Here’s how HomeBid lists and sells its homes in less than 2 months
“I had an offer within one day of listing the property.”
“I will recommend this agency to friends and family interested in selling their property.”
“These guys really display the highest level of professionalism and optimism every step of the way.”
These are all excerpts from the latest client testimonials posted on low-commission estate agency, HomeBid’s, website. So what’s the secret?
It’s all in the unique offering, according to Cavan Sheahan, general manager of HomeBid. “In October 2017 we listed 51 properties and sold 49,” he says, noting that according to FNB’s latest Estate Agents Survey, “the traditional estate agents are taking in excess of 111 days to sell a property and the properties are being sold at -9.8% below the average asking price”.
Sheahan adds that over the past 90 days HomeBid has sold 72% of the properties it has listed within 45 days of listing, with an average drop in asking price not exceeding 4.5%.
“I believe our recent stellar performance is due to the fact that we are listing our properties at realistic values, and buyers have come to trust a HomeBid listing as true-to-market value,” adds Sheahan, who says that HomeBid’s listings are valued by registered professional property valuers.
When combined with HomeBid’s extensive marketing of its homes for sale and the qualified professional estate agents with years of experience selling its clients’ homes, the outcome is that more homes are sold at current market price at an average of 43 days from listing to sale.
“I am so grateful to have found HomeBid to assist me with the sale of my flat! Great value for money and all the assistance and professional advice (including professional photos) from the HomeBid team for me, a novice seller. Everything went so well and I had an offer within one day of listing the property! I highly recommend HomeBid.” – Janice Holt, Halfway Gardens
“I would like to thank HomeBid for all the help and support in helping me sell my property. I received an offer within two days of my property going live on the net. I was able to reduce my asking price and get a quick sale, because I saved over R50,000 on commission. I will recommend HomeBid to friends and family interested in selling their property.” – Jessie Marriday, Midrand
“Dear HomeBid, thank you very much for your assistance in selling my property, you guys really make it look easy. The biggest thank you needs to go Vaughan and Cavan: These guys really displayed the highest level of professionalism and optimism every step of the way. Keep up the great work and lift HomeBid to even greater heights. You’ve got a client for life with me!” – Tibane Lebese, Westdene
This feature was sponsored by HomeBid – the largest low-commission estate agency in South Africa, currently selling over 50 homes a month, at a minimum commission of R17,500 plus Vat.
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