FORSALEBYOWNER.COM SHOWS SELLERS HOW TO KEEP THEIR HARD EARNED EQUITY AT THE SOUTHERN IDEAL HOME SHOW

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORSALEBYOWNER.COM SHOWS SELLERS HOW TO KEEP THEIR HARD EARNED EQUITY AT THE SOUTHERN IDEAL HOME SHOW

August 25, 2011, Charlotte, NC: ForSaleByOwner.com experts will be showing homeowners how they can save thousands of dollars of their hard earned home equity this weekend at the Southern Ideal Home Show.

ForSaleByOwner.com, presenting sponsor of the Plant It Stage at SIHS, will be featuring our own “by owner” experts Alana Kanter and Matt Brown in interactive presentations addressing such popular topics from staging and renovations to financially getting the most out of selling a home on your own.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask those critical questions to understand the “how to’s” behind foregoing a real estate agent when selling a home. The question and answer sessions will immediately follow the presentations, titled “Learn How to See Green When Selling By Owner” and “Planting the Seeds that Lead to a Successful Home Sale.”

“Selling your home by owner is easier than you think, and the advantages can be exponential” said Matt Brown, Director of Business Development for ForSaleByOwner.com. “For example, someone who sells their home for $200,000 could end up paying an agent up to $12,000 in commissions. No one knows your home better than you [the seller]. ForSaleByOwner.com’s overall mission is to provide sellers and buyers with everything they need to advocate for themselves in today’s difficult housing market.”

All attendees will receive an offer for a free 14-day trial on ForSaleByOwner.com. This free trial will allow sellers to upload six photos, add a customizable property description, access listing viewing statistics, and download full color printable property flyers; all without any obligation to continue their ForSaleByOwner.com listing beyond the initial trial. After the free trial comes to a close, sellers have the ability to continue their listing for as little as $80, and in most locations, can list their property on their local MLS.

Show Hours: Friday: Noon-8 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. More details can be found at: http://www.forsalebyowner.com/ideal

About ForSaleByOwner.com ForSaleByOwner.com is the nation’s largest and most robust “by owner” real estate website. Since 1999, ForSaleByOwner.com has saved home sellers more than one billion dollars by coaching and equipping them with information, tools and services that enable them to buy and sell houses directly In 2010 alone, ForSaleByOwner.com facilitated sales of $1.8 billion worth of residential real estate, enabling homeowners to keep at least $72 million* in home equity for themselves. By selling directly, homeowners can recoup more of their home equity by controlling transaction fees. ForSaleByOwner.com was acquired in 2006 by Tribune Digital, a division of Tribune Companies, and is based in Chicago. *Based on some home sellers paying a 2% commission to the agent representing the buyers of their homes. The traditional real estate commission is 6%. -End-