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A consumer ally in real estate

Help us grow our safe space for future sellers and buyers to connect and learn without their info being sold to real estate companies.

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Campaign Ends on August 1, 2021

Project Description

Why we created Selling Later
Sellers and buyers know in advance that they want to make a move

Selling Later was developed from our own experience of being frustrated home sellers that couldn't time buying and selling a home.  

Selling Later lets home sellers post their home up to one year before they want to sell.  Homebuyers can inquire on home posts that match their buying timeline and home preferences.  Sellers can manage their inquiries on their seller dashboard, respond using masked email, and keep notes on individual buyers.   We don't believe in middlemen, which is why all inquires go directly to the home poster; not to agents, lenders, etc.  Our platform is free for consumers, but we do ask that members donate to a nonprofit in exchange for use of our resources.

A few months post launch, we attended a real estate agent conference, and everything changed.

 

how things changed for selling later once we saw behind the curtain of the real estate industry

 

From the beginning, we knew we wanted to safe keep consumer information.  But it wasn't until we attended a real estate agent conference (we are frustrated consumers, not real estate agents) that we saw how much of the real estate industry works against consumers.

  • There were 100,000,000 leads sold to the industry in 2020, yet there were only 5 million homes sold.   These lead generation companies make billions off of unsuspecting consumers.  We believe in protecting your information and giving billions back to consumers and nonprofits
  • These website aren't referring the "best agents" and don't tell you how using their services can impact your chance to negotiate listing commissions and/or buyer rebates (if applicable).
  • Think of all of the technology that has been introduced to make things faster, more affordable, and more convenient since the 90's.  Consumers need to know who really gets paid from commissions, and how to negotiate savings for themselves.
  • Real estate selling services are no longer a one size fits all industry.  We do not sell homes and believe in educating sellers so they can pick a selling service that works best for them.
  • Home warranty, internet providers, home security and other companies give real estate companies kick backs when they sell their services.    These kickbacks go back to the company, not consumers, and can range from $40 to $60 for each new subscription.

To add to these problems, there are almost 2 million agents to sell 5 million homes and a variety of selling services that continue to launch that are not clear about their costs and implications of service.

we want to stand up for consumers and help them navigate this murky world of real estate

 

 

How your support will help us protect future sellers and buyers

 

If we didn't know about these issues in real estate, there is a good chance that consumers don't either.  While Selling Later is already a successful tool to connect future sellers and buyers, we need your help to transform our resource into a true ally for consumers.  

With your help we will add the following resources to our platform to make it a true consumer resource and ally:

Public Buyer Profiles
More educational resources
expand our ask an expert panels
Simplify the posting process
added privacy tools for members

 

The impact we have already made with consumers

 

We have had future home sellers post from Pennsylvania, West Virginia, North Carolina, Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nevada, Georgia, and Texas.  We have had future buyers from all over the US search our site in hopes of learning of homes selling when they want to buy.   During our growth and exploratory phase, we were fortunate to be featured in many local papers, as well as Forbes, and multiple podcasts.

With this campaign, we can finally give back control back to consumers and support nonprofits throughout the US.   To show our commitment to Giving Back, we are donating 15% of our campaign rewards back to small nonprofits.  

 

Thank you for helping us grow real estate for consumers

Your support in building a safe place for consumers is so greatly appreciated.  We truly believe in building something just for consumers, not other business.   If you are not able to support us financially at this time, your virtual support of our social pages would also be greatly welcomed!  

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Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

How Does Selling Later Make Money?

We believe in the minimal profit model and doing what's right by the consumer.   It is more important to us that we create a safe place for consumers that protects their information.   While we do have plans for ethical monetization pieces, profits will be solely used to continue Selling Later's commitment to building a transparent, safe place for consumers only.  

 

Does Selling Later sell homes?

Selling Later does not sell homes, nor does it tell it's member how they must sell.   We believe in consumer choice.  We educate consumers on selling process and believe they should pick a service that works best for them.

 

Can I Pick A Nonprofit For You To Donate Towards?

For this campaign, we will donate towards our current Giving Back nonprofit groups.  If you volunteer with a great nonprofit that we should know about, send us an email at info@sellinglater.com, and we will add them to our list for new potential Giving Back partners.

 

How Does Selling Later Work?

Visit our FAQ page for more information about Selling Later.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matthew Glies
06/15/2021
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Just Because I Care

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40.00 USD
15% Donated To Equality

We will donate 15% of this reward back to small nonprofits that support equal rights for all.

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40.00 USD
15% Donated To Animal Welfare

We will donate 15% of this perk back to small animal welfare nonprofits within the US.

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40.00 USD
15% Donated To Combat Hunger

15% of this perk will be donated to small nonprofits in the US that are doing everything they can to feed their community during these hard times. 

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40.00 USD
15% Donated To Education

15% of this perk will be donated to small nonprofits supporting teachers throughout the US. 

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40.00 USD
15% Donated To Community Programs

15% of this perk will be donated to small nonprofits that are offering programs that support their community.

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40.00 USD
15% Donated To Veteran Programs

15% of this perk will be donated to small nonprofits supporting Veterans throughout the US. 

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