Do your homework
I didn't sell via Property Now and wasted just under 4K on REA upgrades on top of the listing, printing, photography etc. The support of Property Now is less than a joke -- when my listing did not rotate on REA and I raised a valid concern, I got asked to call their "licensee [Name Removed]" who was quite unhelpful took no responsibility or ownership bordering rude. so I was left to my own devices to call REA who did not discuss anything with myself since I had no account with them etc, so referring to "privacy", "pro..
Essentially, marketing...costs via PropertyNow were a bit higher compared to a full auction package. On top of outrageous cost PropertyNow charge for the upgrade., when you add cost of photography and visuals it gets quite expensive. The negativity of this review hinges on the terrible support. The overall rating being three is kind of OK since PropertyNow deliver exactly what they say, that WILL NOT be anywhere close to the initial marketing costs by an agency. You need to consider your personal situation, especially when it comes to the upgrades on REA. No such an option for Domain. Do you need upgrades? Well depends on your area - in my case ALL listings were premium, meaning yours if standard, will be at the bottom from the day 1. Upgrading a couple weeks after as I did after SO MANY comments from the visitors they found my ad by a chance is a waste of money.
A lukewarm experience
Not sure if it was because Propertynow is based in Queensland but I had no success leasing a house in Sydney through them. There was certainly nothing wrong with the service obtained from their office but although I had enquiries and answered all of them promptly I had no success at all in getting anybody to view the house over a 6 week plus period.
In desperation I placed an ad for free on Gumtree and I had 18 people view the house in a 2 week period. The house was leased to the very first couple who viewed it.
And I add, the house was the ...
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.
Get an answer from our members and PropertyNow representatives
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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