How do I find houses for sale on your site?
Go to our Hot Properties page
begin. Click on the Listing ID
of the property
you wish to see. You have six different options to Sort By: City,
Property Type, Square Feet, Bed /Baths, Price, and Map.
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Why should I buy or sell using the
by owner method?
There are many reasons. Click
here for reasons to sell by owner, or click
here for reasons to buy a home direct from an owner.
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How many people will see my
Well, MiamiBeach411.com is the largest website of its kind in Florida.
And we can prove it! If you click on the following link, you will
be brought to a website that ranks every site on the web based on
Every month, 225,000 people visit MiamiBeach411.com. We let you
track how many people actually view your ad! On top of our traffic,
we help distribute your listing to the biggest search engines
on the Internet including Google, Yahoo, and MSN.
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What happens when potential
buyers call regarding my property?
This is entirely up to you.
You can use a real estate broker to field the phone calls or you
can have the property inquiries come straight to you. We enable
you to stay in control of showings, buyer inquiries and all negotiations.
If you do not have a broker, our Affiliate Agent can assist you
with paperwork, showings and buyer inquiries for an additional
fee. In many cases, our Affiliate Agent may even volunteer their
services for a portion on the buyer side commission or an additional
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How do I place an ad?
Go to the For Sale login page and enter
your email address and password. You will be directed to a Property
Listing page where you can enter the property description and
choose a payment option.
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How do I edit my ad, and how
often can I edit my ad?
Customers can edit their ads as often as they
The editing process is simple. Click Here
This will bring you to your personal "Listing Manager Home
Page". In the Tool Box, click the link titled “Edit
Property Listing". Clicking the link will bring you to a
page that lets you change any of the details that make up your
When you are done editing your ad, scroll down to the bottom of
the page and click the button titled “Preview This Ad.”
This will show you the way your ad will look to potential buyers.
If you’re satisfied with the way your revised ad looks,
simply click the button titled “I’m Satisfied.”
If you have completed these steps properly, you will be shown
a page that informs you that your ad has been altered successfully.
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How to I upload photos to
***PHOTO UPLOAD INFORMATION***
If you'd like to add a photo to your ad (and we strongly recommend
that you do) please follow the following five steps. Note: to
upload a photo to your listing, you MUST be using Netscape 3.0
or above, or Internet Explorer 4.0 or above):
1. Go to http://www.miamibeach411.com/myProperty/login.php
2. Enter your email address and password, which will take you
to your Listing Manager Home Page. In the Tool Box, click the
link titled “Edit Photos".
3. On this page, select the “Browse” button for the
photo you wish to upload. You will then see a dialog box appear
where you can find the file on your local hard drive that contains
the image you’d like to upload.
4. Repeat this step for each of the six possible images. (Photos
must be 1 megabyte or less in size and they must be in one of
the following formats or you will receive an error message: jpg,
.jpeg, .tiff, .tif, .bmp, or .gif).
You may also delete as many photos as you like by checking the
delete photo checkbox to the left of the photo.
5. Once this is complete, click the "Submit" button at the bottom
of the form.
To confirm that your photos have been uploaded properly, view
your listing. If you do not see the photo you just uploaded, refresh
your browser (on the keyboard press the F5 key) and it should
Please note that any photo you upload will overwrite any photo
currently on the site for this listing at the position you specify.
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How do I find out how many people have viewed my ad?
Click Here and enter your listing number
and password then click the button titled “Login".
This will bring you to your Listing Manager. In the Tool Box,
the "Hits" data shows the number of people who have
visited your ad since inception.
I can't remember my password!
No problem! Click Here and enter your
email address then click the button titled “Forgot Password".
Your password will be emailed to you. You must use the same email
address that appears in your ad.
I lost my account information, what should I do?
Don't worry, here is what you do. Click Here
and enter your listing number and password then click the button
titled “Login". This will bring you to your Listing
Manager. Click the "Edit Profile" link. You will find
your account information on this page.
Will my email address remain private after I place it on your
Yes, your email address will remain private. We do not use customer
email addresses for any reason other than to communicate details
regarding payment and customer service. Also, we will never sell
our customers’ email addresses to direct marketers.
From time to time we do email updates and special service offers
to our customers, but the email will come directly from us.
If you have received unsolicited email in response to your ad,
please report it immediately to email@example.com
How much does it cost to advertise a property on your site?
The cost to place a Hot Property Listing on MiamiBeach411.com
are as follows:
- — Per Month Campaign: price is $29.95
per month, which is automatically rebilled to your credit card
every thirty days from the date you place the ad until you cancel
- — 3 Month Campaign: price is 49.95, which is
automatically rebilled to your credit card every ninety days
from the date you place the ad until you cancel the ad.
Can I pay for my ad by a method other than credit card?
We encourage all of our customers to pay for their ads online
via credit card because it is very safe and very efficient.
However, if you are more comfortable paying by check or money
order you may do so. (Please note: the monthly $29.95 option is
not available to customers who pay by check or money order.)
Checks and money orders should be mailed to the following address:
Miami Beach 411 Corp.
1521 Alton Road # 233
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Please make check or money order payable to Miami Beach 411 Corporation.
How often am I charged?
Your ad is automatically renewed every 30 days if you are on the
monthly billing program, and every 90 days if you are on the 3
month program. However you may cancel your ad at any time and
the billing instantly stops. Any charges prior to that are valid.
To cancel your ad and billing, click Login.
I received an error message when I attempted to activate my ad,
what should I do?
Don’t worry. If you created your ad and received a listing
number, your ad will be saved in our database and will remain
there for six months (in other words you won’t have to recreate
it). Also, your credit card will not be billed unless your ad
If you received notice that your credit card was declined, you
must call your credit card company directly. (The most common
reason that a credit card is declined is that the address entered
into the address fields of the credit card payment page does not
match the billing address for the card.)
For more help email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the Multiple Listing Service (MLS)?
The Multiple Listing Service (MLS) is the primary data system
that most Real Estate Agents use to market and sell property.
75% of all properties sold are sold through the MLS.
How can I be placed on the MLS?
The MLS or Multiple Listing Service can also help market your
home, particularly to real estate agents who may know of buyers
seeking a property like yours. The MLS is a directory used by
real estate agents to announce to other agents that they have
a home for sale. In many Florida selling markets, MiamiBeach411.com
can put your house on the MLS (for an additional fee). However,
if a real estate agent finds you a buyer after seeing your home
on the MLS, you must usually pay that agent a 2.5% to 3% commission
(the law states that all commissions are negotiable, however).
Will anyone want to show my home if I’m only paying 3% commission?
Yes. Our Affiliate Agent has already agreed to list the property
for a flat fee, so the listing commission of 3% is no longer a
factor. The selling agent (buyer’s agent) will get 3% if
they bring a buyer.
Who will be my listing Broker/Agent?
Our Affiliate Agent will handle the initial listing paperwork,
but will indicate on the MLS that showings and all negotiations
are done through you.
Why would an agent want to list my home if they don't get a commission
when it sells?
Our Affiliate Agents work for a flat fee for two reasons –
volume and more exposure to their name. Furthermore, if our agent
lists your home and brings a buyer, they receive the 3% you’ve
agreed to pay the selling agent.
Is it necessary for me to hire an attorney in order to sell my
In most Florida real estate markets, a title company can handle
every aspect of a real estate transaction.
MiamiBeach411.com has a directory of title
companies in MIami, which can be searched.
However, many customers hire a real-estate lawyer to protect their
interests throughout any real estate transaction. A lawyer can
act as an escrow agent for down payments, evaluate any complicated
offers from potential buyers and handle closings.
When selecting a lawyer, choose one that specializes in real estate
transactions (and don’t be afraid to shop around for competitive
What is your success rate in selling properties?
Because we’re not real estate agents (and don’t charge
a commission) we are legally prohibited from taking part in the
actual sales transaction of any of the properties advertised on
our site, which makes it difficult for us to track how many of
our properties sell and how quickly.
We are polling our customers in order to gauge our success rate.
We'll keep you posted on the results.
Attractive properties (good homes in good areas priced correctly)
sell and unattractive ones don't. It's the same issue that real
estate agents face.
However, regardless of the property, we have a larger reach than
any other Florida real estate broker. And when you combine our
reach with the insight and knowledge of a professional broker,
it can make the process of selling your home easy and more profitable.
I want to advertise my property on the MiamiBeach411.com site.
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