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Getting Ready to Sell a House in the Greater Syracuse NY area? Here's How to Save Thousands on Commissions!

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Selling a home on your own without the help of a real estate agent is certainly a way to save some money, but it has a significant downside. When you are tackling a For Sale by Owner property in Central NY and the greater Syracuse area, some of the biggest challenge you face, which those working with a real estate agent will not, is the challenge of marketing and questions regarding the process. You need a way to show home buyers that you have a home for sale and attract the most potential buyers to your property. That is where List It Real Estate can help.

List It Real Estate is a licensed real estate brokerage located in Syracuse New York. We're working with Onondaga County for sale by owner home sellers who are looking to use a professional marketing plan to sell their by owner homes, but do not wish to give their homes equity to a real estate agent. Instead of charging for our services on a commission basis, we charge a clear, no Add-on, upfront fee for our marketing services, which is much lower than the commission charged by real estate agents. List It helps for sale by owners focusing on only the services that are necessary to attract buyers to your home, we are able to help you sell your home quickly, all while saving thousands of dollars that you would have been spending on commission to pay for the services of a real estate agent.

Stop Paying Double for Real Estate Services

I am sure you know that in New York State, you are required to have an attorney advise you when buying or selling a home, who will advise you as well as prepare your title and closing documents. In New York we are commonly referred to as an "attorney state." So if you think about it, common sense will tell you, if a home seller is paying an attorney and an agent both for  similar services, then you are paying double.

List It Real Estate is here to bridge the gap with our hybrid for sale by owner marketing by providing the best marketing plan for your by owner home and while you hire and allow your attorney to advise and handle the title and closing paperwork. As a real estate broker in Syracuse, we offer the marketing services and guidance you need as a home seller, but leave the showings and negotiating to you, and legal advisement and closing to your attorney. This gives by owner home sellers the marketing benefits you would have received from a real estate agent with the cost savings associated with a for sale by owner seller in New York.

Step by Step Process to Selling your by Owner Home with List It 

So what can you expect once you decide to hire us to sell your for sale by owner home with the best marketing plan available to by owners? Here's what you can expect:

Step 1 - Paperwork

The process starts with paperwork and state disclosures, List It will provide you with all the required documents to sell your home in a safe legal manner. This includes the agreement to hire List It, New York State's required disclosures to sell a house, and a copy of a Home Sale Purchase Agreement. Because New York State acknowledges electronic signatures, you can complete all of this paperwork online and because List It is a licensed real estate broker in NYS, it is imperative we follow all of the Fair Housing Laws and Requirements, so we will make sure your listings comply. All this begins once we receive you online payment through this website, which is paid as an upfront fee instead of a commission at the time of closing.

Step 2 - Photos

Next, you will need to take 25 quality photos of your home. We encourage you to showcase the home in the best possible light. Open the curtains, clean and stage each room and make sure the exterior sparkles. Remember that photos cannot include people or pets and the first photo of the listing must be the front exterior view without any signage, as per the MLS rules.

Step 3 - The Listing Goes Live

Once the paperwork and photos are complete and received by List It, your for sale by owner marketing plan will go "live." This means potential home buyers and their agents will be able to find it in the MLS when they are searching. It will also be listed in a number of syndicated national websites, like Zillow,, and Trulia, and local websites like and which is where home buyers are often searching for a home.

We will input the information into the MLS within the first 24 to 48 hours of receiving the completed package. We will also order our professional sign post installation. As a reminder, the MLS rules require the square footage of a house for sale be the same as what is listed on the tax records. If you have an addition to put, like a new room, finished basement or porch, you can add those in the public or private remarks portion of the listing.

Once your listing is live, you will receive an email with an 800-number. That number will be placed on your sign and is the number buyers will call when they want to schedule showings. The number will forward to the phone of your choosing so you can set up showings and is your to use in any additional advertising you would like.

Step 4 - Schedule Open Houses

You as a for sale by owner can schedule as many open houses as you would like and we will market them online on the syndicated websites and in the MLS to agents and home buyers looking in your area. We recommend scheduling it at least five days in advance, because it can take up to 48 hours for some home selling websites to update their listing information for your house. List It cannot control when syndicated websites, such as or Zillow, choose to update their home seller information.

Step 5 - Print Your Flyers

As part of the best and most comprehensive for sale by owner marketing services, we will provide you with a .pdf flyer of your listing. You can print this and share it with potential buyers, leave it out for open houses and distribute it however else you see fit. This will be emailed to you with 24-48 hours of starting your hybrid for sale by owner marketing plan.

Step 6 - Utilize Your Virtual Tour

List It uses all possible online marketing platforms, including YouTube. We will send you a link to your YouTube "Virtual Tour" video, which you should share on social media.The virtual tour will be linked to the mls listing and third party websites that allow for virtual tours on their real estate websites. We will also share your property tour on our Facebook page for our followers to see and share.

Step 7 - Sell Your Home with our Hybrid For Sale by Owner Marketing Plan

At this point, List It will step back and let our marketing efforts do the job of bring you buyer showings. Of course, we can make updates and changes to your listings at anytime, such as a change in price on the home, but at this point your work starts. BY taking advantage of the opportunity to sell as a "hybrid" For Sale By Owner in the Greater Syracuse New York area, you next steps will be scheduling agent showings, keeping the house in a showing condition, hosting Open Houses and otherwise showing the property to the buyers that come directly to you through our marketing efforts.

Once you receive and accept an offer on your property, you must contact List It Real Estate to update the listing in the MLS. All MLS listed properties must be updated for accuracy as per their rules, inaccurate listings can result in a fine by the MLS. So please stay in touch with any updates. Any MLS fines are the responsibility of the seller.

Money Back Guarantee = A Risk Free Purchase

As you can see, we handle the by owner marketing work for you, so you can get interested buyers without the thousands of dollars in the homes equity handed over to real estate commissions. However, at List It Real Estate, we understand that some Syracuse area homes sellers are not ready for the "For Sale By Owner" process. That is why we offer a money back option for those who find this hybrid for sale by owner process is not right for them.

If you decide that selling your home with our for sale by owner marketing plan is not worth the savings, and choose to hire a full service real estate company, you can get your money back. If you inform us of your change in mind before the expiration of your listing, we will refer you to a top producing agent in your area, and when your property closes with that referred agent, we will refund you the cost of your listing with List It Real Estate. Please review all of the details regarding the guarantee.

Save on Real Estate Commissions Today with our Hybrid For Sale by Owner Marketing Plan

Are you ready to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity or have any further questions about our process? Give us a call or email us today to get started or to get answers to your questions.