ORLANDO, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It is a buyer's market in Florida, but house-hunters still need a top-notch team of real estate advisors to get the best house at the best price.
Buyers eager to get the latest about financing, appraisals, and navigating the home buying process are invited to attend "Real Estate Realities," the first in a series of free education seminars hosted by ForSaleByOwner.com.
"Real Estate Realities" will introduce buyers to industry standards for 2011 as well as to an innovative rebate offer that returns to them 25% of the commission collected by the agent who represents them in a purchase. For the average Florida home purchase, a 25% rebate can approach $1,000.* The Buyer Rebate Program is an exclusive partnership between Orlando-based AmeriTeam Realty and ForSaleByOwner.com, which is owned by Chicago-based Tribune Digital.
"With the Buyer Rebate Program, Florida buyers can get hundreds of dollars back at closing – just when they need it most," said Eddie Tyner, Vice President of Classified Marketplaces. "Learning more about this program is just one of the benefits of attending the Real Estate Realities seminar. And, consistent with the ForSaleByOwner.com mission, Florida homebuyers will also learn the latest about financing, appraisals, and marketing techniques so they can be hands-on managers of their home purchase."
"Real Estate Realities" will be held on May 9th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Ballroom C of the Sheraton Orlando Downtown hotel, at 400 W. Livingston St.
Anyone interested in buying Florida real estate is invited to attend and to sign up today at http://www.formstack.com/forms/ticlassifieds-orlando_seminar.
Parking is free for registered guests by mentioning the seminar to the valet and refreshments will be served. For additional information, please contact: 312-981-7271, or by email at Friends@ForSaleByOwner.com.
*Based on the most recent average sale price of a Florida single family home as reported by the Florida Association of Realtors.
ForSaleByOwner.com is the nation's largest and most robust "by owner" real estate website. In 2010 alone, ForSaleByOwner.com facilitated sales of $1.8 billion worth of residential real estate, enabling homeowners to keep at least $72 million* in home equity for themselves.
Since 1999, ForSaleByOwner.com has saved home sellers more than one billion dollars by coaching and equipping them with information, tools and services that enable them to buy and sell houses directly.
By selling directly, homeowners can recoup more of their home equity by controlling transaction fees. The company charges $89 to $689 for its wide range of advertising, listing services and related information and tools. A homeowner selling a $300,000 home through a full service real estate agent would lose $18,000 in equity, based on the traditional 6% commission.
ForSaleByOwner.com was acquired in 2006 by Tribune Digital, a division of Tribune Companies, and is based in Chicago.
*Based on some home sellers paying a 2% commission to the agent representing the buyers of their homes. The traditional real estate commission is 6%.
About AmeriTeam Realty
Launched in February 2007, AmeriTeam is one of the fastest-growing brokerages in Florida and now has hundreds of Realtors serving customers in central Florida. AmeriTeam is based in Orlando with an office in Boca Raton. Broker/owner Alan Randel entered real estate after owning and operating national tour companies.