Fizber.com

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Fizber.com
Fizber,logo,2013.png
Web address www.fizber.com
Slogan Sell your Home. Keep the Commission.
Commercial? yes
Type of site
real estate services, FSBO
Registration Optional
Available in English
Launched July 2007
Alexa rank
negative increase 759,523 (April 2014)[1]
Current status active

Fizber.com /ˈfzbər/ is the leading peer-to-peer (P2P) real estate marketplace designed to help sellers save money by confidently selling their home directly to buyers. Founded in 2007 and subsequently redeveloped and relaunced at the end of 2013, Fizber reported to have over 10,000 listings on the site within the first eight months of relaunching[2] and over 12,000 listing were reported the following month.[3] Fizber is headquartered in Ladera Ranch, California and is privately owned and operated by Fizber, Inc.

Fizber is a free listing service for homeowners that are willing to leverage technology to sell their home. A single for sale by owner (FSBO) listing on Fizber achieves maximum online exposure by being broadcast to more than 100 real estate websites and major social networks.[4] Fizber provides for sale by owner (FSBO) home sellers 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.

The word "fizber" comes from the agglutination from the pronunciation of FSBO, the acronym for the term "For Sale By Owner".

Website activity[edit]

Originally launched in 2007, Fizber maintained an average of 2 million (listings) of homes for sale across the U.S.[5] with over 700,000 visitors per month.[6] Fizber.com was certified by TRUSTe as being in compliance with its TRUSTe's Privacy Seal program.[7]

In 2013, the website was redeveloped and relaunched to incorporate a customized real estate marketing solution with comprehensive online tools that allow home sellers to professionally showcase and sell their property in today's mobile and digital world. The advancements in the sites technologies have increased social engagement and led to thousands of homes being sold within months of launching.[2] There are a reported 12,000 listings that have been generated on the site within the first few months of launching.[3]

User features[edit]

Fizber is a peer-to-peer online real estate marketplace that connects home sellers with home buyers. Users are categorized as “home sellers” and must register on Fizber.com. A valid email address, valid telephone number and user name are initially required to set up a unique user profile on the website. This information is secure. Once personal information is obtained, the home seller is prompted to enter their property listing details which include address, price, home features, sale information and any other information related to the sale of the home.

Free Listing Service[edit]

It is free to create a listing on Fizber. Once the home listing is created, Fizber will automatically broadcast the submitted property to major buyer-oriented real estate and social media websites.[4] Fizber will also create customized marketing tools to allow home sellers to professionally market their home listing to interested buyers and their own social networks. Fizber provides online services to support the seller through the process of managing the sale and guides sellers through each step of the home selling process from how to showcase a property to accepting offers and closing the deal.

Free Home Selling Tools[edit]

The free Fizber listing includes a host of free marketing tools available to home sellers. A personalized Digital Property Brochure will be created for home sellers to share via email and/or social media within 24 hours of listing on Fizber. The Digital Property Brochure comes with a unique URL and showcases the property through a high-quality slideshow with an interactive menu that allows prospective buyers to contact the seller, schedule a property visit, learn about nearby schools, market conditions and much more.

Fizber will also automatically take the photos uploaded by the home seller at registration and create a professional Listing Video Tour which is then uploaded to YouTube for home sellers so that they don’t have to do it themselves. Home sellers are notified once the YouTube video has been uploaded and they can easily share their video to friends, family members and prospective buyers.

In addition to the online social marketing that Fizber provides, the traditional methods and tools are available as well. Fizber pulls listing information and photos onto beautiful flyers that can easily be printed so home sellers have materials to utilize for their Open House showings or to put outside their house for drive-by traffic.

Home sellers that are able to leverage Fizber's free marketing tools to find a buyer can also rely on Fizber's support staff to help them through the closing process. Home sellers are provided with an interactive checklist through their account page on the site that provides them with tips and step-by-step guidance to help them from listing to closing.[4]

Data Available on Fizber[edit]

Fizber also provides important real estate information to home sellers and home buyers. Web visitors can view listing information of homes for sale, find foreclosure properties in their area, find city information - including climate, schools, neighborhoods, trends and job scores, read articles on mortgages, budgeting, tips on selling, etc.

Revenue Sources and Partnerships[edit]

Fizber is a peer to peer online real estate platform that connects home sellers and home buyers. While the professional and socially integrated listing service for home sellers is free, Fizber has a host of paid services available to home sellers if and when they need them. These services include yard signs, flat fee MLS listing, transaction coordination services to help with paperwork and closing, discounted commission listing agents, title reports, legal forms, and home valuation reports.

Fizber also creates revenue from strategic partnerships. In 2008, Fizber.com signed an agreement with Foreclosure.com for the purpose of providing information on U.S. foreclosure properties. This partnership allowed visitors of Fizber to gain access to 600,000 foreclosure properties listings.[8]

In 2012, Fizber signed an agreement with RealtyTrac for the purpose of providing information on U.S. foreclosure properties.[citation needed]

Rankings[edit]

Fizber.com was ranked one of the "Best Real Estate Web Sites" by PC Magazine[9] and one of the "Top 50 Web 2.0 Real Estate Sites" by real estate blog International Listings[10]

Fizber announced in 2014 that they are the industry leader in free for sale by owner real estate listings services.[4]

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