New York, NY (PRWEB) February 17, 2006
New York, NY, February 16, 2006 – fsboTimes.com today announced the launch of a free service aimed at for sale by owners (fsbos) of real estate, cars, furniture, books and many other types of properties. The new service allows owners to post free fsbo ads until their home or other property is sold and allows buyers to view fsbo listings and contact sellers free of charge.
“Many home owners are unable or unwilling to hire a real estate agent when selling their home because of the high fees typically charged by agents, up to 6%. In many cases, this fee represents much of the equity a home owner has in their property and they just cannot afford to give it to someone else.” Said H Anthony Harvey, founder of fsboTimes.com. “fsboTimes.com is dedicated to helping owners who either want to or need to sell their home without a real estate agent as well as home buyers navigate the complexities of perhaps the biggest transaction of their lives. The ability of buyers and sellers to deal directly with each other and avoid using real estate agents could allow both the seller and the buyer to save thousands of dollars with each real estate transaction.”
fsboTimes.com recognizes that many people who are selling their homes or other types of real estate also need to sell other types of properties such as furniture, cars, boats, books, clothing etc. As a result, in addition to real estate for sale by owner listings, fsboTimes.com allows listings for numerous other types of property, all for free.
After going through a 30 second (or less) registration process, new sellers can log into their “myfsboTimes” account and start selling. Sellers are able to add multiple pictures and a generous amount of text to all their fsbo ads. It is also possible to enhance or highlight fsbo listings in a variety of ways to make them stand out from the crowd. Special highlighting of seller ads range from the bolding of text on search / listing pages to the ability to Feature picture ads throughout the fsboTimes.com website.
In addition to real estate for sale by owner listings, fsboTimes.com allows property owners and tenants to connect with each other. Landlords and others looking for roommates, apartment shares and sublets are able to create free ads with pictures and descriptions of their properties available for rent. Potential tenants can search by location, type of property (apartment, house, commercial building etc.) and contact landlords through fsboTimes.com for free.
fsboTimes.com also offers a number of other features including help and information to anyone involved in a real estate transaction. Sellers will be able to find information on preparing their homes for sale, pricing their home and working with buyers. Buyers will be able to find information on researching a home and comparing prices so they don’t end up overspending and don’t end up with surprises after purchasing a new home.
“Our aim is to help make the real estate transaction process as straightforward and transparent as possible so that everyone involved will have a pretty good idea of what to expect.” Said Mr. Harvey. “To that end, fsboTimes works with a select number of service providers who may be required at some point during any real estate transaction. Service providers may include real estate lawyers, contractors, mortgage brokers, movers and other professionals required by both buyers and sellers. fsboTimes.com will even work with buyers to help them connect with the appropriate experts in order to find exactly what they are looking for (if they can’t find it on fsboTimes.com that is).”
With the launch of fsboTimes.com, home owners have a new option which can save them thousands of dollars and allow them to navigate the potentially complicated task of selling their home without a real estate agent. The ability to post free for sale by owner ads makes it possible for every home owner considering selling their home to do so without incurring any expenses. Buyers will be able get all the relevant information about homes of interest as well as work with a number of sellers without encountering the high pressure sales techniques commonly employed by real estate agents.
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fsboTimes.com is a free for sale by owner (fsbo) property listing service for real estate and other kinds of property. Property listings may be kept online and renewed as many times as necessary until the property is sold. Both property owners and potential buyers are able to post ads and contact each other absolutely free. By enabling buyers and sellers to interact without a broker, fsboTimes increases the potential of both sides to profit.