ForSaleByOwner.com, the Nations Leading DIY Real-Estate Site, Sees Strong Increase in Year-over-Y

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--All regions of the country saw significant increases in the number of people opting to sell their homes on their own in the traditional home-selling season this year, with the Northeast leading the way with the highest year-over-year increase of 17 percent, according to newly released data from ForSaleByOwner.com, the nations leading provider of self-directed real estate sales. The data, which measures the traditional home-selling season of April through August, reveals that listings in all regions of the country saw strong increases, with the West up 12 percent, the South up 11 percent and the Midwest growing 5 percent. Throughout the season, homeowners who sold their home using ForSaleByOwner.com collectively saved $77 million in real estate commissions. Typically, we see our highest year-over-year increases in seller traffic during the summer months, and this year has proven to be no exception, said Lisa Edwards, Director of Business Strategy of ForSaleByOwner.com. The increase in confidence among consumers in DIY home selling only continues to build as we work to simplify the process of selling a home by owner. In the core summer months of June through August, when home sales are typically at their strongest, ForSaleByOwner.com data reveals that homeowners also sold their homes more quickly than those assisted by agents, as compared to data from the National Association of Realtors. ForSaleByOwner.com customers experienced http://www.tierrasantarealestateagent.info//tierrasanta-real-estate.htm - California real estate market - an average of four days less on market in June, six days less on market in July and an impressive 17 less days on market in August. As the 2015 home selling season comes to a close, ForSaleByOwner.com also revealed the top 20 states where homeowners successfully sold their homes on their own using the site. According to data from ForSaleByOwner.com, 11 of the top 20 states are in the South, with six of the top 20 in the Midwest, and three in the East, reflecting strong return of the housing markets in those regions. The top 20 states are: 1. Illinois2. Texas3. Florida4. New York5. Michigan6. Louisiana7. Ohio8. New Jersey9. North Carolina10. Georgia11. Pennsylvania12. Alabama13. Virginia14. Wisconsin15. Indiana16. Tennessee17. Kentucky18. Arkansas19. South Carolina20. Missouri ForSaleByOwner.com recently unveiled a number of additional resources, Pro Photo package and Pro Pricing, which further assist customers in selling their homes quickly on their own. Additional information on real estate trends is available here via ForSaleByOwner.coms Trend Watch report. About ForSaleByOwner.com ForSaleByOwner.com, which is owned by Tribune Publishing, is the nations leading by owner real-estate site, providing consumers with all resources needed to sell and buy properties on their own. By offering a wide variety of listing packages, advertising services, tools and resources to fit any budget, ForSaleByOwner.com empowers consumers to make smarter, more-informed decisions. ForSaleByOwner.com launched in 1999 as one of the first players in the DIY real-estate market. Today, the company is the largest entity in the category, with five times the number of monthly unique visitors of its closest competitor. AboutTribune Publishing Tribune Publishing Company(NYSE:TPUB) is a diversified media and marketing-solutions company that delivers innovative experiences for audiences and advertisers across all platforms. The companys diverse portfolio of iconic news and information brands includes 11 award-winning major daily titles, more than 60 digital properties and more than 180 verticals in markets, includingLos Angeles;San Diego;Chicago;South Florida;Orlando;Baltimore;Carroll CountyandAnnapolis, Md.;Hartford, Conn.;Allentown, Pa.; and Newport News, Va.Tribune Publishingalso offers an array of customized marketing solutions, and operates a number of niche products, includingHoy,El SentinelandVidaLatina, makingTribune Publishingthe countrys largest Spanish-language publisher.Tribune Publishing Companyis headquartered inChicago. (TPUB-C) href='http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20151029005185/en/ForSaleByOwner.com-Nation%E2%80%99s-Leading-DIY-Real-Estate-Site-Sees' - http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20151029005185/en/ForSaleByOwner.com-Nation%E2%80%99s-Leading-DIY-Real-Estate-Site-Sees -