How to Sell Your House on eBay


Ebay has over 4,300 real estate listings on their auction website every month. With over 147 million viewers in the US and internationally, this can offer the greatest amount of exposure for your real estate listing. You can conduct a virtual open house all day every day. If you set up your listing as an auction, having an end date can create a great sense of anticipation and urgency. Most items sold on eBay require an insertion fee and a percentage of the final sale. But for real estate it’s just a flat insertion fee depending on whether you wish to list your property for 30 or 90 days.

Things You'll Need

  • Internet connection
  • Photos of property

Register free on eBay. Go to and click on “sign in” or “register” at the top of the website.

Set up a Seller’s Account. Click on “Sell” at the top of the home page. From the drop down menu click on “seller information center.” In the new page, click on “getting started.” Under “Learning Essentials” click on “Creating a Seller’s Account” for information on how to set up your seller’s account.

Click on the “sell” button at the top of any eBay page when you’re ready to begin creating your listing.

Choose from either the ad format to help in lead generation or you can opt for the classic format.

Fill out the form and include many quality photos of your property.

Submit your listing.

Tips & Warnings

  • eBay sells eBay real estate signs that you can put up on your property that direct potential drive-by buyers to your eBay listing.
  • You can add on lots of extras to make your listing stand out, but be sure you add up the fees before you submit your listing so you don't end up with a bill after your auction is over that is much larger than you had anticipated.

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