Managing Your Listing -

Managing Your Listing

How do I cancel my listing?  

To cancel your ad:

  1. Click here to login
  2. Click Cancel Listing
  3. You will be prompted to answer a short survey before canceling your listing
  4. After you have completed the short survey, click Cancel My Ad
  5. You will receive on-screen cancellation confirmation and your ad will be deactivated immediately

Please Note: If you did not receive on-screen cancellation confirmation, your ad has not been cancelled.

Why does my listing have an expiration date? I paid for an Until Sold listing.  

At ForSaleByOwner.com we make every effort to ensure that our database of properties is as up to date as possible. Our buyers expect our home listings to be accurate and fresh. For this reason, all listings have an expiration date which can be extended simply by logging in to your Selling Center and clicking Extend Listing.

If your listing reaches the expiration date, we will send out a courtesy e-mail to ask if your property is still for sale. If we don’t get an e-mail back from you then your listing will be deactivated until you request to have it reactivated.

To reactivate your listing, simply login to your Selling Center and click Activate. If you are unable to login and activate your listing please contact Customer Support. If your listing has been deactivated for more than 6 months, please allow 7 days to retrieve your information and reactivate your listing. We’re sorry, listings that are left inactive for more than 12 months are purged from our system and cannot be reactivated.

How do I edit my ad? How often can I edit my ad?  

You can edit your ad whenever you would like and as often as you would like. To edit your ad follow the steps below.

Editing your ad:

  1. Click here to Login to your Selling Center. Or, click Login at the top right hand corner of any page. 
  2. Click Edit Listing.
  3. Make changes to your listing.
  4. After you have made your changes, click Preview Ad to see a sample of your listing or click Save Changes to save your listing. Do not click your browser’s back button or you may lose your changes.
  5. After you click Save Changes, you will receive on-screen confirmation that your changes have been saved.

Please Contact Support if you need assistance editing your ad.

Can I deactivate my ad and then activate again later?  

Yes, you may. We keep your information in our database for up to 12 months. If you wish to deactivate your ad, you will need to contact Customer Support.

When you are ready to reactivate your listing, simply login to your Selling Center and click Activate. If you are unable to login and activate your listing please contact Customer Support. If your listing has been deactivated for more than 6 months, please allow 7 days to retrieve your information and reactivate your listing. We’re sorry, listings that are left inactive for more than 12 months are removed from our system and cannot be reactivated.

How do I reply to an e-mail from a potential buyer?  

You can reply to an e-mail through your personal e-mail account, by using the reply function in your e-mail program or by typing the e-mail address of the sender directly into the recipient line of a new mail message. We do not currently have a feature to reply to mail from your Selling Center. Remember, your e-mail address remains hidden from inquiring potential buyers until you respond through your personal mail account.

Can I upgrade my Standard Plan to Deluxe?  

December proved to be a strong month for existing home sales, helping to make 2015 one of the strongest years for residential real estate in nearly a decade. Listings on ForSaleByOwner were even hotter in January with a 62 percent increase in visitors over December. And house hunters aren't just active in the south; two of our hottest homes for the month are located in the Midwest and one was under contract in only 9 days. A few of 2015's trends seem to be continuing into the New Year as well with two of our most popular homes in January coming from our top states for by-owner home sales. With all of the attention these homes are getting you'll want to find your favorite before it becomes the next successful sale on ForSaleByOwner.com 1. 15030 CR 1131, Tyler, TX 75703 Price: $574,800 Highlights: Built in 2000, but recently updated, this beautiful 3,950 square-foot home offers 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms on lots of land. The open concept kitchen includes slab granite countertops, all-new stainless steel appliances and lots of storage. The master suite includes a large walk-in closet and spa bath. A guest house, dedicated satellite tower for high-speed wireless service and more make this home a true one-of-a-kind. 2. 560 Canvasback Cove, Sumter, SC 29150 Price: $298,600 Highlights: This completely renovated 4-bedroom 3-bathroom home sits on a desirable cul-de-sac and features amazing amenities. The master suite includes two walk-in closets and a large Italian marble shower. The kitchen includes new appliances, and granite countertops. A formal dining room, gas fireplace, back patio, two walk-in attics, screened porch, brick fence and great room with vaulted ceiling are just the beginning of what this home has to offer. 3. 115 Coveshire Pl, Madison, AL 35758 Price: $939,000 Highlights: A stunning, 5-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom custom-built, this home is southern living at its finest. High ceilings are included throughout and a wrap-around deck offers stunning views. The master en suite includes a sunroom overlooking the lake and the chef's kitchen features top of the line Viking appliances. A paneled study/library, exercise room and 4.5-car garage make this home so attractive you'll never want to leave. 4. 1321 Northlawn Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46805 Price: $184,900 Highlights: Full of upgrades and recently remodeled, this stunning home blends style and energy-efficiency. A striking master suite includes soaker tub, double vanity and spa-like shower. The fireplace, sunny recreation room and gorgeous deck make the main house hard to resist, but the fully furnished mother-in-law suite with large living room, private entrance and walk-in closet in the master suite make this home irresistible. 5. 7555 State Route 582, Woodville, OH 43469 Price: $324,900 Highlights: Built in 2014, this 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home offers 2,600 square feet of living space with an open floor plan. The custom kitchen includes cherry wood cabinets, full side-by-side refrigerator and freezer, large dual-fuel range and island. The master suite offers a generous walk-in closet, large bathroom with double vanity and a sizable shower. The 1,200 square-foot unfinished basement offers unlimited potential. Which popular home is your favorite? Let us know in the comments.

How do I cancel my Featured Home listing?  

To cancel your Featured Home listing:

  1. Click here to login
  2. Click Cancel below the notification for the feature that you have
  3. You will be prompted to click Confirm Cancellation
  4. You will then receive on-screen cancellation confirmation.

Please Note: If you did not receive on-screen cancellation confirmation, the feature has not been cancelled.

What upgrades do you offer to give my ad more exposure? How do I upgrade?  

You can purchase any feature available on our site, individually. Available features include MLS*, distribution to our affiliate sites, unlimited photos, Featured Home, and Video Tour.

If you currently have a listing with ForSaleByOwner.com and you would like to purchase additional features go to the Features and Upgrades page of your Selling Center for more information and to purchase. Or contact Customer Support for assistance.

*MLS is not available in all areas

How do I find my listing on your affiliate websites?  

December proved to be a strong month for existing home sales, helping to make 2015 one of the strongest years for residential real estate in nearly a decade. Listings on ForSaleByOwner were even hotter in January with a 62 percent increase in visitors over December. And house hunters aren't just active in the south; two of our hottest homes for the month are located in the Midwest and one was under contract in only 9 days. A few of 2015's trends seem to be continuing into the New Year as well with two of our most popular homes in January coming from our top states for by-owner home sales. With all of the attention these homes are getting you'll want to find your favorite before it becomes the next successful sale on ForSaleByOwner.com 1. 15030 CR 1131, Tyler, TX 75703 Price: $574,800 Highlights: Built in 2000, but recently updated, this beautiful 3,950 square-foot home offers 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms on lots of land. The open concept kitchen includes slab granite countertops, all-new stainless steel appliances and lots of storage. The master suite includes a large walk-in closet and spa bath. A guest house, dedicated satellite tower for high-speed wireless service and more make this home a true one-of-a-kind. 2. 560 Canvasback Cove, Sumter, SC 29150 Price: $298,600 Highlights: This completely renovated 4-bedroom 3-bathroom home sits on a desirable cul-de-sac and features amazing amenities. The master suite includes two walk-in closets and a large Italian marble shower. The kitchen includes new appliances, and granite countertops. A formal dining room, gas fireplace, back patio, two walk-in attics, screened porch, brick fence and great room with vaulted ceiling are just the beginning of what this home has to offer. 3. 115 Coveshire Pl, Madison, AL 35758 Price: $939,000 Highlights: A stunning, 5-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom custom-built, this home is southern living at its finest. High ceilings are included throughout and a wrap-around deck offers stunning views. The master en suite includes a sunroom overlooking the lake and the chef's kitchen features top of the line Viking appliances. A paneled study/library, exercise room and 4.5-car garage make this home so attractive you'll never want to leave. 4. 1321 Northlawn Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46805 Price: $184,900 Highlights: Full of upgrades and recently remodeled, this stunning home blends style and energy-efficiency. A striking master suite includes soaker tub, double vanity and spa-like shower. The fireplace, sunny recreation room and gorgeous deck make the main house hard to resist, but the fully furnished mother-in-law suite with large living room, private entrance and walk-in closet in the master suite make this home irresistible. 5. 7555 State Route 582, Woodville, OH 43469 Price: $324,900 Highlights: Built in 2014, this 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home offers 2,600 square feet of living space with an open floor plan. The custom kitchen includes cherry wood cabinets, full side-by-side refrigerator and freezer, large dual-fuel range and island. The master suite offers a generous walk-in closet, large bathroom with double vanity and a sizable shower. The 1,200 square-foot unfinished basement offers unlimited potential. Which popular home is your favorite? Let us know in the comments.

How do I update my ad on your affiliate websites?  

Changes made to your listing will be automatically reflected on our affiliate websites. Please allow up to 24 hours for your changes to be reflected on our affiliate sites.

What is the difference between the Homepage Featured Home and the Local Featured Home?  

The Homepage Featured Home is located on the homepage of ForSaleByOwner.com, with many properties from across the country. The Local Featured Home is located at the top of the search results page and includes properties that are similar to the search criteria entered. In either case, each featured property is rotated in the Featured Home spot with the other featured properties. The Featured Home changes every time the page is revisited or refreshed.

Syndication to Zillow and Trulia  

December proved to be a strong month for existing home sales, helping to make 2015 one of the strongest years for residential real estate in nearly a decade. Listings on ForSaleByOwner were even hotter in January with a 62 percent increase in visitors over December. And house hunters aren't just active in the south; two of our hottest homes for the month are located in the Midwest and one was under contract in only 9 days. A few of 2015's trends seem to be continuing into the New Year as well with two of our most popular homes in January coming from our top states for by-owner home sales. With all of the attention these homes are getting you'll want to find your favorite before it becomes the next successful sale on ForSaleByOwner.com 1. 15030 CR 1131, Tyler, TX 75703 Price: $574,800 Highlights: Built in 2000, but recently updated, this beautiful 3,950 square-foot home offers 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms on lots of land. The open concept kitchen includes slab granite countertops, all-new stainless steel appliances and lots of storage. The master suite includes a large walk-in closet and spa bath. A guest house, dedicated satellite tower for high-speed wireless service and more make this home a true one-of-a-kind. 2. 560 Canvasback Cove, Sumter, SC 29150 Price: $298,600 Highlights: This completely renovated 4-bedroom 3-bathroom home sits on a desirable cul-de-sac and features amazing amenities. The master suite includes two walk-in closets and a large Italian marble shower. The kitchen includes new appliances, and granite countertops. A formal dining room, gas fireplace, back patio, two walk-in attics, screened porch, brick fence and great room with vaulted ceiling are just the beginning of what this home has to offer. 3. 115 Coveshire Pl, Madison, AL 35758 Price: $939,000 Highlights: A stunning, 5-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom custom-built, this home is southern living at its finest. High ceilings are included throughout and a wrap-around deck offers stunning views. The master en suite includes a sunroom overlooking the lake and the chef's kitchen features top of the line Viking appliances. A paneled study/library, exercise room and 4.5-car garage make this home so attractive you'll never want to leave. 4. 1321 Northlawn Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46805 Price: $184,900 Highlights: Full of upgrades and recently remodeled, this stunning home blends style and energy-efficiency. A striking master suite includes soaker tub, double vanity and spa-like shower. The fireplace, sunny recreation room and gorgeous deck make the main house hard to resist, but the fully furnished mother-in-law suite with large living room, private entrance and walk-in closet in the master suite make this home irresistible. 5. 7555 State Route 582, Woodville, OH 43469 Price: $324,900 Highlights: Built in 2014, this 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home offers 2,600 square feet of living space with an open floor plan. The custom kitchen includes cherry wood cabinets, full side-by-side refrigerator and freezer, large dual-fuel range and island. The master suite offers a generous walk-in closet, large bathroom with double vanity and a sizable shower. The 1,200 square-foot unfinished basement offers unlimited potential. Which popular home is your favorite? Let us know in the comments.












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