Kevin Turner is one of Australia's Leading Real Estate Experts and a leading Real Estate Consumer Advocate. He produces a daily internet show for real estate professionals that is made available as a podcast through ReUncut.com.au and available on iTunes as Real Estate UNCUT A new online show for real estate consumers called Real Estate Talk was launched in 2012 and is now the most listened to online real estate show in Australia and New Zealand. Kevin is also a regular contributor to Margaret Lomas's Property Success Show on Sky TV, a feature writer for Fairfax Digital, and provides video tips for Australian Property Investor Magazine and Domain TV. He can be heard on Real Estate Talk on Weekend mornings on 4BC.
ReDIY is Real Estate Do It Yourself, a third party, to allow Private Sellers and Private landlords to access the major real estate sites - RealEstate.com.au and Domain.com.au, just the same as Agents do. There are other third party sites, but ReDIY is a young, innovative site. Why is it different? It is different and better because we, as founders, have years of Real Estate experience. What we are trying to achieve is to give Private Sellers and Private Landlords the tools to Do It Themselves, in a cost-effective, professional manner.
The Internet has provided the possibility for Private Sellers and Private Landlords to take a lot more control over selling or leasing their properties. Firstly, they are questioning the value in Real Estate Agents, due to the amounts paid in commissions. They may have lost faith, had a bad experience, or think they are equal to the task. They may end up using a Real Estate Agent to sell their property, but firstly, more and more are wanting to try and do it themselves. When it comes to Leasing property, more and more Landlords know they can do it themselves, but they just want access to the major sites and the tools to do it in a professional manner.
So, what are the first tools that Private Sellers and Private Landlords need? Without a doubt, access to the major Real Estate Sites in Australia. Without a third party, at the moment, Private Sellers and Private Landlords are accessing sites like Gumtree, mainly because it is free, but also because does not allow Private Sellers to directly access their site. That is the advertising, but there is more to it than that.
Now we come to the marketing. This can be where some Private Sellers fall down - advertising text and photography. They do not appreciate the importance of these factors in attracting inquiry. Professional-looking photos and enticing text can make a difference. We can assist with the advertising text to grab the attention of the buyers.
The negotiation process can sometimes be awkward between a Private Seller and a Buyer as emotions can get in the way. Avoiding Face to face negotiation can eliminate this. The buyer can sign up to our site if they have not already done so. Once the buyer has inspected the property, they can submit their offer through the property dashboard which will go straight to the Seller. They can include the offer price, any conditions, and settlement date. The Seller can then counter. The Seller has the option to accept, counter or reject. Once an agreement has been reached, a document is created. This is then ready to be handed over to their Solicitor.
The cost to advertise a property on 8 other real estate sites :
- For Sale - $299 plus GST UNTIL SOLD, unlimited edits 24/7.
- For Rent - $99 plus GST UNTIL Leased, unlimited edits 24/7.
To advertise, there are no other costs.
There are optional add ons. These, I must stress, are Options.
- Signboard $99 plus GST
- Brochures $15 plus GST
- TICA Check $35 plus GST
Our special offer is:
- 10% discount on advertising costs i.e.
- Rental Property $98.01 inclusive of GST.
- Sale Property $296.01 inclusive of GST.
We are offering Photo Enhancements for free. A "Hero Shot" is what we call the main image. We will enhance this from a day image to a dusk image. We will also enhance up to 9 other images.
To take advantage of this offer use the code KTOFF.
Visit ReDIY.com.au, sign up. There is no cost or obligation when you sign up.
Advertise your property with ReDIY and take advantage of our Special Offer.