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Steps to Sell Your Home For Sale By Owner in New York City

Congratulations on refusing to be a sheep and meekly agreeing to hand over a third of your home equity to a broker just to sell your home!

So what are the next steps to sell your home For Sale By Owner in New York City? We’ll explain in this article the immediate next steps you’ll need to follow to successfully sell your home without a traditional real estate broker.

Save 6% Percent When You Sell with an Agent Assisted FSBO

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

Step 1: Professional Photos

Presenting your property listing in the best possible light and leaving buyers with a positive first impression is one of the most important steps you must follow when selling your home for sale by owner in NYC.  You will be competing with traditional agent listings featuring professional real estate photography, so don’t expect buyers to pay top dollar or remember your listing over a professionally marketed listing if you snap photos of your home with a cell phone camera.

Immediate next steps you’ll need to follow to successfully sell your home without a traditional real estate broker.

Hauseit offers NYC FSBO home sellers top-notch professional real estate photography for very affordable rates and fast turnarounds.

Don't have time to sell your home For Sale By Owner?

Sell your home for only 1% seller’s broker commission! We’ve negotiated private label discounts for full service with New York’s finest listing agents so you don’t have to. Work with the best for less!

Step 2: Prepare Floor Plans and a Custom Property Website

50% of home buyers won’t even visit your property before seeing a floor plan online. If you don’t already have one, we can have a custom floor plan professionally measured and drawn for you in 72 hours.

Pro Tip: As a FSBO home seller in NYC, you will be competing for buyers against properties which are professionally marketed by experienced listing agents. Want your home listing to stand a league above the competition? Consider a stand-alone, fully customized property website for buyers to see the full picture about your home.

Save 2% on Your Home Purchase

Save money without disrupting your deal by working with one of our traditional, experienced partner buyer's brokers who never openly discount. Discreet buyer closing credit check given at close.

Step 3: Set your Listing Price

Pricing your home correctly is the most important factor to successfully selling your home FSBO in NYC.  Price your home too high and you run the risk of your home sitting on the market for too long and losing confidence as buyers ignore your listing. Agent Managed Listing customers are eligible for a free Comparative Market Analysis of their home done by a Hauseit affiliate agent.

Want a professional real estate appraisal that banks would use? Get an independent valuation of your home done by a licensed and certified real estate appraiser so you can substantiate your listing price to buyers.

Hauseit® Best Deal Guarantee

Real Brokers. Discreet Savings. You’ll always get the best deal through Hauseit, we guarantee it. If you find a better deal elsewhere, we’ll beat it. Plus, you’ll always be paired with a trustworthy, experienced, brand name real estate broker who never openly discounts so other agents won’t treat you or your agent any differently.

Step 4: List your Home Online and in the RLS broker database

You don’t need to pay a traditional listing agent 6% of your home sale price just to list your property on the RLS and syndicate it everywhere online. We offer the identical professional listing syndication service for 0% commission and nothing more than a low, one-time flat fee. That means your listing appears on the RLS (REBNY Listing Service) broker property database, StreetEasy, OLR (On-Line Residential – NYC Broker Database), Nestio (NYC Broker Database), RealtyMX (NYC Broker Database), RealPlus (NYC Broker Database), Agorafy, Placebee, Padlister, NYBits, Naked Apartments, Hotpads,, CitySpade, Zillow and Trulia – all at once!

Hauseit offers a Flat Fee MLS listing which places your home on the MLS and a dozen other real estate websites at the same time for no commission

Don’t have the time required to sell by owner in NYC? Consider our cost-effective, professionally managed, full service listing option for only 1% seller broker commission! Benefit from all of the benefits of a traditional, full-service listing without the steep 6% listing agent commission.

Step 5: Conduct Open Houses, Negotiate with Buyers and Close your Sale

Now that you have full exposure to all home buyers and protection from broker solicitation, you will be free to manage all buyer inquiries.  Receive all buyer and broker inquiries plus benefit from initial screening of buyers’ agents to maximize your chances of success.

Need assistance with open houses?  We offer up to two complementary, managed open houses so you can save time and minimize agent solicitation. Need more than two open houses?  We offer the ability to rent an open house agent for a low, flat fee.

What’s next after you’ve received an offer?  Manage the NYC closing process with the help of an experienced real estate lawyer who will negotiate the purchase contract and conduct the closing on your behalf.

Lawyers are absolutely necessary in NYC and New York State in real estate transactions. Not only will they be instrumental in conducting legal and financial due diligence on your behalf, but they’ll also review and negotiate the purchase and sale contract on your behalf!

Hauseit® Buyer Closing Credit

Save thousands on your purchase with a discreet buyer closing credit without disrupting your deal or upsetting the other party. After all, what’s the point of a sweet closing gift if you don’t close?

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 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).

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  • Fully market your home on your local MLS and dozens of popular websites with Hauseit’s Agent Assisted FSBO Listing Service. We offer the REBNY RLS which covers NYC, the HGMLS which covers the Hudson Valley, and the MLSLI which covers Long Island. An Agent Assisted FSBO is so much more than a flat fee MLS listing. That’s because your home is listed by one of our reputable, traditional partner brokers who never openly discount their services. As a result, not only will you receive the same marketing exposure as a full commission customer, your listing won’t be treated any differently by other brokers!

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