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Old 07-18-2007, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Glenwood-Brooklyn, Raleigh
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We live in a lovely 1917 totally renovated house in historic Glenwood Brooklyn in Raleigh. We'll be putting it on the market soon (due to expanding family), and I want to try to do it ourselves.

I've done a FSBO with another house many years ago (sold in a weekend). But years later, the market is shifting. What are good ways to FSBO? I plan to pay the fee to put it in the MLS, post on craigslist, etc. Are there other outlets I'm missing? Should I have an open house every weekend? Advice appreciated!
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Old 07-18-2007, 12:31 PM
 
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If you are in a hot area of town, you'll get alot of traffic from Craigslist. The main thing with Craigslist is that you'll want to put up a new add every few days or it will get buried quickly (just take down your old ad after the new one posts).

I don't know if it is worth holding an open house, in my opinion it is a waste of your time as it will draw in alot of sightseers who aren't likely buyers. The likely buyers will take the time to see it on their own.
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Old 07-18-2007, 01:23 PM
 
Location: in & around the Triangle
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It can be done, it's just a matter of how long before you need to sell.

There are a ton of free web-sites for listing the house. Here's the main web-sites that I used to sell my house:

WRAL.com (they have classifieds)
lycos.com
triangleyardsales.com
ziply.com
[domain blocked due to spam].net
neighborhoodtrader.com
eastcarolina4sale.com
4042.com
buysellcommunity.com
caryyardsales.com
wilmingtonyardsales.com
craigslist.org

Make sure that your neighbors know about the house being for sale too... some will jump at the chance to pick-out the next neighbor. Good pictures are everything & make a huge difference. Open houses are good & bad--you could get a lot of traffic in or a lot of neighbor, but it couldn't hurt.

good luck!
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