BillingsByOwner.com is owned and operated by Billings By Owner, Inc.. Throughout this Service Agreement we will refer to Billings By Owner, Inc. as BillingsByOwner.com and/or the Website.
BillingsByOwner.com provides a advertising service for “For Sale By Owner” (FSBO, pronounced fizbo) real estate properties. We do not represent the seller or the buyer nor do we provide real estate or legal advice.
The owners of BillingsByOwner.com have no liability or responsibility regarding the accuracy of the information contained on this Website. The property owner is solely responsible for the accuracy of the information regarding their property. BillingsByOwner.com makes no guarantees, warranties or representations regarding the accuracy, correctness or completeness of the information.
The owners of BillingsByOwner.com do not represent themselves to be real estate agents, realtors or brokers. BillingsByOwner.com only receives money from the property owner for the web listing and related items and does not receive money from the buyer for any information or advice related to that sale or upon the sale of the property. The property owner is responsible for all aspects regarding the sale of the property. BillingsByOwner.com strongly recommends that you hire the services of a real estate attorney to help with the legal aspects and paperwork involved with the actual real estate transaction. BillingsByOwner.com also recommends the property owner enlist the services of other real estate related professionals (i.e. mortgage brokers/financial institutions, appraisers, inspectors, insurance agencies and title companies).
Equal Housing Opportunity
BillingsByOwner.com is committed to the full letter and spirit of U.S. policy regarding equal housing opportunity. BillingsByOwner.com encourages a completely fair, without barriers system to obtain housing because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status and disability.
The information provided by the property owner is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Law.
“Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act), as amended, prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions, based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents of legal custodians, pregnant women, and people securing custody of children under the age of 18), and handicap (disability).” http://www.hud.gov/offices/fheo/FHLaws/index.cfm
If you purchase any service by BillingByOwner.com you are agreeing to the following:
• You will abide by the Service Agreement.
• The information you provide is accurate to the best of your knowledge.
• You are the legal owner of the property you are listing.
• If you are a broker/owner, you will disclose that fact in the description of the ad and with the appropriate icon.
• You will not reference other websites, businesses or organizations in your listing.
• You acknowledge that this service is continuous and if cancelled the property owner must pay another Listing Fee to re-list.
• The listing is for one property only and may not be transferred to any other property.
• You agree to maintain the information of your listing by promptly updating information to represent the most current situation and data. (i.e. sold, sale pending, change in price, listing with a real estate agency etc.).
• BillingsByOwner.com has the right to remove the listing at anytime if you are not in compliance with these policies.
Your listing will expire as soon as your property is sold, taken off the market or listed with a real estate agency. The property owner agrees to notify BillingsByOwner.com immediately once an offer has been accepted and a closing date scheduled. This ensures our Website contains the most up-to-date information.
Underground Utilities and Sprinkler Systems
BillingsByOwner.com does not accept responsibility for injury or damages involving the placement/installation of Yard, Directional, Open House, Sale Pending Sign(s) or Brochure Boxes. It is recommended that the property owner call (1-800-424-5555, “Call Before You Dig,” this service takes approximately 2 days) before BillingsByOwner.com installs the Yard Sign and Brochure Box to prevent injury from or damage to underground utilities. Sprinkler system components should also be clearly marked within the designated location of the Yard Sign. BillingsByOwner.com is in no way responsible for damage to sprinkler system components. It is the responsibility of the property owner to place a flagged-marker in the designated Yard Sign location. Purchasing of any of our services indicates your agreement and compliance with this policy.
Signage Delivery and Placement/Installation
Once a web listing has been paid for and posted on BillingsByOwner.com, the customer will be notified by phone to schedule a convenient time for Signage Delivery and Placement/Installation.
The Yard Sign(s) and Brochure Box are placed/installed by BillingsByOwner.com. Directional, Open House and Sale Pending Signs (Please place Sale Pending Sign on the Yard Sign in the upper right hand corner, once a serious offer has been accepted and a closing date scheduled.) will be placed/installed by the property owner when appropriate. BillingsByOwner.com is not responsible for any fine or penalty resulting from their unlawful placement. BillingsByOwner.com does not accept responsibility for injury or damages involved with the placement/installation of any Signage.
Writing on Signs
All Signage and Brochure Boxes are the property of BillingsByOwner.com. No writing is allowed on the Signage. A bottom rider will be attached to the Yard Sign(s) with your Personal Web ID Number and your requested Contact Phone Number. If the Signs are written on than the property owner will be billed accordingly. Fees: 9×24 For Sale Arrow Sign – $20, 9×24 Open House Arrow Sign – $20, 18×24 For Sale By Owner Sign – $50, 6×24 Contact Info Bottom Rider Sign – $30, Top Logo Rider Sign – $25 and Brochure Box – $30.00.
If your property is sold, taken off the market or listed with a real estate agency, then all Signage will be made available for immediate pick-up by BillingsByOwner.com. Signage, with the exception of the Yard Sign(s), should be placed by the property owner’s front door or other easily noticed location. The Signage will be picked-up within 7 days from the date of closing. It is your responsibility to gather Directional and Open House Sign(s). The property owner is responsible for their safe keeping. The Yard Sign(s) and Brochure Box(s) will be removed by BillingsByOwner.com. If the Yard Sign(s), and its components, or Brochure Box(s) is damaged beyond normal wear and tear the customer will be billed accordingly. Fees: White Steel Swing-Post – $50, 18×24 For Sale By Owner Sign – $50, Top Logo Rider Sign – $25, Contact Info Bottom Rider Sign – $30, Brochure Box – $30. All Arrow Signs will be returned or the customer will be billed accordingly. Fees: 9×24 For Sale Arrow Sign – $20 and 9×24 Open House Arrow Sign – $20.
BillingsByOwner.com recognizes that both the Directional and Open House Sign(s) are usually not located on your property and that sometimes these types of Signs are damaged, lost or stolen. Because of this fact, property owners will not be charged additional fees if any of the above mentioned occurs. However, the property owner is still responsible for all Signage and should make every reasonable effort to return all Signage to BillingsByOwner.com in their original condition.
Transfer and Continuous Listing Policy
Listings are for one property and are not transferable to other properties. Listings are continuous and cannot be stopped and re-started without paying another Listing Fee. A discount of $50.00 off the listing fee is offered to customers who re-list the same property after a cancellation.
BillingsByOwner.com maintains this Website as a paid service to real estate owners looking to sell their property and as a free service to real estate buyers. All information is provided without warranty of any kind, either expressed or inferred or for non-infringement. Access and use of the Website and all company links are subject to the terms and conditions and to all applicable laws regulating the user of the Internet and those relating to the use of any and all content. BillingsByOwner.com reserves the right to revise the terms and conditions for access to its Website, without prior notification, in its sole discretion. This website and its contents are the sole property of BillingsByOwner.com.
Inaccuracies and other errors may be found in the information, software, products and services published on this Website. Changes and/or improvements are periodically added to any and all, information, software, products or services, without prior notification, by Billing By Owner, Inc or affiliates. Under no circumstance shall Billings By Owner, Inc and affiliates be liable for any punitive, secondary, special or indirect damages, contract or based on strict liability. Billings By Owner, Inc and affiliates are in no way liable even if previously warned of the possibility of a negative result.
Because most of BillingsByOwner.com expenses are incurred in the first few days of listing a property we cannot offer refunds. However, if a refund is requested before your web listing is made public, posted on BillingsByOwner.com, than a refund in the amount you paid will be granted.
Hold Harmless Clause
Users and Advertisers agree to hold harmless Billing By Owner, Inc. and its officers, directors, employees or agents from any liability for damages that may arise out of or in connection with the use of BillingsByOwner.com or any third party site/content/service referenced on the site. This is a complete limitation of liability that applies to all damages of any kind, including (without limitation) compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of data, income or profit, loss of or damage to property, personal injury, and claims of third parties.
Information Collection and Use
BillingsByOwner.com is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. All information is voluntarily provided by the user during the registration process. We will not sell, share or rent this information.
During the registration process the user is required to give their contact information (such as name, address, phone and email addresses) and property information and photos. All information collected is for business operational purposes only and is used to contact the user regarding the products and services they have shown specific interest.
After registering, the user is required to fill out the order form and supply credit card or bank information in order to purchase our products or services (All information is encrypted and protected by the highest standards in the industry – GeoTrust SSL.). This information is used immediately for that specific order and is not stored or used in any way after the previously mentioned transaction.
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy policies or statements of other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy policies and statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
Informational Access and Control
As a registered seller (No other personal information is collected from any other user.) of BillingsByOwner.com you have 24/7 access, through the use of a username and password, to all data that BillingsByOwner.com stores on a secured server. This easy user access allows you the simple and immediate ability to add, delete or edit any and/or all personal or property information. If however, you wish to contact BillingsByOwner.com directly you may request at anytime to:
-view what data we have about you or your property.
-change and/or correct any data we have about you or your property.
-request any data we have about you or your property be deleted.
-inquire about or express concerns regarding the use of your data.
This can usually be done through our Contact Us form or by emailing [email protected]
BillingsByOwner.com takes every precaution to protect the personal information of its users. When you submit sensitive information through the site, your information is protected both online and offline.
Whenever sensitive information is collected, such as in the order form and credit card pages, it is encrypted and securely transmitted by the highest standards in the industry through GeoTrust SSL (Identified by the GeoTrust Certificate icon located on every page of the site). To verify that you are protected, look for “https” at the beginning of the web address and/or look for the closed lock icon at the bottom of the page.