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What is the ByOwner.com difference

What is the ByOwner.com difference?

Simply put…. “Maximum exposure at a Minimum Investment”. Keep the 6% commissions you’d typically pay in your own pocket! We harness technology to find Buyers and save Sellers thousands of dollars while still enjoying full MLS listing coverage.

ByOwner includes your for sale by owner property on top nationwide real estate websites and your local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) for 70-80% LESS than your typical broker. You’ll get lots of extras, too, like help in setting up your ad, a yard sign, direct contact with Buyers, contracts and the exposure you need to get sold. See our free e-book for practical, step-by-step information for sellers.

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An Established, Trusted FSBO Website

Choose the ByOwner.com service with over 20 years in the business and an eye toward the future. We got in on the ground floor online in 1996. Since then, we've made it our mission to open new doors for home buyers and sellers. ByOwner is among the oldest classified posting websites, and we focus our expertise on making home sales and rentals easy, quick, and more profitable than ever. In addition, we act as an advocate for our customers. Here’s what Thomas R. had to say about our level of service: "The experience could not have been better from beginning to end. As a first-time seller, I was guided and pampered through the whole process by an excellent agent who made the process very smooth."

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Say Good bye to 6% Commissions and Save Thousands

The single highest cost associated with a real estate transaction is the agent commission. Homes sold at appraisal prices of $250,000 and up often pay $15,000 to real estate agents during the sales process. Our flat fee listing service will get your home placed on most major online real estate sites, giving you exposure to millions of monthly viewers.

Our ByOwner professionals give you the same comprehensive exposure you’d get with traditional agents and more at a fraction of the cost! We make it simple for owners to list homes and close deals. We’ll help you learn to:

Market Your Home For Sale By
Owner Just Like the Real Estate
Agents Do!

ByOwner takes you through the same steps real estate brokers use to list, market, show, and Sell your Home, Fast without the high-priced commissions. Save an average of $15,000 in agent fees while still accessing the widest pool of interested buyers. Services we provide:

  • Professional agent consultation
  • Multiple Listing Service (MLS)
  • Social media marketing
  • National listing on top real estate websites
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  • Market research
  • Yard signs
  • Professional photography and brochures (optional)
  • Home-showing coordination

Buyers Find an Endless Variety of Houses For Sale By Owner

Our nationwide network lets buyers locate the ideal property listed directly by owners. Visit our "for sale" links to find thousands of homes to choose from. Use the ByOwner.com search tool to find homes, condos, land, and multi-family units for sale.

Avoiding traditional agents by connecting with owners can save you money, too. Less money in commissions can mean more reasonable pricing, one less person between you and your new home, and less hassle all around.

Flat Fee Service and Major Website Listing Services

Selling a home? You need all the power you can get from your local MLS, the MLS is the regional clearinghouse for almost every available property on the market. If you use a traditional real estate agent, local MLS listing for your home can cost you thousands of dollars. Not so long ago, private sellers could not gain access to this service without paying brokers their 6% commission.

ByOwner offers that powerful tool to you for a nominal flat rate—PLUS adding your home to the sales pages of Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, Bing, Yahoo, MSN, and many other popular websites. With our listing service, a one-time, low flat fee gets your home on the MLS and top Internet listing sites, without ever paying a traditional commission. Learn more about the benefits of our flat fee Servicepackage

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How to Sell Your Home For More

Many buyers look to boost the price they can ask for their homes by making improvements before staging time. General repairs to worn, weathered, or broken features are a must, so take inventory of your property to determine your fix-it priorities. If your architecture or interior design is dated or just plain ordinary, however, you might want to upgrade. Remember that today’s buyers will compare your home’s entryway, kitchen, and energy efficiency with other properties on the market. If yours doesn’t stand out, invest where your money will make the biggest splash.

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How to Keep More of What Your Home Sells For

What could you do with an extra $15,000? 20,000? 40,000? If yours is a modest house, you’ll want every penny coming to you from a sale. If your property is in a higher appraisal bracket, the money you give up in agent commissions could be significant enough to pay off credit card debts, fund higher education, or repay a large chunk of your new mortgage.

If you used a traditional real estate agent, however, that fee would be based on your property’s final sale price. But would that price be set to attract the ideal buyer ... or to create the highest commission for the broker? That last scenario can happen when homeowners choose agents who inflate the value of a home, thinking that it automatically means more money for them.

The reality is that setting a sales price too high does not attract only people looking for high-end homes, but drives all sorts of buyers away. A reasonable—or lower—price does not mean you won’t get the best return on your home investment. In fact, it can create a bigger pool of interested buyers who will then compete to purchase your home.

Multiple offers mean you get to choose. All things being equal, you might select the party who seems to be the best fit for the neighborhood or who will take the best care of the property you have worked so hard to maintain. You might be able to negotiate the best transition time for you and avoid having to store items or rent an interim place to live.

ByOwner's in-depth guide to selling your home will help you decide on the right amount to reflect your home’s value and to attract the most desirable buyers. Striking the balance between too high and too low is a critical part of pricing your home. And that’s the first step to keeping more money in your pocket after your home transaction is all over.

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A Large Database of Residential and Vacation Rentals

It seems as though the more ways there are to advertise, the harder it gets to find home rentals. You'll appreciate the ability to search a national pool of apartments and houses for rent via ByOwner, particularly if you are relocating.

If you're searching for the ideal vacation lodging, skip the hotels and the same, old properties on the short-term rental websites. Renting a private home typically gets you more amenities for less money. ByOwner can help you find the vacation rental home of your dreams.


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