Where Can I List My House For Sale by Owner?
So you’re trying to sell your house by yourself and you need a plan for marketing…Hey everybody, my name is Doug. I’m a real estate investor in Philadelphia and I own a company called Signature Properties. Our purpose, our mission statement is to help homeowners in Philadelphia get cash out of their house very quickly, for a fair price and an entire process that is just absolutely seamless so you don’t even have to worry about it. Okay and this FSBO idea – this concept – I want to talk a little bit more about today.
So if you are trying to sell your house by yourself, which is a great thing, you’ll save a little bit of money and you understand how to market it correctly in order to get the maximum level of exposure that you need. So “where can I list my house for sale by owner“?
Okay so the reason it’s important is that usually when you list with an agent they’re gonna take care of all the marketing, but when you’re doing it yourself you need to know at least a couple of these. I’m gonna list out the top five things I would do – the places I would list my house for sale by owner in Philly or anywhere else. So why don’t we dive right into that, okay?
1. Major Real Estate Listing Providers
Okay now you’re not going to be able to get it on realtor.com, I think they pull in their information a little bit differently. You have it has to come directly from the MLS – we’ll talk about that later, but this is where everyone goes to look for homes. So you’re going to want to get it on there. They have options for “for sale by owner” listings, okay.
2. Good Old Facebook
The second place, and you might not like to hear this because because it’s gotten bad press, recently but Facebook, right.
You may not like Facebook, but it’s a fantastic tool for marketing. You’re going to want to put this in the marketplace. You’re going to want to post it in any groups you’re a member of (e.g., local groups, some marketplace groups, interest groups, etc.). Share it with your friends and family… so on and so forth. It’s a great way to get it marketed.
3. FSBO Websites
Okay, number three, probably a little bit obvious but the the FSBO sites. There’s Fizber, fsbo.com, I think there’s even one called forsalebyowner.com. You got to look into these! Some of them are going to charge you to create a listing so just check that out before you do it, but it’s great spot to go. Many folks go there looking to find something that maybe not everyone else is seeing on all these other websites up here.
Okay, number four, I know this sounds outdated but: craigslist!
Okay, craigslist. It’s free…many people still use it…again, I know it’s a little clunky to use but it’s a great source to to get your posting out there. People go on it and they look at real estate all the time including myself.
5. Flat Fee MLS Option
Number five is an alternative option, right, Flat fee MLS.
So you can pay, usually a couple hundred dollars to a thousand dollars, to get a broker to put your house on the MLS. Now that’s all they’re going to do. They’re not going to give you any administrative support. They’re not going to show the house. They’re not going to handle the “I don’t know if you’re doing repairs or whatever” but they’re not going to handle all of the administrative aspects of selling your home (including the marketing). They’re just going to put it out there and create a listing. They might not even take pictures or anything like that.
Conclusion: What’s Your Best Bet?
Now there is an alternative to all of this and that is to sell it to a local investor or cash buyer.
That’s what my team is! That’s what we do! I’m gonna outline three benefits to why this is better than doing any of that (aforementioned), okay.
- You don’t have to do any marketing! So you don’t have to do steps one through five! There’s no cost there’s. No time involved. There’s no effort taking pictures, cleaning the house, getting it all ready and writing a nice description. None of it!
- There’s no out of pocket! No closing costs. Obviously no commissions. That’s why you’re doing it “for sale by owner”, no other fees! It’s just a cash offer – no obligation, of course, to work with an investor. And that’s how our team works here in Philadelphia
- Quicker closing. They say when you do for sale by owner, on average it takes 30 to 40 days longer than when you list with an agent. Listing with an agent can take 30 to 60 days depending on how nice your house is and what the inventory is like in the state of the market.
When you work with my team or many other cash buyers or local investors in your area, we close as quickly as you’d like. Sometimes in as little as two weeks. It’s really based on when you want to close, right?
So these benefits outline you know why it’s a really good idea to think about that alternative option of working with an investor locally in Philadelphia. You should contact Signature Properties! That’s my company. We do this day in and day out, okay. You don’t have to worry about taking the burden of “for sale by owner” and putting in the time and effort that an agent typically would.
I hope this was helpful. If you’re interested at all in any more information on this topic or you think you’d like to work with my team and I, contact me, call me, reach out to me on my website, fill out a form www.sellmyphillyhouse.com and we’d be happy to help you!