Island Real Estate/Properties
Wa. Real Estate, FSBO Internet home selling & buying 24 hours a day!
sell or buy real estate on Whidbey Island WA? Our For Sale by Owner real
estate pages allows you to sell or buy a home or property without getting
an agent involved. Real Estate agents cost the seller alot of money! FSBO
allows a seller to offer a lower selling price on their property or home.
You'll also find helpful local links for
buyers and sellers of real estate related businesses that will help you
through the stages of selling or buying property "for sale by owner" on
Information for the SELLER...
Guarantee Click Here
to get a FSBO listing ad page constructed & posted
is and why FSBO?
Do the math!
does this work?
a free classified ad
Photograph Pricing We can do the photograph work for you!
text and photo's for your ad
to Advertise Agreement
do I price my property?
total cost to seller. Ad will run until your home or property sells!
See a sample
Enhanced listing Here
does your service work?
We are the coach you are the player.
Our goal is to give you the tools and the information to be successful
at finding a qualified buyer for your home or property. Since most
serious home buyers are using the Internet to help them in their home search,
we begin by building a custom web site page for your potential buyers to
view. It will become a point of reference for your marketing campaign.
Each home is given it's own custom built web site page and unique web address.
You're then able to bypass our home page and send buyers directly to your
web page ad first. By including your web site address on your yard
sign, flyers, newspaper ad/s and answering machine message, you give buyers
a place to get more information if they aren't able to reach you right
Your web page ad allows buyers from
out of your area to look at the photos of your home on the internet and
listen to you give them a “tour” over the phone. When buyers see
your web site address in the newspaper, they'll look it up on the web and
get the facts without the abbreviations. Think about it. When
you receive a phone call from a buyer that has seen your web site, they
already know what your home looks like, where it is located, how much you
are asking and they want to see it in person! You have a “pre-screened”
Additionally, we provide local resources
so there is a local business that can assist the home seller with each
phase of the transaction. For example, there are inspectors, appraisers,
attorneys, title companies, lenders, and closing companies that will assist
home sellers. Many of these companies would be involved no matter
if the home was sold by the owner or with a real estate agent. The difference
is the home seller does the delegating instead of an agent and the home
seller saves thousands of dollars for just a little effort on their part.
We also have articles and links to businesses that can help you throughout
the sale of your property.
at FSBO Visitwhidbey?
receives on average of 10,000+ unique visitors every month!
See for yourself,
Here to see our webstats. Once there click on the MONTH you would like
to read a report on. Then scroll down on that page and click on (View All
URLs) this will show in detail all pages in our web site and the amount
of visitors those particular page have had to date during that month. Look
for page/s URLs (/property.html) and (/for-sale-by-owner.html) The number
to the far left indicates the total amount of visitors those pages have
had to date for that month. Keep in mind, FSBO Visitwhidbey is a new service
that we provide. As time goes by our FSBO pages will receive even more
traffic as we establish them on the internet search engines!
What is the difference between your service
& your competitors?
Motive and traffic. Every local real estate competitor we've ever
known has owned another type of real estate related business and used a
"for sale by owner" web site to provide leads for their other business.
Because we devote our time exclusively to assisting our customers in successfully
marketing their property, we are able to establish our web site as one
of the Top Real Estate web sites based on traffic volume. None of
the other for sale by owner web sites can come close to the volume of traffic
that is targeted to our specific area because none of them have an office
or web site that supports exclusively a "for sale by owner" system in the
Whidbey Island Area.
the average market time for FSBO properties?
that are priced accurately, the average market time is typically less then
agent listed properties. The biggest factor in determining your market
time is the accuracy of your price. Other variables include: time
of year, market conditions, additional marketing exposure and whether or
not you answer your phone and return calls from buyers.
Can I advertise
my property in the newspaper as well?
The more places you advertise your web site, the better. For example,
if you include your web site address in your newspaper ad, it will increase
the number of people that look at your web site by about 20%.
Do you help
me price my home?
We have some
good resources in this area, our staff
does not give pricing advice. This is such an important factor to a short
market time, it is best left to the experts.
is my home/property on the web site?
It will stay
there as long as you need it there until you notify our office in writing
that it is sold, listed or off the market. There are no monthly
fees or hosting fees to keep your home advertised at FSBO Visitwhidbey.com.
Can I make
changes to my web page?
Yes. For security
reasons, all changes must be approved and proven by the seller. Please
use the same email address you used when you submitted your listing to
us. This will confirm to us that the change request is actually from you
and not someone else! Or phone us at 509-340-3802.
or text on existing Web Page $10
Price or Phone
Number Update to Existing Web Page No Charge
much does it cost?
two levels of service:
only" listing on our Classified
ads Page. You post it!
ad. You supply the pictures and all the written information with up
to 10 pictures we will work up your pictures to include small thumb nail
pictures with click on Blow-up pictures plus up to 250 words of
cost to you.
Ad will run until your home or property sells!
Here to view a SAMPLE listing
We also offer
the option of a photo shoot of your property/home. We will do all the photographing
work for you. We're located on the South end of Whidbey Island. Photo
shoot cost on the South end of the Island (Greenbank to the far South
Greenbank area Northward to Oak harbor: $140.00.
We may take
up to 20 or 30 pictures of your home/property. We will use the 10 best
ones that you approve for your listing!
You have two
options for submitting your photos and text information to us.
that you email your pictures and listing information to us. Click
Here to email us.
us pictures by email, be sure they are decent quality pictures in a fairly
large size, around 10 inches or so at the largest. JPG format is best.
We will then size the pictures to include small, fast loading thumb
nail pictures with click on blow up larger pictures! No more then
10 pictures total. In addition to the ten pictures that are included in
our listing package price. Extra pictures are $10 each.
If you send
your pictures and text information to us by standard post mail, there are
some additional charges for this method. Paper photographs would need to
be scanned, enhanced and sized by us, this takes time. The cost to prepare
your paper photographs per each picture would be $5.00 each. This cost
is to cover our time spent to prepare (Scan) the paper pictures to be posted
to the internet.
If you're sending
your text information to us by standard post mail there would be a charge
of $15.00 to cover our time to retype the information to be posted to your
method you choose to submit your written information to us, BE SURE to
check it over very well for errors. It's your responsibility to be sure
all spelling, grammar etc. is correct as you wish it to be. We are willing
to help you with all this if needed.
HERE for an example of a real estate listing we have created for
you to use as a guideline. This may help you with putting together your
listing information in a proper fashion.
a $10.00 charge for any corrections, additions and or deletions to your
listing. Be SURE to get it right the very first time! Of course any
errors we may make on your listing would be corrected at no charge to you.
you've decided to list your property at FSBO Visitwhidbey.com, so let's
on this link to fill out the property listing form. Once you have completed
filling out this form we will confirm to you by email that we have received
it. Then we will request your payment and give you your payment options.
Or you can simply follow the Secure payment page link below to make your
payment after you've filled out the listing
form. Or phone us with your credit card info.
accept Visa-Master and American Express cards, Checks or Money orders.
Here to make your payment on our SSL Secure payment form. All payment
method information is on this form.
For Sale By Owner. This term is used to identify property, normally homes,
sold by the homeowner without any professional help from a real estate
agent. FSBO properties are normally advertised on websites, in classified
ads, or through word of mouth.
Buying a home
directly from the owner can be very favorable. This type of transaction
has two major advantages:
saves you money. The 6-7% commission that real estate agents normally charge
will often be added to the total cost of the property. Consequently, you
will be able to find a better deal if you buy FSBO.
saves you time. You skip the third party (the real estate agent) and deal
directly with the homeowner. The communication is likely to be more direct,
faster, and to the point when you're buying FSBO.
about to sell your home going FSBO might be a good idea. This is why:
You know your
own home better than any real estate agent.
You can advertise
your home where and how you want to.
You make money,
since you don't have to pay commission to a real estate agent. You can
even afford to sell your home below the market value, and still come out
You can sell
your house faster. This is because you're able to offer a better price
than if you used a real estate agent!
do the math
House/Property sales price: $400,000
Real Estate Agents Commission percentage
Total commission paid to the agent:
$24,000 at (6% of $400,000)
This means a For Sale by Owner "FSBO"
deal can reduce the sale price of a $400,000 property by as much as $24,000
or even more! Does an agent really need to earn upwards to $1,200 per hour?
We think not! Doesn't a price of $376,000 sound better to the buyer then
$400,000? Of course it's better, it's MUCH better! Now you have an alternative.
Seller can now afford to offer the property at below market value, the
property will sell much quicker. The Buyer gets a much lower buying price.
Selling and Buying FSBO is Win Win situation!
we recognize that you expect privacy and security for the non-public personal
information we may collect from you. We fully understand the need to safeguard
sensitive information about you and we maintain standards and procedures
designed to prevent misuse of this information.
retain and use information about you only to help us administer our services.
We do not provide non-public personal information to other companies or
individuals including independent telemarketing, direct mail marketing
companies or real estate agents or anyone else for that matter!
We are the
only independent (for sale by owner) marketing company on Whidbey Island
that is not affiliated with any real estate agents or real estate brokers
of any kind.