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March 23, 2015 09:00 ET

Fizber's FSBO Real Estate Model Connects Do-It-Yourself Home Sellers With Real Estate Agents Who Provide Limited and Customized Services

"Do-It-Yourself with Help" Is a Fast Growing Segment in Real Estate With 30 Percent of Homeowners Embracing FSBO or Limited Agent Support; Realtors Are Servicing These Sellers by Offering Flat-Fee or Limited Services, and in 2014 These Agents Earned an Estimated $3 Billion in Commissions and Fees

LADERA RANCH, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 23, 2015) - Fizber, Inc. (fizber.com), the fastest growing, free for sale by owner (FSBO) real estate listing service for home sellers, announced today that with 30 percent of homeowners embracing some form of for-sale-by-owner or a limited services from agents approach, the "Do-It-Yourself with Help" category is a fast growing segment in real estate. Concurrently, the number of agents who are supporting these sellers, by offering limited or a la carte real estate services, should be rapidly growing. Many of these real estate agents have already registered as "Fizber Pros" to provide its large network of home sellers with limited real estate services for a reduced or flat fee.

In 2014, Fizber helped more than 16,000 homeowners create a free home listing syndicated nationally to major real estate websites including Zillow. Fizber also connected many of them with "Fizber Pros" who offered a la carte or limited services based on their needs, saving the sellers thousands in commission and bringing valuable business to the agents. In that same year, agents providing limited services earned nearly $3 billion in commissions and fees across the industry.

"In our digital world 'Do-It-Yourself' opportunities are pervasive. It's no surprise that ninety-two percent of homebuyers go online to initiate a home search. The new correlated trend is home sellers initiating the process online to maximize their exposure with services such as Fizber's free home listing and FSBO services," said Zack Zackrison, president of Fizber. "Eighty five percent of them will still enlist some type of help from a real estate agent, and we connect them with pros who will tailor their services so they can save some commission," said Zack.

"We find realtors are excited to customize their offerings to meet the needs of today's home sellers because they know that the 'Do-It-Yourself' approach doesn't mean 'do it alone.' As they offer limited services, such as flat-fee MLS or transaction coordination services, they play an integral role in the home selling process, doing more of what they love and profiting along with their customers."

Robert Tindell, owner and broker at EWave Realty and a Fizber Pro, finds that that most customers reach out to him looking for some form of limited-service support. "My goal is to save the person money, leave nothing on the table, and be there for them as an advisor," said Tindell.

Fizber offers free For Sale by Owner listing services, but also aims to educate and inform homeowners on all the options and resources available, whether it be staging tips, marketing tools or agent involvement. Realtors like Robert Tindell find they encounter fewer headaches and more transactions with the "Do-It-Yourself with Help" minded customers. Tindell says, "I love educated home sellers... educated home sellers appreciate the value of agents."

Fizber connects home sellers quickly with top agents in their areas through the Fizber Pro network. Licensed agents can register to be a "Fizber Pro" at http://www.fizber.com/pros/homepro.aspx and be connected with homeowners in their area seeking limited services to save commission. Agents may register to provide any or all of the following services: Home Valuation, Comparative Market Analysis Services, Transaction Coordinator Services, Flat Fee MLS Listing as well as Full-Service listing agent services for homeowners in their markets.

For more information, to create either a free home listing or to register as a Fizber Pro, visit www.fizber.com.

About Fizber, Inc.
Fizber, Inc. (fizber.com) has pioneered a new For Sale by Owner (FSBO) with Help real estate model that helps home sellers confidently sell their home while saving money in the process. Fizber provides a customized real estate marketing system with comprehensive tools and step-by-step guidance, enabling home sellers to professionally showcase and sell their property in today's mobile and digital world. Fizber maximizes online exposure by broadcasting property listings to hundreds of real estate websites and major social networks. For more information, and to start a free listing, visit fizber.com.

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