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Holiday Card FAQ

Create a Holiday Card for Your Home This holiday season we wanted to give back to ForSaleByOwner.com sellers by allowing you to promote your home sale with a festive card. All you have to do is log in to your Selling Center Dashboard and click on the link under Alerts that says, “Create your holiday […]

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5 Tips for Building Good Relationships with Local Agents

Just because you’re selling a home FSBO doesn’t mean you don’t have worry about your relationship with local real estate agents. They are very involved in the community and could be in position to bring a lot of buyer traffic your way. Our advice? Treat local agents with respect and you’ll reduce the chances that […]

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Expert Home Staging Tips to Avoid Deal Killing Criticisms

If you think that home staging isn’t important, or if you’ve left it off your “to do” list entirely, you may want to rethink that position, and here’s why: Staging your home to sell before you list gets you prepared to sell and gets you better photos for your listing, which will create more views […]

Fix any plumbing problems. A leaky faucet or slow-running drain will give buyers a bad impression of your home.

Consider Offering Home Warranty to Your Buyer

A home warranty is a one-year protection plan to cover major appliances and systems so your buyers have peace of mind once they take possession of the home. For a few hundred dollars, a home warranty will cover the repair or replacement costs for appliances and systems like these: • Heating System • Air Conditioning […]

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8 Easy Home Selling Tips

Why sell your home yourself? Selling a home by yourself, without an expensive real estate broker, is easier than most people think, but it will take some work on your part. You will be doing a lot of things that a real estate agent might normally do. Follow the ForSaleByOwner.com step-by-step selling guide, and you’ll […]

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Home Improvement Projects with the Biggest Payoff [Infographic]

Before you call the contractor (or pick up the hammer), find out which home repairs, renovations and remodels reap the most rewards. To view, download and print Home Improvement Projects with the Biggest Payoff [Infographic] as a PDF, click here.

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The New Path to Homeownership [Infographic]

The path to homeownership now starts on the computer (or tablet or smartphone) screen. Here’s the data you need to know before sharing your home listing with the world.

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5 Signs of a Savvy Negotiator [Infographic]

Got an offer? Great. Now it’s time to negotiate with the buyer to reach a deal that will make you both happy. Here are five ways to be professional and prepared in your discussions.

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Broaden Your Buyer Audience with Social Media

If you are selling your home by owner, you are the primary marketer of your home. One of the best ways to broaden your appeal these days is communicating through social media. Facebook is a great place to start. You probably already have a Facebook account, and it’s a place to instantly recruit your friends […]

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7 Steps to Closing the Sale [Infographic]

From accepting an offer to signing on the dotted line, here is a step-by-step guide to closing on your home sale.