My husband and I consider ourselves consumer savvy. We are reasonably intelligent and highly educated (we both have post-graduate degrees), but for the first time in our lives, we have fallen hook line ... read full review5 Replies - Latest reply on 04/30/2007
For Shame Buy Owner!
FLORIDA -- I cringe when I see the Buy Owner commercials on TV. Buy Owner is a rip off for most people. Sure, anyone can sell a house in 3 days if they price their house so low it can't miss. I think that's what ... read full review5 Replies - Latest reply on 09/25/2007
HOUSTON, TEXAS -- I placed my home on the market with BuyOwner in October of 2006. There was an upfront fee of about $3000. It sat on the market with 4 showings until May. I got fed up an listed it on the MLS. I received 3 written offers in 72 hours and closed the next month. BuyOwner can compete with MLS in Texas.
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BuyOwner took over 6 weeks just to get the pictures and virtual tours up on their website!!! The claim to be only a marketing company, but they don't even do that. They simple cash your check and send some high school kid buy with a low res digital camera to take some pictures that could be duplicated with a decent camera phone. They eventually, with many complaints, sent a decent photographer out and got the paid for pictures up on the web site but it took months.
Stay away from these guys! I used a flat listing service to finally sell my home $400 to list on MLS plus the 3% buyers agent commission. This gave excellent results.
Run Away, And Don't Look Back
I thought I was being smart, saving a lot of money, teaching those overpaid real estate agents a lesson. I'm the one learning the lesson. I first signed up with Buyowner, paid my $4000 for their premium ... read full review5 Replies - Latest reply on 01/29/2010
Dont Waste Your Money
They tell you all the good things about there.. Service you pay up front in my case 5600.Oo dollars. We had a lot of calls and hits on the web site in 1st month. Then the calls stopped, web slowed down, ... read full review3 Replies - Latest reply on 05/17/2007
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA -- I wish I had read the reviews of Buy Owner first. I was "sold" on the same sales speeches of hundreds of hits per month, etc. $2000 and three months later...not one contact let alone an offer. Their copy writing leaves something to be desired also. They will make changes via regular mail and will not record the audio until turned in. So with processing time, one week. That is if they get it right (which they didn't) and you don't have to do it all over again. I'll be working with a real estate agent now on as I'm out of time.
If you have the time, search for free listing sites and try "Craigslist". Just as much coverage, if not more. So much for saving money.