NEW YORK, May 13, 2009 – With turbulence continuing in the real estate market, the advantages of selling by owner are greater than ever. ForSaleByOwner.com, the nation’s leading “by owner” real estate website, is offering a Home Selling Guarantee to give “by owner” sellers more confidence in selling their home. The guarantee includes a full refund of money paid to ForSaleByOwner.com.
“ForSaleByOwner.com has helped home sellers save more than a billion dollars in commissions,” said Greg Healy, Vice President of ForSaleByOwner.com. “We are proud of our record of success and our Home Selling Guarantee reinforces our commitment to respond to our customers’ changing needs and work with them to get their homes sold.”
He continued, “ForSaleByOwner.com attracts nearly two million buyers each month and provides extensive real estate resources and guidance to help sellers and buyers. A recent study found that “by owner” sellers actually sell quicker and for closer to asking price than agent-represented sellers. Our Home Selling Guarantee gives sellers another reason to use ForSaleByOwner.com and sell on their own.”
The Home Selling Guarantee provides an additional level of confidence, security and flexibility for sellers who purchase a ForSaleByOwner.com listing package and then are interested in moving from a “by owner” status to a “full-service listing” status. For sellers in that situation, ForSaleByOwner.com will work to place them with a real estate agent within their local area and, after the home sells through the agent, will refund any money the seller paid to ForSaleByOwner.com.
ForSaleByOwner.com is the nation’s leading “by owner” real estate website. Since 1999, ForSaleByOwner.com has saved home sellers more than one billion dollars by providing premium Internet marketing services, MLS listing services, property pricing reports, real estate guidance and information, downloadable legal forms, as well as live customer support, to help customers independently sell their own homes. The company offers a wide range of listing packages at varying prices that provide advertising, information, tools and resources to empower people to sell their homes themselves. In contrast, a person selling a $300,000 home through a real estate agent would be charged a 6% commission fee and pay approximately $18,000. Prospective homebuyers can browse property database, available at http://www.forsalebyowner.com, at no charge.