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Hauseit® Agent Assisted FSBO

Why List With Us

What if you could have the marketing exposure of a traditional, full commission listing with the control and savings of selling For Sale By Owner? We’ve taken the best of both worlds and added in a key ingredient. Discretion. Your home will appear as a traditional agent managed listing with none of the stigma attached to selling FSBO or a discount broker.

List Your Home on Hundreds of Sites with One Submission

Our traditional partner brokers will list your home on your local MLS broker database and dozens of popular real estate websites for a small, one time flat fee of $349. Save all 6% in broker commission if you find a direct buyer. Engage the 90% of buyers represented by agents by offering commission through the MLS.

Hauseit listing syndication features your home on hundreds of popular real estate websites all at once.

How It Works:

You can save all 6% in broker commission if you find a direct buyer, meaning you’ll owe nothing at closing. What if you sell to a represented buyer? Only pay the buyer agent fee you chose to offer in the MLS.

Learn how Hauseit® Agent Assisted FSBO (For Sale by Owner) works and how you can save up to 6% in broker fees when selling in NYC.

Helping New Yorkers Save Their Home Equity Since 2014

We’ve helped home sellers just like you save millions of dollars in commissions since we opened our doors in 2014. Sellers in NYC have access to our brand name REBNY RLS partner brokers. We also cover the Hudson Valley counties of Westchester, Bronx, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Dutchess, Ulster, Rockland and Sullivan through the Hudson Gateway MLS. Sellers in Nassau, Suffolk and Queens counties in Long Island are covered by our Long Island MLS partner brokers.

Proven Results, Happy Customers

Bijal Greenaway, June 2018

Five stars and then some! Hauseit is exactly what I was looking for when we decided to sell our co-op. I wanted to be more involved with the process but did not want the stigma that comes along with a “for sale by owner” property. Hauseit provides the exact level of support I needed.

Maggie Prottas, June 2017

Hauseit provides a MUCH needed service in the NYC real estate market. We used them on the selling side for two apartments and are now working with them as we search for a new home. Five stars all around. I highly recommend their services to anyone with an upcoming real estate transaction in the city!

Brian Rose, February 2017

Bottom line: if you have the time and energy, using Hauseit is a no-brainer. You can pay yourself tens of thousands of dollars by saving commission on a broker. If you’re selling your property in NYC, you’ll be doing all of the hard work anyway – cleaning and staging the property so that’s ready for photography and open houses.

Why Sell with an Agent Assisted FSBO?

List your home on MLS and dozens of major websites all at once

Engage the 90% of buyers represented by agents in New York

Avoid harassment from real estate agents without buyers

Independent brokers well regarded by the broker community

Your home will appear as a traditional listing to other agents

Complimentary agent managed open houses if you're busy

Hauseit® Agent Assisted FSBO

Maximum Exposure for Your Home For a Fraction of the Price

What’s Included:

6 month listing in your local MLS: REBNY RLS, Hudson Gateway MLS or Long Island MLS

Automatic listing syndication to Realtor.com, The NY Times, StreetEasy, Brownstoner, Agorafy, Zillow, Trulia, Homes.com and many more

Automatic listing syndication in NYC to all REBNY Firms and RLS data recipients including OLR (On-Line Residential), Nestio, RealPlus, RealtyMX and Perchwell as well as brokerage specific databases like Taxi and Limo

Maximum allowable number of photos and floor plans

Submit changes to your listing online for free

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Pricing:

Low, one-time flat fee of $349. No hidden charges or strings attached!

Submit Your Listing Details

Hauseit® Agent Assisted FSBO

Have time to show your own home? Consider our self managed, For Sale By Owner listing option that gives you the same marketing exposure as if you’d paid 6% commission to a traditional listing broker.

Hauseit Agent Assisted FSBO FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Is Hauseit locally based in New York?

Hauseit was born in NYC and knows the New York FSBO market inside and out. Since our founding in late 2014, we’ve listed hundreds of millions of dollars worth of properties in the New York City market alone. We are proud to be the largest FSBO company in NYC by listings, deal experience and number of partner agents. We have helped NYC residents sell apartments by owner with listing prices of anywhere from $100,000 to $20,000,000 plus. We’ve since expanded to the Hudson Valley and Long Island and have helped our fellow New Yorkers in these areas save millions in broker commissions as well.

Where will my home be listed?

Your property will be listed according to industry standards on public websites and broker databases that are locally relevant for New York. If your property is located in New York City, our partner brokers will list your home on the REBNY RLS plus locally relevant websites such as the New York Times and StreetEasy as well as nationally relevant websites such as Realtor.com. If your property is located in the Hudson Valley, our partner brokers will list your home in the Hudson Gateway MLS and all automatically syndicated sites such as Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia and LoHud. If you have a home in Long Island, our partner brokers will list your home in the Long Island MLS and all automatically syndicated sites such as Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com. This comprehensive listing syndication is automatically done once your listing is uploaded. In fact, our partner brokers use the same systems as other brokers who would charge you 6% in commission for the same service.

Curious to learn more? Check out our forum thread on listing syndication and marketing exposure through Hauseit.

How much could I save on my home sale?

You can save yourself the entire 6% typical real estate agent commission if you find a direct buyer through our service. If you decide to sell to a buyer who is represented by an agent, you would only owe the buyer’s broker the commission you chose to offer in the MLS (RLS for NYC customers) at closing. You do not owe our partner brokers any commission for listing your property. This means you will either owe 0% in commission or only the buyer broker commission at closing. For example, if you offered 2.5% to buyers’ agents in the MLS, you will never owe more than 2.5% in commission at closing.

How much commission should I offer buyers' agents?

The typical buyer agent commission is half of the 6% in commission that a traditional seller pays, or 3%. While offering a full commission will attract the maximum amount of attention from buyers’ agents, you can also get away with offering 2.5% in commission without hearing complaints. The buyer agent fee you choose to offer is up to you, but we recommend offering something market rate so you can attract the attention of the 90% of buyers who are represented.

How will my listing appear?

Your listing will appear no differently than any other traditional, agent marketed listing in your building or neighborhood. Our partner brokers are all locally based, well established, highly reputable real estate brokerage firms. Your listing will be mixed in with the full commission listings of our traditional partner brokers. Furthermore, because other agents can only see the commission that is being offered to them, no one will know that you’re getting a better deal!

Who are your partner brokers?

Our partner brokers are some of the most reputable and highly experienced real estate brokers in New York. None of our partner brokers openly discount their services because doing so would not only be embarrassing but also damage their working relationships with other brokers and harm their brands. As you can imagine, no serious brokerage firm would appreciate having their identities revealed on a website that advertises reduced commission services. As a result, we cannot provide lists of our partners nor can we give you example listings which would reveal their identities. Customers who have signed up will know which of our partner brokers they have been paired with once our team has circulated a flat fee agreement for e-signature.

How will I receive inquiries?

Our partner brokers employ front desk secretaries who answer phone calls and take messages during normal business hours. Messages, emails, texts and automatically transcribed voicemails relating to your property are relayed to you promptly and within a commercially reasonable amount of time. The phone number associated with your listing will be the main office line of one of our partner brokers. For obvious reasons, it is not possible to change their main office number to your phone number unless you wish to become the listing agent for all of their listings. All jokes aside, the level of responsiveness of our partner brokers is leagues ahead of industry standards where full commission listing agents don’t have any obligation to keep their seller updated.

How are showings scheduled and handled?

Once our partner brokers have looped you in on an initial inquiry, their responsibilities end and it’s up to you to take it from there. As an Agent Assisted FSBO seller, it’s up to you to schedule viewings, attend showings, negotiate offers and manage the contract to closing process. We recommend having an experienced real estate attorney guide you through the NYC closing process.

How should I represent my role?

You can explain to direct buyers that you are the owner and that you happen to be taking an active role in your home sale. For buyers’ agents, you shouldn’t flaunt your identity as the owner too early on when they’re just trying to schedule a showing. However, if an initial showing leads to something more substantial, there’s no need to hide your status as the owner either. To learn more, read our comprehensive guide on how to deal with buyers’ agents in NYC.

Will other agents try to poach me as a seller client?

Agent Assisted FSBO sellers will receive a dramatically reduced level of harassment vs traditional For Sale By Owner sellers. That’s because your listing will appear as a traditional, full-service listing to other real estate agents. Furthermore, other agents can only see the commission that’s being offer to them so there’s no way for them to know that you’re getting a better deal. In contrast, traditional For Sale By Owner sellers are easily identifiable and are the target of constant solicitation and harassment by agents looking to get their next listing.

How do free open houses work?

If you aren’t available for your first two open houses, our partner brokers can host them for you for free. An additional benefit is that your listing will be even harder to tell apart from other full commission listings.

Our free open house service is completely optional and you can always opt to manage them by yourself. We will do the following at each of our complimentary open houses, based on availability:

  • We hand out color property flyers

  • We manage a sign-in sheet and deliver it to you at the end of the open house

  • We answer questions and leave you with a complete summary of all follow-ups

  • We bring complimentary refreshments such as bottled waters and chocolates

Note: All open house services are dependent on availability and not guaranteed. Availability is limited for regions outside of New York City.

How do I get started?

Submit your listing details to get started. We have separate listing submission forms for the REBNY RLS, HGMLS and the Long Island MLS. Don’t worry, your property isn’t uploaded the moment you click submit. We’re not that hands off when it comes to your home! You can always make updates to your listing on our website or email us a link later to your photographs if you need more time to gather everything.

Remember to complete your purchase of the Agent Assisted FSBO product after you’ve submitted your listing details. We’ll then send you a listing agreement that you can conveniently e-sign with your smartphone.  You can cancel the listing agreement anytime and you will not owe our partner listing broker anything more. After the listing agreement is signed, please allow two business days for your property listing to fully syndicate to all real estate portals.  Your home will appear as a traditional listing by a reputable real estate brokerage and you will begin to receive inquiries.  Just remember when dealing with buyers’ agents in NYC that no one needs to know you haven’t paid full commission!

How often should I host open houses?

You should host open houses every weekend. It’s critically important to show your property as often as possible, especially early on in your listing. Make your weekends free for Saturday or Sunday afternoon open houses and try to accommodate as many private showing requests as possible. Remember, most buyers will only make an offer if they’ve had a chance to view the property!

Don’t have time to manage an open house?  We’ve got you covered! Hauseit’s partner brokers can run your first two open houses for free. There are no fees, commissions or any hidden charges. Pick open house dates when you submit your property information or give us at least 3 business days notice when you schedule your open house through our listing update form.

At your open house, our partners may bring property fliers and complimentary refreshments and will greet guests, answer questions and manage and deliver a sign-in sheet to you after the event. Our partner brokers will show up 10 minutes early to learn more about your property, then you are free to leave and let them take it from there!

Note: All open house services are dependent on availability and not guaranteed. Availability is limited for regions outside of New York City.

What happens after I accept an offer?

With your home now receiving maximum exposure and assuming you’ve taken professional photographs and priced your property correctly, you’ll start seeing inquiries and offers roll in. Decide to sell to an unrepresented buyer? Great, you’ll pay zero percent in broker commission!

What if the best bid comes from an agent representing a buyer? Pay only what you chose to offer to buyers’ agents in MLS (RLS for NYC customers). You are free to sell to anyone you choose or no one at all, your call.

What next after you’ve accepted an offer? We recommend scheduling an introductory 30 minute consultation with one of our experienced real estate attorneys. Ask any legal questions you have and learn more about the step-by-step NYC closing process, from timing to costs. If you’re selling a co-op and the buyer doesn’t have a broker, you may need to guide the buyer through the co-op’s purchase application and co-op board interview.

Why aren't discount brokers and For Sale By Owner listings more common?

Savvy home sellers know that there’s no such thing as a free lunch. There’s a reason why everyone isn’t selling For Sale By Owner and skipping brokers altogether. That’s because 90% of all home buyers are represented by agents who are loathe to show homes listed FSBO. Why would a buyer’s agent do more work negotiating a FSBO commission agreement for each property plus risk disintermediation when 97% or more of all inventory is properly co-broked in the MLS?

So how can sellers save on commission plus receive full buyer exposure without risking their sale? By signing up for an Agent Assisted FSBO with one of our brand name partner brokers who never openly discount their services. As a result, our traditional partner brokers have great working relationships with the real estate community which means you’ll never have to worry about other agents treating them or you any differently. Work with the best for less!

Do you offer any reduced commission full service listing options?

Yes we do! Sellers in New York can save thousands in commission by listing with an experienced, full service real estate listing agent in New York for just 1% seller’s broker commission. Why should you have to pay 6% in broker fees just because you don’t have the time or motivation to sell FSBO in New York? Our 1% full service listing option is identical in every way to what you’d expect if you paid 6%. The only difference is the price. Why overpay?

  1. Professional Pricing Analysis and CMA

  2. Custom Photography and Floor Plans

  3. Comprehensive Listing Syndication

  4. Professionally Managed Open Houses and Private Showings

  5. Offer Screening, Negotiation and Broker Consulting

  6. Coop Board Application and Closing Assistance

Why would your partner brokers work for less?

With 50,000 licensed real estate agents in the NYC metro area alone, there’s no doubt that there’s plenty of excess capacity in the industry. Even the most connected of agents will always be open for new business.

Regardless of the commission structure, new listings are always beneficial to brokers for a variety of reasons. For example, more listings mean more brand prestige and an easier time of attracting new recruits and clients. New clients might generate additional referrals and reviews and so on.

However, traditional agents will never sacrifice their ability to earn full commission by openly discounting their services. Why would they permanently haircut their ability to collect 6% in commission by becoming a discount broker? Considering that the vast majority of business for traditional brokers comes from referrals and networking, permanently reducing one’s pricing makes zero sense for experienced brokers.

That’s where we come in. Experienced, traditional brokers can connect with discerning customers who would have never paid full commission in the first place. Consumers who do their research get to save on commission while traditional brokers get new clients without compromising their reputations or their ability to charge full commission elsewhere.

What if I have more questions?

All of your questions can be answered by watching our detailed Agent Assisted FSBO Training Videos and checking out the Hauseit customer support forum. If you still can’t find an answer to your question, please post your question on our forum and someone from the team or real estate community will get back to you!

This service is designed for sellers who are independent minded and open to figuring things out themselves. If you would like personal support throughout the process, please consider our Full Service for 1% listing service!

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Disclosure: Hauseit and its affiliates do not provide tax, legal, financial or accounting advice. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal, financial or accounting advice. You should consult your own tax, legal, financial and accounting advisors before engaging in any transaction. The services marketed on Hauseit.com are provided by licensed real estate brokers and other third party professional service providers. Hauseit LLC is not a licensed real estate broker nor a member of any multiple listing service (MLS).