I’m ready to sell my home – what’s involved with selling, using the services of saskhouses.com? Saskhouses.com provides the marketing tools that you need to sell your home. We will provide you with a full webpage with pictures of your property, and worldwide internet exposure. We provide a lawn sign for in front of your property with your phone number on it, and a “Getting Started” package with all the information you will need to sell privately, including legal forms. Then, the rest is up to you. You are responsible for showing your property, hosting open houses, and for agreeing to a sale price when presented with an offer.
How do I get started? The first thing we need is the information on your home. You can submit the information online through our easy online submission form. Once you’ve entered the specific details of your home, you can proceed to upload your pictures. Finally, once you pay online, you can post your listing yourself. An optional lawn sign is provided with a small shipping/delivery fee for every listing. Your sign is delivered within 3 business days after you submit (signs are delivered Tuesdays to Saturdays only). We also provide you with an Emailed “Getting Started” package.
How long does it take to get my ad posted online? Posting a listing on saskhouses.com is easy, and fast. If you are taking your own pictures, you can post your listing as soon as you’ve added your pictures & paid on-line. And once your ad has been posted, you can go back and make changes or additions to it anytime you like. If we are taking your pictures, we can usually get it posted on the same day the pictures are taken.
How much do your services cost? The basic fee for listing a property on saskhouses.com is $250 plus GST. That gives you a listing on the website for up to six months, and all the documents and information you need to sell privately. You can purchase additional things like lawn signs, open house signs, directional signs, or feature sheets for an additional fee.
How long is my ad good for? Your ad is good for as long as you need it up to SIX months. (We hope you don’t need it very long). If you haven’t sold and your listing expires, you have the option to renew at a reduced price of $149.95+gst
How do I get my lawn sign? Our signs are delivered and set up in the Saskatoon area within three business days of posting your listing. Outside of the area, our signs are shipped out by Canada Post.
What about Open House and Directional Signs? Open house and directional signs are available for rent for $19.95 each. When you rent open house or directional signs, you can keep them for as long as you need them, but we do expect them back once your property is sold.
What if I don’t have a camera? If you don’t have a camera, or would prefer to have our photographer do the pictures, we can easily set up an appointment. Our photographer is available in the Saskatoon area, and is quite accommodating with bookings and willing to work around your schedule. We charge $59.95 plus GST for our Photography Services. We normally require 3 business days notice for a booking. To book a photographer or for more information, call (306) 978-8744 in Saskatoon
How do I price my property? The first thing we suggest is hiring a professional appraiser to assess your home. We also recommend that you wait until you are ready to sell. If you have your home appraised six months before you sell, the market may change, and you’ll have an outdated assessment. Keep watching the market. Research prices using saskhouses.com. On the View All Listings page, just click on a price close to what you are thinking, and it will bring up all of the homes for sale in that price range (within a $20,000 window), or click on your neighbourhood and compare other homes for sale in your area. You can also research using the realtor.ca web-site. Compare properties in your area, and prices of similar homes. It’s best to stay informed, and on top of the current trend.
Who does the showings? With Saskhouses.com, the services we offer all relate to marketing your home. Showings are up to you. And after all, who knows your home better than you do? Make appointments that are convenient for you. Consider an open house.
What do I do once I receive an offer? Once a buyer comes to you with an offer, and you have accepted the offer, it’s time to contact your lawyer. Your lawyer will advise on all legal matters once you have accepted the offer. Your lawyer can answer any questions relating to the transfer of title, including how much you should ask for the deposit.
I’m not familiar with the Internet – is it possible to meet with someone to talk about my options? Yes. We’d be more than happy to meet with you, go over the process, discuss your concerns, and then let you decide what’s best for you. Call us to set up an appointment, come into our office and we’ll familiarize you with our web-site and the benefits of internet advertising.
How long have you been in business? Saskhouses.com was launched on June 18, 1999.
How many people look at your website? Saskhouses.com is one of the busiest websites in Saskatchewan. We currently average about 200,000 visits to our website every month, with an average of about 2.5 million page views every month. Sellers can see exactly how many times their listing has been viewed by logging into their accounts.
What is your success rate? The success rate of our customers is very comparable to the success rate of people who sell their homes with the assistance of a real estate agent.
Are there any restrictions I should know about? Your New Listing Fee is good for up to 6 months from the day of activation unless the listing is removed at your request. There is a re-list fee which can be used at any time to re-list for a fresh 6 months of advertising. Your listing is not transferable – contact information or address information cannot be changed. The contact information must remain the home owner’s, and the listing cannot be transferred. The promotion of other businesses including real estate agents or brokerages is prohibited. To best serve buyers, all listings are required to have a working phone number. Listings with a phone number disconnected will be removed from our system. *saskhouses.com reserves the right to limit and restrict content on the web-site *