Full Page Listing with Unlimited Photos
Attract buyers with unlimited photos in an animated photo gallery on ForSaleByOwner.com, and describe your property in 1,000 words or less. Log in to your account to manage photos and edit your listing at any time.
Email Message Center
Screen email inquiries from potential buyers and keep your personal contact information hidden until you’re ready to respond.
Open House Scheduler
Schedule up to three Open Houses at a time, then publicize them on your ForSaleByOwner.com listing.
Reach more motivated buyers by advertising your property on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) with six photos for six months.
Listings on the Most Popular Real Estate Sites
Your listing will appear on hundreds of real estate websites including Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, Redfin and HomeFinder.
Heavy-Duty Yard Sign Kit
Let your yard do the talking with this heavy-duty yard sign and weatherproof brochure dispenser, plus a directional sign and stand.
Printable Property Flyers
With just one click, you can turn your online ad turns into professionally-designed 8.5″x 11″ property flyers that you can print at home.
Listing Your Property
Do I have to offer a commission to get my home on the MLS? What are the typical rates?
The MLS advertises to thousands of eager agents that have buyers looking for homes. In order for your independent broker to add your property to the local MLS, you’ll need to agree to offer a commission fee to a buyer’s agent; typically 2 to 3 percent is acceptable. By offering a commission, agents are more likely to bring their qualified buyers to your home, and you are 25 percent more likely to sell. Of course, if you sell your home to a buyer who is not represented by an agent, you don’t owe anyone this commission fee.
When will I see my listing on ForSaleByOwner.com?
After you select a package and create your account, we’ll walk you through three easy steps to create a great listing ad. Your listing is posted to our site within five minutes of completing and publishing your listing ad.
How do I manage my ForSaleByOwner.com listing?
You’re in complete control of your listing. Log in to your account to customize or make changes to your listing at any time. Edit your description, upload photos, add video, schedule Open Houses, and more.
What happens if I want to take my home off the market?
Log in to your account and mark your listing inactive in your Selling Center. This will update your online listing ad so buyers will know your home is off the market. When you’re ready to put your home back on the market, log in to your account and re-activate your listing. You will not be charged a fee. If you have a Realtor.com or MLS listing, you will need to contact your independent broker separately to have your listing reactivated.
How do I cancel my MLS listing?
Email your assigned broker to cancel your MLS listing at any time and free of charge. However, if you cancel before your six-month listing expires and then want to get back on Realtor.com, you will need to re-purchase a local MLS listing, even if it’s within your original six-month timeframe. Please note that canceling your MLS listing will also end your listing syndication to sites like HomeFinder; it will not cancel your ForSaleByOwner.com listing. You’ll need to log in to your account to cancel your listing on our site, or call us toll-free at 1-888-FOR-SALE (367-7253) and we’ll walk you through the process.
What kind of paperwork will I need to fill out for the MLS?
After you purchase the For Sale By Owner MLS Enhanced Listing package, you will work with a by-owner friendly broker to complete the paperwork. You will be contacted within three business days with information on how to fill out the forms that confirm your MLS listing agreement. If you do not receive the email, please check your spam folder or email email@example.com.
How long will it take for me to see my MLS listing?
Once you return the completed the forms with your photos to your independent broker, your property will be placed on your local MLS within one business day, then automatically syndicated to Realtor.com within three business days.
How do I add photos to my MLS listing?
Choose up to six photos of your property to feature on your MLS listing and submit them to your independent broker, who will give you more details on the type of photos to submit and manage the photos in your listing for you. (Add up to 25 photos when you upgrade your listing through your Selling Center).
How do I edit my MLS listing?
All edits must be submitted to your independent broker in writing, and the changes will be made within one business day. You may make two edits to your MLS listing during the six-month period, free of charge. Changes to the price or status (“Sold” or “Under Contract”) on your MLS listing are always free of charge. Additional revisions can be made for a fee of $25 per change. It may take up to 10 days for changes to your MLS listing to be reflected on Realtor.com.
Can I be on my local MLS for more than six months?
Your property will remain active on your local MLS for six months. You can renew for an additional six months by logging into your ForSaleByOwner.com account and clicking on “Upgrade My Listing.”
Can you show me an example of what my listing might look like on the MLS?
Absolutely. Here’s a sneak peek at your MLS listing.
Are there any local regulations with the MLS that I should be aware of?
Yes. Some states have rules regarding yard signs, changes to your listing and closing procedures. Please read our Terms and Conditions for more details.
When will I see my listing on Zillow, Trulia, HomeFinder and Redfin?
Once you publish your listing ad on ForSaleByOwner.com, it typically takes two business days for your listing to appear on Zillow, Trulia, HomeFinder and Redfin.
What are MLS affiliated sites?
There are hundreds of MLS-affiliated websites across the country that post MLS listings. Your property may be listed on one or more additional MLS-affiliated websites giving you extra exposure!
How do I create Professional Property Flyers?
Log in to your account and visit your Selling Center once you’ve purchased a package. With one just click:
· Your online ad turns into professionally-designed 8.5″x 11″ property flyers that you can print at home.
· Post your listing ad on Craigslist and your social networks using our simple sharing tools.
Will my video be seen everywhere my listing appears online?
The video you upload to your ForSaleByOwner.com listing will only be seen on ForSaleByOwner.com. We do not share your video with other real estate sites.
Talk to Us
A live customer support representative is ready to assist you with any questions you may have.
Customer Support Hours:
Email Anytime:firstname.lastname@example.org(We’ll try to reply within 24 hours.)
Approximate Savings: $42,600
“We had a great experience using ForSaleByOwner.com. Our buyers contacted us two hours after the listing came up on the site. They were using an app to track new listings in our area and jumped on our house. We were under contract at 96% of asking price within four days and closed without significant delays. This was the third house we have sold by owner, but our first time using a web provider like ForSaleByOwner.com. The site really made every aspect of selling our home easier. We couldn’t have been more pleased with their product and service.”
David S., Charlotte, NC, 2014
Approximate Savings: $19,050
“Great experience – lots of resources – saved us a lot of time we would have spent researching the topics of pricing, marketing, etc. We will put the money we saved towards a kitchen in our new home.”
Katie C., East Greenbush, NY, 2014
Approximate Savings: $10,614
“We decided to use forsalebyowner.com and it was the best decision! We saved over $10,000 and our home was under contract in 4 days. We listed our home, it was under contract, purchased our dream home, and moved all within 60 days. Highly recommend using this site! It may look a little overwhelming at first to sell by yourself, but forsalebyowner.com provides easy ways to take it step by step.”
Krystal H., Stow, OH, 2014
Approximate Savings: $11,100
“I can say firsthand that I thought it would be EXTREMELY difficult to sell on my own but using FSBO was so easy and user friendly! If I ever need to sell my home I will definitely be using FSBO!”
Mitch W., Memphis, TN, 2014
This Package Includes:
MLS Distribution listing on hundreds of MLS-affiliated websites for 6 months.
Realtor.com listing for 6 months
Listing ads on ForSaleByOwner.com, Zillow, Trulia, Redfin and Homefinder active until you sell
Unlimited Photos and Video Upload on ForSaleByOwner.com
Heavy Duty Yard Sign Kit
Home Selling Guarantee
Exclusive Marketing Tools and Resources
Live Customer Support 7 Days a Week
Open House Scheduler
Email Message Center
Post Your Property on Craigslist