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Do you offer guaranteed placement in the MLS?

Yes, when you select The Professional package and have entered into a Listing Agreement, ForSaleByOwner.com guarantees that your property will be listed in the MLS within 5-7 calendar days. This is a key differentiator between us and most of our competitors.

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How do I find my listing on national real estate listing search sites?

You can typically search by city or street address to find your property on the national real estate listing search sites like Realtor.com.

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Why should I buy using the “For Sale By Owner” method?

There are many reasons to sell or buy “For Sale By Owner”:

Learn how buying direct can help you get the house you want and build equity faster.

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MLS (Multiple Listing Service)

Who is ForSaleByOwner.com

We’ve been in business since 1999 and have helped tens of thousands of sellers successfully sell their home. We have a proven track record and knowledge of how to do this right. We’ve grown to be the largest and most successful FSBO marketplace because we have been the ones constantly pushing the envelope to find new ways to help sellers, whether it relates to how FSBO listings are promoted to MLSs, marketed across the Internet (often called ‘syndication’), all the way to producing sign kits that generate local interest. While most of our competitors rely on copying features, we’re actively raising the bar and setting new trends for how people sell and buy real estate.

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How do I sign up to get notifications of new homes for sale?

  1. On the search results page click Be notified of newly-listed homes at the top right corner of the page
  2. You will be prompted to login or create a new user account
  3. After you have logged-in (or created an account) click Saved Searches to modify your saved searches and e-mail notifications
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What is the process to sell my home myself?

Download our free e-book, The Complete Guide To Buying and Selling Your Own Home, which includes chapters on . . .

  • Advice on finding free and low-cost advertising
  • Setting the right price
  • How to negotiate with buyers so that everyone walks away happy
  • How to eliminate unqualified buyers
  • The correct way to show your home—yes, there is a correct way
  • Where to find lenders and lawyers
  • Mortgage and financing basics

You can also download FSBO real estate legal forms to get things started.

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MLS (Multiple Listing Service)

How will I reach buyers?

We’re the number one “by-owner” site and get 7x more visitors than our closest competitor.

In addition, we also offer plans that include a listing on the MLS and syndication to other real estate sites.

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Who is ForSaleByOwner.com

Backed by Tribune Publishing, ForSaleByOwner.com is the nation’s leading “by owner” real estate website, providing consumers with all the resources needed to sell and buy properties on their own. By offering a wide variety of listing packages, advertising services, tools and resources to fit any budget, we help consumers make smarter, more informed decisions.

ForSaleByOwner.com launched in 1999 as one of the first players in the DIY real estate market. Today, the company is the largest entity in the category, five times the size of its closest competitor, with more than three million unique visitors every month.

How Do I Get Started?

It’s fast and easy. Choose a package that’s right for you, create an account and publish your online listing in minutes.

How Do You Provide Online Privacy and Security?

Your privacy is one of our top priorities. We offer a secure voicemail and email message center. Your personal contact information is kept hidden from interested parties, so you can decide when to reveal your information to potential buyers. The best part: The voicemail access number is on the National Do Not Call Registry, so it is illegal for solicitors to contact you through this service.

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How Will I Reach Buyers?

New customers often ask how effective our packages are in attracting buyers. The answer is VERY. We’re the number one “by-owner” site — we get 5x more visitors than our closest competitor. Plus, with syndication across your local MLS, real estate sites including Zillow, Realtor, Redfin, Homefinder, Trulia and social communities including Facebook, your house will get the same exposure a traditional real estate agent.

Will I Get Exposure on other Real Estate Websites?

Depending on your package and location, once you publish your listing ad on our site we’ll automatically syndicate your listing to a wide network of websites. It usually takes 48 hours from the time you publish to the time your listing appears on Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, Homefinder and more. Realtor.com and MLS listings typically appear three business days from the time you submit your paperwork.

Can I Customize My Listing?

You can log in to your account to customize or edit your listing in your Selling Center any time, day or night. Change your description, upload or update photos, add a video, schedule open houses, and more. Call us at 888-FOR-SALE and we can walk you through the process.

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