DIYoffer is an all encompassing platform that supports ‘for sale by owner’ real estate transactions. There are three elements to the platform:
The unique element of our platform is that DIY does not mean by yourself. We partner with real estate lawyers and are flipping the traditional model. This benefits you by saving on the commission fees and you have legal counsel from your lawyer through the whole process.
Learn the best home-selling practices with the step-by-step Seller’s Guide which puts you in the driver’s seat.
Feel confident in conducting a Property Showing and an Open House with the Visitation Record and Feature Sheet.
Maximize local visibility with our For Sale By Owner and Open House lawn signs.
Maximize online visibility on our social media platforms, and share with your friends, family and colleagues.
Easily post the Make an Offer* to:
For DIYoffer, you must determine the amount you wish to pay to a Buyer’s agent, either a percentage (%) of the transaction or a dollar ($) amount.
DIY Listing + Negotiations
Includes professional pictures
Posted on DIYoffer.ca & our social media pages, and on additional off-market listings.
Includes ‘For Sale by Owner’ sign and a hanging sign post. As well as two riders: Open House and Sold
Provides the documents to be ready for any property showing.
Our DIY negotiation platform provides you with a unique offer link that you can easily share on social media, classified ads and email to any interested buyer.
Helps to maximize your offers and then review them together. You can negotiate with all offer all at once, until one offer is accepted.
For every offer and counter offer, you are notified by email so you can stay informed.
Allows the buyer to review the offer price excluding any commissions paid, to contribute to the Buyer Agent commissions
Allows you to view all the offers in one convenient location. Easily see whose court the offer is in. It provides an ‘apples-to-apples’ comparison so you have a better understanding of all offers: offers with agents versus offers without agents.
Once the two parties have worked out the deal, then a non-binding Term Sheet is emailed out to the lawyers or a REALTOR® to prepare the binding contract for signatures. If the binding contract is not signed, then come back to continue negotiating with other offers on the table.
Once the Term Sheet is provided you start working with your lawyer to ensure you are protected and you have your lawyer ensuring everything is good-to-go ahead to close.
There is no upfront cost – Pay when you sell.
$400 Discount = $599 + HST
There are no additional fees for DIYoffer; DIYoffer is an a la carte service where you decide what extra services you need. We have made it easy for you to connect to these services through our Service Directory under Preparation.
Some services that are recommended are:
You have two options to assist you, which are:
Just bear in mind that a REALTOR® is not a neutral party; when a REALTOR® assists you in selling your property, the REALTOR® is a party in the transaction and there is the potential of being biased. Hiring a Property Appraiser will cost you but there is peace of mind to know that there is no possibility of any conflict of interest.
Check out our Service Directory under Professional.
Doing a DIY real estate service is not the right fit for all, so saying that, when is it not the right fit?
There is no set answer since each property is different; saying that, the answer is a question back to you:
If your employer/boss came to you and indicated there was a big project that needed to be finished, and if you could commit 3 or 4 extra hours a week, for a couple months, if the project was completed you could potentially earn a bonus of half of your salary, would you do it?
These days smartphones have great camera capabilities, and the iPhone 11 & 12 have wide-angle lens capabilities, which will allow you to take a full room picture. Another alternative is you can hire a professional photographer for a few hundred dollars.
Check out our Service Directory under Preparation –> Photographers/Marketing Services.
Yes, a lot of the Photographers/Marketing Services also provide video or drone photos.
Check out our Service Directory under Preparation.
It is to your discretion on how aggressively you want to attract an offer from a REALTOR®. If you are open to accepting an offer from a REALTOR®, it is recommended to call your local real estate association/board to determine the fees for your local area. That way, if you truly want to accept an offer from a REALTOR® you won’t be losing out.
Yes! This is when the seller sets a specific date and time and will review all offers together. This is a technique often used to increase the chances of having multiple competitive offers, resulting in higher bids. This is ideal for a brand new listing just on the market. If you want to try this method, keep in mind that you may or may not get multiple offers, in which case you would then accept an individual offer on a first-come-first-served basis.