We are using an agent, I don't believe there is anyway to get the same level of interest in a FSBO. We certainly wouldn't have had an offer. As for it being a buyer's market, I feel the biggest culprit of that are sites like this where rumors can start. Sure we don't expect to have 10 offers, or any that go above asking, but we have a good house and a smart agent who we feel can move the property.
Thanks again for everyone's feedback.
Or go with web hosting and templates combined. My wife uses Homestead for her home staging business, and really likes the power, appearance, and flexibility. The site is: http://www.homestead.com/ She pays, I think, $20 a month.
I use Tripod. The templates are clunkier, but if you know HTML, you can do virtually anything there. And ad-free sites start at $5. It's at http://www.tripod.lycos.com/
Remember, though, any of these let you put up "great pictures," and great pictures really do help a lot. But the burden's on you to take (or to have someone take) those great pictures. Properly exposed, properly lit. And properly staged. Put a lot of effort into those pictures; it's the pictures, not the site, that'll sell the property.
And if, at some point, you'd like to consider hiring a Realtor to do all that and more, please feel free to contact me.
Hope that helps.
That Planomatic site is very cool, I love the way they match up the floor plan with the pictures they provide, definitely gives you a feel for the layout.
2) Get it on the MLS
3) Link your domain name to http:// http://www.FranklyMLS.com/YOURMLS#.html
My site will show your listing agent's name and number and it has the largest photos of any MLS website (4x larger).
For example: http://www.209VanBuren.com
And it is free.
Make sure you or your agent uses the Kodak v570 super wide angle camera. (google search Frankly kodak v570 for my full review and 60 comments)