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FSBOFox vs. QCFSBO


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By: Tony Burkhart

QCFSBO vs. FSBOFox

See how the two Quad Cities FSBO companies compare

We are asked many times how we compare to QCFSBO, so we thought it may be helpful to show you the 3 biggest differences between our two websites...

Renewal Fee’s 

QFSBO charges renewals fees after your initial package choice expires, either 60 or 90 days.

FSBOFox- All of our  packages are list until sold, meaning no renewal fees ever.  One flat listing fee is all it takes to sell your home.

 

# of Photo’s

QCFSBO offers up to 6 photos in its packages, extra pictures available with additional charges

FSBOFox.com- We offer up to 20 wide angle photos in all of our packages. 

 

Restrictive Contract

QCFSBO requires you sign a contract that you will not advertise your home anywhere else.

FSBOFox.com - You are free to promote your home in any way you see fit. We automatically feed your listing to 20 other websites, to help you get the most exposure possible. View Sites

 

After reading this blog you can see why more and more Quad Cities homeowners are choosing FSBOFox.com over QCFSBO. 

We are here to help and are also available on weekends to help you list your home.

Please call or email with any questions you may have.

 

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How to Sell a Home


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By: Tim Riley

The real estate market has been a beast of an animal over the past six years. Many people have had to take a loss on their home, if they sold it. These times are starting to come to an end. Home sales are on the rise because the economy is gathering steam.

If you are thinking about selling a home using the FSBO process here are some simple tips to get you through the process:

1.  Make the Commitment. I speak with clients on  a weekly bases and I cannot believe how many people just throw their property out there for a couple months hoping it doesn’t sell. When committed to selling a home you will have better results.

2. Clean & Repair. Before you do anything else with selling your house take a couple weeks to create a cleaning and repair schedule. Using a calendar to break up these tasks will help make them less stressful and setting a date for a professional to take pictures gives you a deadline to meet.

3. Get Some Help. When selling a home it pays to pay. You could take the traditional route and higher a brokerage such as Remax, but you can save tens of thousands of dollars by using the FSBO process. FSBOFox offers a number of different packages to fit the needs of all QCFSBO sellers.

4. Price’s Right. You MUST take the time to price your home for what it is worth, not how many memories you have in it or how much money you spent making upgrades. You can list any house for $500,000 but nobody will pay that price if it’s only worth $100,000. Here are some tips for pricing your home.

5. Selling With Patients. You will need to actively market your house. If you higher the assistance of a for sale by owner service they will help market your home with their website, but you should still hang flyers, post on social networks, and spread the word every chance you get. Finally you need to be patient. Buying and selling a home is a major transaction. Depending on the location and price of your house it could be a on the market anywhere from a few days to a year.

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Quad Cities Home For Sale


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By: Tony Burkhart

Are you looking to sell your Quad Cities Home?  Are you thinking of selling your quad cities home by owner or with an agent? 

Did you know the market is extremely hot to sell your quad cities home?

We are FSBOFox and we would like to take a few second to tell you about the benefits of selling your quad cities home by owner.

1)Savings.  Selling your quad cities home by yourself can save you thousands of dollars in realtor commissions.  Why pay someone to advertise your home when you can do it yourself, better and cheaper.

2)Marketing and pricing assistance.  Selling a home is about marketing and pricing and these are the two key roles that a real estate agent offers.  If there was a company to help you advertise your home on the internet, where 80% of home searches begin, would you be interested?  What  about pricing.  There are many resources available to help you sell your quad cities home by owner.  These include your county assessor, and appraiser or our partner company called Tru Home Value.

3)The biggest concern of most quad cities home sellers is the legal aspect of selling your home.  This problem is easily solved and the solution is called an attorney.  You used an attorney when you bought your house, you will use when you sell your house.  An attorney can help you with all the contracts, disclosures and very other form associated  with the home selling process.  If you need a referral, we will gladly share a few who we have worked with.

In summary, selling your quad cities home is easy to do.  The question is which way is best for you?  The way of the past using a real estate agent and wasting thousands of dollars in commissions, or by owner and keep your hard earned equity in your pocket.

We are always here to help you advertise and sell your quad cities home,  please call or email for any further questions.

Thank You

FSBOFox.com

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Home Sale


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By: Tim Riley

Home sale, what do these words mean to you? Maybe you are looking at recent home sales in your area gathering comp prices for your sale by owner home. If this is the case then you want to make sure you do your leg work and QCSFBO Fox has the tools for you to build your personalized market analysis. Time spent pricing your home sale will pay dividends down the road. This is just one step in how to sell a home.  Other items to consider are pictures, descriptions, features, and neighborhood. Try your best to make your home stand out as the best house available in the area.

Selling homes can be done with a realtor such as, Ruhl & Ruhl, or on your own. Whichever method you decide to go with make sure you are comfortable with the services you will be given. It is well worth your time to interview multiple realtors and for sale by owner services before settling on one method, person, or business. Take the time to reacquaint yourself with your home, community, and real estate services to increase your chances of selling this summer.

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Quad Cities’ Home For Sale


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By: Tim Riley

The Quad Cities is made of four major metropolitan areas, these are: Rock Island, Moline, Davenport, and Bettendorf. The QC also extends out to smaller outlying towns areas such as; Buffalo, Eldridge, Muscatine, Port Byron, Andalusia, Geneseo, and Milan. The For Sale By Owner (FSBO) force is strong with these areas and has been for the past decade. So what has changed with this process? Well, 10 years ago you may have seen a newspaper advertisement that says, “Moline home for sale” or “Bettendorf home for sale."  Today, you are more likely to see these advertisement banners on the Internet. This has been a huge benefit, and even more so to the smaller outlying towns like Park View’s homes for sale or Andalusia’s homes for sale.

Businesses, such as FSBOFox, have sprung up helping people sell their own home. A for sale by owner business acts like a marketer for your property, and they also give buyers a single Internet location to review multiple homes for sale by owner. What is the benefit to a central location for FSBO homes? Well, homes being sold by owner will not appear on the multiple listing service (MLS), as this is strictly a real estate agents tool. Agents from Mel Foster, Remax, and Keller & Williams will list their homes on the MLS. Because a FSBO home cannot be listed on the MLS, it is very important you list your Davenport home for sale on a FSBO website.

Another benefit to using Quad City’s FSBO services is the use of a high quality yard sign combined with your personal Internet listing. The yard sign will let passerby’s know your Bettendorf home is for sale. Especially if you are located on a busy street with speed limits excess of 25 mph or higher. Buyers still know your home is for sale, and if they like what curb appeal, you offer then they know where to go to find out more information on the house such as: price, number of bedrooms & bathrooms, and additional interior pictures. The combination of good signage and a HIGH QUALITY QCFSBO service will substantially increase your odds of selling your own home and moving into your next dream house.

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Why Sell FSBO In The QC?


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By: Tim Riley

#1: It’s a small financial investment with a huge return possibility:

There are reasons upon reasons to sell your Davenport home on your own, otherwise known as For Sale by Owner. The biggest reason why people sell on their own is because you literally save THOUSANDS of dollars, I mean bookoo bucks. On average a realtor will charge a 7% commission fee. These rates would stay fairly common across the board for popular local companies such as Mel Foster, Ruhl and Ruhl, and Remax.  The percentage doesn’t sound like a lot, but when you’re talking about a home sale price of $100,000-$300,000, the commission fee works out to be $7,000-$21,000!

I am not saying realtors are the evil spawn come to steal your money. They are actually quite nice and can be very helpful resources.  But wouldn’t you want to try and sell on your own to save thousands of dollars of hard in cash? Take for example FsboFox. If you buy the largest package with all of the bells, whistles, and even expertise it will run you a cool $399. This price even lists your house until it sells with no renewal fees.  Or,  you can be economical and look into the $99 package. Are you willing to spend a couple hundred dollars to save thousands and thousands? I am, and I did. After all, the wife’s yearly shopping excursion isn’t cheap, and I like to keep the misses happy and have some extra cash in my wallet, CHA-CHING!

Check in on Friday for more great reasons to sell fsbo in the Quad Cities.

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A Fresh FSBO Blog In The QCA


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By: Tim Riley

Hello everyone! I would like to start by saying thank you for tuning into my blog. My name is Tim Riley and yes I am a first time blogger. However I have spent many collegiate hours pumping out paper after paper which at times I felt like an unemployed author. I find Facebook and Twitter to be more my speed; short, sweet, and to the point, much like my blog will be. I have lived in the Quad City area nearly all my life living in both a small town and “big” city atmosphere…ehmm, Davenport. I did a short stent up north, otherwise known as my college years at UNI.  I have always had a passion for nearly anything related to homes, which is what I will spend most of my time chatting about here. So if you share the same interest in real estate, DIY, lawn and garden or just “talking house shop” be sure to check in and share. I will share my around the house experiences, personal FSBO experiences, and hope to hear from you as well.

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Only Do It Yourself QC FSBO Site


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By: Justin Hawker

Did you know that FSBOFox is the only Quad Cities FSBO site that allows you to edit your own listing?  Other sites charge you to make changes or require that you call them to make changes to your listing.  What if it’s 6pm, or on a Saturday or Sunday and they are not open?  You’ll be forced to wait until the next day and call when it is convenient for them, not you!  Not only are we the only QC FSBO site that offers this option we are also the only site that offers a do it yourself option for selling Quad City Homes.  This options allows users to save over 50% in most cases.

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Quad Cities School Profiles


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By: Justin Hawker

For many buyers with children, the schools in the area are important.  Our FSBO Quad Cities website allows sellers to list the schools that the house belongs to.  Additionally, through integration with GreatSchools.org they can click on a button “School Profiles” on the listing page and learn about schools in the quad city homes neighborhood.  From this site, buyers can read about school test scores and read parent reviews.   

FSBOFox serves the Quad Cities and outer lying area and you can find out about schools from any of these neighborhood.   To see homes from a particular city, click on the links below:

 

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Quad City For Sale By Owner Yard Signs


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By: Justin Hawker

Did you know that when you list with FSBOFox, we provide you with a free Quad City For Sale By Owner yard sign.  Our yard signs are 18 x 24 and come with a stake.  The sign lets people that pass by know that your property is for for sale by owner and that they can view details and photos online.  These attractive Quad City FSBO signs are sure to draw more attention to your property.

FSBO Yard Sign

Our FSBO Yard Signs are free to use with any listing, we just ask that you return them once your property sells.
 

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