Online Home Selling — An Option For You!

Online Home Selling — An Option For You!


House for sale

The housing market is just beginning to start its annual heat up, just as winter’s cold releases its icy grip on much of the nation. Spring is the season when homes come on the market and when buyers hit open houses and scour newspapers or magazines to review local inventory.

Increasingly, both buyers and sellers are turning to the internet when it comes to the buying and selling of homes.

Yes, over the past few years the internet has revolutionized the way people do any kind of research including how they find, purchase, and finance their homes.

With or Without a Realtor

Although it isn’t my place to tell you whether to use a real estate agent or not when buying or selling a home, many people are circumventing the process by doing the following:

Creating their own web pages to showcase their homes. By utilizing free web pages through their web host, sellers are uploading pictures, writing copy, sharing information about their homes for all of the world to see.

Listing their homes on existing sites. Some homeowners avoid personal web pages or supplement them by listing their homes on for sale by owner (FSBO) sites. Established sites already have a strong track record and are regularly visited by home buyers.

Listing their homes on specialty sites. Craigslist is one site where people can feature their homes and reach a wide audience. In most markets there is no fee charged and scores of new listings are added regularly. Even realtors have gotten into the mix and are showcasing client homes there.

Of course, using any online service involves risk and you may not be able to sell your home. Then again, you could save thousands of dollars on realtor commissions, a big appeal for homeowners who want to reach the masses on their own.


About the Home Location

Home Affordability Tips

Home Buying Checklist


end of post idea


Helpful article? Leave us a quick comment below.
And please give this article a rating and/or share it within your social networks.

facebook linkedin pinterest

Amazon Affiliate Disclosure: is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to The commission earnings are used to defray our cost of operation.

View our FTC Disclosure for other affiliate information.

Categories: Home Selling

About Author

Matthew C. Keegan

Matt Keegan is a freelance writer and editor as well as publisher of "Matt's Musings", his personal blog. Matt covers campus, consumer, business and financial topics on various websites and blogs, and has been published in the "Houston Chronicle", "Sam's Club Magazine" and "Wisconsin Golfer".