Not only did her Heidelberg Heights house sell at auction for $22,000 above the $765,000 reserve, she also saved more than $15,000 in traditional commission and marketing costs.
“I had a fantastic experience with Purplebricks,” says Tanya.
“Everything happened so smoothly and calmly, not one hiccup. Prue [Jones, the Local Property Expert for the area] was professional, friendly and always available.
“I got a great price and great service. What more could you ask for?”
Since launching in Brisbane, Melbourne, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast in September, 2016, Purplebricks has turned the traditional real estate model on its head in Australia.
In just four months, Purplebricks has exchanged or settled on over 150 residential properties through auction and private treaty sales, returning an estimated $1.7 million in savings back to sellers.
The next generation real estate agency has enjoyed great success in Australia date and is now set to shake up the Sydney market, extending to NSW to offer sellers a flat fee of $5,500 to market and sell your home. If you’re lucky enough to own a home in Edgecliff, that could mean a sale-saving of $86,403, based on traditional commissions (2.2%) and marketing costs of $2,500.
Happy vendors celebrate after their successful auction with Purplebricks
The flat fee includes a dedicated Local Property Expert, advertising on Purplebricks.com.au, Realestate.com.au and Domain.com.au, floor plans, a property description, professional photography, a ‘for sale’ board, a sales support team, 24/7 support and a dedicated ‘My Purplebricks’ area of the website containing up-the-minute information about the sale of the property.
For NSW homes that go to auction, a small additional fee of $1100 is charged on top to cover the cost of an auctioneer and all private viewings and open homes carried out by the Local Property Expert.
Speaking about the Sydney launch, co-founder and CEO Michael Bruce says: “Until now, Sydneysiders selling their homes have been paying too much, for too long.
“We have made a real difference to sellers very quickly across Melbourne and Brisbane and it’s high time that residents in Sydney were given the first ever professional and credible alternative to wasting thousands of dollars in commission and separate marketing costs.”
Here’s a breakdown of how it all works:
- Book a free property appraisal, 24/7
Sellers simply visit purplebricks.com.au to arrange a free no-obligation appraisal of their home. With just a few clicks, you can arrange a date and time for one of their experienced Local Property Experts to visit.
- Dedicated expert until your property is sold
The dedicated Local Property Expert will provide you with a professional appraisal and offer their advice and expertise, all with no obligation. They are experienced at helping to achieve the highest possible price for you and personally support you throughout the whole process. You will receive their direct contact number and email address.
- Instruct Purplebricks for a fixed fee
Instruct to sell for just $5500 (inc. GST) or $6600 (inc. GST) when you sell at auction. You don’t have to pay anything upfront and there is no commission fee when you sell your property! Your Local Property Expert creates a floor plan and writes the property description which are all included in the flat fee including professional photography! And if you choose to sell by auction, the cost of an auctioneer and open days are also included in the price
- Review your property advert
Your Local Property Expert will then prepare your advert for the leading property websites such as realestate.com.au, domain.com.au and your property will also be listed on purplebricks.com.au. Once you’re happy with your advert it can be on the market and available to millions of buyers in just a few hours!
- Receive viewings, feedback and offers instantly
Purplebricks is open when other real estate agents are closed – viewings can be arranged, offers made and sales agreed 24/7 on your desktop, tablet or smartphone, thanks to a nifty app and online platform.
- Support when the sale is agreed
The dedicated Sales Support team guides you through the conveyancing process and is also on hand to assist with any problems or questions. The level of support offered is unique to Purplebricks, with the agency priding itself on offering expert support at every stage of selling your property.
This is a sponsored post by Purplebricks. All opinions expressed by the author are authentic and written in their own words.