Prices are at their most competitive right now. Not having to build the cost of a real estate agent or an MLS listing into the price allows sellers to set a price that is more attractive to buyers.
Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 8, 2009
For sale by owner homes, also known as "FSBO," are becoming increasingly more common as homeowners try to save money by not using a real estate agent to sell their homes. A new website, FREEhomeownerlistings.com, adds to the savings by allowing sellers to even circumvent the cost of an MLS listing.
"Even listing your home with the MLS can be prohibitively expensive for homeowners who are trying to sell their homes in the current market," said Jason Kay, owner and founder of FREEhomeownerlistings.com. "Prices are at their most competitive right now. Not having to build the cost of a real estate agent or an MLS listing into the price allows sellers to set a price that is more attractive to buyers."
A free home listing on FREEhomeownerlistings.com includes a myriad of tools to help a seller market their home on their own. The seller can post their listing on the website, complete with pictures and a link to a virtual tour, just like a professional real estate agent's listing. In addition, the website offers tools such as printable listing flyers and FSBO signs, legal forms, interactive property mapping, and an online contact form so that potential buyers can get in touch with the seller directly.
FSBO, which is pronounced "fiz-bo," has become more common as the Internet has made it easier for buyers to locate homes that are not sold traditionally -- that is, with a real estate agent and an MLS listing. "Since more than 90 percent of homebuyers start their search online, it makes sense to market a FSBO home on the Internet," Kay said. "To help ensure sellers can do so effectively, our free home listings provide all of the basic online marketing tools that real estate agents use."
To further assist homeowners in selling their home without a real estate agent, FREEhomeownerlistings.com also offers users access to articles with information on how to get the most out of your free home listing and how to effectively market a FSBO home.
The website is also a great resource for those shopping for a home. Homebuyers can browse listings by state and view listings complete with descriptions, pictures, and virtual tours. If buying a home without getting a real estate agent involved seems risky and intimidating, don't worry -- FREEhomeownerlistings.com also includes articles to help homebuyers navigate this uncharted territory.