I'm a member of the Maine Real Estate Investor's Association, and also a licensed Maine Loan officer.
Thanks, and good luck,
The first place you should start is to put your property on MLS through one of the virtual services such as http://www.owner.com or FSBO.com that charge only a couple of hundred dollars (not commission) to use and then you will be able to place your property anywhere. On a site like this or the Z site it will come up automatically. On others you simply enter the MLS number and the world is your oyster.
Remember to offer Buyer's agents a fair commission which should be 1/2 of the area experience.
You can get a free list of Internet sites in chapter 10 of my free principles for Internet selling.
All the Best,
Please contact me and we can discuss your plans. There are many steps in listing a property correctly and getting the maximum exposure required to sell. This is a difficult market to try and sell it on your own. Unless you know of a neighbor or family member that would like to purchase it, FSBO's are not successful.
I would be happy to talk with you about the pros and cons. If you are just looking to "test" the market to see if you can sell it and aren't truly motiviated to sell, then my advice is to not put it on the market. Now is not the time to "test" the market. If your situation is that you are motivated, then your best bet is to hire a top producer like myself to sell it.
My contact is: CJ Dubois-Cote, Prudential Prime Properties, 207-615-1663 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember, "Don't trip over dollars to pick up pennies", it is never worth it.
Of course you can post a for sale by owner. Craigs list is a very effective place.
Please do contact an attorney for help with your legal documents if you opt not to use a REALTOR. Also be aware that REALTORS carry special insurance that covers us in case of mis-representation etc. Our commissions are expensive - but statistics show that our costs are more than justified by the net profit you receive. Choose a professional REALTOR and if you need help let me know and I would be happy to make a referral to several and you can choose the one that works for you.