FAQs» Why should I list my property with PropertySold.ca?
» What is the "For Sale By Owner" method?
» What types of real estate can be sold using your website?
» Will my real estate sell if I Iist it with PropertySold.ca?
» How much exposure will my listing receive?
» How long will my property be listed on your site?
» What methods of payment do you accept?
» What different home marketing tools are available?
» Do you offer statistics tracking for listings?
» Will agents call me and what should I do about it?
» Do you have any customer testimonials?
» Do you have any tips or guides to help me?
Q: Why should I list my property with PropertySold.ca?
A:The PropertySold website is a high traffic private real estate listing service similiar in function to the MLS®* (multiple listing service®) website. The major difference between PropertySold and the MLS® website is that PropertySold services clients who are selling their own real estate privately rather than through a real estate agent or broker. The major advantage of listing with PropertySold is there are no commissions to pay when you sell. With real estate agent commissions currently averaging up to 6% of the total sales price of your property in Canada, private listing websites like PropertySold can help you save quite a bit of money upon the successful sale of your home. PropertySold will provide you with all of the features that a listing on the MLS® system has as well as exposure to over 100,000 visitors / month. We also have a full range of professional home marketing tools including; yard signs, bi-directional corner signs, photography services, marketing URL`s and full time customer support ready to assist you. No agents, no contracts, no commissions!
Q: What is the "For Sale By Owner" method?
The "For Sale By Owner" private sale method allows real estate owner`s the ability to market and sell their own property without using the services of a real estate agent or broker. Choosing to sell your own home places you in the role of the real estate agent for your property with the benefit of allowing you to keep the commission you would normally have to pay a real estate agent when your home sells. For more information about the steps involved in selling your home privately in Canada please see our For Sale By Owner Guide
and For Sale By Owner Tips
Q: What types of real estate can be sold using your website?
A:The PropertySold website has been designed to handle virtually any type of private sale real estate. Each province and city listing page has dedicated sections to showcase; residential real estate (homes, townhouses, semi`s), commercial (office space, stores, nightclubs), condos, land / lots and farms independently through the use of dedicated links and URL`s. User`s of the PropertySold website also have the option of viewing listings using Google Maps technology. Our Google Maps allow user`s to configure what types of real estate they would like to display and can be sorted using any combination of property types the user desires.
Q: Will my real estate sell if I Iist it with PropertySold.ca?
A:PropertySold does not have a gauranteed sale program. User`s of the PropertySold website must realize that each real estate market is different and subject to change at any time. Making predictions about the housing market is outside the scope of duties performed by the PropertySold staff. In general, hotter markets in downtown areas of urban centers such as Toronto or Vancouver tend to generate buyer interest at a faster rate than smaller urban centers and rural listings.
Q: How much exposure will my listing receive?
The level of exposure each listing on our website receives depends primarily on two factors; the type of package purchased and the market conditions in the area where the real estate is being sold. User`s who choose the Featured Plus package will have access to our entire suite of marketing tools including; yard signs, bi-directional corner signs (optional), a personalized Marketing URL and exposure throughout our site as a "Featured Listing". Featured package subscribers will recieve all of the same features as a Featured Plus listing without access to a Yard Sign. Basic package subscribers do not have access to; yard signs, bi-directional corner signs or Marketing URLs.
Both Featured and Featured Plus packages are listed on the PropertySold website "until sold", Basic packages have a 3 month expiry. PropertySold members can track their listing exposure through their member`s area by viewing their listing statistics. PropertySold tracks how many times we show your listing as well as the number of times your listing was "clicked on".
Q: How long will my property be listed on your site?
Featured and Featured + package subscribers will have their property listed on our website "until sold". Basic package listings have a 3 month expiry at which time member`s can upgrade or renew their listing to keep it active on our website.
Q: What methods of payment do you accept?
Currently, PropertySold offers 3 different payment methods;
- Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit card processing by Moneris Solutions)
- Cheque / Money Order
Please follow the on screen instructions to select your preferred payment method during the checkout process.
Q: What different home marketing tools are available?
PropertySold can provide you with more than just a listing on our website. Marketing Tools available include;
- For Sale By Owner Yard Signs
- Bi-Directional Corner Signs
- Comprehensive Online Property Listing on our high traffic website
- Personal Listing URL @Propertysold.ca - eg. https://www.propertysold.ca/ID#
- Listing Added to Craigslist.org and Kijiji.ca Classified Ad Sites
- Your Listing Professionally Optimized and Added to all Major Search Engines
- Listing Added to Google Maps on both City and Province listing pages
- Featured / Featured + listings receive sitewide exposure marked as "Featured Listings" (includes rotation on our homepage as a featured listing for faster sale)
- Property Listed "Until Sold" - great value for your marketing dollar. One time payment keeps your listing active on our website until you tell us it`s sold!
- Unlimited Open House Scheduling and Announcements - schedule as many open houses as you would like and have them display on our homepage and throughout our website
- Knowledgeable Support Staff - call us at any time for tips and help. Our support staff is trained to help you understand the For Sale By Owner method and can help you with any problems you may be having.
Q: Do you offer statistics tracking for listings?
A:Yes, PropertySold provides listing subscribers with comprehensive listing statistics so you can accurately assess the level of interest in your property for sale on our website. To view your listing statistics log in to your user account with the username and password you selected during the signup process. On the member`s area homepage you will see statistics for "Number of Times Shown:" and "Number of Times Clicked:". Number of Times shown tracks the number of times your listing was shown on a page of our website also known as "Impressions". Number of Times Clicked tracks the number of times a visitor of our website clicked on your listing to view more information. If you are getting a large number of Impressions but not many clicks you may want to consider editing your listing to make it more attractive to buyers. Sometimes something simple like editing your main picture can drastically improve your click through rates.
Q: Will agents call me and what should I do about it?
A:Since your listing on our site offers your phone number as a means of contact, theoretically a real estate agent browsing the PropertySold website could see your listing and give you a call. While we cannot stop someone from picking up the phone, we do provide our users with an area to configure instructions for real estate agents. This can be a simple; "No agents please" message, or a message to any buyer`s agents who may have a suitable buyer for your property such as "Agents - willing to give 2% for a qualified buyer as commission". As the seller`s agent for your property the choice is up to you whether you would like to find your own buyer and pocket the entire real estate agent commission for yourself, or negotiate on your own behalf with buyer`s agents on a commission rate for the agent if they are able to produce a qualified buyer for your property. If you have questions about this section please call 1.855.900.SOLD and a representative of PropertySold can explain all of the options available to you as an FSBO seller.
Q: Do you have any customer testimonials?
PropertySold has helped many people just like you to sell their real estate privately. To view what our customer`s have to say please see our customer testimonials
Q: Do you have any tips or guides to help me?
PropertySold is always expanding our educational offerings to our user`s. Receive free access to guides, articles and tools that can help you get started and be successful selling your own home.