we have a printable offer form available in account also.
Hope this helps! Let us know if you'd like a call.
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Property Now has found a happy medium between allowing home sellers to forego the help of an agent altogether, and rely on them to manage the entire property transaction process.
The popular real estate service is also unique because it doesn’t charge commission. Instead, it offers a flat-fee service of $694. This fee covers a number of inclusions, some of which are:
- Access to a real estate agent who’s been licensed for a minimum of 2 years
- Property listings on realestate.com.au and Domain.com.au, and 7 additional websites
- Customer service features such as an automated 24/7 phone enquiry service
- Basic marketing inclusions such as a professional for-sale sign, and printable brochures
Points to consider:
You’ll pay extra for most marketing and advertising costs, which are listed as available addons. However, the cost of these still appear to be much lower than hiring a real estate agent to perform these tasks.
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