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Century 21 vs. For Sale By Owner

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as of 08/01/2018
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Comparing different models Century 21 offers a traditional brokerage service while For Sale By Owner helps you sell your home by yourself.

What is Century 21

Century 21 Real Estate is an American international real estate franchise founded in 1979 with over 111,000 agents in 8,000+ offices across 80 countries. Their philanthropy focuses on Easterseals, who provide resources for those facing disabilities. Century 21 has local agents to represent buyers and sellers in real estate transactions.

How Century 21 works

  • Search for a local real estate agent by entering your location
  • You can do some research on the various agents that show up by looking at their profile through Zillow or Yelp
  • Reach out by phone or email to the agent you'd like to hire to schedule a consultation.
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What is For Sale By Owner

For Sale By Owner provides resources such as guides, contracts, documents, MLS listing, marketing material, and real estate professionals. Additionally, you will have access to home pricing and marketing tools and in-depth guides that walk you through the entire home selling process. For Sale By Owner also has live customer support to help you along the way. You will find everything you need to sell your home on your own.

How For Sale By Owner works

  • Depending on which package you chose, you will receive different services
  • For Sale By Owner will provide you with a free pricing tool that estimates your home's value and pulls comparable homes for sale around you. With Pro Pricing, a licensed professional will provide a comprehensive pricing report for more accurate pricing guidance
  • You can create a listing on ForSaleByOwner.com, and depending on the package you choose, have it automatically listed on major home search sites and the MLS
  • For Sale By Owner identifies improvements to increase your home's value, and provides staging tips
  • They will show you how to do showings, and provide you with everything you need to hold an open house
  • You will be given the tools needed to negotiate offers
  • For Sale By Owner can help you find the necessary professionals needed to close the sale and provide you with legal forms. They will walk you through the closing process
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Service offerings by Century 21 compared to For Sale By Owner
Service
Century 21
For Sale By Owner
MLS Listing
Custom Flyers
Listing Syndication
Online Listing (Zillow, Trulia, etc.)
Comparative Market Analysis
Physical Marketing Materials