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For Sale by Owner Review: FSBO.com

by Victor Zhang • September 25, 2018

FSBO.com is one of the oldest operating for sale by owner websites and many have found success in selling through the site.

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While FSBO.com can help you sell your home on your own, it falls short in services offered and customer support compared to alternative sites.

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Pros

  • Buyer traffic

Cons

  • Lack of services
  • Refunds

Quick Stats

Founded in 1997

FSBO.com Review

FSBO.com primarily serves as a flat fee listing service that helps you list your home onto various home search sites and the MLS. While they do provide listing services and marketing material, FSBO.com lacks in variety and services offered. They are a good resource if all you are looking for is exposure for your home and you are already familiar with the home selling process. There is not much information otherwise, but they do still provide the necessary services. Refund does not provide much flexibility so if you are unable to sell your home, you lose your money. Right when you get to their site, you are shown a series of recently added properties, and a few services they offer. They have a store where you can purchase marketing materials such as yard signs, directional arrows, flyer boxes, and various signs. The main package FSBO.com offers is their flat fee MLS package. It pretty much that lists your home on the MLS for a flat fee, shown below. There are optional items to add such as extra photos and increased exposure, but they will cost you extra. They have a fledgling service that can help you find professionals to help you throughout the selling process, such as attorneys, appraisers, pest inspectors, home inspectors and more.

How FSBO.com works

For reference, a regular home sale progresses as follows:

  1. Summarize everything about your home in a listing
  2. Market your home and home listing
  3. Negotiate offers
  4. Close on the Home

Here are the services provided by FSBO.com:

  1. You will create a listing for your home
  2. Your home will be listed on FSBO.com
  3. Will be syndicated to large home search platforms and posted to the MLS (if purchased)

Pricing and Services

FSBO Package ($99.95)

  • Your home will be listed on FSBO.com and Redfin, if available in your area

MLS Package ($399.95)

  • Your home will be listed on FSBO.com and Redfin, if available in your area
  • Syndication to Zillow, Trulia and other home search sites

If your property is listed on the MLS, you will need to offer a buyer’s agent commission (normally 2 - 3%) in addition to these fees. Find out why

Refunds

Once your property has been listed onto the MLS, you will not be able to receive a refund.

Bottom Line

FSBO.com is one of the oldest operating for sale by owner websites and many have found success in selling through the site. However, when it comes to the services they offer and the support along the way, they fall short compared to other for sale by owner sites.