In a cooling market, FSBO sellers find HOT deals

As housing sales cool in many markets, a battle for new listings is heating up between traditional real-estate brokers and their discount rivals. ForSaleByOwner.com, acquired Monday by Tribune Co., recently teamed up with Home Depot Inc. to provide consumers with yard signs, a brochure dispenser and a 14-day trial subscription to ForSaleByOwner .com’s Internet listing [...] Read more…

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5 reasons your home won?t sell FSBO

There are five key reasons your home might not sell although nearby comparable residences are selling: (1) The asking price is too high. (2) You don’t show your home, or show it when the kids are home. (3) Condition of the home — no fresh paint. (4) “As is” home sale can [...] Read more…


Winter or summer ? when?s the best time to sell FSBO?

Spring is the traditional peak sales season for houses and condos. Summer is also usually very good until the traditional August slump, especially for families who want to relocate before school starts. More prospective home buyers are in the market at this time of the year than during any other season. Read more…


New Hampshire says web-based FSBO selling is illegal

Zero-Broker-Fees-dot-com says New Hampshire is violating its free speech rights by requiring Web sites that carry real estate advertising to become licensed real estate brokers. The company says it’s really no different than a newspaper that publishes real estate ads in print and on-line and it shouldn’t be treated differently. Read more…


In this market, agents use FSBO selling tactics

Some licensed Realtors use FSBO tactics to sell their property. These tactics include: (1) pre-inspections from among three certified inspectors (2) pre-appraisals from an approved appraiser (3) offer a home warranty, and (4) price the home at or below the appraisal value. (And these perks are all done at the owner’s expense.) Read more…


When selling FSBO, how do you pick a price?

According to USA Today, there are over 65 metro areas with extremely overvalued homes. That could be good news for For Sale By Owner sellers who can easily adjust their homes price without worrying about an agent’s commission. A surprising 41 of the 65 significantly overvalued markets were in California and Florida. Undervalued cities include: [...] Read more…


FSBO Consumer Library

FSBO Consumer Library which contains thousands of articles and tips on a variety of consumer issues. Especially relevant are our Home Improvement and Gardening categories to help spruce up the home you’re going to sell or purchase. Read more…


The housing bubble has popped ? how will that affect FSBO sellers?

Reports of falling sales and investors stuck with properties they can’t sell are just the beginning. Property owners should worry; so should their lenders. Many people will say that the real-estate market has turned due to higher interest rates, and rising rates have hurt. But the real-estate market ignored rates going up for quite [...] Read more…


Get 3X?s the Pay Back for Replacing Old Windows

With the median age of U.S. homes at 34, owners of homes with original and outdated appliances, furnaces, air conditioners, and windows are really feeling the pain of increased energy costs. The typical household could save up to 30 percent of its annual energy costs by using Energy Star-rated products, according to Energystar.gov. Read more…


For sale by owner ? via auction + online listing

Home-bidding is not new, but it’s more common in the major cities. This For Sale By Owner procedure centers a weekend open house, when 65 prospective buyers will troop through the three-bedroom, two-bath house appraised at $215,000. Several professionals will be on hand to work with would-be buyers: a mortgage broker, a residential insurance specialist [...] Read more…


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