Just a short post during this holiday week to give a little nod to some neighbors to our south down in Portland. If you’re one of the many people out there these days trying to sell your home, or if—against the better advice of this blog—you’re in the market to buy a home; I recommend you take a moment to check out ChoiceA.
The guys that run the site have the lofty goal of eventually becoming a free nationwide alternative to the real estate agent-controlled Multiple Listing Services. Basically it’s a For-Sale-By-Owner (FSBO) site with a shiny graphical interface, free listings, and some tools to help your sale go smoothly.
Obviously I haven’t used the site to buy or sell a home, so I can’t personally vouch for the quality of the experience in doing so. They have some neat tools, and certainly also some room for improvement, but they’re on the right track, and you can’t beat free, right?
Give them a look and shoot them an email if you have any suggestions. Unlike the MLS, they are interested in getting as much feedback as possible from users so they can constantly improve their system.