Safety Tips For Sellers

When creating your ad, use a secure password for your account. See our tips in the ‘Protect yourself online section’ for how to generate a secure password.

Consider obtaining a Advertising Signboard and placing this out the front of your property. This will provide confidence to the prospective buyer, to help show them that you are a legitimate seller through our site for their personal safety when visiting your property.


Consider using a local professional that can handle your open for inspection, covering all of the details from allowing buyers to view your home and passing on all of the information about your home.

Don’t provide any buyer with your personal information details, copy of your license, banking information, etc.

Ensure you seek the services of a legal representative, solicitor or conveyancer, who will prepare your sale contract/ section 32 and handle any exchange of moneys with the buyers solicitor.

Make sure you know how much you are willing to accept and prepared to negotiate to a minimum price. Don’t let the prospective buyer pressure you into a sale you are not comfortable with.

Be wary of buyers who offer you much more than the asking price. If the offer seems too high, it is likely to be a scam, so ensure that you and your solicitor/conveyance do due diligence on the buyer and their legal representative. will never ask you for your account information or login details by email or sms or request any payments directly related to the sale of your property purchase price.

Request the details of the prospective buyers legal representative before you accept any offer. You can then check to make sure they are a legitimate business, then get in contact with them directly to confirm the prospective buyers details
It is extremely unlikely that a prospective buyer will buy a property without inspecting it first. You should be extremely cautious when negotiating a deal with a prospective buyer who states that they are overseas and/or cannot come to view the property.

Make sure all of your paperwork is in order before you begin negotiations. Your legal representative will be able to prepare all the necessary details for you, including a section 32/ sales contract, land title and plan documents, etc.

Request to view and record the driver’s license of a prospective buyer before they inspect your property.

Make sure all valuable items are locked away securely before a prospective buyer inspects your property. Having a representative, can help to ensure the safety of the inspection process.

Don’t accept cash or money directly from the buyer. Funds should only be transferred between both or your legal representatives. Your deposit will be held on trust by your legal representative and the funds will be transferred in full on the agreed settlement date.

Don’t rely on ‘proof of payment’ from the buyer. Check with your legal representative to ensure the funds have been cleared and you have received a signed sales contract from the buyer.

Ensure your legal representative provides the buyer with confirmation that their payment has been received and original sales contracts are held by both parties.

The information is of a general nature only and does not consider your unique situation. We make no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or reliability of the information, nor do we accept any liability or responsibility arising in any way from omissions or errors contained in the content.