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Private Seller Testimonials - For Sale By Owner


Guelph, ON
Estimated Commission Saved:
$17,865
List Price: $397,000
Sold Date: 2016-11-17
'For sale by owner' has been very helpful in helping us sell our property.


- Mark R.


Truro, NS
Estimated Commission Saved:
$14,000
List Price: $446,000
Sold Date: 2016-11-15
I would definitely recommend using For Sale By Owner to sell your home. Listing our home on this site was easy and straight forward. We saved over $14,000 on the sale of our home even though we sold with a buyer's agent.

- Colin & Laura B.


Burnaby, BC
Estimated Commission Saved:
$22,750
List Price: $650,000
Sold Date: 2016-10-25
The listing (linked through REALTOR.ca plus social media sharing) was seen more than 1,100 times in the two weeks since I listed. I think this is a good number. Features for managing description and photos were easy to use. Also, the mere listing brokerage was very responsive to emails, and helpful.

- Zan


Nanaimo, BC
Estimated Commission Saved:
$8,398
List Price: $479,900
Sold Date: 2016-10-20
Another one sold! This is our fourth straight sale using this service as one of Nanaimo's premium home builders. Thank you For Sale By Owner!

- Roger Creek Developments


Peachland, BC
Estimated Commission Saved:
$24,045
List Price: $687,000
Sold Date: 2016-10-14
Everything we needed to sell our home was right at our fingertips. This is a great service!

- Adrian and Maggie D.


Owen Sound, ON
Estimated Commission Saved:
$15,701
List Price: $348,900
Sold Date: 2016-09-06
Our experience with For Sale By Owner was great. They were very helpful & answered all my questions. Before we went with them I looked up homes of others who were selling with For Sale By Owner, and found that others had very positive things to say. I liked For Sale By Owner over the other sell it yourself platforms for a few reasons. When you call the brokerage their secretary answers the phone and is helpful, you are not put into a prerecorded confusing queue.

For Sale By Owner has a great working relationship with their brokerage. For Sale By Owner does what it does best and the brokerage deals with the things it does best. I also liked the control I had over my REALTOR.ca listing, the number of photos, and the option of promoting my open houses.

There are no hidden costs! Awesome experience, definitely the best sell it yourself option out there! I highly recommend. My house sold within 24hrs of listing and we had many more serious buyers interested within the week of posting that I had to deny. Sure I may have been able to get more if I had a realtor and created a bidding war, but I'd also need to get $10,000 more to cover the commission. I'm very happy, we got what we wanted to get!

- Greg M.


Welland, ON
Estimated Commission Saved:
$11,000
List Price: $339,900
Sold Date: 2016-09-02
Dear Rob,

Thank you for all your help and especially your patience. We listed in early August and sold September 2nd. My brother, who told me about this site, sold his within 2 weeks for full price and no commission. I highly recommend you and FSBO to anyone who has a property for sale. My savings were over $11,000 in commission - although I was agent friendly, I was able to negotiate a fixed amount with the agent - that worked out to about 1.5% of the sale price. Again thank you for all your help and guidance - I could not have done this without you.

- Denis O.


Brampton, ON
Estimated Commission Saved:
$29,655
List Price: $659,000
Sold Date: 2016-08-07
Great service!

- Venkat


Invermere, BC
Estimated Commission Saved:
$10,498
List Price: $599,900
Sold Date: 2016-07-22
We are extremely happy and excited to have listed with ForSaleByOwner.ca. Rob was very knowledgeable, helpful and patient every step of the way.

Potential buyers told us they found the listing with ease and we found the website very easy to use. We highly recommend ForSaleByOwner.ca.

- Andrew & Cheryl D.


Peterborough, ON
Estimated Commission Saved:
$6,638
List Price: $295,000
Sold Date: 2016-07-19
We found FSBO easy and efficient to use and would recommend it to anyone.

- Ursula E.


Ajax, ON
Estimated Commission Saved:
$17,998
List Price: $799,900
Sold Date: 2016-07-13
Trying to sell by owner is a great education and due diligence to ensure best execution! No one has your and your family interests higher than yourself! I highly recommend everyone looking to buy and sell house to start here... Thank you for the amazing service and great tool.

- Roshan R.


Duncan, BC
Estimated Commission Saved:
$21,175
List Price: $605,000
Sold Date: 2016-06-27
We had a very positive experience selling our home privately. Help was fast and friendly. We sold in a week for more than asking and saved ourselves over $20,000 in commission! Thank you to those at forsalebyowner.ca.

- Shelli M.


Oshawa, ON
Estimated Commission Saved:
$14,738
List Price: $655,000
Sold Date: 2016-06-13
Sold in two days!

- Gerardo O.


Port Hope, ON
Estimated Commission Saved:
$17,550
List Price: $390,000
Sold Date: 2016-06-08
FOR SALE BY OWNER...has been a great experience for us. We thank the staff of this organization for their help and guidance in making our sale a great experience...without any problems.

- Neil B.


Victoria, BC
Estimated Commission Saved:
$17,000
List Price: $739,000
Sold Date: 2016-06-06
I have nothing but good things to say about the whole experience! I have found everyone to be professional, patient and easy to work with. Rob in particular has been amazing! I can't believe the response times and personal help I have received with all my questions or issues...Amazing! I will recommend this group to anyone that is trying to sell a home on their own. I saved $17,000 in commissions and am a happy man!

- Greg


Coquitlam, BC
Estimated Commission Saved:
$10,462
List Price: $298,900
Sold Date: 2016-06-05
This service is totally sufficient for simple transaction of selling your property. You don't really need any agent - there is nothing in this case that you cannot do especially with such abundance of easily accessible information on the Internet.

The team behind this service was very helpful, quickly and fully answering all my questions and concerns.

The only improvement I would suggest - open some local offices in every province to better convey some minor nuances, but it is me nitpicking basically.

Bottom line: highly recommended and I would insist on using this service instead of calling a Realtor. I could do it, you can do it too. Cheers.

- Aleksandr S.


Brampton, ON
Estimated Commission Saved:
$7,571
List Price: $336,500
Sold Date: 2016-06-01
I was nervous at first to list without an agent but the FSBO's website provided all the information and documentation required to sell it on your own. The FSBO customer service team was excellent support throughout the whole transition. It does take a bit longer to sell without an agent but it was worth it as the agent's fees went to me instead! I will strongly recommend this method to anyone who asks me and I will do it again if and when that times comes again!

- Donna R.


Nanoose Bay, BC
Estimated Commission Saved:
$13,631
List Price: $778,888
Sold Date: 2016-05-31
Dear Rob and staff:

We cannot thank you enough for the excellent service you have provided to us and we are so grateful and thankful to have used the FSBO platform to sell our home.

When we originally listed our home on January 29th of this year with a real estate company on the Island, our frustrations began. After 2 months of them doing absolutely nothing for us, with no communication and terrible service, I realized that there is no person better to sell our home than us, the owners.

After checking out other sites, I found your site to be the most comprehensive, user friendly and most of all you and your staff were so quick to get back to us with absolutely any questions I had. Not only was your response time amazing but any changes that I suggested to add on your website were done within minutes.

I honestly feel in this day and age of technology and having complete access to the MLS service, nobody should be using a Realtor. They make way too much commission and do actually very little for the seller.

I can't say enough positive things about your company and service, Rob. We sold our home in 5 weeks and although we did cooperate with a Realtor for the selling side of the business, the money saved on the listing side was fabulous. We are going to Italy now as a result of these savings - one more place I will be able to strike off the "bucket list".

Look forward to getting those "Sold" stickers up on our sign. I'm sure it will give the neighbours something to talk about.

Thanks Rob to you, Jen, Francine and Sylvie at Times Realty Group.

Best regards,

- Pam & Steve R.


Qualicum Beach, BC
Estimated Commission Saved:
$90,000
List Price: $2,298,000
Sold Date: 2016-05-30
I would never sell a house any other way! There really is no reason to have a Realtor any more, given that anyone can be on MLS now. We have accepted an offer OVER ASKING, without an agent, will save over $90,000 in real estate fees and are booking a family vacation with our savings! Would HIGHLY recommend ForSaleByOwner.ca with a REALTOR.ca listing. ForSaleByOwner.ca is easy to use and the staff is very helpful and quick to respond if you have questions.

Sincerely,

- Brian and Camilla H.


Kelowna, BC
Estimated Commission Saved:
$15,397
List Price: $439,900
Sold Date: 2016-05-27
For Sale By Owner was an excellent service at an excellent price. We were able to get exactly what we wanted. A professional looking website to advertise our home as well as being able to listed our home on MLS. The process was very simple and seamless. The instructions were clear and easy to follow. The questions I did have were answered right away by real people! My only caution to prospective sellers is that we received no inquires about our property from local real estate agents even though we offered to work with agents in our listing. We had a lot of people see our sign and our listing on MLS and contact us directly. Our house was a very standard home and easy to sell. My caution is that more unique properties might take longer to sell using FSBO then if listed by a realtor. This comment should not reflect poorly on FSBO. We were very happy with the service and would highly recommend it.

- Susanne and Mike E.


Duncan, BC
Estimated Commission Saved:
$20,615
List Price: $589,000
Sold Date: 2016-05-20
We found the process of listing our home with FSBO and REALTOR.ca, very easy and stress-free. Everyone was very prompt with any questions we had and very helpful. We listed and sold within a week! Such an affordable option! We highly recommend FSBO!

- Shane & Sunya W.


Vancouver, BC
Estimated Commission Saved:
$17,150
List Price: $980,000
Sold Date: 2016-05-13
Thank you for helping to make the sale of my condo in Vancouver such a positive experience. Rob and Jen at forsalebyowner.ca were there to help every step of the way. They answered every question I had, supplied additional documents and were always encouraging. I very much liked being in control of the sale process. Thanks again.

- Elsie S.


Edmonton, AB
Estimated Commission Saved:
$8,208
List Price: $469,000
Sold Date: 2016-05-06
Very helpful and prompt support. Would definitely use again.

- Joan K.


Killiney Beach, BC
Estimated Commission Saved:
$34,650
List Price: $990,000
Sold Date: 2016-05-06
Help was provided with all details of getting my listing posted.

No hassles.

Would definitely list this way again!

Thank you For Sale By Owner Inc. for making this possible.


- Frieda F.


Kitchener, ON
Estimated Commission Saved:
$8,366
List Price: $185,900
Sold Date: 2016-05-02
The For Sale By Owner website has a simple and painless web interface. The support from the brokerage for the REALTOR.ca listing was great, and the information provided at each step was thorough and easy to follow. Great value... will definitely use the service again.

- Susan C.


Etobicoke, ON
Estimated Commission Saved:
$26,100
List Price: $579,990
Sold Date: 2016-04-30
Great way to sell on your own. Quick and easy to set up!

- Dianne


Langley, BC
Estimated Commission Saved:
$16,097
List Price: $459,900
Sold Date: 2016-04-28
It was a very easy process to get our signs and get ready to sell our house. We sold off the sign. They are very noticeable and colourful and attract attention. The people involved with For Sale By Owner are very good, they walk you through everything, and are very patient with you. If you run into any trouble you just phone them and they will help you. The MLS part of the listing was very good also, and they made you feel comfortable doing it. We will definitely go with this system again. Thank you For Sale By Owner Inc!

- Joyce G.


Barrie, ON
Estimated Commission Saved:
$7,425
List Price: $330,000
Sold Date: 2016-04-23
Great service. Easy to use. Very helpful contact people.

- David S.


Wasaga Beach, ON
Estimated Commission Saved:
$14,355
List Price: $319,000
Sold Date: 2016-04-06
FSBO was easy to use, Rob was very helpful and we saved a lot of MONEY!

- Robert C.


Woodbridge, ON
Estimated Commission Saved:
$31,496
List Price: $699,900
Sold Date: 2016-03-30
Great experience listing my home with For Sale By Owner!
Although I received numerous calls from agents trying to get me to list with them and saying I'd never sell it on my own - I stuck with it and my home sold in 2 days!
I was in complete control of the sale and ended up saving thousands of dollars in commissions!

- Christina D.


Victoria, BC
Estimated Commission Saved:
$9,538
List Price: $545,000
Sold Date: 2016-03-25
Great way to go - really liked being in control of the process!

- Sue D.


Guelph, ON
Estimated Commission Saved:
$13,000
List Price: $429,900
Sold Date: 2016-03-24
Thank you forsalebyowner! Saved $13,000 in fees :)

- Krista R.


Monkland, ON
Estimated Commission Saved:
$14,846
List Price: $329,900
Sold Date: 2016-03-21
This is an excellent service. Would recommend to anyone!

- Cheryl P.


Etobicoke, ON
Estimated Commission Saved:
$7,535
List Price: $334,900
Sold Date: 2016-03-07
I could not be happier with my For Sale By Owner experience. I would like to personally thank Rob for his continuous help and support throughout the sale of my property. I will definitely continue to use this service in the future.

- Blair G.


Victoria, BC
Estimated Commission Saved:
$29,715
List Price: $849,000
Sold Date: 2016-03-10
The listing process was incredibly simple and we got the property online for viewing very fast. Thanks so much for the excellent site!

- Carol N.


Toronto, ON
Estimated Commission Saved:
N/A
List Price: $1,500
Rented Date: 2016-02-24
This has been a great experience! We will definitely use your services in the future. We were so impressed with the professional and prompt attention we received from the FSBO team along the way. Thank you!

- Madalina B.


Port Alice, BC
Estimated Commission Saved:
$3,640
List Price: $104,000
Sold Date: 2016-02-18
This was great, so easy to list!

- Marc B.


Nanaimo, BC
Estimated Commission Saved:
$15,047
List Price: $429,900
Sold Date: 2016-02-18
For Sale By Owner personnel were very easy to deal with, and were always available to answer any questions. Their signage and signpost are very professionally made, and easy to assemble. I was able to sell my house without any agents involved.

- Dan Z.


Windsor, ON
Estimated Commission Saved:
$4,046
List Price: $89,900
Sold Date: 2016-02-17
I just sold my home. It took me a little more than a month to sell it. I saved about $4,000.00

- Andrei K.


Etobicoke, ON
Estimated Commission Saved:
N/A
List Price: $269,000
Rented Date: 2016-02-09
It was pleasant experience to list my condo using this site. It was easy and more importantly having an option to edit anytime was a big plus. I had listed for sale but later decided to sale or rent. I found a good tenant. Really happy about the service.

- Tashi W.


Langford, BC
Estimated Commission Saved:
$10,675
List Price: $305,000
Sold Date: 2016-01-29
After a horrific experience with a different FSBO company for less money, that ended up costing us way more in extra fees as well, we located and tried ForSaleByOwner.ca.

It was a BRILLIANT move: We paid a bit more than the other company, but had no surprises this time! We had full control over our ForSaleByOwner.ca listing and could edit it any time we wanted. I am NOT computer savvy, but I found their system to be very easy ("yay for drag and drop") and FSBO was always available or got right back to me if I had any questions or got stuck. FSBO is what I would call "Service Oriented" and has won a top score from myself and Cathy for their service. We really enjoyed being able to check how many times our ad was being viewed.

If you ever try to sell you property on your own, I would strongly recommend you use ForSaleByOwner.ca to connect you to REALTOR.ca for even greater exposure.

On a personal note about selling your home privately - just be yourself and be honest. No special tactics need to be in place when you are face to face with someone who wants what you have, at a good price. Two mature people can easily come to an agreement without making it a complicated procedure. I entered into negotiations with all our cards face up, and so did the buyer, and it was easier than we thought it would be. Good luck! :-)

- Brad and Cathy V.


London, ON
Estimated Commission Saved:
$7,646
List Price: $169,900
Sold Date: 2016-01-14
Great website.

- Sam H.


Duncan, BC
Estimated Commission Saved:
$6,283
List Price: $359,000
Sold Date: 2015-12-09
Our experience with For Sale By Owner was great. We had tried to sell our house 18 months ago with a realtor without success. With ForSaleByOwner.ca we had 5 couples view our house in an 8 week period, three of whom came back twice and all three of whom wanted to buy our house. We chose the first offer that came to us and had two potential buyers writing and calling us in case the deal fell through.

We found the FSBO service great and the site platforms really worked for us, both the ForSaleByOwner.ca site and the MLS Realtor.ca site listing we packaged together. It is true that potential buyers tell their agents about houses they want to see because they do their own site trawling. So good photographs and detailed information help to attract buyers and handouts of floorplans, special features and assessed value documents are helpful to prospective buyers who view your home.

- Len R.


Surrey, BC
Estimated Commission Saved:
$42,000
List Price: $1,200,000
Sold Date: 2015-11-22
If you're prepared to work for it, very worth one's while. Lots of traffic and many savvy buyers.

- Alain S.


Nanaimo, BC
Estimated Commission Saved:
$14,347
List Price: $409,900
Sold Date: 2015-11-12
Property was sold before the house was completed.

- Roger Creek Developments


Cambridge, ON
Estimated Commission Saved:
$6,953
List Price: $309,000
Sold Date: 2015-11-02
Selling privately was great, no shortage of buyers!

- Andy B.


Harrison Hot Springs, BC
Estimated Commission Saved:
$12,425
List Price: $355,000
Sold Date: 2015-11-02
Great place to post your home.

- Elsa R.


Penticton, BC
Estimated Commission Saved:
$34,997
List Price: $999,900
Sold Date: 2015-10-04
Excellent site. Had lots of interest from this site listing. Would highly recommend.

- Darick S.


Aurora, ON
Estimated Commission Saved:
$8,978
List Price: $399,000
Sold Date: 2015-08-21
Very happy with the service provided by this website!

It works well when your property is in a high demand area and you list it on the MLS through this service. You should have some experience/knowledge in the process of selling real estate as this is appreciated by the potential buyers/agents.

It worked well for me when I reached out to number of agents who were very active in the area and confirmed a reasonable commission to them. I had no negative feedback from agents who didn't want to deal with me directly instead of another agent. All agents were more than happy to deal directly with me! I had as many independent buyers come through the property as well.

- Don U.


Kamloops, BC
Estimated Commission Saved:
$16,275
List Price: $465,000
Sold Date: 2015-07-22
A good experience and rewarding. I will never again pay a realtor to market my home after seeing how easy it was I was amazed why anyone would. Selling it on my own gave me a competitive advantage regarding pricing and showings.

I would recommend to keep a open mind when realtors contact you and have a client. Price your home realistic, take the emotional aspect away from your home and set a bottom line. I spent maybe 8 hours in total time in learning, showing and making deals to signing off on the house. The easiest money saved ever.

- Rick C.


Burnaby, BC
Estimated Commission Saved:
$39,200
List Price: $1,120,000
Sold Date: 2015-06-25
I think it was a good idea to offer a buyer's agent commission, even though we didn't end up needing it. It attracts the traffic to the house. I would also recommend getting professional photos taken of the house - we did this, and I think it helped. I was very comfortable with the process and at no point wished that I had hired an agent. Overall I was very pleased with this process.

- Catherine M.


Deep River, ON
Estimated Commission Saved:
$5,738
List Price: $255,000
Sold Date: 2015-06-18
This was an easy experience. As a former REALTOR, it was a breeze. Thank You.

- MaryAnn F.


Qualicum Beach, BC
Estimated Commission Saved:
$13,258
List Price: $378,800
Sold Date: 2015-06-03
Hi, thank you so much for the opportunity to post our home on your site and assisting us with listing it on MLS.

We are please to announce that we have sold our home in Qualicum Beach.

- Louisa Z.


Peachland, BC
Estimated Commission Saved:
$17,325
List Price: $495,000
Sold Date: 2015-05-30
Great website with lots of viewers.

Thank you.

- Jude


Campbell River, BC
Estimated Commission Saved:
$11,057
List Price: $315,900
Sold Date: 2015-03-20
We are very happy to say we have sold our home. We would also like to say that it has been a real pleasure working with the folks involved with the "For Sale By Owner Depot". Service was second to none in our opinion, with quick responses to our questions and a true personal touch. We won't hesitate to use this service again, and will certainly recommend to all friends considering selling their homes.

Thanks,

- John and Susan


Mississauga, ON
Estimated Commission Saved:
$15,795
List Price: $351,000
Sold Date: 2015-03-18
The site is very professional and worth it. Thank you for the opportunity. Will definitely recommend to others as well.

- Sharma Residence


Calgary, AB
Estimated Commission Saved:
$12,600
List Price: $360,000
Sold Date: 2015-03-02
The "For Sale" signs worked like a charm. Sold via that option.

- Naomi G.


Dinsmore, SK
Estimated Commission Saved:
$1,470
List Price: $42,000
Sold Date: 2012-04-15
I want to thank you for your For Sale By Owner website. Of my search of sites to post property for sale yours appeared the most promising and it lived up to all its promises. We could have used a local Realtor but the property is in rural Saskatchewan and we wanted to reach a larger market. The site is user friendly and the details are all well thought out. You added the small town where my property was located to your site and the follow up email confirming that addition was prompt. The number of pictures you allow make it easy for buyers to have a really good virtual look.

I received more than one inquiry through your For Sale By Owner site and sold my property to a couple from Hope, BC.

I would also like to thank you for saving me the Realtor fees on my sale.

- Rick M.

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