Here is a collection of frequently asked questions that we have put together to assist you. If you have any other questions, not listed here, feel free to call or send an e-mail.
Can I announce that I am holding an open house on my listing?
Log into your account. Go to edit listing link. Go to schedule open house and select your dates. Make sure you submit your request to have your listing updated.
Can I choose which tools I would like to purchase or are all of the tools required for me to purchase them?
When you join Siybo.com to sell your home, you get to choose what tools you would like to purchase. Such as signs, you may choose to purchase a professional sign with your number printed on it or you may choose to create your own sign. You are not required to purchase our signs. This goes for any additional tools we sell. Everything in our store is ala-cart.
Can I post a virtual tour to my listing?
Yes, as long as it is through our virtual tour provider. Once purchased, we will have a videographer contact you and schedule your tours shoot. Once it is completed and approved, the videographer will post the tour to your listing.
Can I see how many people have viewed my home?
These services are planned for the future of Siybo.
Can I update my photos or edit my photos for my listing?
Log into your account. Go to view / edit property photos. Proceed to edit. Make sure you submit your changes!
Do I have to offer a co-op commission?
It is completely up to you if you would like to add a co-op commission to your listing. Research your area. Are there a lot of listings in your area that you may pick up traffic from a buyers agent? If so, you may want to offer a co-op commission to stay competitive. If you choose to offer a co-op commission , announce that in your title tag of your listing so a buyer will recognize the co-op and inform their agent if they have one.
Does your site offer Forms for my state?
We offer forms every form for every state.
How do I edit or modify my listing on SIYBO.com?
Log into your account using your user name and password. Go to the Edit Listing link at the top and proceed to make your changes. Make sure you submit your changes or the changes will not take effect.
How do I remove my listing if I sell or discontinue to use the site?
Write your Content here.
I had an out of country buyer contact me, how do I know if this is a scam?
Don’t be fooled. Don’t fall for a sob story. Don’t take chances that may seem to good to be true.
If the buyer is offering an overpayment via check for your home, this is a scam. Don’t fall for overpayment scams. To get more information on internet scams please contact the websites listed below. Scams for overpayment on properties are hitting the online real estate sites, this is seller beware!
For more information contact:
Report the scam t
I have questions, who do I contact?
SIYBO has several departments that you may contact via email. Due to the low cost of our site and the amount of customers we provide services to we do not have a phone center. However, SIYBO.com will, with our best efforts respond timely to each email we receive. Please send your questions to the appropriate department.
www.webmaster@SIYBO.com will answer technical questions regarding the site.
www.refunds@SIYBO.com will respond to refund questions and damaged deliverys
Please read out refund policy in our terms and conditions.
www.customerservice@SIYBO.com will respond to questions, delivery of items and help for general questions.
If I am going through the step by step process and it is not time for my property to be active, can I wait to list my home?
Set your property listing to coming soon! When you are show ready, set your property to active.
Is my information kept private?
What about Fair Housing Guidelines.
You can view your responsibilities at http://www.hud.gov/offices/fheo/ Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act), as amended, prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions, based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women, and people securing custody of children under the age of 18), and handicap (disability).
What if I forgot my username or password?
No worries. We will simply email your password to you when you click forgot my username and password.
What information do I need from a buyer to set a showing?
You will want to capture the buyers first and last name, cell phone number, work number if the showing is during the day and always ask who will be accompanying the buyer at the showing (spouse, friends, family, realtor). Get as much information as possible. Ask if they have a fax machine if they do and you do, get them to fax a copy of their drivers license to you. You always want to know who is showing up at your home. Try to never show your home alone.
What kind of attachments would I add to my property listing?
You can attached the following documents that may be important to a buyer. Not all properties have or require these documents. Check your State and local laws for disclosure requirements. Each State is different:
Lead based paint disclosure
Sellers property disclosure
Mold Disclosure or Reports
And any others you may feel be important to have accessible to a buyer.
Who will people call to set a showing on my home?
Currently, you will list your contact information on your brochures, website, and all marketing materials. If you are in the MLS, in most states, you will be listed as the contact for your listing. Again, it may vary from state to state. Typically, buyers will contact you to schedule the showing. Keep a calendar with you always for convenience.
Why should I consider selling my own home?
In today's economy some sellers may not have enough equity in their home to sell with a traditional real estate firm or have the 2-4 % co-op commission to use a discount broker. Some sellers may choose to save their hard earned equity and sell their own home saving thousands of dollars. SIYBO's for sale by owner system, will give you access to the tools to get the most exposure over the internet, where buyers are looking. SIYBO's for sale by owner system will provide you access to professional tools such as signs, brochures, virtual tours, open house kits and more.
Bottom line You Save! You save the hard earned equity in your home by not paying high commission fees.
Why should I sell my own home?
This is a common question.
What are the benefits to selling your own home. Besides the obvious ones such as keeping your equity instead of paying high commission fees that have not adjusted to the market place, here are some reasons to consider:
1. When you list with a broker is your home getting the marketing plan you desire?
2. With discount brokers and paying package flat rate fees, you typically have to show the home yourself anyways, why not pay by month and use just the services you need for the time you need them.
3. You get to control your marketing plan with SIYBO.com.
4. You can offer a co-op and have a showing service and make your home available at any time.
5. You can hold professional open houses with directionals, business cards for your home, brochures and a handy sign in sheet. Your home is now a product your selling, so present it as a product.
6. You can make the brochures that you really want and type what you want to say about your own home.
7. Get your home on the map! With our satellite mapping tools, your home can be seen and searched right from a buyers desktop. They can zoom in and see what surrounds your home. They can get the street view right from home. This is an awesome selling tool.
8. You can negotiate the contract if you follow the simple steps to negotiating a contract. Who better knows what you want than you.
Finally, YOU SAVE MONEY!
Why not list your own home and do the marketing you want and save thousands of dollars. Here at SIYBO.com you can have it all. We want to help you save!
Will I be notified if my subscription expires?
Prior to your subscription expiring you will recieve several email notifications.