Advise needed for DIY selling of flat

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Advise needed for DIY selling of flat

Postby kids_r_innocent » Thu May 24, 2012 5:32 pm

Hi there!

Am seeking advise on the types of channels that we can use if we want to sell our HDB flat on our own.

Have tried to post ads on electronic free ads but so far only a few responses but no keen viewers. Any suggestions on which are the popular free electronic ads to go for?

Many thks in advance! :please:

:thankyou:

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Re: Advise needed for DIY selling of flat

Postby Imami » Thu May 24, 2012 6:34 pm

Did you advertise in ppty portals like property guru? We sold two units (one condo and one hdb) on our own, thru advetising in property guru. The hdb confirmed within 1 month (we accepted buyer's deposit). The condo sold within 3 months.

Pictures are very impt. Not much descriptions on our part but we had many pictures of our units and views outside the units.

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Re: Advise needed for DIY selling of flat

Postby kids_r_innocent » Thu May 24, 2012 7:33 pm

Imami wrote:Did you advertise in ppty portals like property guru? We sold two units (one condo and one hdb) on our own, thru advetising in property guru. The hdb confirmed within 1 month (we accepted buyer's deposit). The condo sold within 3 months.

Pictures are very impt. Not much descriptions on our part but we had many pictures of our units and views outside the units.


Thk u for taking the time to reply.

We advertised in a few ppty portals though.

We tried to advertise in property guru but cant register. Was told it is a portal for agents only. Pls advise if u have similar problems before.

Thks again.

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Re: Advise needed for DIY selling of flat

Postby Imami » Thu May 24, 2012 9:29 pm

No prob for us. And no, we are not agents.

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Re: Advise needed for DIY selling of flat

Postby cherrygal » Thu May 24, 2012 10:52 pm

But property guru said they only allow agents to advertise leh. How did you manage to advertise? They asking for CEA licence no. etc. You left those blank?

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Re: Advise needed for DIY selling of flat

Postby cherrygal » Thu May 24, 2012 10:57 pm

I managed to get two offers for my current property and many viewings by just advertising one Saturday on Straits Times classifieds. I also used the free property portals that allow non agents to advertise.

We also sold a condo previously on our own using just the free portals.

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Re: Advise needed for DIY selling of flat

Postby Imami » Fri May 25, 2012 4:39 am

cherrygal wrote:But property guru said they only allow agents to advertise leh. How did you manage to advertise? They asking for CEA licence no. etc. You left those blank?


I believe this restriction came about after the relevant authority impose the rule that all property agents must be licensed. The most recent unit we sold was 3 years back. I believe the license issue was not rolled out back then.

We had no prob listing our units back then. In fact we found another seller who was like us - not an agent but trying to sell his own flat on his own.

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Re: Advise needed for DIY selling of flat

Postby kids_r_innocent » Fri May 25, 2012 12:23 pm

cherrygal wrote:I managed to get two offers for my current property and many viewings by just advertising one Saturday on Straits Times classifieds. I also used the free property portals that allow non agents to advertise.

We also sold a condo previously on our own using just the free portals.


Hi!

May I ask how much did u pay for the advertisement on ST, and roughly wats the size of ur ad. My hb is also thinking of advertising in the papers before I put up this thread.

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Re: Advise needed for DIY selling of flat

Postby kids_r_innocent » Fri May 25, 2012 12:26 pm

Imami wrote:
cherrygal wrote:But property guru said they only allow agents to advertise leh. How did you manage to advertise? They asking for CEA licence no. etc. You left those blank?


I believe this restriction came about after the relevant authority impose the rule that all property agents must be licensed. The most recent unit we sold was 3 years back. I believe the license issue was not rolled out back then.

We had no prob listing our units back then. In fact we found another seller who was like us - not an agent but trying to sell his own flat on his own.


From the look of it, this restriction shld be placed this few yrs then. We had tried to put up our ad on it but can't as we need to enter the fields for the agents' info.

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Re: Advise needed for DIY selling of flat

Postby cherrygal » Fri May 25, 2012 10:12 pm

kids_r_innocent wrote:
cherrygal wrote:I managed to get two offers for my current property and many viewings by just advertising one Saturday on Straits Times classifieds. I also used the free property portals that allow non agents to advertise.

We also sold a condo previously on our own using just the free portals.


Hi!

May I ask how much did u pay for the advertisement on ST, and roughly wats the size of ur ad. My hb is also thinking of advertising in the papers before I put up this thread.


It was less than S$40 for a three-liner. You really gotta keep it concise. Don't put "owner" in the ad coz many pple are afraid of talking to direct owners and won't call. Dunno why... Get your property tax form ready in case pple wanna know if you are the real owner.

But once you start advertising in the Straits Times, be prepared that many many agents will call you and pester you to let them sell your house for you.

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