If you are selling your home for sale by owner, the contractual issues that arise with offers and counter offers may confuse you. Buyers always start online, and “for sale by owner” sellers are unlikely to get the exposure they need on a number of listings websites to reach their audience, says Realtor® Wendy Hooper with Coast Realty Services in Newport Beach, CA. Sticking a sign in your yard or trying to pull off some DIY social media marketing hardly has the same effect.
Due mostly to the burgeoning service industry, particularly the business process outsourcing (BPO) and information communication technology (ICT) sectors, the economic prosperity of the country has had an immensely positive effect on the real estate market.
Maybe not, according to a 2007 paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) The NBER compared sales of single-family homes in Madison, Wisconsin on a local for-sale-by-owner website with agent-assisted MLS listings and found no statistical difference in selling price.
This is part and parcel with the multiple listing service (MLS), as well as established online real estate sites such as Your agent can reach people that your online listing never would, and in a way that is far more compelling than one of thousands of listings on a web page.
In addition, publicize your listing on free sites such as Craigslist , Facebook , Google Plus , and Twitter Don’t waste money on newspaper ads and local real estate guides; only 1 percent of people find their home through those print ads, the NAR says.