How it Works with Picket Fence Preview


   …from start to finish. 

Picket Fence Preview is an advertising and marketing service for property owners selling real estate (houses, condos, land, commercial/investment) privately, or “by owner”.  We provide effective internet exposure, yard signs, a very helpful How to Sell Your Own Home book and all the documents needed for the sale (Contracts, sellers’ disclosure forms, etc.).

Property sellers pay only an advertising fee to Picket Fence Preview. Interested buyers will contact you directly by email or phone. You do the showing, we help advertise to bring buyers to you. Attorneys and lenders will step in and assist with the process once you have a buyer lined up.

How do I advertise with Picket Fence? What do I do?

You provide the advertising material – photos and description (Picket Fence can help with your internet ad write-up, if desired $25.  For your convenience, we can also post your web ad for you as well. See  Ad writing services >>>



Internet Ads on Picket Fence Preview

For Internet Advertising Packages:  Property owners wishing to advertise online can post their own ad and pay online.  Ads are active for 2 weeks to six months.  You select how long you think your property will take to sell. You will receive a reminder a day or two before your ad expires. 

Advertising fees are as low as $89!

Click here for internet ad rates and information

All ads include all the forms and contracts needed to sell!

Once you’ve decided about the ad package you’d like, or if you have any questions, call, email (or stop by) Picket Fence Preview at 802-660-3167 to place your ad. 

Our 1 Kennedy Dr., So. Burlington office is open Monday-Friday 9AM - 4PM

To post your ad here>>>

If you need us to post your ad for you for $25 submit your photos and description by email use this address:
You'll receive a confirmation that the material was received and we will contact you.

Payment is expected at the time of ad placement.

What about the Legal aspects?  Don’t I need an agent to do all the paperwork?

First, Picket Fence Preview will provide you with a document packet that includes an offer form, Seller’s disclosure, Purchase & Sales contract forms, Smoke detector disclosure and various Tips & info sheets.  

Second, as a seller you will need to have an attorney to file your Warranty Deed and take care of any State property transfer tax documents, as well as assist you with your final Purchase & Sale Contract and other documents (Picket Fence highly recommends that sellers do NOT sign a real estate contract without first having their attorney review it!)

Third, you will need an real estate attorney whether you use Picket Fence or a real estate agent.  You are best served to have an attorney representing you directly, looking out for your best interests.

When do I contact an attorney?

Most attorneys seem to prefer to be contacted once you have a buyer making an offer.  However, for properties that might have issues complicating the closing, such as liens, storm water or permitting issues, it is best to have your attorney take care of those right away so that your closing won’t be delayed.

There must be a catch… this seems too easy.  Why are commissions so expensive if this is all it takes?

The big difference is that you are showing your own property, taking care of your own marketing, and setting up your own appointments.  Agents charge you 6% to do those things that are best performed by you anyway. If you’re okay answering a few emails or phone calls, and can handle showing someone around your property, you can do this.

 What about MLS?  Don’t I need that?

It's up to you. Some think they need the MLS to reach their buyer. Luckily with Picket Fence we've solved the MLS dilemma! We offer MLS that includes your contact information* (unlike other MLS services) and we can get you into MLS for just the price of an ad. No need to pay 6% to get MLS. With Picket Fence it's free!

*Other MLS services list only the agent's info...forcing you to rely on the agent to relay inquiries to you. With our MLS you receive the inquiry directly: no games, no tricks, no hassles! Best of all with our 6 month web ad, the MLS is FREE


CLICK here to get started posting your internet ad


Feel free to call us 660-3167 or email bill@picketfencepreview with questions