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Client Testimonials

Real people right here in Northwest telling their personal stories of how they saved lots of money AND received excellent service. What are you waiting for?

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Name: Brad and Erin Applegate
City: Vancouver
State: Washington

Estimated Savings: $18,725

I used Greg's direct selling fee-only MLS listing service. Also rented a new digital lock box, sign, and 1-800 number. The service was very good and we sold the home in 58 days. I could not have completed the process successfully without Greg's direct help and involvement. I called him several times and he personally answered the phone and addressed our questions every time. I credit Greg with our successful sale. He is very professional and without question I will use his service again and recommend him to my friends and family!

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Dennis Boles - Northwest

Estimated Savings $21,295.00

Greg and Ronel are great to work with! They are very helpful to a person selling their own home.

The tools offered By Owner Advertising are great as all the necessary forms and contracts are available for a person's use. They also provide articles and tips on selling your own home.

The MLS listing ad was very professional and allowed me to create my own wording for the ad, which amazed me that my former realtor never thought about. Uploading photos was a breeze. Through our former realtor, we had two showings in almost a year. Going through By Owner Advertising, we had four showings the day after our MLS listing went on-line. The following day (Saturday), we were informed we would be getting three offers and by Sunday, had a cash offer for more than our asking price. SOLD! The following week, still had realtors contacting me about the home and was the offer solid or would I accept other offers, etc.

Don't let realtors fool you in that it is difficult to sell your own home, as it is not. Title companies do most of the work for you anyway. If you want to give selling your home on your own a try, I highly recommend By Owner Advertising and working with Greg and Ronel. It has been the best experience I've ever had in this type of transaction.
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Name: Tom H - Northwest

Estimated Savings: $8,210.00 

Just sold and closed on two properties with Greg. Got a ton of exposure in the MLS and Greg's systems and processes went very smoothly. Will use again and highly recommend to anyone who wants to utilize the power of the MLS while saving the sellers agent commission.
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Name: Robert Rossetter - Northwest

Estimated Savings $20,000.00 

By Owner Northwest was simple and clear. After interviewing several Realtor's, we did our own comp analysis, using existing information on the Internet and decided that the Realtor's suggested sale price was below the value of the house, even in the distressed market.

So we decided to list it ourselves with several steps:
1) A walk through the house; list repairs and improvements and get started on them.
2) Simplify (pack up stuff), stage and photograph the house.
3) List it with By Owner Northwest for 6 months.
4) Create a free web page with Google, showing greater detail; why the house was so special.
5) "Claim it" on Zillow.com and add more photos and information.

The house was listed in the first week of July 2012 and received an offer by the 3rd week of July. It closed much later (mid October) due some issues with the buyers own home sale.
We chose to have our lawyer look over the papers before we signed anything, which turned out to be well worth the $300 it took, in peace of mind.

We sold it for nearly double the lowest Realtors estimate.

Many thanks to By Owner Northwest.

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Name: Matthew Lawer - Northwest

I worked with Greg as a limited representation agent and successfully sold my home FSBO in 2 months. By Owner Advertising and Greg generated 95% of the traffic we received and our buyer. Greg was very helpful in navigating hiccups. He went above and beyond his responsibilities and quickly responded to changes in our ad's status during business hours and on occasion after them.

Anyone thinking of selling FSBO would do well to contact Greg at By Owner Advertising. Zillow.com alone doesn't generate enough traffic but is useful as a secondary tool.

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Name: Tim Bedortha - Northwest

Estimated Savings $6,500.00

Comments: Excellent overall experience, our house sold very quickly and Greg was very responsive. Thanks!
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Name:  Ryan Ash - Northwest

Estimated Savings: $21,250.00

Comments: I had a very pleasant experience using By Owner Advertising. The website was very efficient and provided clear directions to help finalize our the sale of our home. The response time and overall professionalism of the broker was impressive. I would highly recommend working with By Owner Advertising to the D.I.Y. entrepreneur.

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Name: Jim Vanicek
City: Grants Pass
State: Northwest

Comments: Yes the market is slow. I tried FSBO on Craigslist for two years on and off then I found By Owner Advertising. With the help of Greg and his website I had a showing everyday and sold my house in less than two weeks. I used the electronic lock box option and it was well worth it. I received an e-mail notifying me every time someone showed my home. Did By Owner Advertising. work? YES it did... You will save thousands using By Owner Advertising. (I did) This is a must for a FSBO hands down.
Thank you for having your site and help.
Jim V.
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Name: Dan Gomez (Licensed Northwest Realtor) 
City: Grants Pass
State: Northwest

Comments: Hello Greg, Our home at 5670 Upper River Rd. closed on Friday.  Thank you for all your work.  I figure we saved over 8 thousand dollars by using your listing service.  Wow!  It works!  Dan   { :>)

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Name: William Orr
City: Hillsboro
State: Northwest

Comments: SOLD!  In the beginning, I was a bit skeptical and somewhat nervous about taking on the task of doing a by owner sale on my home.  The web site at By Owner Advertising was very easy to use and stepped me through the entire process.  On occasion, I did have some questions and Greg was right there to answer them for me.  I saved a boat load of money by selling my home through ByOwnerNorthwest and in todays difficult market, this was critical.  Thank you!  -Bill O.
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Name: Annie Linstrom
City: Damascus
State: Northwest 

Comments: Hi Greg! Thank you, and thanks for providing your services :) It was SUPER-easy and I'm looking forward to referring more clients to your company.
Thank you, Annie
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Name: Dan Williams
City: Portland
State: Northwest

Comments: Hats off to By Owner Advertising. I listed our home an had it sold within three months. By Owner Advertising spread the listing to so many online outlets. The exposure was great and it got our home sold. I would definitively recommend them to anyone wanting to sell their home.
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Name: Jon ThompsonSold Flat Fee Listing
City: Depot Bay
State: Northwest 

Comments:
Greg,
I know by now you have the update on our house at 4655 Sussex Court in Lincoln Beach listing #240638 as SOLD, yay! But I wanted to write and thank you for all your help in listing, updating, and getting our house sold.

Thanks,
Jon Thompson

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Name: Eloise FunkSold Flat Fee Listing
City: Portland
State: Northwest

Comments: I was very satisfied with going with By Owner Advertising. Greg Messick. They were very helpful, and I would use them again and/or recommend this company. It also helped me that my husband is a broker.

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Name: Gary Hahn
City: Portland
State: Northwest

Comments: Very easy for first time FSBO. They were responsive and very helpful all along the way. A great deal overall!
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Name: Tracy Louden
City: Stayton
State: Northwest

Comments: Amazing service. Thank you again for all your help. Just excellent.

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Name: Tom Howard
City: Salem
State: Northwest

Comments: I have used the MLS listing services of By Owner Advertising three times and all three times I have procured a sale through the service. I have also recommended Greg to two associates who were also successful in selling their personal properties. Results are what count and I am happy with the results.
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Name: Jerry & Camille
City: Hood River
State: Northwest

Comments: We purchased your product and we had 100% success. Thank you for having the service, it sold our property.
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Name: Randall Baker & Rhonda Summer
City: Portland
State: Northwest

Comments: We appreciated the hand-holding (especially with two of us calling you on the same transaction).  For what it's worth, you truly provide an important service to a lot of people, Greg.  Be well and carry on.
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Name: Teri Braun
City: Tigard
State: Northwest

Comments: Using the By Owner Advertising website, we were able to take control of our own home sale, and save money in the process. The website was easy to use, and it was a smooth process to ask questions for any needed help. For those who take pride in the care of your home, this process allows you to take pride in the sale of your home as well.
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Name: Paul N. - Repeat CustomerSold Flat Fee Listing
City: Eagle Point
State: Northwest

Comments: The service you provide has been the best way for me to sell a property. It gets listed on the local MLS and yet provides a way to save money by selling direct to a buyer. I like the flexibility of the method and it has proven effective for me.

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Name: Kindy Miller
City: Corvallis
State: Northwest
 
Comments:
 
Hi Greg,
 
Just letting you know that we accepted a full price offer and the Realtor is suppose to open escrow today. She was going to forward the sales agreement on to you. Is this all that I need to do so that I don't get a fine?  Thanks for the service. It worked!!!!
 
Take care,
 
Kindy
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Name: Jim Jaqua
City: Sisters
State: Northwest

Comments: First, we sold the property to a person who responded the day after we listed.  Second, the process of getting listed was much more complicated and continuous than I expected with a lot of back and forth. Third,and most important, Greg and Ronel were responsive and helped me get things right whenever I had a question.

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Name: Jerry McCreaSold Flat Fee Listing
City: Monmouth
State: Northwest

Comments: We had our home listed with a full service broker for 18 months without a sale. We lowered the price and listed with By Owner Northwest and found a buyer the very next day. Next time we list a home I will use By Owner Northwest from the start.
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Name: Carl MillerSold Flat Fee Listing
City: Bend
State: Northwest

Comments: We sold our home ourselves using By Owner Advertising.  They were very helpful and the process was straight forward and easy to create our MLS listing.  I honestly don't think our home would have sold if it weren't listed on the MLS by By Owner Advertising, it made our (for sale by owner) home visible to buyers.  We would definitely use ByOwnerNorthwest again! Thanks!
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Name: Tim McGuillSold Flat Fee Listing
City: Portland
State: Northwest

Comments: My decision to select By Owner Advertising was primarily based on their  "professional" product offerings.  MLS listing services are easy to purchase; however one that includes a Realty comparable signs, fliers, and lock boxes is not the norm. And beyond product offerings, Greg and his staff exceeded every one of my expectations throughout the selling process.  I had a unique property which took some time to sell and I received prompt responses and actions when submitting  changes.  Using By Owner Advertising saved me ~$15k!  I'd gladly use their services again.

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Name: Matt KellySold Flat Fee Listing
City: Portland
State: Northwest

Comments: By Owner Advertising was an outstanding experience for me. Coming out of a negative experience with a Realtor, I found this option. Renting an RMLS lock box allowed for Realtors to come and go as they pleased. I paid a flat fee for the services, and was able to monitor and oversee my house sale without a middle man. I would HIGHLY recommend this service to anyone that is hesitant to work through a Realtor!
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Name: Casey Harrington
City: Portland
State: Northwest

Comments: We have had a great experience working with Greg at By Owner Advertising. He has been very helpful throughout the process of listing and selling our home. This service has saved us a lot of money! Thanks so much!
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Name: Suzanne Cook
City: Grants Pass
State: Northwest

Comments: Greg and Ronel with By Owner Advertising were just wonderful to work with through our sale.  They really went the extra mile for me as I had a lot of changes to my listing through the process and they were very responsive and helpful with the whole listing process.  I thought it was an incredible value for the service I received.  In this market, it really helped to get a discount when we had to sell our house for such a discount.

Thank you Greg and Ronel, you were great to work with!

Sincerely,

Suzanne Cook
Grants Pass, OR

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Name: Charlie Landman
City: Portland
State: Northwest

Comments: I recently closed the sale of my house in SE Portland using ByOwnerNorthwest's services.  Although some people think real estate is complicated, the forms are pretty simple and Greg was always available for advice as needed.  My buyer also did not use a traditional broker, so I saved over $20,000 on the transaction.  I highly recommend this service.
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Name: Lisa Davidson
City: Salem
State: Northwest

Comments: What I like about your program is the flexibility it provides.  We wanted to sell our home quickly, but didn't want the high cost of using a Realtor.  Your service helped us accomplish our goals.  We had a full price offer within a week of listing, which is unusual in the current market.  Thank you so much!

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Name: N. Olsen
City: Northwest City
State: Northwest

Comments: This program provided my home the exposure that it needed on the MLS system to get Realtors to bring clients by and ultimately led to the sale of my home during a very tough real estate market.
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Name: Sara
City: Hillsboro
State:Northwest

Comments: We saved ourselves over $8000 with By Owner Advertising. All the resources I needed were provided--full MLS listing, sign with flyer box, and all necessary forms.  I felt like I had complete control of my listing and showings. When we sell our new house, we'll definitely be doing it this way again.
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Name: Eric Olson
City: Hillsboro
State: Northwest

Comments: It was a pleasure working with By Owner Advertising. I was able to save enough on commission costs to be able to buy new flooring for my next home! The process was simple and easy to understand if you're willing to do the leg work. If you're savvy and organized, I would recommend this as a cost effective way to sell your home.
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Name: Adele
City: Salem
State: Northwest

Comments: We sold our home in less than two months and got what we wanted for it! We saved over $6,000 in fees we would have paid to a Realtor and the only extra work I had to do was to come home from work a few times to show it! All you need in this Internet age to sell your house is a MLS number, a few good pictures and a great description of your house, and By Owner Advertising! It's a no brainer; I will never pay another real estate agent again!
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Name: Lisa T
City: Portland, OR
State: Northwest

Comments: I had my house on the market for 3 months and it did not sell. I listed it with By Owner Advertising under their silver package and reduced the price by my agent's commission and had several offers with in 2 weeks. Now my house is sold and because the buyer had no agent I got more cash in pocket then I would have if my agent had sold it even though I lowered the price. I would recommend trying if you don't sell you can always hire a full service agent latter on. The cost is really minimal compared to what you will pay a full service agent.

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Name: Avi Tevet
City: Portland
State: Northwest
 
Comments: Accepted an offer in 3 days!

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Name: Stacy Rex
City: Bend
State: Northwest

Comments: Flat Fee MLS is the only way to go. We had our house listed with a Realtor and they did a poor job describing our property and bringing in potential buyers. Needless to say, we terminated our contract and set off to sell it ourselves. After trying for nearly a year on our own, we got a little more traffic and a few people interested but nothing concrete. I had heard of paying a flat fee to have our property listed on MLS and still be able to do a FSBO. I came upon this site and signed up immediately. The website was easy to navigate and when I had questions, my calls were returned very quickly. Once we were listed on MLS, we were showing our house 2-3 times per week until it sold and it only took 3 months! We had to pay a commission to our buyers agent but we still saved about $3000 or more because we were able to sell it more quickly without dealing with a listing agent. Thank you so much for this site. We will be back for sure the next time we need to sell.
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Name: Ernesto Suarez
City: Beaverton
State: Northwest

Comments: It was great, not only we saved the listing cost, but the selling cost. The buyer saw us in the Internet and came to us alone. He told us that he didn't believe in having Realtors driving him around. Thanks.
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Name: Jennie Hake
City: Portland
State: Northwest

Comments: I would definitely recommend By Owner Northwest to anyone. Greg made it really easy and always responded to my questions and emails right away. Made the whole process a lot easier!
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Name: Barbara Andrews
City: Portland
State: Northwest
 
Comments: All the tools I needed to sell my house without the exorbitant fees of a Realtor! I made changes to my listing as needed and sold the house in a reasonable amount of time. I would definitely use them again to sell a property.

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Name: Sean Hawkins
City: Northwest City
State: Northwest

Comments: By Owner Advertising was easy to work with and did a great job! We would definitely use them again. I am surprised that more real estate agencies aren't going this route for selling properties.
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Name: Jani Rollins
City: Ashland
State: Northwest

Comments: I sold my house in three weeks! I am a beginner computer user and Greg helped me through the process. I would do it again in a heartbeat. I saved a lot of money by avoiding Realtor fees.

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Name: Angela Badie
City: Beaverton
State: Northwest

Comments: I'd recommend By Owner Northwest to anyone selling a house. Even in this difficult market, we found success selling ourselves. The team was responsive and great to work with.

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Name: Greg Ornduff
City: Canby
State: Northwest

Comments: We heard about By Owner Advertising from a friend. We listed and sold our house in 25 days! Greg Messick and team provided the necessary tools and support that we needed to sell our own home. Excellent communication and very patient with new sellers. A must if you want to sell your home by owner.

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Name: James Wu
City: Northwest City
State: Northwest

Comments: Great service. I sold for full asking price which was quite a feat in this real estate market. I would recommend to anyone who likes to save some money.

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Name: Doug Spencer
City: Salem
State: Northwest

Comments: We were nervous about selling our home on our own, specially in such a tough market, but we had to because we couldn't afford to pay a 6% commission. We sold our home in a little over a month. The service we received on By Owner Advertising made it easy to sell our home. I would recommend them to anyone.

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Name: Rollie White
City: Portland
State: Northwest

Comments: The folks at By Owner Advertising did a great job helping us sell our property. We had put the place up completely by owner, offering a courtesy to Broker, and got very few calls and inquiries. A week later, we listed it via By Owner Advertising with a low flat fee and immediately had 20+ showings in three days, and our full price buyer made an offer the third day. This is in a "Buyer's Market" with average market times over 50+ days. Greg Messick was extremely helpful and very responsive to our e-mailed questions about how the process works. The website they helped us create was beautiful, and being listed in the MLS made all the difference in this challenging market. If we ever have to sell another house, we'll be sure to use By Owner Advertising again!

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Name: David & Dixie Woodall
City: Portland
State: NorthwestComments: I would recommend your program to anyone who feels he or she can market their home themselves. There is no reason to pay a listing agent 3% for putting a sign in your yard. Most buyers come from your sign or another realty firm. With by By Owner Advertising.com you get a professional sign, lock box and listing in the MLS service for 1 year for a set fee.

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Name: Pam Fournier
City: Bend
State: Northwest

Comments: Your firm was very helpful. I would definitely use your flat fee listing service again and will recommend you to anyone who wants to sell their own house.

Thanks

Pam

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Name: Kim Fitts
City: Albany
State: Northwest

Comments: Hi Greg, Your listing of our home was just what we needed to get qualified buyers interested and looking. We sold our home in two weeks after the listing and had a showing at least once a day and sometimes more... Bill and I definitely recommend your services. Thanks so much !

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Name: Linda Rein
City: Portland
State: Northwest

Comments: I was able to sell my home quickly. This is a great service for someone who is comfortable doing the leg work and negotiating themselves.

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Name: Bill Roberts Jr.
City: Roseburg
State: Northwest

Comments: Greg's company did exactly what it said it would do. They listed my home on several websites, including the RMLS site. They listed the property on a timely basis and everything on the listing was exactly as I had indicated on the input sheet. Greg's website to develop a home sale flyer was also very helpful. Greg and his office were responsive. When I called or emailed, they got back to me in short order. Good job. We accepted an offer on our home in 20 days after it was listed.

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Name: Randy Gould
City: Salem
State: Northwest

Comments: My fiancee and I both used your service to sell our homes. It was real easy as long as you took the initiative to market your home yourself. For my home, I advertised online on the website and also put ads in the Saturday paper for Sunday open houses etc. My fiancee's house...We marketed similarly...Her house was more attractive and hence we had a lot of traffic...I was pretty up front during the open houses that I was not a Realtor but a personal representative. things went well...My fiancee got more than she was asking... We did deal with a Realtor and hence paid a commission but it was well worth it.

I would recommend this service for people that are comfortable dealing with people, and who are willing to take the initive to do it on your own.

We saved about $16,000 total.

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Name: Kelly Kamhoot
City: Portland
State: Northwest

Comments: After doing a lot of research I found that By Owner Advertising.com provided the best value. Our home sold in about 2 months after listing and this service saved us $6500 in Realtor fees and provided the potential to save even more if someone approached us without representation. I would recommend this service and use it again!

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Name: Sarah Foster
City: Portland
State: Northwest

Comments: It was a great experience and I don’t think we’ll ever sell with a traditional Realtor again!
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Name: Caia Cupito
City: Ashland
State: Northwest

Comments: You guys were great to work with.

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Name: Gary and Jody Ferguson
City: Albany
State: Northwest

Comments: We sold our house ourselves within a month of listing it with the help of By Owner Advertising. They were pretty helpful with forms and the basic steps in completing the transaction.  We appreciated being listed on the MLS site as well as others.
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Name: Laura Nault
City: Northwest City
State: Northwest

Comments: Anytime I had a question or problem, I was given prompt answers/help. Thank you for this service.
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Name: Lori Diaz
City: Hillsboro
State: Northwest

Comments: I have used the services of By Owner Advertising.com several times in the past year. I have been able to save money, sell quickly and receive assistance with paperwork as needed. What a great program!