Here's What our Happy Sellers Have to Say!
"I've sold several properties with agents, and every time I've told myself it's the last time. Well, this time it actually was the last time. All I can say is that there's no going back. I saved a lot of money using FSBO, I got the MLS exposure I wanted, and my place sold for a great price."
"Mylee was great to work with! Timely responses to all of my questions. This was our first time listing FSBO and weren't sure how it would go... We listed on here with the MLS package (which I would highly recommend to get more traffic), had professional photos done which makes a HUGE difference, had tons of showings and compliments on our home. We ended up selling to clients with a realtor who was great to deal with. It was great to be in control of the negotiating process and dealing directly with their realtor; eliminating another party to relay information through which allowed for a quicker process and took away some of the "hype" that can come when realtors are involved; and of course, saved thousands!
All in all, great process! We would do FSBO again - wish it was something that was used more and more people knew about it! Sadly you don't hear about this option as much as other competitors. Thanks again FSBO!!"
"Sold! Thanks FSBO Canada. Everyone was a pleasure to work with and your knowledge & support is unsurpassed."
"My experience was wonderful although it took some time to sell the house. If you are not in a rush and capable to present your home to a buyer, this is the perfect team to contact. They guide you at each step. Special thanks to Mylee Hendy, she is the best."
"The folks at For Sale By Owner have been terrific at helping get our property on the market. Questions have been answered promptly and we have had may inquiries. I'll use FSBO again."
"The process on this one was quite simple with FSBO and thanks for all your help through it."
"I have been very pleasantly surprised how great it was to work with the team at FSBO. Both Chris & Mylee have been incredibly helpful.
Thank you so much!! You will definitely be getting referrals from us..."
"I do really appreciate fully professional services here and I recommend everyone to use this fantastic way to sell houses with less costs."
"Great customer service. Quick to answer my questions and guidance on filling out the paperwork!"
"We used FSBO for the first time and found it not only easy to use but as effective for getting the word out there as any other method."
"It took some time and patience but was definitely worth listing it ourselves as we saved thousands of dollars."
"The experience at forsalebyowner.ca was great.
Getting my property listed and sold was as easy as could be!"
"They were very helpful in the listing process."
"We were very happy with the service provided and the ease of using this web site.
We were especially happy to have saved $18,200 in realtor fees. Thanks for the great experience."
"When we decided that were we going to sell on our own, we posted it on the local buy/sell sites with not much activity, but once we listed with FSBO and got on the MLS service that's when we got the most activity and sold the house within a couple of weeks.
The team at FSBO were very helpful and answered all our question or concerns in a very timely manner. I would use them again and recommend to others."
"I sold my house quickly and it wasn't difficult. For Sale By Owner walked me through the necessary paperwork. I enjoyed taking my own photos and writing the ad.
All of the showings had a buyer's realtor so it was as easy as opening the door for them and saying hello. I even enjoyed negotiating the offer.
I was nervous to try it but it was a good experience and I saved a lot of money."
"Thanks! It took a while to complete the sale, but we had the offer 6 days from the time we listed. Easy! What do realtors do for their huge fee? Not much."
"We found FSBO so very easy to use and any questions we had were answered right away via online chat or phone call.
Our signs came in only 2 days and we liked the quality of them.
Their site was loaded with lots of seller information and tips."
"SOLD in 28 hours!"
"This is the way to sell a house, not dealing with realtors and their high fees has left us with far more money in our pockets than we would have had.
FSBO has been very helpful in all aspects of our home sale. Selling your home is not that hard, especially with guidance from very knowledgeable and helpful people.
"We had our house for sale with a Realtor but he did not sell it. When our contract expired, I had decided to put it up for sale on FSBO.
It was the best decision I ever made. The guys at FSBO are very helpful, their website is so easy to use and I saved thousands of dollars.
If you have a house for sale I encourage you to try FSBO!!!"
"It has been a pleasure dealing with you folks. It was so easy to sell this place on my own and save quite a few thousand dollars.
"This is a great web site for DO IT YOURSELVES owners. The instructions are easy to follow, thanks to help from Rob. (I had lots of answers to my queries). I think if I were to do it again, I will pay just a small fee to get an estimated price for my real estate... all on the FSBO website, well worth it.
I saved $12,000+ for doing this sale myself rather then through a realtor. Hurray! That is the greatest part. Thank you, FSBO for creating this site."
"A big thank you to FSBO for all their help with the sale of this property. The biggest hurdle were buyer's agents, who's first question was how much are you giving us.
We saved over $20,000 with FSBO and would not hesitate to use them again.
If any potential buyers are reading this, I would say to them that they include a smaller % in their contract to the agent if they find a house here."
"This was the easiest & most satisfying way to to sell our home!
I highly recommend this website! The help available is awesome!"
"A fantastic new way to sell your property. Well worth the extra work and effort plus just felt like the right way to sell our home of 30 something years!!
I would recommend FSBO to anyone wanting to put the time in and a great way to add to your retirement income!!
"Great website and easy to setup and use.
"Our condo sold within 3 days of listing (FSBO + MLS option). Our property was in a good location, on a subway/go line. We were pleasantly surprised, and overall really happy with the service provided by FSBO team. You guys rock."
"It has been an interesting journey selling myself with FSBO, this is my second time. Lessons learnt: put on MLS sooner for more traffic, definitely made a difference. Don't allow realtors to disrespect you. If they don't want to work through the process with you, make sure that they know the seller has rights as well. Lastly if conditions aren't met on date agreed, be wary. I foolishly allowed extensions when buyer and realtor clearly were stringing me along. I saved close to 10k in commission and learnt how little realtors actually do."
"FSBO has everything you need to get your marketing out there quickly to take complete control of selling. Every step of 'how to' explained and easy to use. I would recommend it."
"The FSBO website and process was excellent - user friendly and very effective. Our house sold very quickly!"
"We had a great experience with selling our house with FSBO. Chris and Rob have been great throughout this whole procedure! We would highly recommend selling your house through FSBO!! We saved sooo much money! Thanks guys!!"
"Took about a bit more than a month and lots of hard work, but it paid off! That's not a small thing in this market."
"Thank you For Sale By Owner! My husband and I sold our place in exactly two weeks using the full MLS package. This was much cheaper and reliable than other sites. Maximum exposure through MLS and broker Chris was excellent in making amendments in a timely manner for us. I will definitely use this service again and would highly recommend!"
"Saved thousands listing with FSBO!"
"The listing process was easier than we thought and we were very impressed with the website and the professional signs we ordered. As we are building a new home it was nice to save some money on realtor fees which we can use on landscaping etc. We would definitely recommend FSBO to friends and family."
"This website was central to successfully selling our home. We had lots of potential buyers who saw it on the website and the MLS website; having it listed on both sites broadened the exposure to the market. Our property was on the market within 24 hours of providing the information to FSBO. We had an acceptable offer within 6 weeks of listing the home! Homes in our price range are normally on the market for much longer than that, as there are fewer qualified buyers.
We put our MLS# that we received from forsalebyowner.ca, on the For Sale signs, and that allowed folks who found out our home was for sale when they saw the signage, to view details with ease. We are in a desirable neighbourhood, so there are often buyers who drive through, rather than search the MLS.
Signage is very reasonably priced and looks professional. Signage is super important to reaching buyers. I had many viewers who saw the sign, viewed our home, and went to the website after I directed them to it. Not everyone is on a computer!
I saved about $15,000 using this service and in the end, it was well worth the work to get it listed and show it. We offered a finders fee to agents or anyone who brought us a buyer. That meant we had agents who had clients who didn't want to buy privately, again expanding the market for our home. Unfortunately, we also had buyers who dragged their agent to look at our home; remember that not all agents want to work with a private seller. We were equally as welcoming to all agents, irrespective of their behaviour, as it's their client who is buying the home, not the agent. We had one agent who had never worked with a private seller before, and he brought three different clients to view it, liked the property and realized that working with a private seller was not so bad.
I would use forsalebyowner.ca again and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to sell there own home. Outstanding service and exceptional value!"
"Our experience selling our home on FSBO was smooth and quick, with better results than we anticipated. Our house was sold in less than a month and we enjoyed getting to know our buyers, as opposed to communicating through a realtor. Our FSBO broker Chris was ready to answer any questions (day or night!) and walk us through the paperwork for listing on MLS. Now that we know how it's done, we highly recommend listing through FSBO."
"Working with the FSBO team was a great experience for us and it worked well. We are very happy that our home sold in under a month, using the lawn sign, the FSBO site, house flyers, and listing on MLS. Chris was very helpful with any questions we had and responded very quickly. We highly recommend FSBO!"
"Thank you for the help and support. You helped us to have the courage to do it. Great helps speedy and supportive."
"This process was quite simple and responses to make the changes quick. I will highly recommend this company."
"In six weeks being listed on other sites, we received only 4 telephone inquires and no showings. Frustrated, we decided to give For Sale By Owner with the MLS listing option a try. We started getting calls immediately. First showing within four days of listing with a solid offer. Sold in under two weeks. I highly recommend Chris and the For Sale by Owner team."
"This is a good alternative to using a realtor, saved thousands and the support from FSBO was top notch."
"Great service from this brokerage. Very happy with my decision to use them. The tools and support provided surpassed my expectations. Thank you so much Chris!!!"
"Wonderfully designed website... easy to change information and photos instantly."
"Using FSBO was so easy. The set up is completely easy to follow and everything is so organized. Any questions that we had were answered by a quick phone call. We would recommend it to anyone who wants to save on the sales commission. We saved $11,125.00."
"The listing process online, and the support we received were excellent. Their web site is well designed and their easy step by step instructions make it a snap to list your property. They allow up to 40 photos, and the ability to add captions and interface with social media is great marketing for your property. Save $$ in commission and list your property on this site."
"Rob and Chris were very helpful getting us up and running. Open house listings were updated quickly and phone calls and/or emails were always returned promptly. All and all a great experience."
"A great service! Have referred many friends already. Will use again.
"I very much appreciated all your help with selling our home. All my questions were answered promptly and I found the process very straight forward. I will definitely use your company again to sell my next project!"
"It was a great pleasure to save thousends of dollars by selling my house privately, thanks to Chris!"
"Our experience with For Sale By Owner has been very positive.
We had one open house and a number of viewings.
We highly recommend using the FSBO service and, without question, use it again to sell a property.
"I am so pleased with FSBO, (which is new to Nova Scotia) that I am spreading the word...it is the way to go when selling your home. I went with the $500 option and it gets you what you need...plenty of pictures on the MLS system! Forget the other guys....and of course expensive "listing" agents."
"Great process and help available when needed."
"We had a great experience listing and selling our home ourselves with FSBO. It was very straight forward and with a little effort we saved ourselves a ton of money! I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND!"
"Chris Mooney, our FSBO agent was extremely helpful and always responded in a prompt manner to all our questions. Will use the services of FSBO in the future again!"
"Super experience...would definitely recommend using!"
"Good experience. Saved $$$. Thanks"
"I buy and/or sell an average of one property per year. This is the first time that I used the FSBO service. I can say that it was a positive experience for me and I would do it again. Very easy process."
"Excellent service, very quick, great value!"
"Easy peasy lemon squeezy. This is the second home that we have sold using FSBO. It really is not that difficult, and you are in charge throughout the whole process"
"FSBO was a great help in my house sale and I would not hesitate to use this service again. The cost of going with FSBO is the best in Canada with great features like unlimited MLS listing until house is sold, an informative and user friendly website, and great signage. Thank you FSBO."
"The bottom line is ForSaleByOwner saved us thousands of dollars as we did not have to pay a selling agent commission. The process was seamless and Rob and Chris were so very helpful and extremely professional throughout the entire process. Please don't hesitate to use their excellent services."
"Yes! The property is completely sold. Thank you For Sale By Owner Inc.!
I have advertised in a number of For Sale By Owner Sites and yours is the best - especially for Canadians. I have had more response from your site than any other listing service that I have used.
"Overall this was an easy and positive experience. Thanks to the ForSaleByOwner team for your role in that!"
"Easy to use, easy to sell, saved some big money. Win win win."
"I will never use a real estate agent again. NO ONE will work harder to sell your property than you!"
"We had a really good experience. Our house sold for close to our expected price. We paid a seller commission but obviously saved half of our selling expense by listing ourselves. Probably $15,000. We definitely would use the service again!"
"Least expensive way for a person who does not need all the services and just wants a mere posting. Very responsive service! Highly recommend."
"If you are willing to do the research/work and stay on top of things, this is a great option. For a comparatively low cost, you get exposure to MLS (absolutely crucial). However, you should know that the FSBO agent will only list your home on realtor.ca, using info you supply, you do the rest.
I liked being able to provide whatever information I wanted (e.g. link to utilities cost spreadsheet) and to be able to format text/presentation (bullets, layout, ...) on the FSBO website. Note that you cannot do that on the more limited realtor.ca website.
Although we had a unique home in a small market (rural, small town), it only took about 4 months from listing to sale. So, if you're a good photographer and are willing to do the work, I would say, go for it. To properly price your home, I would highly recommend obtaining an appraisal. This will allow you to gauge the reasonableness of any offer."
"Thanks to both Rob and Chris for their support from start to finish. We have sold both my in-laws' home and our home this year though FSBO and the combined commission savings are significant. The website materials are thorough and easy to follow, and any questions are answered quickly and professionally. The MLS partnership is a huge bonus for exposure. We unhesitatingly recommend FSBO to friends looking to sell their property.
"Excellent experience. Sold my lot to a buyer searching the MLS in 8 days. I will never use a full service agent again. No one is going to work harder at selling a property than the owner."
"The services provided were adequate for visibility and tools to get the job done without an agent. Thanks."
"Wonderful service as I had many questions and really the only realistic option for me as I lived in a remote location. The process was easy and I can't argue with results!"
"For Sale By Owner was a great option for us. We were ready to sell and had done our homework on pricing and staging the home. It was in tip top shape. We took our own photos and had them critiqued by decorators who then helped us stage - room by room. We were able to go back and fix mistakes so the house showed really well. The result was an accepted offer in 72 hours. The inspection process is really picky so be prepared for a list of items to rectify. For us they were small items that were easily fixed. This is a change from selling a home 20 years ago. We had no issues as a result of not using a listing agent and we accepted all buyers agents."
"Great experience thanks to the FSBO team. The support and the professional service made this major transactions seemless! I would definitely recommend FSBO and the bonus is the amount of money saved!! Thanks again!!!"
"FSBO made it easy to list my home, responded to inquiries, forwarded me contacts from my listing and helped me sell my home! Thank you FSBO for saving me lots of money!"
"Was very easy to sell on my own!
Definitely don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on a realtor to do what you can do with this site!
"Wow, we loved For Sale By Owner. We listed our 3 season Haliburton cottage early in October hoping to sell by the summer. And sell it did. I learned so much and enjoyed the process and so did the potential buyers. We got many real estate agents showing our cottage, too! In the end, the buyer contacted us directly, so we saved a good $23,000 on fees. For Sale By Owner is an excellent service. They stuck by us and helped us all the way through the end! Excellent! Will never sell the old fashioned way again. Thank you FSBO!!!"
"There is enough support in material to read and individuals to contact to make this site very easily workable and productive. Though most of the interest in my property was through other sites this site provided all the material necessary to list and to make and complete a sale without the need of a realtor. I would certainly use this site again."
"This was a good avenue to list by owner.
House sold within 2 months, by a buyer's agent, but we still saved half of the commission."
"Listed on Tuesday & Sold on Friday... WOW!
I saved over $16,000.00 because my buyer wasn't working with a Realtor either...
Listing Agents should be worried! They are no longer needed folks. They just get between you and YOUR buyer, and they complicate YOUR deal.
Remove the middle "men & women" - list with For Sale By Owner!!!"
"FSBO was a great way for me to get my house into the market and it gave me access to having it listed on realtor.ca. I sold our house within two days!"
"Great service for individuals to gain access to MLS without paying a realtor."
"The whole process was relatively painless and quick. A deal was made after approximately 1 week on the market."
"Quite easy to use this service, and well worthwhile (particularly when paired with the MLS listing option). Our broker (Chris Mooney) was very helpful and prompt in answering questions. Will use forsalebyowner.ca next time!"
"We really liked that FSBO doesn't force you to pay for services which you may not need; you choose the level of help you want. We will tell others that FSBO is a great option."
"With thanks to the staff at For Sale By Owner and Chris Mooney, our property is sold!"
"This was definitely a 'rewarding' experience!! Rob and Chris were very quick to respond to any questions we had. We'll for sure use this method/process to sell our next house.
"There were about 25 viewings, three offers during the time. All buyers were with agencies. Without a realtor to sell proved a good and efficient way to communicate directly with buyers or their agencies. Recommend getting properties posted on MLS website too."
"Super easy experience. I would recommend to anyone."
"It was easier than I thought."
"Very supportive in the quick sale of our home! Highly recommended by myself and wife, will definitely use FSBO again. Saved thousands of dollars! Thank you Rob and Chris."
"The team at For Sale By Owner was wonderful to work with! There was always someone to talk to and provide guidance throughout the process. Our property sold in just days! Thank you FSBO!"
"I have not even put the sign in the ground and I have an accepted offer for list price.... Thanks again Rob and gang."
"After listing with an agent for 10 months and no offer, we decided to try FSBO. Within a month we had generated a lot of interest and sold the house. It was nice to feel some control of the sale, to be able to talk with potential buyers in person, and have immediate feedback from realtors who came through. Being listed on realtor.ca, welcoming realtors with a standard buyer's commission, and a lot of personal advertising on social media really brought people through the door. This was such a positive experience and would highly recommend to anyone looking to sell."
"It's been a long haul to get our house sold, which would have been a lot shorter if we had known about FSBO in the beginning. They are a great company, efficient and always helpful. Their website has all kinds of suggestions and documents to help you get your house sold for the best price in the least amount of time. For a nominal cost, you get the advertising and everything a realtor can give you without the grief, plus, of course, you don't have to pay their insane commissions. Another company, which is more known, offers a similar package, but at 4 times the cost and their representatives are not nearly as nice as the people at FSBO. I recommend FSBO.ca without reservation to anyone who wants to sell their house."
"FSBO was extremely helpful during the sale of my home in Parksville. In the end, the buyer saw my sign, but the listing did generate a number of calls, especially from real estate agents. Your advice and access to appropriate paperwork was very useful. Thank you!"
"Fast sale after putting up sign. Thanks Rob and gang at FSBO, saved money and sold quick."
"Well worth the cost, best value hands down. The ad did generate interest and a couple viewings. So I would use this service again."
"Although I was nervous about the idea of selling my home and not using a realtor, I am sure glad I did. After I received a lower appraisal on my home by a local realtor, I decided to put my home on the market with ForSaleByOwner.ca and was very successful! In less than 3 months, I sold for nearly $50K more than the realtor's suggested price and I had no realtor commissions! The notary fees were small and reasonable and so was the small fee ForSaleByOwner charged to list my home on all the proper online sites. Selling on your own is well worth the bit of time and work it took in showing my own home. Chris & Rob from ForSaleByOwner.ca were very professional and helpful and I would recommend using their company to anyone wishing to save some money and sell their own home! Thank you ForSaleByOwner."
"FSBO works well. Be ready for hostility from agents who are threatened by a service that bypasses them!"
"Sold without an agent and saved!! Rob was extremely helpful throughout the process and was always available to answer any questions we had. Would definitely recommend this service."
"Sale was relatively quick and with the help of FSBO staff quite easy."
"My home successfully sold using FSBO in a rather difficult buyers market."
"This was so much easier and better than expected. We are now able to take the extra money that we saved and put it into our new home we are building. It's so nice to have this option so you can put the extra money from YOUR home into YOUR new home!!"
"We are very pleased with the FSBO website. It is user friendly, easy to navigate and to manage. Thanks to the FSBO website, the sale of our house was very successful.
Thank you FSBO, Chris Mooney and Rob Reay!"
"Thank you so much Chris and Rob for your support. Couldn't have done it without your enthusiasm and professionalism, especially for finding the aerial photos and making the listing so much more. Your services are exceptional, and I am so grateful I was pointed in your direction. I worried that the property was going to sit for three months with no action, but the minute it went on REALTOR.ca, I ended up with multiple appointments the next day — and multiple offers.
Thank you for allowing me to connect with the right people and doing this myself."
"Wow! Sold in just 35 days! Thank you FSBO!!!!!"
"Great service! Great website! Definitely recommended. We saved thousands selling our home by ourselves."
"Excellent service! And reasonably priced! Thank you kindly!"
"Overall a very good process, support and documentation good, would recommend this service.
Just be prepared for lots of agents calling you to get the listing, not to bring a buyer. If they don't leave a message they don't have a buyer. Other then that, saved a lot of money."
"For Sale By Owner are the best to deal with!!!! Professional and knowledgeable staff, very helpful. They make the process so easy to deal with. I would recommend everyone use this service!"
"I would recommend FSBO for any real estate transaction you would like to manage yourself. They were wonderful to work with and very helpful. Smartest move we ever made was going with FSBO. Highly recommended!!!!!"
"We didn't even get the sign on the lawn! First showing, 24 hours after being listed, resulted in a sale. Saved ourselves thousands!"
"The process is a lot less complicated than one might think. Many people tried dissuading us from doing it but we stuck to the plan and did it in three weeks. Give it a try and you won’t regret it. Just do your homework, plan properly and use common sense."
"We appreciated the prompt customer service FSBO provided. They were always there to answer questions."
"I searched high and low this is the only service that can give you exposure of REALTOR.ca and your MLS, absolutely required to sell your property to get best value at lowest cost."
"This is a good way to go if one doesn't want to use a realtor. It gives a wide coverage being online."
"Well worth the time and effort to sell your home with ForSaleByOwner.ca.
A positive experience and would use their services again."
"Would never use a realtor again, FSBO is the only way to go if you want to save some money. Very simple to use and the help offered by Rob was outstanding. I would recommend this site to anyone thinking about selling their home."
"Working with the site was great and the assistance was the best. Thank you."
"FSBO was super easy. It gave us the all important MLS exposure we needed to get our home sold while saving thousands in fees."
"Awesome process, very happy with the experience."
"Conditions are waived, house is sold. No realtors on either side so it was simple and quick, we were able to negotiate a price acceptable to both without the $12,000 for both sides commission."
"No need for a middleman!
A little bit of time invested saves you $$$.
It has been really easy, and simple dealing directly with potential buyers to answer questions about the property."
"Great service, thanks!"
"Great exposure! We had a solid offer before we took the sign that we ordered out of the box... We listed just on the ForSaleByOwner.ca website and we didn't even go on the MLS. Thank you For Sale By Owner Inc!"
"A total success! A really good deal!
For Sale By Owner is an excellent selling system.
We saved over $25,000.00 in commissions.
We just bought a new Motorhome with the money we saved.
Thank you For Sale By Owner!"
"This site was great! I put my condo on MLS and got an offer the next day."
"Thanks for offering a great service for a really low price. Although the house still sold using the buyer's realtor, it saved me about $8000 in listing realtor fees. I will definitely use your service again."
"The property sold quickly after the MLS posting for a few thousand over the listing price. FSBO service was great. We saved a few thousand in agent commission and paid a few to the buyer's agent as well."
"We did not get many inquiries however ForSaleByOwner.ca brought us the right buyer and we sold the house. The lawn sign looks very professional - would recommend."
"Hello and thanks to the folks with For Sale By Owner. We have just sold our property, we were very happy with the service and would recommend this site 100%. Thanks to everyone who inquired about the property and we wish you good luck in your search."
"We had lots of response through using For Sale By Owner and we're very happy with the results."
"Thank you ForSaleByOwner, our experience was great. We really enjoyed setting up our home on the website and doing all the details. The website looked very professional and we appreciated all the assistance whenever help was needed. All information and resources were complete and easily accessed.
We will use ForSaleByOwner.ca in the future when we buy or sell."
"ForSaleByOwner.ca was well worth the time and effort, they make the process seamless and easy.
"Thank you Rob and For Sale By Owner - We've just had a great experience and would like to recommend your services. We listed on both FSBO and cross listed on REALTOR.ca with success in a day. Thank you!"
"This has been a great experience. We will be sharing this with our friends and family and highly recommend going this route for those who want to be hands on and save money."
"Sold in just 2 days"
"For Sale By Owner has made selling our home so easy - it sold in less than a month! Why list with an agent when all a homeowner needs to do is spend a little time and use the tools available to do this themselves. FSBO was prompt in addressing our questions and providing the help we needed. Kudos - will use this again!
"FSBO is a valuable website. Provides lots of useful tips and guidance in selling your home. They also provide documents for concluding the sale such as 'Contract for Purchase and Sale' and 'addendums'. Thank you for your service."
"'For sale by owner' has been very helpful in helping us sell our property.
"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."
"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."
"Everything we needed to sell our home was right at our fingertips. This is a great service!"
"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!"
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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Sold in two days!"
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"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!"
"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.
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"Very helpful and prompt support. Would definitely use again."
"Help was provided with all details of getting my listing posted.
Would definitely list this way again!
Thank you For Sale By Owner Inc. for making this possible.
"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."
"Great way to sell on your own. Quick and easy to set up!"
"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!"
"Great service. Easy to use. Very helpful contact people."
"FSBO was easy to use, Rob was very helpful and we saved a lot of MONEY!"
"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!"
"Great way to go - really liked being in control of the process!"
"Thank you forsalebyowner! Saved $13,000 in fees :)"
"This is an excellent service. Would recommend to anyone!"
"The listing process was incredibly simple and we got the property online for viewing very fast. Thanks so much for the excellent site!"
"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."
"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!"
"This was great, so easy to list!"
"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."
"I just sold my home. It took me a little more than a month to sell it. I saved about $4,000.00"
"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."
"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! :-)"
"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."
"If you're prepared to work for it, very worth one's while. Lots of traffic and many savvy buyers."
"Selling privately was great, no shortage of buyers!"
"Great place to post your home."
"Excellent site. Had lots of interest from this site listing. Would highly recommend."
"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."
"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."
"This was an easy experience. As a former REALTOR, it was a breeze. Thank You."
"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."
"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.
"The 'For Sale' signs worked like a charm. Sold via that option."
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