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General FAQs

About our online for sale by owner services

Why advertise with us? provides the most cost-effective way to sell or rent your real estate or place a classified ad. Our service significantly reduces advertising costs by allowing property owners to run their ads until their properties are sold or rented. Our main benefits include:

  • Cost effective real estate ads.
  • FREE classified ads!
  • Local customer support.
  • Discount MLS (multiple listing service) - in some regions only.
  • Ability to modify your ad and photos 24 hours a day!
  • Free contracts, tips & advice.
  • Professional yard signs.
  • Proven results!

Our service makes it easy to create professional looking ads that save consumers thousands of dollars in advertising fees and real estate commissions.

To get started, just click on the Buy, Sell or Rent tab at the top of this page, or hire us.

What type of ads can be placed on

  • Real estate ads, apartment rentals, open houses.
  • Classified ads - cars, boats, furniture etc.
  • Employment ads.
  • Professional service ads.
  • Store ads.
  • Community links.

How is our site marketed?
We promote our site by handing out promotional flyers and business cards to local businesses, property owners, employment agencies and companies in your region. Our yard signs and customer referrals also play a major role in marketing our service. In some regions we also sponsor events and use local newspapers, cable networks, search engines and billboards to market our service. You can also help us promote our service by referring a friend.

How do I create my ad?
You can create your ad in a few easy steps:
Step 1: Click on the “Place Ad” tab at the top of any page and review our ad rates.
Step 2: Create an account and confirm your email and password.
Step 3: Select the type of ad you wish to post.
Step 4: Complete the advertising template, upload photos, then click the “Submit” button.
Step 5: View your ad and click the “Buy Now” button, to pay by credit card.

How do I pay for my ad?
You can pay online by credit card or mail us a check.

Our system accepts all major credit cards through a secured Paypal account.

If you pay by check, include your ad number, type of ad, name of website and phone number with area code along with your check. Your ad will be activated as soon as your check is received by our service. Make your check payable to: And send it to:
112 1/2 Pennsylvania Avenue
Binghamton, NY 13903

How soon will my ad be activated?
Your ad will be activated as soon as your payment is received.

If you are placing a FREE Classified ad, your ad will be activated as soon as our local site coordinator reviews your ad for permitted content; this usually takes less than 24 hours. Any inappropriate ads will not be activated.

How do I modify my ad or add photos?
You can modify your ad and upload or change your photos anytime. To modify your ad follow these steps:

Step 1: Login to your account and enter your Username and Password.
Step 2: Select the ad you wish to modify.
Step 3: Modify your ad and/or photos, click the modify ad button.

Note: If you have trouble uploading your photos, please call your local site coordinator for assistance or email your photos to us. If you choose to email us your photos, please include the name of the website, the listing number, type of classified ad, and your phone number.

How many photos can I display with my ad?
You can add up to 9 photos plus a thumbnail photo. The thumbnail photo is the photo that viewers see first when scrolling our inventory of listings.

How long will my ad remain online?
All ads remain online with our service until Sold, Rented or Deleted; this includes all Real Estate, Classified and Employment Ads. All Store, Service and Community Links will remain online indefinitely, unless deleted by the registered user.

Restrictions on Real Estate Ads:
Each real estate ad submitted to this service must contain a specific property address. Property addresses cannot be altered for the purpose of selling or renting another property without placing a new ad. Unauthorized use of this service to modify an existing property address or rental unit shall constitute fraud, and shall be prosecuted to the fullest extent allowed by law. If you accidentally mistype a property address when inputting your listing, please contact your local site coordinator for assistance. Please remember to follow all Fair Housing Laws when placing your ads.

Does our service offer additional assistance to For Sale By Owners?
Our site coordinator can help take your property photos, measure your rooms and post your information online. We can also provide you with a professional yard sign and give you some suggestions on how to best market your property. We can even help you prepare a sales contract as well as refer you to a knowledgeable appraiser, home inspector or real estate attorney. If you need more assistance, contact us or our helpful pros.

Does your service offer more than one real estate listing option?
Depending on the region where you are located, our service may offer more than one listing option. Some of our regional site coordinators are licensed agents and offer Discount MLS fees as well as full service. View our Ad Rates page and see what options are available in your area.

Where can I find information on how to Buy, Sell or Rent my real estate?
For a complete step by step process, just click on the Buy, Sell and Rent tabs at the top of this page. Each section provides you with a helpful tutorial on how to Buy, Sell or Rent.

How can I obtain a yard sign?
We offer professional real estate yards. For more information about our yard signs, visit our yard sign page or contact us.

Does your service offer FREE real estate contracts and forms to Buyers, Sellers & Landlords?
Yes, we offer a variety of easy-to-use real estate forms. These forms can be found on our contracts and forms page. However, we highly recommend you contact a local attorney for forms commonly used in your area.

Once my property sells, are there any additional costs?
If you post an ad, there are no additional fees. However, if you choose to have your listing added to the local MLS (Multiple Listing Service), then you will be responsible for any additional MLS fees that you agree to. All fees will be specifically spelled out in your marketing agreement.

What can I advertise for Free on your site?
Our service allows you to post professional service, store, employment and classified ads for free. View our Classified Ad section.