1. How to set up your Seller's Account
2. How Our Selling System Works
3. Our Flat Fee REALTOR.ca Listing Services
4. What Makes us Different?
5. Tips, Info & FAQs
What Makes ForSaleByOwner.ca Different?
Why For Sale By Owner Inc. Stands Out Among Other FSBO Companies
What Makes Us Different? We are asked this question a lot. The best answer we can give is that we really focus on providing sellers with the tools that they need to be successful during the sales process, and not a bunch of other stuff that they don't need, or want.
For Sale By Owner Inc., was initially started in 1997 in Edmonton, Alberta. The focus of the company is the same today as it was 21 years ago when we went live at ForSaleByOwner.ca and FSBO.ca - to provide buyers and sellers with a place to exchange property at a fraction of the cost of traditional real estate services - without the assistance of ANY REALTORS®, whenever possible. PERIOD!
When we say that we are one of the only TRUE For Sale By Owner companies left in Canada, we're not kidding!
Even PurpleBricks.ca (formerly Comfree.com) has completely changed their selling system format - making them one of the largest Buyer Agencies in Canada, straying far away from their original business model.
Lucky for Comfree - most of their sellers never visit their website as a "buyer" and they don't even know that Comfree is actually working very hard to insert themselves as a Buyer's Agent in the sale of thousands of homes that are listed with them.
They even promote the fact that they will pay $2,000.00 in commission to any buyer who uses them to represent them during the sale. The problem is, the commission that they are offering to give to the buyers comes from the sellers who are using their system. (Click here to see how they promote this new service to buyers who are viewing properties on their website.)
This new corporate strategy puts millions of dollars of homeowners equity into the pockets of Comfree - far far away from the pockets of the sellers who paid them to list their home. The funny thing is, they still promote themselves as a "Commission Free" Service Provider - but we'll leave it to you to decide if that's the case.
Property Guys is one of the other Flat Fee Service Providers in Canada. They are officially the most expensive Mere Posting service of all, often charging several thousand dollars for their MLS® service. If you visit their website, you will not find any pricing information at all. Instead, you will be directed to call an 800 number where an operator will take your information and have a Property Guys rep call you back, if there is one in your area. If there is no one servicing your area, you will usually have the option of just advertising your home on their website and not on the MLS®, but the fee is still several hundred dollars to do so.
Assuming that you are in an area they service, when the rep calls you back their main goal will be to get you to agree to a kitchen table meeting where they will try to build a case for why you should choose them to hold your hand during the sales process - for a fee that is frankly hard to believe that some sellers actually agree to pay.
It's important to know how For Sale By Owner Inc. is different from the other service providers out there, especially when we offer a very similar service that puts you in the driver's seat - for A LOT LESS Money.
There is some confusion regarding Flat Fee MLS® Service Providers, and this is precisely why we make sure that our sellers know that we are one of the ONLY true Flat Fee MLS® listings provider left in Canada.
At For Sale By Owner - our MAIN GOAL is to help you sell privately - without the assistance of ANY REALTORS®, whenever possible - PERIOD!