Is this the same NAR that spends my money lobbying at the local, state and federal levels to discourage competition and encourage protectionist legislation?
Finally, is this the same NAR that encouraged everybody with idle time to sign up, pay your dues and get rich cause the times were good and now sits back letting it's members starve while it sends out it's monthly magazine with "Tips for Success in a Down Market"?
They can be somewhat exhausting having to deal with all of the leads if your not used to it.
Also we have a site where you can get buyers quickly with upfront deposits. It is also on a rent to own basis. If its something you're interested in.
I recommend you read this article before showing your house yourself. Of course, you can do whatever works for you, but it would help to know some of the difficulties of selling by owner.
That said, here are some FSBO sites
Hope that helps!
All real estate agents only get paid when your home sells. All other non-agency entities want money up front. I'd be interested to hear about your experiences with the traditional real estate agents. Unfortunately, there are a few agents out there that many of us would prefer were not in the business. That make it difficult for the rest of us, who focus on customer service, to to follow up.
But I don't know of any non-agency companies that do not charge an upfront fee. It's good that you porefer to show your own home; who else knows it better then you. But the agents job is to bring qualified buyers to see your home...that is where the largest effort is spent in marketing any home. You can show your own home, but you need to know where to find the buyers and having a detailed, aggressive marketing plan.
The only thing I can think of that sounds close to what you are seeking would be to put your home on zillow as a FSBO, the downside is that your home is only visible to people searching on that site.
Which is also the same problem you have when selecting a non MLS company... as realtor.com gets it's homes from the MLS databases, and most affilliate real estate sites get thier homes from realtor.com
With so many homes now available, 3 times as many as 3 years ago, and the number of homes being sold is down 30% it is almost financial suicide to not allow your home to be on the MLS.
I can certainly appreciate your desire to save money, and I can only urge you to take your time if you are going to select some form of Discount, MLS ONLY or FSBO broker...as the business models are typically based on getting paid regardless of results. Read thier contracts thoroughly and determine what's included, what costs extra, where and how your home is advertised, how long you are under contract and if you are offering co-operation with brokers what % is being offered.
If you don't mind me asking, you say you lost out on 2 sales....what was the reason? Inspection, qualification, appraisal, cold feet?.....There may be pro-active steps to take to ensure it does not happen again.