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Listing On Realtor.com

 

You are one step closer to getting your home on Realtor.com, where it will be found by buyers across the country.

Your Realtor.com facilitator is THE BEST CHOICE REALTY. They will post your listing to Realtor.com, where it will be seen by buyers across the country and in your hometown.

 

Your next step is to complete the online THE BEST CHOICE REALTY Realtor.com listing forms
• Using Internet Explorer, go to http://www.thebestchoicerealty.com/form/gettingstarted.html to complete your forms
• All forms will be sent directly to the broker after you have completed them and signed your name electronically
• The broker will use the information on the form to create your Realtor.com listing
• Email .jpgs of your listing photos to info@TheBestChoiceRealty.com
• The broker will send you a link to your listing
• Allow 72 hours for the text and photos to upload to Realtor.com

To view your listing on Realtor.com:
• Go to Realtor.com and search using the MLS number the broker facilitator provided to you via email
• Go to Realtor.com and search using your zip code and number of bedrooms and bathrooms.

Contacts from buyers:
• E-mail inquiries will be forwarded directly to the e-mail account you provided in your listing input form.
• Phone inquiries will go to a voicemail box with recorded information about your property.
• Messages will be e-mailed to you so you can play them on your computer.

Updating your listing:
• You may make up to three text or photo changes to your listing, included in your fee
• You may post four open houses, included in your fee. Remember to ask your broker to post the “Open House” notice on the Realtor.com listing.
• Additional changes may be made for $25 per revision
• Price and status changes (“under contract” or “sold”) are always included in your fee
• Email your request to info@TheBestChoiceRealty.com
• You may use the forms below to submit your changes
• Please allow 24 – 72 hours for your changes to be reflected on Realtor.com

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How do I place an ad on ForSaleByOwner.com?

If you would like to place your listing by phone you can contact us at 888-FOR-SALE (367-7253) between the hours of 8 AM and 8 PM Eastern Time, Monday through Friday and Saturday 11 AM to 3 PM Eastern Time.

Steps to Place a Listing Online

  1. Simply click here.
  2. A list of packages available in your area will appear. Click Get Started below the name of the package you would like to purchase.
  3. Complete the listing form. Don’t worry if you don’t have all of the information you would like to list in your ad, you can edit your listing as many times as you would like at no additional charge.
  4. Click Preview Ad to see a sample of your listing. Or, click Checkout to pay and activate your listing. The preview will include a filler photo. You will be able to upload photos of your property after you have activated your listing.
  5. On the secure payment page you will be asked to enter your credit card information and agree to the Terms and Conditions. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. Please make sure to verify your shipping information on this page, as well.
  6. Click Purchase to complete your purchase and activate your ad.
  7. When your transaction is complete you will be shown your receipt. Please print your receipt for your records.
  8. Your listing is now active and viewable by potential buyers! You can now log in to manage your listing and upload photos.
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How often will I be charged?

With the DIY Starter listing, you will automatically be billed $99 on day 15 after placing your order and each month after that until you cancel your listing.

To view the package options available in your area click here. A list of packages available in your area will appear.

Note: If you have purchased a plan or feature that rebills it is your responsibility to cancel your account or feature at least one day before your next billing date to avoid automatic rebilling.

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How many people will see my ad?

With over 2 million unique visitors per month, ForSaleByOwner.com is the largest “For Sale By Owner” website in the world!

After you list your property on ForSaleByOwner.com you can track the number of times your listing has been viewed by potential buyers. Simply login to your account.

On top of our traffic, your property may also be listed on Zillow, Realtor.com and other leading home search sites if you have selected the The Professional package.

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What is the success rate in selling “For Sale By Owner”?

Because we’re not real estate agents and don’t charge a commission we are legally prohibited from taking part in the actual sales transaction of any of the property advertised on our site, which makes it difficult for us to track how many of our properties sell and how quickly. However, we do try to poll our customers on a regular basis in order to gauge our success rate.

Depending upon the metro area and region our success rates range from about 40% to 85%. In most markets, we have the same success rate as full-service real estate agents.

Like all real estate marketing, the most important factor is the location of your property (both from a local and regional standpoint). It’s the same issue that real estate agents face. Attractive properties (good homes in good areas, that are priced correctly) sell quickly and unattractive ones don’t.

We can guarantee that we will work diligently to insure that as many potential buyers as possible see your ad. And to this end, we spend tens of thousands of dollars every month on advertising both online and offline across North America.

 

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What types of properties can be sold “For Sale By Owner”?

Our site is for “For Sale By Owner” properties of all types! You can sell land, a vacation home or even commercial property. When you create your ad you can choose the property type that best describes your property from our list of common property types. Buyers can then find you property by searching for all listings in your area or by searching for a specific property type.

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I received an error when I tried to activate my ad, what should I do?

There are several reasons that you may have received an error message. Please read below for information about the most common error messages and how to resolve the issue or you may Contact Support for assistance.

Page Expired or Page Not Found: These messages generally occur when your internet service was disconnected during the ad creation process or if you clicked your browser’s back button and your browser had not stored the page. You should check to make sure that your computer is connected to the internet before proceeding. To retrieve your ad, simply login to your account and click the banner containing your property address. Or, you can Contact Support for assistance. A Customer Support Representative will locate your ad or assist you in creating a new one.

Card Declined: This error message can occur for several reasons. You may have received this message because your credit card number, expiration date, card verification code, or billing address were entered incorrectly. This message also occurs when your credit card account does not have sufficient funds available or your bank suspects the charge as fraudulent. You should check with your bank to verify that your account is not on hold due to insufficient funds or suspicion of fraud. To try your card again or enter a new card, simply login to your account and click the banner containing your property address. Or, you can Contact Support for assistance. A Customer Support Representative will locate your ad and assist you in activating it.

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I created an ad but didn’t activate it yet. Can I still activate my ad?

Yes! Even if an ad is never activated it remains in our database for six months. To activate, simply login to your account and go to your Seller Dashboard to the “Edit Listing” feature and select on your Listing ID and publish the property. Or, you can Contact Support for assistance. A Customer Support Representative will locate your ad and assist you in activating it.

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Do you offer discounts for listing in volume?

Yes! We offer discounted listing options for builders and investors who want to sell their properties “For Sale By Owner”. Click here for pricing and information.

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What does the Sign Package include?

When you choose a package that includes ForSaleByOwner.com’s sign package you will receive one 24″ x 18″ Yard Sign with heavy-duty metal stand and a Weather-Proof Brochure Dispenser, so that you can provide potential buyers with property information flyers. You will also receive one 24″ x 9″ Directional Sign with stand, which can be placed at a major intersection or community entrance to direct potential buyers to your property. All of our signs are double sided and are made out a durable, waterproof corrugated plastic.