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SimplyFSBO enters the Des Moines FSBO market and gives sellers the option to sell for sale by owner and be on the MLS for a flat fee!

SimplyFSBO provides FSBO home sellers in Des Moines online real estate marketing that rivals traditional real estate agents by providing homes sellers the option to be on the MLS with a flat fee and sell for sale by owner.   Sellers can also sell advertise their home exclusively for sale by owner in the Des Moines real estate market and avoid commission completely.

The new for sale by owner website,, with professional online marketing creating a super effective FSBO website for home real estate sellers in Des Moines to get offers with complete marketing support while the home is for sale!

SimplyFSBO is not just another real estate marketing service, but a complete FSBO home selling package, which includes an MLS listing that also goes to hundreds of other real estate websites, including Zillow, Trulia and No fees or commissions are charged by SimplyFSBO. When the buyer’s agent sells a house, a predetermined commission set by the seller is paid. If the owner’s agent finds a buyer, no commissions are to be paid. Finally, when an agent brings a buyer to the home, a reduced commission is charged.

Within 30 minutes of listing, I had scheduled a showing. Within 5 days, I had 3 offers. I would 100% use SimplyFSBO again. The photos were amazing, customer service was top notch, and marketing reached far and wide,” said a recent client of SimplyFSBO.

SimplyFSBO prices homes at the market value, creates amazing 3D shows, and brings the listing in the view of thousands of buyers. This is far superior to the old ways of selling a house in Des Moines. SimplyFSBO brings in its marketing and online exposure, and offers ample guidance through its FSBO gurus, making it an unrivalled service.

Every seller on FSBO gets to interact with a dedicated FSBO Guru, who helps in preparing the list and answering all doubts. The Guru also connects the seller to real estate lenders, inspectors, appraisers and legal professionals to close the deal. SimplyFSBO also offers professional 3D showings.

Des Moines home owners can get their homes sell faster with SimplyFSBO’s fast, professional and trustworthy business model.

Disclaimer: Flat Fee MLS & FSBO marketing packages lets you sell for sale by owner with SimplyFSBO and be on the MLS through a licensed broker/agent. If you sell FSBO, you do NOT pay any other fees or commissions. If a buyer’s real estate agent shows your home and sells it, you only owe the predetermined commission set by you, the seller. Flat Fee MLS listings are paid to and provided by a local MLS Broker in the State of Iowa and not from SimplyFSBO. SimplyFSBO Inc. is not a real estate brokerage and does not enter into fiduciary agency relationships with sellers.

Opportunity in Winter Months

Traditionally in the winter, pending home sales in the Quad City FSBO market are slower, when compared to other months. Website traffic dips a little because there aren’t as many people looking for homes during the holidays. The weather can be a factor too.

Most sellers are aware of the market slow down during the winter months, and wait until the spring before putting their home on the market. This doesn’t mean the winter is a bad time to sell your home though! It actually can create opportunity. Since there are fewer people trying to sell their homes, it means there is much less competition in the Quad City real estate market – increasing your chances of selling.

There will always be people looking for a new home – especially people that are relocating, expecting a baby, needing a bigger house or needing to downsize. Don’t miss out on these buyers because use you waited until the spring to list. As long as you price right and stage your home, you might have a better chance of selling because there isn’t an over supply of homes on the market.

Bob Strupp
FSBO Specialist

Fresh paint and carpet go a long way

I have helped thousands of people sell their homes for sale by owner in Iowa and Illinois. Many homes have sold quickly and some have taken more time. Over my ten years of listing FSBO Homes I have noticed a consistent pattern. The homes that sell quickly are usually the ones that have fresh paint and new carpet (if you have the extra money).

I have heard many unsuccessful sellers say the following: “I am not going to put another damn dime into this house” which is code for, I am not serious about selling, I don’t care if it sells quickly and I want to sell for much less than my asking price.

Some sellers will offer an allowance for fresh paint and new carpet after the home sells. The problem is that most sellers only see what your house is when they first walk into it – not what it could be after updates. Make sure to add the fresh paint and new carpet before you sell, especially if you are planning to spend the money anyway.

Remember this: Showing your house is like a first date – the house needs to look its best. You wouldn’t show up to a first date wearing pajamas and tell your date, I look better when I wear makeup and have nice clothes on, right? The same thing goes for your home – make sure your home looks its best before you sell it. Otherwise, it’s unlikely the buyers will schedule a second date.

If you are thinking about selling your home FSBO in the Quad Cities market try going to a few open houses. See which homes you like and which homes you do not like. The chances are pretty good that you will also notice the same pattern I do. The homes you like are the ones with fresh paint and new carpet.