I started my real estate career in 1979, I opened my brokerage in 1981. I was joined by two of my sons Walter and Mitchell. My oldest Cameron is an engineer. We were always looking to save homeowners money in selling their homes. We started a publication that was called "For Sale Call Owner.'" We designed , had printed, and delivered this magazine to stores and supermarkets. We charged a fee, but it was a means to give "By Owners" the same marketing as the realtors. We opened our own mortgage operation and franchised it (5 offices) 4 in Alabama and 1 in Florida. We ran those for years until 2008 when there was no money to lend. Although as a realtor I still gave Owners the opportunity to sell their own homes and not pay a commission. It is called an exclusive agency agreement. If their home was sold by a realtor, then the owner would pay a commission (normally half or less of a full commission). I still offer these to by owners today. This company FreeUSFSBO which I stated in 2008; gives homeowners the choice. To sell themselves with the help of our free tools (such as TextCatcher) see home page. Or use services as needed. MLS , referrals etc. The owner gets 100% of the leads with our program. We ask permission to follow up if the buyer was not interested in the owners home. We feel that is fair.
The tools we provide are better that the tools realtors use. I have used most of the realtor tools myself. I have eliminated most problems that other call capture systems have. One is we improve the add writing process in speed and quality. The other is ease of use. Another is the coding the riders (our process is patent pending) using simple labels that can quickly be made and reused if necessary. Please take advantage of our tools they are free to you. If you are moving to another city and are in need of a realtor, let us refer you to them. Over the years we have accumulated a nationwide list of the best realtors in America. I hope to hear from you. Let us know how our product performed for you.
Thanks for reading.
Landon CEO FreeUSFSBO.