Frequently asked questions
Below are some of the questions prospective vendors ask us about using the VARE – Vendor Assisted Real Estate service
Who is VARE and why should you use our services?
We are a professional real estate agency that charges from only $149 to $399 to list your property on the main industry websites and $99 per month to cover consultancy costs until your property is sold or leased, no more to pay.
How can this be possible? It’s too cheap, what’s the catch?
We offer the full range of services a traditional agency offers except we do not conduct the inspections. If you would like to be paid thousands of dollars an hour to conduct open for inspections then this is your chance. By not providing this single service we can charge a fraction of a typical agent’s commission saving you a small fortune.
I have seen a private sale website for less money.
The private sale and for sale by owner (FSBO) property websites simply cannot compete with industry websites particularly realestate.com.au and domain.com.au which account for over 95% of all Australian internet property searches alone. To appear on these sites you need to be listed with a licensed estate agent.
What happens if we would like to try a local agent?
If your property does not sell, VARE – Vendor Assisted Real Estate will refer you to one of our full service real estate agents and refund your upfront payment upon successful sale of your property. This is called our Vendor Advocacy service. The upfront payment includes the Listing fee only and no recurring Monthly fees paid. Please refer to the VARE – Vendor Assisted Real Estate Terms and Conditions for more details.
Every owner should try us first. You will save yourself many thousands of dollars.
A local agent has told me that it is very risky to try to sell privately.
By using VARE – Vendor Assisted Real Estate, you are not actually selling your property privately. Instead our service gives you access to 30 years real estate experience and we will advise you and help you through the whole process.
Why can you not advertise the owner contact details?
Under the Terms and Conditions of using some industry websites, private vendors cannot list properties for sale. Only licenced real estate agents can list on these websites and this is part of the service VARE – Vendor Assisted Real Estate can offer you – access to the industry websites that will give you maximum exposure to potential buyers.
What other services are available and not included in the Listing and Monthly fee?
We offer to arrange a number of marketing and sales services including; contract preparation, auctioneering services, sworn valuations, property boards and brochures, photography and floor plan drawings, finance. We are paid small referral fees by the providers of these services. It is important to our business that our clients take up some of these services in order to be able to continue to offer a heavily reduced sales commission.