FSBO FAQs

Basic FAQs

"EveryHome,Realty® is a privately-held, full-service real estate company servicing the Tri-State area. EveryHome is more than just a full service real estate company; it’s a company built on family values that we bring into our relationships with our agents and our clients."

You may contact EveryHome any day from 8am-8pm at 215.853.7771
You may also reach out to us through email at fsbo@everyhome.com

If you have lost your password Click Here, then enter your e-mail address and press "Reset Password". An email will be sent to you to reset your password. If you do not remember which e-mail address you used when you set-up your listing please contact us at 215.853.7771 for assistance.


FAQs for Buyers

Hover over By Owner at the top of any page, (click ☰ on mobile) then select Featured FSBOs. As EveryHome starts to acquire more FSBOs, we will add more advanced methods of searching.

You bet! We're here to help buyers, sellers and everyone in between. Give us a call at 215.853.7771
or reach out to us through email at fsbo@everyhome.com to see how we can help you find home.


FAQs for Sellers

In most real estate markets within the United States, a Title Company can handle every aspect of a real estate transaction. However, many customers hire a Real Estate Attorney to protect their interests throughout the real estate transaction. A lawyer can act as an escrow agent for down payments, evaluate any complicated offers from potential buyers, and handle closings. When selecting an attorney, choose one who specializes in real estate transactions, and don't be afraid to shop around for competitive rates.

EveryHome.com provides real estate forms for all your needs, including deeds, contracts, liens, contract for deed and many other forms.

Click Here to learn more. You must be logged in to access the forms.


FAQs for Photos

Your main photo is the most important of all of your photos and may even be the most important part of your listing! This photo will be the very first photo on your listing and other marketing material associated with promoting your property.

In general, you want to make sure to use a photo that makes potential buyers want to see more. When selecting a photo to use as your main photo, it is best to use a picture of the front of the home or property. Pick a photo that shows off the landscaping and other "curb-side" selling points. Most people will be drawn in by an "inviting" photo; one that is taken during the daytime and looks like a nice, clean place. If you are selling a Vacation Property, you may want to choose a photo that shows off the property's main feature, such as an ocean or lake view from the property. The goal is to entice potential buyers to read more about your property and click through your additional photos.

You will have the option to upload photos after you have selected a plan. Hover over Profile (click ☰ on mobile) at the top right of the page and a menu will drop down, click Photos. Click the listing you'd like to change. To the right of your main photo you will see options to Reorder and Add/Edit Photos

Photos should each be 2 MB (megabyte) or less in size and be in .jpg, .jpeg, .png, or .gif formats.
Horizontal photos (wide or landscape) are recommended. Vertical photos (tall or portrait) will be cropped and scaled. If you're using a smartphone to take your listing photos, make sure you're taking photos horizontally! We can't stress this enough!

Hover over Profile (click ☰ on mobile) at the top right of the page and a menu will drop down, click Photos. Click the listing you'd like to change. To the right of the main photo you will see an option to ReOrder the photos. Drag and Drop the photos in the order you'd like. Click Save Order.

Hover over Profile (click ☰ on mobile) at the top right of the page and a menu will drop down, click Photos. Click the listing you'd like to change. Click the Add/Edit option. From here you may click the 'X' button on the top right of each photo. Make sure you have copies of your images before you delete them from your listing.

Most internet browsers store previously viewed web pages on your computer in order to allow faster browsing when you view the same page at a later time. For this reason, your photos may not seem to have changed on the Upload Photos page or on your listing (your browser is pulling the old image from your browser’s "cache" file).


Managing Your Listing

You can edit your listing whenever you would like and as often as you would like.
To edit your listing:

1.Click Here to Login to edit your Listing, or hover over Profile at the top right of any page (click ☰ on mobile)
2.Click Listings
3.Click the Listing you'd like to Edit
4.Click the edit button under the category you'd like to edit
5. Your current listing info will display, click the EDIT button below to update information. Input the new information. Click Update when done. Do not click your browser’s back button or you may lose your changes.

We can help your listing exponentially with the Platinum Package selection. If you currently have The Silver or Gold package and you would like to purchase an upgrade, contact us at 215.853.7771. You may also reach out to us through email at fsbo@everyhome.com for assistance.

Yes, you may. We keep your information in our database for up to 12 months. If you wish to deactive your Listing please follow the steps below.To deactivate your listing:
1.Click Here to login or hover over Profile at the top right (click ☰ on mobile) and click Listings
2.Select the listing you'd like to deactivate.
3.Change your listing status on the dropdown to Inactive
4.Your listing is now Inactive and will not be displayed for potential buyers. Simply change the dropdown to Active to relist your property.


Listing Your Property

With over 3 million page views per month, EveryHome gets your listing to the people who are searching for it. After you list your property you can track the number of times your listing has been viewed by potential buyers. Simply login to your account and the amount of views will be next to the listing. You may also see views on the right side of the property page.

You can sell properties of all types, whether it be land, a vacation home or even commercial property. When you create your listing you can choose the property type that best describes your property from our list of common property types. Buyers can then find you property by searching for all listings in your area or by searching for a specific property type.

Of course! If you entered your e-mail address and password, your information has been saved in our system. To retrieve your listing, simply login to your account. Hover over Profile at the top right and select Listings. Click the the listing you'd like to edit. You can also contact us at 215.853.7771. You may also reach out to us through email at fsbo@everyhome.com. An EveryHome employee will locate your listing or assist you in creating a new one.

It can take up to 72 hours for your property to be placed on the MLS. If it has been more than 72 hours and you do not see your listing, please call us at 215.853.7771. You may also reach out to us through email at fsbo@everyhome.com


Social Media

Using your Facebook account, you can share your property with your network of family and friends. You can also link your property to your account so that others will see it when they view your Facebook profile.

To feature your property on your Facebook profile and share it with your friends, follow the simple steps below:

1.Find your property listing on EveryHome.net (Hover over By Owner, click Featured FSBOs, find your property)
2.There is a section under the listing photo called "Share this Home". Click on the Facebook icon located below, this will redirect you to Facebook
3.If you are not already logged in to Facebook, you will be prompted to login to your account
4.Write a note about your property and click Post to Facebook. A link to your property will be posted to your Wall on your Facebook profile.

Facebook is one of the world’s most popular social networking web sites, making it an ideal place to advertise your “For Sale By Owner” property. With more than 50 million users, having your property posted on Facebook greatly increases the chances that it will sell quickly.

If you want to learn more about Facebook and/or sign up for a FREE account, visit: Facebook.com

Creating a Facebook account is free and can be completed in just a few moments. Using your Facebook account, you can share your property with your network of family and friends. You can also link your property to your account so that others will see it when they view your Facebook profile.

Don’t think you know anyone on Facebook? Give it a try. You are likely to find several people that you know in your area. Even if you do not know any users personally, you can join a group for your city or neighborhood and quickly start your network.

Using Twitter, you can share your property with your network of family and friends.

To feature your property on twitter and share it with your friends, follow the simple steps below:

1.Find your property listing on EveryHome.net (Hover over By Owner, click Featured FSBOs, find your property)
2.There is a section under the listing photo called "Share this Home". Click on the Twitter icon located below, this will redirect you to Twitter
3.If you are not already logged in to Twitter, you will be prompted to login to your account
4.Write a note about your property and click Tweet. Boom, that's it. You just tweeted your FSBO for potential buyers.


Spotting A Scam

Fraud & Scam Awareness
Unfortunately, there are people that will use internet sites to run all manner of scams on users. We do all that we can to prevent the willful misuse of our platform, however; every day, the scams get more and more sophisticated. We ask that our users be cognizant of the risk and review the following basic ways to recognize and avoid being scammed.Recognizing and Avoiding Scams:

Use secure, traceable transactions when making payments - Do not pay a deposit by wire transfer, prepaid money card, gift card, or other non-traditional payment method. Also, refuse to make "overpayments" and never enter into "handshake" deals without a contract

Don't accept suspect cashier/certified checks or money orders - Banks will process and cash the fakes, then hold you responsible

Never give out financial or personally identifiable information - This includes banking and credit card information, your birthdate, Social Security/Social Insurance Numbers, PayPal account etc

Suspicious communications - Watch for parties communicating using poor grammar, spelling or those who send nonsensical messages. Be wary of parties that are only willing to text/email and those that will never speak on the phone or that refuse to meet in person. Generally these people will claim to be “travelling” and unavailable to talk or located in a foreign country and unable to speak other than via text or email

Deals Too Good to be True - If the list price is obviously too low, or the terms are too generous as compared to the market, it’s likely a scam

Don’t be pressured to act immediately - Scammers typically try to make you think a listing is in high demand in order to push you into immediate action without consulting family, friends, or financial advisors. Say no to high pressure sales tactics.

Who Should I notify about fraud or scam attempts?

Internet Fraud Complaint Center

FTC complaint form and hotline: 877-FTC-HELP (877-382-4357

Consumer Sentinel/Military (for armed service members and families

If you are defrauded by someone you met in person, contact your local police department.

If you suspect that a listing posted here may be connected to a scam, please send us the details at fsbo@everyhome.com or call us at 215.853.7771.