ForSaleByOwner vs Agent in a Box

Compare forsalebyowner and agent in a box

Compare ForSaleByOwner with Agent in a Box

If you’ve made the decision to sell your own home and save thousands in agent fees, we encourage you to do your research and find the best support possible. Selling without an agent can be daunting, so it is important you go in with your eyes wide open and ensure you have all the tools and expertise required to successfully sell privately.

The following is an objective comparison between one of the largest ‘for sale by owner’ service, ‘ForSaleByOwner’ (forsalebyowner.com.au) and Agent in a Box, to help make the best decision based on the important services that will get you the best result.

For this comparison, we have reviewed packages as close to ‘like-for-like’ as possible between forsalebyowner and Agent in a Box. They are ForSaleByOwner’s ‘Essentials’ package versus Agent in a Box’s ‘Ultimate’ package.

AGENT IN A BOX FORSALEBYOWNER
Service Name
Ultimate Essentials
Service Price
$699 $699
Terms1
Until Sold Until Sold
Listing on realestate.com.au
YES YES
Listing on domain.com.au
YES YES
Listing on juwai.com
YES YES
Listing on other property sites2
9+ 4+
For Sale Sign
Photo sign 900 x 900 Standard sign 900 x 600 (Photo Board available in $969 package)
Pointer / Open Home signs
2 No
Property promoted via social media
YES (Paid promotion via Facebook & organic promotion via Twitter) No
Support from real estate agent
YES (phone, email & chat) YES (phone, email & chat)
Selling resources
Online Guides, Videos, FAQs and Templates Videos and FAQs
Ad writing / editing service
YES NO (feedback on ad provided)
24/7 Listing management
YES YES
Property Sales Report for pricing
YES YES
Management & forwarding of buyer enquiries
YES (inquiries are received, filtered for spam and forwarded on to seller) YES (inquiries are received and instantly forwarded on to seller)
SMS notifications of buyer enquiry
YES YES
Listing performance / engagement reports
YES YES
Printable Brochures
YES YES
Reviews (average rating out of 5)3
Feefo: 4.9 (52) Facebook: 4.8 (202)
Money Back Guarantee
YES NO

NOTES

1. Terms

 

Both packages enable sellers to list their property ‘Until Sold’ or removed from market by the seller

2. Listings on other sites

Other than REA (realestate.com.au), juwai.com and domain.com.au, both companies offer listings on other smaller property listing portals. These vary depending on type, price and location as some sites are ‘specialist’ portals, e.g. MillionPlus offers listings for properties over $1M. We have included the minimum number of sites a standard residential listing would be listed on.

3. Reviews

These are as at time of writing. Feefo is an independent merchant review system that verifies the reviews as having come from actual legitimate sales.

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