Who is ByOwner? We can't wait to tell you! We're on a mission to change the Real Estate industry and save Sellers thousands of dollars when selling their home. Our cutting edge technology and, marketing tools put Sellers homes across top real estate web sites and in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), while saving the average Seller 70% in listing fees. We are "Real Estate done Different".
We are the Largest FSBO Website
ByOwner not only offers real estate for sale by owner, and for rent by owner but was established over 15 years ago. We are one of the oldest classified posting websites. ByOwner makes selling "for sale by owner" easy and can save you thousands of dollars in brokerage fees. At ByOwner.com you will find homes, condos, land, vacation rentals, apartments and multi-family units.
The single highest cost associated with a real estate transaction is commissions. We give you the same service of a traditional agent and more at a fraction of the cost!
Flat Fee MLS Services
Selling a home? ByOwner.com offers you the tools and exposure you need to sell your home without incurring a 6% commission. Our Flat Fee MLS Listing service adds your home to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, Bing, Yahoo, AOL and many other sites for a one-time, low flat fee. Get your home on the MLS with our premium service without ever paying a traditional commission.
Our Flat Fee MLS Listing gets you the same exposure you'd get from traditional real estate broker, but instead of paying a 6% commission, you pay a low one time listing. Your home is included in all the highest trafficked websites including Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, Bing, Yahoo, AOL and as well as in all the major brokerage sites. Yes, your for sale by owner listing will listed alongside of the homes listed by ReMax, C-21, Keller Williams and all the other "traditional" brokerage sites.
The average seller who uses our Flat Rate MLS Listing, will save over $15,000. We give you the tools and exposure you need as a ForSaleByOwner to compete with every other listing in the MLS. But as a Flat Fee MLS Listing you save thousands. (Learn More)
Why Do I Need MLS?
There are over 750 MLS services (Multiple Listing Services) in the United States. The MLS is local database the real estate community uses to keep track of what properties come on and off the market. When you list with ByOwner you get local, national and world wide exposure. When selling your home ByOwner you NEED the greatest exposure you can get. The more you expose you can get to your home will result in a higher sales price and a shorter your marketing time. Your local MLS is what every big firm uses to get their homes on the market. Many sellers think there is only one MLS, this is not true. The 750+ MLS's are geographical positioned all over the country. For example, if you live in Florida, it is not important for you to be in an Illinois MLS and vice versa. Going in either will give you the local exposure you need plus national exposure through syndication to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, Bing, Yahoo, AOL and as well as in all the major brokerage sites. It is imperative that your home be place in your local MLS for the greatest exposure to your local real estate.
Can you get in the MLS for FREE?
The short answer is no, but we can get you in there for nominal flat listing fee.
Can I get in MLS and not pay a commission?
Yes, you pay a one-time flat listing fee with ByOwner to get your home on the market. We recommend, but don't require you to offer a cooperating fee to a selling broker. This will encourage other brokers to bring their buyers. We recommend 1-3% of the selling price as a selling broker fee, but if a broker is not involved, you pay NO additional fee. Have questions? Call us at 800-296-9637