Thanks!Bill Strehle, MBA - Licensed Realtor in PA & NJ
Ensure that your properties are on the MLS (you can pay a flat fee as one respondent mentioned), Realtor.com, Zillow and Trulia. Yahoo.com is a decent as well. One of your reasons for no offers may also be your price. In this market, a good price is he best marketing. You can have a great website. However, if your properties are overpriced, they will not sell. It is always worth a shot to try too sell as a FSBO. However, if you don't have any luck in the 1st month, I recommend hiring a Realtor. Furthermore, if you do procur a buyer as a FSBO, I would hire a Real Estate office to draw up the contracts, help to obtain clear tiltle, provide a room for settlement and take care of any issues that may occur during the process. It is for your protection. Good luck.
A mortgage rep recently told me of programs that may be available for people with scores in the 500 - 579 range. However, you need a higher down payment. 10% Once the score is 580-599, the down payment is 5%. The brochure was handed out at my NJ office. I am going to see if program is available in PA. Good luck!Just saw Gene Fish's posting. There's your answer.
If you haven't found a mortgage rep yet, let me know. The rep I use should be able to help. Good luck! Bill
Ask your agent to send you a link the ratings.
I know you said that you don't believe that it is available in your area. However, I would contact a number Real Estate Companies and ask. Some may be willing to provide the service for flat fee. The worst they can say is "No". However, in the process, you may find one that agrees to do so. The company will receive some revenue for uploading your home to the system and your home will have wider exposure. Again, good luck.
As far as some of the below responses suggested 2.5% - 3% commission is fair. I would recommend you try FSBO for a short while and then list with a Realtor. As a FSBO, I recomend doing at least 1 - 2 Open Houses with proper marketing. Without a Realtor marketing your home, you will most likely not have many Realtors showing your home listed as a FSBO. You are hoping that a Realtor may know someone looking in the area. Realtors generally receive many calls or email inquiries from buyers viewing websites inquiring about homes listed with other Realtors. You will not have as much exposure without a Realtor. However, give it a try. As a previous respondent mentioned there are many legalities when selling your home as well. If you do sell as a FSBO, use a Realtor as a transaction broker or a lawyer. Having a home under contract is just part of the process. Good luck.
Read some of the replies. Good answers. You mentioned sites besides Realtor.com, Zillow, and Trulia. You may want to try Facebook as well. I have had some success with banner ads on that site. However, I have had better success with Zillow.