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List Your Home For Sale by Owner

In this economy, saving money is the ultimate goal. When you Flat Fee MLS List your home, you automatically put money in your bank account. This can be a substantial amount when you consider the value of your home. Generally speaking, real estate agents list residential properties for a fee of six percent (6%), equally split between the listing agent and the buyer's agent. For example, it boils down to $7,500.00 on the sale of a $250,000.00 home or a three percent (3%) taken from the selling price. This is a large chunk of change that you can comfortably put in your own pocket.

How to be a Professional without the title

Selling Your Home as a 'For Sale By Owner'

When you list your home FSBO with FlatFee.com you get the biggest bang for your buck! How? Let us just say that the cover of the book does not guarantee the contents. In other words, a real estate agent follows the same processes that we share with you. They never guarantee the sale of your home. A Realtor® will perform the duties listed below, but now, so can you at a savings of thousands of dollars! You can be as professional as an agent; the only difference being you did not take the real estate course and are not accredited as such. However, before you plant that For Sale By Owner sign on your front lawn and print up your flyers, keep reading to learn more.

Listing Exposure!

Once you familiarize yourself with the choices of Flat Fee MLS listing plans that Flat Fee has to offer you will be amazed at how much exposure your Alabama or Florida real estate listing receives. It starts with you going shopping for the basics on our site:

  • Info Tube. These sturdy clear tubes house your brochures and flyers and are easily attached to your FSBO sign.
  • Lock Box. Lock boxes have been used in the real estate industry for years, allowing easy access to your home by registered agents.
  • For Sale Sign. Three important pieces of information are listed on this sign: For Sale By Owner, your contact phone number and "Realtors Welcome."
  • Open House Sign. Strategically place a few of these signs to direct prospective homebuyers to your front door!

When you opt for one of our plans—from a basic List Your Home For Free listing to the best value 1-year Flat Fee MLS Listing—you are getting unbelievable value and more than 20 websites, drawing the attention of innumerable potential customers!

List For Sale By Owner Guidelines

To become a "For Sale By Owner" (FSBO) success story it is important to follow some important steps, which are fully elaborated in subsequent articles. Here are just a few topics to whet your appetite!

  • Preparing your home. There are a number of ways to get your house to show well.  We will share a few tricks of the trade with you!
  • Pricing your property. You also want to know what the comparative sales in the area are to competitively price your own home.
  • Taking great photographs. If a picture is worth a thousand words, how does it translate in the real estate market? Our tips will tell you how to do it.
  • The benefits of curb appeal.  First impressions need to be impressive! We have put together some great tips for prettying up your front yard.
  • The value of a seller's home inspection. If you think home inspections are only valuable for the prospective buyer, think again. This can be an eye opener for the owner of the house.
  • The importance of a Multiple Service Listing (MLS). An MLS listing is synonymous with the real estate industry. It has been the backbone of the majority of real estate transactions since the mid 1900s when it provided listings in print, available through territorial directories.

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