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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the steps to sell 'for sale by owner'?

Selling by-owner can seem like a challenge. With some education and understanding of the market, it can be rewarding. We have prepared an overview of the process in our How to Sell by Owner article.

  • In a nutshell, the process includes:
    1. Setting a price
    2. Marketing to potential buyers
    3. Collecting offers
    4. Closing the deal

For a more detailed list, visit our Selling Checklist. articles are designed to make the home sale process as rewarding as can be.

How are we different from other by-owner services?

4SaleByOwner.com uses technology and proven processes to completely change the way by-owner sellers list, market and sell their home and save money. 4SaleByOwner.com is actively raising the bar in the industry and setting a new standard for how people sell and buy real estate by offering highly unique, innovative services.

Do I need a lawyer?

In most real estate markets within the United States a Title Company can handle every aspect of a real estate transaction. However, many customers hire a real estate attorney to protect their interests throughout the real estate transaction as each state has its own set of real estate laws. A lawyer can act as an escrow agent for down payments, evaluate any complicated offers from potential buyers and handle closings.

When selecting an attorney (in some states a lawyer is required to perform certain tasks) choose an attorney who is experienced in real estate matters and don't be afraid to shop around for competttive rates.

Our Super Seller package is supported by a full-service real estate agent and, if you choose this package, your agent will be ready to recommend any additional services you may need, such as the selection of a real estate attorney.

Do you help buyers too?

Not yet. Stay tuned as we will be releasing our Purchase Pro package shortly. This revolutionary offering will allow home buyers like you to enjoy the full-service of an expert, local real estate agent and receive a healthy rebate upon completion of your purchase.

How do I find a property that is listed for sale on 4SaleByOwner.com?

All homes listed through 4SaleByOwner.com are available on Xome.com. Flat Fee MLS and Super Seller listings can be found on Xome, the MLS, and many other online real estate search websites.

How can I contact 4SaleByOwner.com?

Call us anytime at 844-335-0589 or click this link to chat with us.

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Do I have to include a buyer's agent commission for my Flat Fee MLS listing?

Yes. MLSs require that the buyer's agent commission field be completed in order list a property in the MLS. It is commonplace to provide a flat-fee amount or a percentage, which is customarily 2-3%.

When filling out the listing information the correct option isn't available for my property (i.e. Heating Source). What should I do?

Choose either "None" or "Other". When an Agent is assigned, let them know and they can edit this information prior to placing your listing on the MLS.

I'm trying to upload photos but keep getting an error that they are too big.

The maximum size for photos is 2MB. You can check the file size by right-clicking on the file and selecting Properties. If your photos are larger than 2MB, here is an easy way to reduce the file size:

  1. Right click on the file
  2. Marketing to potential buyers
  3. Select "Edit" and open in your default image editor. For example, Microsoft Paint
  4. Resize your image and save

What if I do not have all of the answers in the Flat Fee MLS package survey?

If you are unsure how to answer any of the questions, you may elect to retrieve your property information from your county clerk's or recorder's website, or, alternatively, call your county clerk or recorder and ask for public record information on your property.

I can't move forward – once I click on the "Save & Continue" button, the loading sign keeps spinning.

Log completely out of your 4SaleByOwner.com account, and then sign back in. Go to your saved "Unpaid" property, and it will open up where it last registered your account. From there you should be able to continue. If you are still encountering issues please call us at (844) 335-0589 to speak to a customer service representative.

Why is an agent calling me? I thought this was 4SaleByOwner.com.

Only a licensed real estate agent can legally place your property on the MLS. The assigned agent will place your listing on the MLS under the requisite listing agreement. This is to assure that you are protected legally and allows your property to be syndicated to other real estate websites, like Xome.com. They are not acting as a full service real estate agent, but rather in a limited capacity to place your property on the MLS and perform any minimum service requirements necessary.

How long does it take for my listing to be placed on the MLS?

It can take up to 72 hours for your property to be placed on the MLS. If it has been more than 72 hours and you do not see your listing, please call us at (844) 335-0589 to speak to a customer service representative.

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