homeFree will provide you with ALL the information you need to make an educated decision about how to sell your home. We believe you are an intelligent homeowner who will value being in control of the process.
Real Estate Agents have had a monopoly on the market for a millennium, but in the past 20 years homeFree (brought to you by the founders of ComFree) has changed the face of real estate forever. Read on to find out how you too can sell your home faster, in a fullysupported environment, and COMMISSION-FREE!
We don’t use fear mongering, or scare tactics to get you to list with homeFree. Instead, we provide you with honest, unbiased information about the entire real estate transaction. Unlike a real estate agent, we do not charge commission at any time to either the buyer or the seller, therefore there is no conflict of interest.
At homeFree, we are truly passionate about helping buyers and sellers on their real estate journey in an easy, simple, smooth and straightforward way. We believe that by empowering buyers and sellers to feel confident, we can create a movement of capable people saving money while taking back control of the sales process. Providing knowledge and know-how through our accessible platform supports our customers, while transparent accountability and a service-first mindset guides them every step of the way
At homeFree, we’ve made a business of not only providing you with the exposure, materials and support you need, but the education about how easy it is to sell a home privately. We’ve exposed the process to the public, and after thousands of sales, not a single mistake has ever been made on the paperwork. If you’ve heard otherwise, it was likely a real estate agent who was using one of their tactics to get you to sign their listing contract.
Thousands of happy clients have proven that with homeFree's support, you can sell your home in any market conditions, and keep the average $19,000 in commission savings!
Easy - we make buying or selling a home a seamless transaction. When you are in control of your sale, the process is smooth, simple and straightforward.
Expertise - our team of experts are always available, and ready to support our customers. We deliver how-to manuals and videos, to ensure our customers feel confident when completing their sale. We engage legal professionals to review paperwork and help with the banking transaction, simplifying what has historically been an overly-complicated process.
Experience - we provide everything a seller needs to market their home including signage, web listing, and full support along the way. We believe that when buyers and sellers deal directly with one another, it results in a friendlier, more pleasant and transparent transaction. Managing the process from start to finish leaves little room for discontent, especially when the result is a happier experience, while saving money at the same time.
By eliminating the commission from coming between buyer and seller, it is easier for both to reach a price they like. The buyer gets a good deal while the seller maximizes their sale price. Currently, the average savings is $19,000 to keep between buyer and seller
Sellers: Use the Commission Calculator to find out how much you could save.
Buyers: Use the Commission Calculator to find out how much extra you'd be forced to pay by buying through a middleman
homeFree allows you to eliminate the middleman. Any time there is a middleman involved in a real estate transaction, the buyer pays too much, or the seller will pocket less since someone has to pay the middleman's commission. Not to mention, control does not remain in the hands of the homeowner. For example, In a sellers' market, sellers can keep their hard-earned equity. In a buyers market, sellers can use some of their commission savings to attract buyers with a lower list price making their home more competitive than those who are listed on the mls. Either way, no money escapes the buyer or seller in the transaction.
List your home today and feel the homeFree difference.
Renovations can be a great way to improve the value of your home. However, not all renovations are created equal when it comes to increasing home value. Here are some renovations that tend to have a positive impact on home value:
It's important to keep in mind that not all renovations will increase your home's value in the same way. When considering a renovation, research the local real estate market to determine which upgrades will provide the best return on investment in your area.
Preparing your home for sale can help you attract potential buyers and increase the chances of getting a good offer. Here are some steps you can take to prepare your home for sale:
Declutter and clean: Remove any unnecessary items and clutter from your home. Deep clean your home, including carpets, windows, and appliances. Repairs and maintenance: Fix any minor repairs such as leaky faucets, squeaky doors, and cracked tiles. Repair any major issues such as broken appliances, roof leaks, or plumbing problems.
Depersonalize: Remove any personal items such as family photos or memorabilia to help buyers visualize themselves living in the home. Stage your home: Rearrange furniture and add decorative elements to showcase the best features of your home. You can also hire a professional home stager to help you, but in most cases, removing items from the home is most effective.
Improve curb appeal: Make sure your home looks attractive from the outside. This includes mowing the lawn, trimming bushes, and planting flowers. You can also repaint the exterior of your home or add new door hardware.
Hire a professional photographer: Take high quality photos of your home for your listing. Good photos can attract more buyers and help your home stand out. (HomeFree offers a leading edge photography service for only $147+gst)
Price it correctly: Research the local real estate market and set a competitive price for your home. homeFree can help you determine the best price based on comparable properties in your area using our exclusive AI tool. For the best results, select the Appraisal option at checkout when booking your listing. By taking these steps, you can prepare your home for sale and increase your chances of getting a good offer
Setting the price at the time of listing your home is one of the most important factors to a quick and successful sale. Your home has the greatest momentum when it first enters the market and having a fair market price at the onset of your listing is key. The concept of “testing” the market can often backfire when you start with a price too high when you are ultimately willing to accept much less. This turns away initial buyers, often leaving them wondering if you are serious about selling your home at this moment in time..
With the homeFree advantage, calculating the commission you would save if you were using a realtor (typically 7% on the first $100k of sale price and 3.5% on the balance of sale price) is the first factor to consider.
The homeFree advantage allows you to be more competitive in the marketplace. Take this into consideration when choosing your initial list price. Additionally, there is no need to leave significant room for negotiation. IF you list at a firm but fair price, buyers will recognize this and this will create significant interest in your listing and generate serious offers faster. Remember, the market value of anything is what a buyer is willing to pay.Furthermore, most buyers will require financing and lenders will only lend to a maximum mortgage for a home that is purchased at the appraised value.
A licensed real estate appraisal is a professional opinion of the market value of a property, conducted by a licensed appraiser. A licensed real estate appraiser is a certified professional who has undergone extensive training and education to be able to accurately evaluate a property's current market value. Licensed real estate appraisals are commonly used for mortgage financing. homeFree’s AI price is generated by an independent, third-party platform using an Artificial Intelligence (AI) tool which considers various factors, such as location, condition, size, features, and recent sales of comparable properties in the area to determine fair market value. AI is improving daily and can often be aware of local trends faster than the naked eye
A realtor's "free market evaluation" is an analysis of a property's value in the current real estate market. It's important to note that a realtor’s market evaluation is not the same as an appraisal, which is conducted by an unbiased licensed appraiser. It is also important to note that a realtor's market evaluation is not free when they have $19,000 in commissions at stake. They may attempt to suggest a price that secures them a listing. It has been known that realtors may over-value a property through their“Free Evaluation” to secure a listing agreement and shortly after, they suggest you lower your price. For them, it is a negligible change in their commissions; for a homeowner, that may be a significant amount of equity they were expecting from the sale of their home
homeFree highly recommends that sellers opt-in for the appraisal. For only $197 you will rest assured that you are priced right for the market. That's a small price to pay for peace of mind, and it will ultimately save you time and money
Negotiating an offer on a privately listed home can be a bit different (but certainly better!) than negotiating through a real estate agent, but homeFree’s entire premise is to Sell Simple & Buy Better! We want buyers and sellers to retain control of the real estate transaction AND escape the Commission. Setting your price: Set an attractive price at the onset of your listing. Know your bottom line & leave minimal room for negotiation. And be sure to factor in the savings of real estate commissions to make your home more competitive on the market.
Determine your bottom line: Before entering into negotiations, it's important to have a clear understanding of the minimum amount you're willing to accept for your home. This will help you stay focused during negotiations and avoid making an emotional decision.
Remember, no matter how you are selling your home, negotiating a home sale can be stressful, but with preparation and a clear understanding of your goals, you can successfully negotiate a fair deal for your homeFree listed home and help both you and the buyer save thousands in commissions and make your real estate transaction better than expected!
Taking great real estate photos is important for showcasing your property in the best possible light and attracting potential buyers. Here are some tips to help you take great real estate photos:
We use a technology that uses 3D scanning and imaging to create immersive virtual tours of real estate properties. Unlike traditional real estate photos, which are 2D and provide a limited perspective, homeFree (via Matterport) virtual tours give buyers a more interactive and immersive experience. Here are some ways that Matterport can improve real estate photos:
In summary, Matterport technology customized for homeFree sellers can improve real estate photos by providing a more immersive, interactive, and accurate representation of the property, saving time and resources, and giving sellers a competitive edge in the market.
By following these tips, you can take great real estate photos that showcase your property in the best possible light and attract potential buyers.
Showing your home to a potential buyer is an important step in the home selling process. Here are some steps to follow:
If you're selling your home with homeFree, you chose us to save commissions, keep control of the sale and make your real estate experience better. Don’t let a realtor convince you otherwise! Even if you are using homeFree you may still encounter real estate agents who will want to work with you. Here are some things to keep in mind:
If a realtor tells you that they can get you more money for your home than you could get on your own, it's important to remember that they're likely trying to convince you to sign a listing agreement. Don't do it! Once you sign a contract, even if the buyer comes from homeFree, the agent can come after you for commissions. Don't give up control of the sale by signing with a realtor, there's a reason you chose homeFree, it makes the most sense to see it through.
An agent’s "Free Evaluation" is not free when they charge you an average of $19,000 in commissions. homeFree offers an AI tool, which you can use in conjunction with doing a few minutes of market research on your own. Additionally, homeFree works with a preferred Licensed Appraisal firm who can give you a true, unbiased appraisal of your home for only $197+gst!
Whether you sell through a real estate agent or homeFree, a lawyer is the professional who looks after the entire transaction. The homeFree Offer to Purchase is simple and easy to understand. Additionally, homeFree clients have the benefit of FREE legal review of their contract by our preferred lawyer. It's called the Worry-Free Offer to Purchase Program. It's FREE, and it's exclusive to homeFree!
You do not need to sign a listing contract to have a realtor bring you a potential buyer. If a buyer chooses to have an agent work with them, it only makes sense to have them pay the agent.
At homeFree, we are truly passionate about helping buyers and sellers on their real estate journey in an easy, simple, smooth and straightforward way. We believe that by empowering our customers to feel confident selling or buying a home, we can create a powerful movement of capable people saving money while taking back control of the process. Providing knowledge and know-how through our accessible platform supports our customers, while transparent accountability and service-first mindset guides them every step of the way.
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