March 22, 2010 09:00 ET

Yigdigs Offers "For Sale By Owner" Home Sellers a Personal Approach

New online FSBO service combines the best of both worlds - All the Advantages of FSBO with the Guidance and Support of a Professional Real-Estate Agent

AUSTIN, TEXAS--(Marketwire - March 22, 2010) -, a nationwide For Sale By Owner (FSBO) online service makes selling a home even easier for home owners. The new service, which launched this month, offers homeowners the ability to list their property on the Yigdigs site – with complete syndication to all the major real-estate listing services such as Yahoo! Real Estate, Zillow, and Trulia -- and get support and personal assistance from a local real estate agent. Yigdigs also incorporates an innovative showcasing model that uses ratings and reviews to allow visitors to vote for a particular property, promoting highly rated properties to the home page for maximum marketing exposure for the seller.

By leveraging Yigdigs unique combination service, a typical FSBO seller can save thousands of dollars but still get the expert advice and assurance that comes from an experienced broker. 

"I was told by various agents to expect to be on the market for 6-9 months" said Karen Pierce, a home seller from Conroe, Texas. "I had an offer on my home 6 days after putting out my sign, three days after Yigdigs added my home to the MLS, and saved over $14,000. I seem to have started a trend and have had two people call to ask how I did it and I happily told them about Yigdigs. The Houston real estate agent for Yigdigs was extremely helpful."

For an affordable, flat fee – rather than commission – Yigdigs customers can choose a member agent to list their home on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and provide professional assistance for contract negotiation and closing. And unlike other FSBO sites, Yigdigs lets customers "meet" its member agents, through user-generated ratings and reviews, before they make their selection. Real estate agents for Yigdigs can own a territory page that showcases them as the 'go-to' agent for that city, making it easy for customers to feel comfortable about the person who will help list their property in the MLS. 

"Selling a home can be a complicated and overwhelming process, and while our customers want to save the money associated with the typical 6% agent commission, they still want to make informed decisions with advisors they can trust," said Andy Salo, Founder and CEO of "We don't hide the agents behind a curtain. Customers can use previous users' experiences to find a professional agent that will help them get their home sold." 

"We love working with Yigdigs customers for flat fee MLS listings," said Craig Nelson, a long-time Houston real estate broker. "These are motivated sellers who are absolutely ready to sell. We strongly support the Houston For Sale By Owner, do-it-yourself person who takes the initiative to market their home with our guidance and assistance for a reasonable fee. It is a strong driver for us for future business, and whenever that seller may become a buyer and needs a professional real estate agent – they remember us."

About Yigdigs

Yigdigs provides personal FSBO service, making it easy for you to find homes for sale by owner or sell your home yourself with just the real estate agent assistance you need, saving you thousands of dollars. Service areas include Florida For Sale By Owner, Texas, North Carolina, Georgia and all US states. Listing packages include Flat Fee MLS for $289 and Agent Assistance for $699. For more information email or call (888)944-3442.

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