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For Sale By Owner vs. Home Bay

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as of 06/10/2018
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Comparing different models For Sale By Owner helps you sell your home by yourself while Home Bay offers a discount online service to sell your home.

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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What is Home Bay

Home Bay is a full service real estate company that helps you sell your home remotely for a low flat fee. Home Bay provides an end to end service to sell your home with remote support that walks you through every step of the way while providing you with the tools you need. Everyone working on your home sale with Home Bay are licensed real estate brokers with a minimum of 10 years experience.

How Home Bay works

  • Homebay will provide tips to prepare your home. You can schedule their free photographer to take professional photos of your home for the listing and marketing materials. You will also be provided with a lockbox so buyer agents can show the home.
  • A Home Bay agent can provide pricing guidance for your home. After pricing, home details, and photographs are ready, Home Bay will list your home on the MLS and a handful of other real estate sites.
  • Your home will be marketed digitally by advertising your listing and helping you rank on Google search and Zillow.
  • You will have access to Home Bay’s platform that allows you to communicate with buyers, analyze offers, and create counter offers, while being guided by a Home Bay agent every step of the way.
  • Home Bay will walk you through all the necessary steps for closing, from setting a close date to the final walkthrough and e-notarizing your documents. You can choose to use your own Title & Escrow Company, or Home Bay can refer you to a local company.
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Service offerings by For Sale By Owner compared to Home Bay
Service
For Sale By Owner
Home Bay
Listing Syndication
MLS Listing
Online Listing (Zillow, Trulia, etc.)
Online Listing (Zillow, Trulia, etc.)
For Sale Signs
Online Listing (Zillow, Trulia, etc.)