Category: Press Coverage

ForSaleByOwner Outlook Report

2015 Real Estate Outlook Summary

As the leading FSBO website, ForSaleByOwner.com has unique insights into all aspects of how consumers sell and buy homes nationwide. While data and sentiments on the industry seem to change almost daily, one thing is certain: big changes are coming.

Online sites help owners sell homes without an agent

By Jeff Collins, OC Register, Oct. 29, 2014 You’re gambling with a lot more money these days when you try to sell your home without an agent. Home values are three times what they were 25 years ago. Real estate deals also are more complex, and there’s so much information available now, it’s hard to […]

Websites aim to be the TurboTax for selling your home – without an agent

By Jeff Collins, Orange County Register, October 24, 2014 The last tenants were just too much. So, after spending $3,000 repairing the damage they left behind, Huntington Beach landlord Kelly Pointer decided to sell her three-bedroom rental. And – because she doesn’t want to pay a commission – she’s selling it herself. If it works […]

How to Sell Your Home Without an Agent

By Susan Johnston, U.S. News & World Report Dec. 3, 2013 When Shannon Stell and her husband decided to sell their Yorktown, Va., home this summer, they ran the numbers and discovered that the small amount of equity they built up during two years of homeownership would be wiped out once they paid an agent’s […]

For Sale By Owner: Homeowners Ditching Brokers

By Les Christie @CNNMoney October 11, 2013: 1:00 PM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney) Bolstered by the housing recovery, a growing number of homeowners are going it alone when selling their homes hoping to save thousands of dollars in commissions. The hot housing market in Cambridge, Mass., gave Jon LaRosa the confidence to sell his condo […]

Sell Your Home Without a Real Estate Agent

By Stephanie AuWerter @Money January 2, 2014: 4:12 PM ET NEW YORK (Money Magazine) How do I sell my home without using a real estate agent? — Bill, Chicago With housing on the rise, more sellers are flying solo, says Eddie Tyner, general manager of ForSaleByOwner.com. The appeal of FSBO: skipping the seller’s agent commission, […]

More homesellers are going it alone — should you?

By Mandi Woodruff, Yahoo! Finance, March 25, 2014 When Loretta Harrison, 66, decided to put her 1.2-acre North Carolina home on the market last year, she took the traditional approach — she handed the listing off to a realtor, who, for a 6% commission, promised to find them a buyer. Six months later, she wasn’t […]

ForSaleByOwner.com Wins FSBO vs. Realtor Debate Held By U.S. News & World Report

Consumers Read Both Sides and Decide that Agents Aren’t Needed to Sell a Home NEW YORK, July 29, 2008 – ForSaleByOwner.com (http://www.forsalebyowner.com), the nation’s leading “for sale by owner” website, has been declared the winner of a real estate debate hosted by U.S. News & World Report on the topic, “Do You Need an Agent […]