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FSBO Tips for 2014

By Guy Social

Selling your home for sale by owner (FSBO) is much simpler than you think with all the resources available to you at Owners.com. Here are the top 5 things to consider when you decide to go FSBO.

1. Market your FSBO home across as many online channels as possible
Buyer research online has increased 250% in the past 4 years. Take advantage by getting your home seen on the most-viewed real estate websites. A showcase listing on Owners.com also gets you listed on Zillow®, Trulia®, Realtor.com®, Yahoo Homes® and many others.

2. List your home on the MLS
Over 80% of qualified, active buyers are looking at the local MLS either with an agent or on their own. Most buyers find their home on the MLS. Sellers can use our flat fee mls listing service to make sure buyers find them. Shorten the selling cycle and still pay no commission.

3. Make sure your home is ready to show
Pretend you are the prospective buyer. What do you see when you look at your house? Studies show that 50% of purchase decisions are made within one minute of seeing the home. From curb appeal to staging the inside - every effort to make a great first impression can pay off. For a complete checklist - review this Home Sellers Checklist.

4. Price it right
Make sure to get the home price right. Look at comparable prices in your neighborhood.There are online tools and websites you can use as well. Pricing it right can mean the difference between multiple offers and no offers. From hiring an appraiser to getting a comparative market analysis report, there are many resources available to get it right. Read more about the things to consider here.

5. Be prepared - do your homework
From inspections to selling contracts to tax implications from the sale, selling your home can involve a lot of detail work. It is important to be prepared for all the items that come up in the process. Owners.com has developed an extensive resources library to answer all your questions and help you prepare and make selling your home fsbo as seamless as possible. Find answers to all your questions here in our library of articles.

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