FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Common
Q:How does No Brokers Please work?
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A:By using professional broker consulting to help you get through the tough New York Real Estate marketplace, creating a centralized marketing platform for FSBO’s (similar to how Real Estate Brokerages sell listings), utilizing secondary advertising (Street Easy) and providing one convenient spot for all the access to resources you will need in the selling process. You have the flexibility to just use some of the services or all.  
Q:Is this easy to use?
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A:Yes, we have designed everything to be simple and straight forward so that everyone can sell their own home.
Q:Do I need any computer experience to use the site?
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A:No, the site was designed to be used by people with little to no computer experience.
Q:What are the issues an individual FSBO faces that block success?
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A:The general issues For Sale By Owner’s (FSBO’S) have is: a) a lack of centralized exposure to the right target market, b) understanding the selling and buying process, c) utilizing the tools of the trade in one’s favor and d) the most intimidating issue, the fact that FSBO’s are one person marketing alone; unlike brokerages which market many listings at once.
Q:How have you overcome these issues?
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A:We have remedied these issues with No Brokers Please, by creating a unique Consulting Service that provides FSBOs with consulting throughout the process on every issue so they can sell their home easier and net more money.  We use the website to band FSBO’s together for power, provide marketing of the website and properties, which in turn creates a centralized marketing platform. We also provide you with consulting from a team of experienced brokers that have sold millions worth of properties.  Street Easy ads come with the Pro and Elite Consulting packages to further increase the marketing reach or you can purchase them al la carte with free membership.  No Brokers Please has a data feed with Street Easy so all your changes will be automatically updated on Street Easy.
Q:What makes this service better than just placing an ad or using a national site?
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A:We provide experienced Broker Consulting throughout the process.  You get all the benefits from the broker experience without the 6% cost.  Nationwide For Sale by Owner (FSBO) websites doesn’t have the same effect as No Brokers please for many reasons. For one, they’re too spread out spanning the entire country and they don’t provide specialized information needed to sell a home in the NYC, Queens, and Brooklyn. Our marketplace can’t be handled by a one size fits all approach that the national sites employ. They also don’t get your property in front of qualified buyers for our specific area since they aren’t specified in their approach.   No Brokers please is a unique environment that specializes in the NYC Metro area only not the rest of the country. We know what it takes to sell your property by collaborating and designing this website with a professional who has sold millions of dollars of the Real Estate in the NYC Metro area. Our main goal is to give you the tools to succeed and to put you in contact with the right buyers 100% of the time. To supplement the process of selling we also offer everyone consulting from an expert who is currently in the marketplace selling homes successfully.
Q:How much do I need to invest to use No Brokers Please?
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We offer 3 packages and al la carte services. Free, Pro 3,495.00 and Elite 4,295.00. Al La Carte Service offered are Street Easy Ad 1 month via feed 199, Board Package Service 395, Appraisal File Service 199, Professional Forms 7.95 and an E Book - Inside Secrets of a Professional Broker 14.95 and one month of consulting for 695.00.

Q:Do you utilize print advertising?
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After elaborate analysis from past experiences, our professional broker realized that at least 100% of all leads were coming from the web.

Q:How long will listing stay on the No Brokers Please?
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Your listing will remain on the site until you remove it, or sell it. It is free to post to the site.

Q:Should I list my web page when I advertise outside of NBPNY.com?
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A:Yes, you want to do this to create a centralized base for your operations and all secondary marketing should lead back to your No Brokers Please page for greater results.
Q:Can I get an additional Street Easy or New York Times ads through NBP and how much does it cost?
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Yes – on your seller profile page we have direct access to these sites for your purchase of ads. Fees will vary based on the site.

Q:What is the feed to Street Easy?
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Discontinued by Street Easy.

Q:Can you help me with a marketing plan?
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A:Yes, we have all the elements and a marketing plan inside the E-Book - Inside Secrets of a Professional Broker, which comes with your membership or you can purchase al la carte.  Also for any consulting customer we will help you create a custom plan and answer all your questions.
Q:Do I need to use Print advertising or other websites outside of the ones No Brokers Please suggests?
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A:You might also want to augment your approach with some secondary sources of marketing. It is not in the quantity of places the ad appears but in the quality of the sites in terms of qualified buyers for your area. There are some secondary sources you might want to use like Street Easy and the New York Times. I would shy away from costly print advertisements as they generally don’t get a response to warrant the cost.
Q:What additional services do you offer?
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We also offer al la carte consulting, Board package service for condo and coops, Appraisal Service, E Book (Inside Secrets of a Professional Broker), Professional Forms and access to a cadre of professionals and advertising.

Via Packages - Elite and Pro (ONLY GOOD FOR 1 PROPERTY PER PACKAGE), you get a greater savings.

Q:How does the consulting work?
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Once you sign up, just send us an email with any questions and our professional broker and staff will provide the answers the produce results so you can sell yourself with the support of a broker. We have access to all special brokerage databases and tremendous experience to help you achieve your goals. (Email is the only form of contact we will accept in order to keep your costs lower)

Q:Who posts information to my personal web page?
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A:You control the text, photos, floor plan and home information provided on your personal web page within the site.
Q:How does the Street Easy ad work in the Pro and Elite Package?
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Due to a change in Street Easy's agreement with us, all Street Easy ads will be purchased by the seller. We will no longer offer the ads within the package and the price will show said change

Q:Can I modify my posted property information?
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A:You will receive a username and pass word which will enable you to modify your personal web page at any time you desire.
Q:What is board package service?
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A:Co-op / condo sellers only, we offer a service where we can do the board package for you and your buyer.  This service comes with Elite membership and all other levels can purchase the service via the al la carte menu.
Q:Is there a contract or anything I need to sign?
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A:No - 1 credit card transaction through the SSL secure website and you are done.
Q:Is this safe?
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A:Yes – we have employed many safety pre-cautions to protect all information submitted to the website Such as SSL dynamic security protection and more.  We never share or distribute any information.
Q:Will my information be shared?
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A:No information will be shared, sold or passed along to anyone. Never will happen!
Q:Where do I get the forms that you supply for selling and the E-book (Inside secrets of a Real Estate Broker)?
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A:Depending on your package: the Free package – you will need to purchase these items; The Pro and Elite packages both come with these items.
Q:How do I sort Search results?
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A:Just use the sort drop down menu. Also you can view as Thumbnails or as Thumbnails with text or in the Map view on the search results page.
Q:How will the forms help me?
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A:They will help you to qualify buyers, provide a picture of their financials, show their ability of approval for a mortgage or board approval, keep track of the flow of buyers, and create professional show sheet
Q:How will the E-book help me?
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A:The book will give you a detailed description of the many aspects of beginning the selling process to the closing of the selling process.
Q:How Do I upload photos?
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A:Just go to the bottom of the post property page and utilize the photo button to select photos from your home PC. You will see a pre-view on the box on the right hand side of the photo.
Q:How many photos can I upload?
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A:You get a maximum of 10 photographs to upload. You can use less if you so desire but 10 is the maximum. The photos should be saved on your PC so it can be uploaded to the site.
Q:Can I upload a floor plan?
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A:Yes you can upload 1 floor plan per listing.
Q:Can I upload a Video?
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A:Yes you can upload a video.
Q:What if I decide to take my property off the Market?
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A:On the view account page, you need to select to edit your property list and then change the status to Draft (from Active). This status will stop your property from showing up on the website.  You can easily switch the status to active to put your listing back on the website.
Q:What if I have a signed Contract or it get sold?
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A:On the view account page, you need to select to edit your property list and then change the status to Contract Signed or Sold. Contract signed status will remain on the website but alert viewers that you have a signed contract while Sold listings will be removed from the search results.
Q:What if I want to change a picture or text after I have activated my property?
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A:Just login into your account with your username and password and then go to the edit property button next to your property that you previously posted. Click edit property button and you can edit any aspect you see fit. Once you are completed, you will save the changes and it will be reflected upon the website.
Q:How will the E-book help me?
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A:The book will give you a detailed description of the many aspects of beginning the selling process to the closing of the selling process.
Q:How many photos can I upload?
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A:You get a maximum of 10 photographs to upload. You can use less if you so desire but 10 is the maximum. The photos should be saved on your PC so it can be uploaded to the site.
Q:Can I work with Buyer's brokers?
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Yes, the system was made to offer you flexibility to work with no brokers or buy side brokers. Either way you will still reduce costs and net more money. All you need to do is just specify in your ad text you are working with buy side brokers and offering a commission of X.

Q:Do I need to do anything special to sell FSBO (For Sale by Owner)?
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A:No; Just a desire to have more money upon the sale.
Q:Will I get more money selling FSBO (For Sale by Owner)?
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A:Yes; you will not lose the 6% broker’s fee so you will get more money in your pocket. Remember your NET is more important than the total sales price. A broker may sell a home for more money than you but when he takes the 6% commission out of the gross amount the home owner’s net will be less than yours.
Q:What if I have questions or don’t know what to do while selling my apartment or house?
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That is why we have the consulting aspect for members. Just shoot us an email and we will guide you through the process. (Email is the only contact form we will accept – no phone calls please). You can purchase a consulting package or just a month of consulting from the al la carte menu. (Elite and Pro package only good for 1 property per purchase)

Q:Should I use a professional photographer or just use my camera?
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A:Use professional photographer, like VHT, for the best high resolution pictures. This will aide in the selling process and pull more buyers. (We have teamed up with Gotham Photography to get discounted packages for members.)
Q:What should I do for a floor plan?
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You can use our referral service where you have a direct link to The Floor Plan guy.  At Demsker Realty, he is our go to option for every floor plan we utilize for our full service customers.

Q:Is it important to stage my house or apartment?
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A:Yes. You should do everything to make it the most pleasing to the senses.   
Q:Why did you decide to offer this service?
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A:We wanted to offer an alternative that would give you the most money in your pocket and show that anyone can sell their home with our help. It is synergistic with our full service brokerage and a pet project of mine that I enjoy as we offer a full spectrum of services.
Q:What are your qualifications?
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A:I am a New York Real Estate broker, with over 12 years of experience with top brokerage companies (Douglas Elliman & William B. May), before starting my own full service Real Estate brokerage in 2009 – Demsker Realty. I have extensive experience in selling coops, condos, and houses in New York City, Brooklyn and Queens. Currently I am active in the market helping sellers and buyers navigate the markets and get the best possible results.
Q:What if I want to use Full Service?
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We offer a service should you need full service real estate via Demsker Realty, REBNY member. Please email us for details. (All funds spent on No Brokers Please will be returned at closing should you need full service, use Demsker and the sale closes.)

Q:How does Street Easy send the listing to Zillow and Trulia?
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Zillow has purchased both Street Easy and Trulia. Street Easy was purchased due to its strength in New York City area, which national sites did not have. Zillow uses Street Easy to feed it's national sites for more accurate NYC data.

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Why Spend 6% on a brokerage commission when with our assistance you can put that money in your own pocket and get great results.

No Brokers Please is a FSBO (for sale by owner) website, specializing in New York City (NYC), Brooklyn and Queens, with professional broker consulting, Street Easy feed, al la carte services and referrals to all the professionals you will need to sell. No Brokers Please creates a centralized marketing platform to band together all the FSBO sellers so that they can have more marketing power and exposure within the New York City market. We are duplicating how large brokerages sell their agent's listings (creating a brokerage site for only FSBO sellers), by creating a centralized marketing platform, a brokerage website, for all the agent's listings and then using secondary advertising for maximum exposure like Street Easy.

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Advice
  • 14 August

    305 West 52nd Street - 2G

    posted by Thomas Demsker

    Live in a brand new apartment. 542sf NET Sf, largest and only studio in the building facing South. Gut renovated bi-level apartment which has plenty of space for multiple set ups or to create a jr-1.

  • 05 October

    Street Easy FSBO Ads

    posted by Thomas Demsker

    Since the zillow take over , the price to place a fsbo ad on Street Easy has now climbed to a high of 595 per month. Originally it was 199 per month. What we look to do here is create a base for FSB

Testimonials
The internet has drastically cut the cost of connecting buyers with sellers, but traditional New York brokerage fees are as high as ever. NBP gave us a solution that kept most of that money in our pocket, but still gave us access to expert advice from someone who knows the city. Pat
Upper West Side
I thought it must be easy to sell your apartment, till I started the process. Luckily I found NBP that made me a realtor over night. Lots of support and personalized guidance through the whole process. I sold my place above asking from listing to closing in less that 4 month. Loved it! Tim F. Holderbaum
West Village
We sold our Jackson Heights apartment on our own, saving ourselves about $35,000 that would have gone to a broker. We could never have done it without Thomas's amazing, spot-on advice. He was there whenever we needed him, replying instantly to our many emails. He walked us through all steps of the process, and carefully reviewed and provided feedback for our buyers' co-op package. We highly recommend selling on your own, but only if you use No Brokers Please! Mark & Jennifer
Coop in Queens
We sold our coop in a tough building and with NBP's consulting service, the process was facilitated a lot. No Brokers Please's assistance with all the details, appraisal file and the board package got us a solid buyer and a closing. We highly recommend this very affordable and easy to use consulting service. Francoise and Jacques
I’ve used NBP twice and had amazing results both times. I got prices that were just as high as if I used a broker and saved a combined $80,000 in broker fees. NBP makes it easy and provides great service! JG
148 West 23rd & 45 Park Ave
the "secrets" booklet, the documents, Street Easy online ad and the constant email support are WELL WORTH the money to anyone out there doing this on their own Eric
425 East 79th St.
Tom, we closed on our sale of 11A yesterday. We think the price of 900,000 was fair for today's market and we got through a tough board process. We saved the broker's fee but-more importantly-we pushed for our own apartment to sell in a way that no broker would have-it was our sole mission. To be completely frank, there is absolutely no way in the world we would have done it without you. I can't thank you enough. Nina
420 East 72nd St.
No Brokers Please provided exactly the professional guidance I needed to sell my 3BR coop in Jackson Heights. Thanks for the help! Bob F
Coop in Queens
No Brokers Please was very helpful to me in selling my coop. Clear concise information about the process, and personalized answers to questions. Maryellen W. Tice
Coop in Brooklyn
We used the on-line listing service from No Brokers Please to sell our coop apartment in New York City with excellent results. Thomas provided terrific service to us and we were able to achieve a quick sale for a great price. Highly recommended with very competitive pricing for those willing to do the marketing work themselves. Jonas
201 East 21st.
No Brokers Please provides an excellent service- just enough help and advice, extremely prompt responses, and all the tools you need to confidently make it through this process on your own. If you're considering selling by owner but don't know where to start, you've found it. Katherine Ives
Condo in Brooklyn
Using NBP was the best decision we ever made!! Thomas was amazingly responsive throughout the process and guided us step by step. We did everything he told us too and ended up saving 9% because he encouraged us to list higher than we initially thought to! Thanks Thomas! Jill J.
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