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About Us has been the choice of For Sale By Owner professionals since 1995 and prides itself on being the oldest and most established FSBO Web site in existence. The company is operated by Wayne Strobel and his partner, Ken Hamric, and now serves more than half of the nation's For Sale By Owner magazine publishers and numerous other affiliates - offering clients national exposure coupled with local experts.

Started in 1995 as, the site was the first fully automated, database-driven and client-managed FSBO Web site on the Internet. Through providing sites to FSBO magazine publishers around the country, it quickly became the premier Web hosting provider to some of the largest and most successful FSBO companies in the nation.

Press Articles

2007-10-15 HomesByOwner Names New Branded Publishers

These publishers will produce monthly magazines under the HomesByOwner name and join existing publishers in Detroit, Mich.; Portland, Ore.; and New Orleans, La. New magazine locations are Northwest Indiana; Wilmington, N.C.; Fayetteville, Ark.; Madison, Wis.; and Oklahoma City, Okla.

2007-08-27 Wall Street Journal Article about Successful HomesByOwner Sellers

FSBO Home Sellers Cut Costs; Find Buyer in Less Than a Month When John Odermott and his wife Michelle decided they wanted to move from the high-cost suburbs of Portland, Ore., to the more wallet-friendly Billings, Mont., they opted to sell their home without a real-estate agent. "[We were] very keen on the idea of not having to pay a commission," says Mr. Odermott, an accountant.

2007-03-23 A Little Fatherly Advice Garners Success for Entrepreneur

Everyone knows the phrase "father knows best," but local Realtor and entrepreneur Ebe Cotton is a living testament to that. Throughout his career, his father, also named Ebe, has been behind him, encouraging him to strive for greater success.

Real estate could be considered the family business for Cotton. His parents bought one of the first Century 21 franchises in Indiana in 1978, and he started selling real estate for their company while still in college.

2007-02-01 Expands Services to Canada, the United States' largest national network of local For Sale By Owner Web sites, recently expanded services to Canada.

The Canadian site covers approximately 100 metropolitan areas across Canada's 10 provinces and 3 territories. The site,, allows homeowners to post their homes on the Internet and customize a marketing plan, which can include online advertising, yard signs and other features.

2006-12-11 For Sale By Owner Programs Offer Sellers an Edge

When homeowner Michael Meyer carefully positioned a for sale sign in front of his Detroit-area house in late March 2006, he joined the increasing ranks of individuals who are choosing the proverbial road less traveled - the for sale by owner route.

Three months later, Meyer was back in his yard - this time triumphantly plastering a SOLD banner on the sign.

2006-10-30 Non-Traditional Real Estate Broker Finds Marketing 'Gold' in National FSBO Web Site

If you are looking to buy a home, is your first stop the classified ads in your local newspaper? Do you scan the phonebook for a real estate agent? Or, do you simply drive around desirable neighborhoods hoping to see "For Sale" signs?

Chances are, your first stop is in your own home, at your own computer, searching the Internet. And that is exactly where Tampa, Fla.-based real estate broker and affiliate Cary Collier wants you to be.

HomesByOwner Executive Biographies

Wayne Strobel

Wayne Strobel, a Louisville, Ky., native, received a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Kentucky in 1983 and has been in the real estate industry since 1988, when he started a FSBO Magazine in Louisville. In 1991, he started Inno-Max Realty, a non-traditional real estate brokerage company, to work in tandem with the magazine. He sold in 1994 after growing the combined companies to 26 agents and $1 million in annual sales.

Kenneth Hamric

A lifetime Memphis, Tenn., resident, Ken Hamric holds a Master of Science in computer engineering from the University of Memphis and boasts more than 20 years in the software development industry, including 10 years with General Electric and six years with Oracle Corporation.

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