New Year, New Website - 2020
At the beginning of 2020, we launched our brand new website (YAY!) A lot has changed over the years and we felt it was important to modernize our user experience, streamline the signup/login process, simplify processes, and make our entire platform more robust
A Happy New Start: Downsizing Advice for Single Parents
Things are rarely easy for a single parent. Raising and providing for kids when you're doing it all without a partner often creates a financial, emotional, and logistical strain that takes a toll. When the strain becomes too much, you need to take action on behalf of your kids and yourself.
Is your real estate agent working in your best interest?
1 out of 2 people polled by the Consumer Federation of America believed real estate agents are required to work in the best interest of the buyer or seller they represent. There are several reasons why they may not be.
Sell my home fisbo / fsbo (For sale by owner)
Selling your home FISBO/FSBO is easy with NoMoreAgent.com.
How to get yourself on the MLS
Getting your home on the MLS by yourself is easy! It's not free, and by law you can't do it completely alone, but with the help of a limited-service agent, you'll be listed in no time.
How can I get my home on the MLS?
Selling your home on the MLS is easy, unfortunately, you are extremely limited on options because only real estate agents can legally add properties to the MLS (multiple listing service).
How to Keep Your Home Clean and Decluttered as You Try to Sell It
Selling your home while you are still living in it is a big challenge. This is especially true if both you and your spouse have incredibly busy work schedules and you're not able to keep it as clean and decluttered as you'd like and ready for a showing at a moment's notice.
Helping Children Adjust to a Move
As an adult, a move to a new home is a mundane fact of life. But for kids, it's a big, scary, life-changing event. While you can't eliminate your kids' nerves entirely, there are a few things you can do to help children cope with a move.
Keywords to use in your listing
Sellers made more money if their description included these keywords.
Home Improvement Ideas When Selling Your House
Top 10 Home Improvement Ideas
3 Great House Cleaning Hacks For Cleaning Your Home Naturally
While using a lot of cleaning products, detergents and other household supplies do more harm than good. It's still unavoidable to rely on these for our regular home cleaning. But how about using a more natural approach and reduce the use of these harmful chemicals. Here are some natural cleaning remedies from Brigh6tside.me
Hilarious Live Zillow Ad on Ellen
Ellen introduces the world to the Zillow app on iPad.
Selling your Home in Tampa Bay can be EASY or DIFFICULT, depending on...
The Tampa Bay Florida housing market is an odd one right now. Rental occupancy is 95% and some people are selling their homes as soon as they are listed, but for some, houses sit on the market until finally they expire or are removed.
Trader Joe's and Whole Foods Make Home Prices Soar Says Zillow
If you think location matters when it comes to owning a home, you are right, especially if your home is near a Trader Joe's or Whole Foods market!
Postlets re-branded as Zillow Rental Manager
Today Zillow launced the Postlets app for iOS
Flat-Fee MLS Listing vs.Traditional Real Estate Agent
For years, home sellers had two choices: Work with an agent, or don't sell your house. Today, those choices look much different. Instead of being tied to a listing agent (and tied to paying that 6 to 7 percent standard commission on the sale of their home) sellers have the option of choosing a Flat Fee MLS listing.
Why Choose a Flat-fee MLS Listing to Sell Your Home?
Did you know that most home sellers end up paying 6 percent of the price of their home to agents? When you consider that 6 percent of such a major purchase adds up to thousands (often tens of thousands) of dollars, it's easy to see why so many home sellers are seeking an alternative to losing that standard 6 to 7 percent fee.
Dare to be Different - Sell Your Own Home!
Back in 2005, I attempted to sell my home using a full-service real estate agent - the #1 agent in the Nashville area who guaranteed that my home would sell in 90 days or less.
Need an Alternative to ForSalebyOwner.com and Owners.com for Selling Your Home on Your Own?
Thinking about using ForSalebyOwner.com or Owners.com to sell your home on your own? Don't do anything until you read this.
Yes, You can Syndicate Your For Sale by Owner Listing Just Like the Big Boys!
Update: We no longer offer our "Basic Plan" which allowed you to get a listing on our site which was syndicated across the web. We only offer free (manually advertised) listings, and flat-fee MLS now.
5 Reasons Why You CAN Sell Your Home on Your Own
If you're considering a DIY, sell your home by owner scenario but the process seems a bit overwhelming, never fear: You can sell your home on your own!
AAA members, Save 10% on a flat-fee MLS property listing!
New discount for AAA members! Exclusive savings.
Now's the time to buy! The housing market is on the rise!
The housing market is improving in America! The last quarter of 2013 showed vast improvements! If you're on the fence about buying a new home for your family, don't hesitate. The last thing you want to do is wait, and pay an extra 10% next year for the same house!
Why do Real Estate Agents tell you you can't sell your home yourself?
In one hyphenated word: Job-security. The long answer: Real estate agents have been forever haunted by the possibility of a widespread realization that their professional value is over-estimated, and they get over paid (on average, they make $6,250 per commission).
How to Sell your Home by Owner (Short & Sweet)
Looking to sell your home by owner but don't know how it works? This short list is anything but complete, however, it gives you a good overview to point you in the right direction.
The Best Flat Fee MLS Service
The best way to expose your property to potential buyers is to list it on the MLS. For years, the MLS or Multiple Listing Service database has been the big dog when it comes to getting exposure and marketing homes for sale in the US. It is a huge repository of information about properties for sale and is the primary source for real estate agents looking for properties to show their clients.
Overcome These Hurdles When You Sell Your House Without a Real Estate Agent
Selling your house without a real estate agent is easier than most people think. The key is to carefully research and plan every step of the process, and this guide will help you overcome the most common hurdles people face when selling their homes the DIY way.
Want to Sell Your Home Yourself? Read this FAQ First
Before you decide to sell your home yourself, read this FAQ to understand more about the selling process.
The Economy: What It Means If You Plan to Sell Your House
When the housing bubble burst, it plunged the United States' economy into a serious recession, and it is still recovering. The good news is that top economists believe 2013 will finally be the year that housing will drive significant economic growth.
Get Your Home Ready to Sell: Some Makeover Tips for Homeowners
A well-polished, move-in ready house appeals to more buyers and will sell for a higher price faster. Buyers also feel more comfortable investing in well-maintained homes because if what they can observe is well-cared for, what they cannot see is probably well-maintained too. Follow these tips to get your home ready to sell!
Planning to Sell Your Home Online? Here's What Not to Do
The Internet is full of advice about what to do if you want to sell your home online, but sometimes the things you absolutely should not do are more important. As you prepare to sell your home online, follow this guide to avoid making simple, but costly, mistakes.
Sell Real Estate Online Quickly With These Web-Marketing Tips
Gaining exposure is the best way to sell your home. Even if you have a perfectly-staged home in a great neighborhood at the right price, no one will buy it if they don't know it's there. More homebuyers search online now than ever before, and marketing to them is the key to selling your home quickly.
Tips to List a House for Sale to Get a Deal
The right description can make a big difference in how fast your home sells and how much you get for it. Using the right words and phrasing in your listing can attract buyers and convince them to take a second look, while using the wrong ones can turn buyers off in seconds. Choose your words wisely to capture your audience and create something that will inspire animportant in-person visit.
Planning to Sell Your Home? Steps You Need to Include
Cutting out the middle man when you sell your home can put tens of thousands of dollars in your pocket. While taking the for-sale-by-owner route is hard work, it can be done with the right entrepreneurial spirit, real estate knowledge and marketing know-how. Follow these steps to sell your home successfully without a real estate agent.
The Value of a Real Estate Attorney and Title Company
When selling your own home, there are a few things you absolutely must have: a great marketing strategy, a well-staged home, curb appeal, a real estate attorney and a title and escrow company. Here's why the last two made the list
Market your Home with Pinterest
Pinterest is one of the world's fastest growing social networks, and more new users are signing up each day than on Google, YouTube and LinkedIn combined. Users spend an average of 1 hour and 20 minutes "pinning" each day, and the site's highly visible nature makes it a great place to market your home. Here are five winning strategies to sell your home fast using the power of Pinterest.
5 Ways to Market Your Home with Social Media to Get Best Deals
Once upon a time, Twitter, Facebook and other social media giants were for connecting with your high school and college buddies. Today, they are good for much more: they deliver the latest news the moment it happens, help you network with business associates and can even <a>market your home</a> to potential buyers.
Sell Your Home Yourself by Working with Pre-Approved Buyers
One of the biggest potential headaches when you sell your home yourself is working with a motivated buyer and negotiating a sales price, only to discover weeks or days later that the buyer can't get a mortgage. Lenders are giving mortgages to just anyone these days, and about half of all applications are rejected because applicants can't make a sufficient down payment or don't have a high enough credit score.
House for Sale by Owner: Why You Should Offer a Lease-to-Own Option
Lease-to-own has obvious benefits for renters, but the concept also has many advantages for sellers. The process is similar to a car lease: Renters pay a set amount every month to live in the house, and at the end of a set period, they have the option to buy the house. A portion of the rent they pay each month goes toward a down payment for the home. So how does this benefit sellers?
Sell Your Home Fast with These 5 Tips to Shoot Photos of Your Home
"Curb appeal" used to be central to selling a home. Common sense dictated that houses that looked unattractive from the street simply would not sell. While curb appeal is still important, most homebuyers get their first impression of a property not from the street, but from the Internet. A home's photo appeal is now more important than ever before, and snapping great pics can help you sell your home fast. Create a powerful bait and lure in buyers with these flattering home-photo tips
Ready to List Your Home For Sale? Sell it Faster with a Video Tour
If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video must be worth millions. However, if you list your home for sale and advertise it with a shaky, out-of-focus and boring video, it is worth nothing, and it may even do more harm than good.
How to effectively price your home for the market.
Pricing your home for the market is always a dilemma. You don't want to price your home so high that it doesn't sell, but at the same time you don't want to lose out on money by pricing your home too low. So how can you be sure you are getting a good deal while also not scaring off any potential buyers?
How to properly de-clutter and stage your home to make the greatest impression on potential buyers.
Before you go about presenting your home to a potential buyer, you need to have a specific plan in mind. What part of your home are you most proud of? What sort of first impression do you want to give? Which parts of your property do you most want to accentuate? These are all questions you should be asking yourself before you let prospective buyers look around your home.