FAQ

What are the steps to sell “For Sale By Owner”?  

We know that selling "For Sale By Owner" seems complicated which is why we offer our downloadable e-book, The Complete Guide To Buying and Selling Your Own Home, absolutely FREE!

We have years of experience in helping home owners sell their own property. Discover the latest trends in marketing your home and how to carry out the selling process. Discover common pitfalls of selling on your own and how to avoid them. Discover the secrets to a strong classified ad. Discover the best places to advertise your property. Discover where to find serious home buyers.

Sound good? These buying and selling tips along with many other tools are at your disposal when you download our book.

Chapters include:

  • Advice on finding free and low-cost advertising
  • Setting the right price
  • How to negotiate with buyers so that everyone walks away happy
  • How to eliminate unqualified buyers
  • The correct way to show your home—yes, there is a correct way
  • Where to find lenders and lawyers
  • Mortgage and financing basics
  • And much more!

Click the here to download your FREE copy of The Complete Guide To Buying and Selling Your Own Home.

You can also download FSBO real estate legal forms to get things started.

 

Is it necessary for me to hire an attorney to sell my own home?  

In most real estate markets within the United States a Title Company can handle every aspect of a real estate transaction. However, many customers hire a Real Estate Attorney to protect their interests throughout the real estate transaction. A lawyer can act as an escrow agent for down payments, evaluate any complicated offers from potential buyers and handle closings.

When selecting an attorney, choose one who specializes in real estate transactions and don't be afraid to shop around for competitive rates.

To find a Title Company or Real Estate Attorney in your area visit ForSaleByOwner.com’s Service Provider Directory

You can also download state-specific legal real estate forms to get things started.

Why should I buy or sell using the “For Sale By Owner” method?  

There are many reasons to sell or buy "For Sale By Owner"!

Go to http://www.forsalebyowner.com/whysell.html for reasons to sell your property by owner.

Go to http://www.forsalebyowner.com/whybuy.html for reasons to buy a property directly from the owner.

How do I find property that is listed for sale on ForSaleByOwner.com?  

Searching

Click the Search Homes tab at the top of any page or simply click here. On the Buy a Home page, pick one of the three options to search for property in our database. You may search by City and State, Zip Code, or Listing Number. You can also do an Advanced Search to enter more specific search criteria.

  1. City and State Search: The first option allows you to search by city and state.
  2. Zip Code Search: The second option allows you to search our database by zip code.
  3. Listing Number Search: Finally, you can jump directly to a specific ad by typing a property's listing number into the third search field. This search option is particularly helpful if you are trying to locate a specific listing number that was referenced in a newspaper ad, on a yard sign or on a property information flyer.
After you have selected your search criteria and submitted your search you will be given a list of properties that match your search. On the Search Results page, you can organize the properties by City and State, Property Type, Square Footage, Price and more!

Sorting

To sort the Search Results click the heading at the top of the column you would like to sort by. For Example: If you would like to sort by price, simply click Price at the top of the Price column. Clicking any column heading for a second time will change the sorted order to the opposite of what it currently is.

You can also use the Radius drop-down box to change the range of your search results. Select a larger radius to get a larger list of property for sale. Select a smaller radius to narrow your search results.

Click here to search for property for sale.

Click here to do an Advanced Search.

How can I contact ForSaleByOwner.com?  

At ForSaleByOwner.com, we are dedicated to providing our customers the best experience possible. And that means we're here to help you! Contact Support.

I received a fraudulent or Spam e-mail from my listing. What do I do?  

At ForSaleByOwner.com, we take Spam very seriously. If you have received a Spam message through your ForSaleByowner.com account we ask that you forward the message to abuse@forsalebyowner.com or select the message and click the Spam button in the My Email section of your Selling Center.

How do I save favorites? Can I get notifications of new homes for sale?  

Click the Search Homes tab at the top of any page or click here to search for property for sale.

To save a favorite:

  1. Open a listing you want to save as a favorite
  2. Click Add Favorite at the top left corner of the page
  3. You will be prompted to login or create a new user account
  4. After you have logged-in (or created an account) click View Favorites to view or modify your favorites

To get e-mail notifications:

  1. On the search results page click Be notified of newly-listed homes at the top right corner of the page
  2. You will be prompted to login or create a new user account
  3. After you have logged-in (or created an account) click Saved Searches to modify your saved searches and e-mail notifications
  4. New listing notifications will be sent to your e-mail address once a week

 

Help! I am having trouble logging in.  

If you have lost your password click here, then enter your e-mail address and submit to have your password reset and sent to your e-mail address. If you do not remember which e-mail address you used when you set-up your ad please contact Customer Support for assistance.