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No. Portfolio valuation and financial management is completely free on the site. We want you to have the benefit of the best data and analytics that the biggest investors in history use, so you can get the best financial outcome possible. There are other services offered on the site, such and Broker Price Opinions, mortgages, etc, that will have a cost, but you will always know what that cost is before committing.

OwnAmerica is a marketplace of rental homes for sale. Simply choose the properties you wish to sell, save them as a "Custom Portfolio", and chose the option to "Create a Listing". A representative of OwnAmerica will be in touch right away to execute a marketing agreement with you. Once it's all agreed and signed, your portfolio will be placed on the site for sale.

No. This is a private marketplace that values discretion. Upon approving the listings for sale, we will immediately share them with other users of the site who have indicated an interest in buying assets like the ones you are selling. You also have the option to include your listings in the searchable database on the site. In that case, any users on the site will be able to see your listings and make offers.

OwnAmerica charges a fee of 3% of the ultimate sale price at closing. Buyers will also be asked to pay a 3% fee.

Yes, of course. OwnAmerica operates the largest network of certified investment specialists in the industry. Chances are we have several options for you in your local market and can assign your account to one of them. The will be compensated from the fees references above and not carry any additional charge.


This option is set by each seller individually. Look for the field "Is cherrypicking allowed?" to see what the seller is willing to do.

Rental properties on are not allowed to be shown until the properties are in contract. This is out of respect for the tenants. Negotiate your purchase based on the numbers, a drive-by viewing, and the representations by the seller as to the condition. Once you are in contract, we can arrange inspections. If the condition is not as it was represented, you will have the option to renegotiate or cancel the contract during the due diligence period.

Yes and no. Some properties have third party management in place that would like to remain after a sale. Others will need to be transitioned to a new property manager. OwnAmerica offers connections to certified property managers in the markets where we have homes for sale.


No. Feel free to share our inventory with anyone you wish.

It can happen if the buyer or seller requests to be represented by another agent. OwnAmerica will never remove you from an account on our own.

We will compensate you for helping us spread the word about If you find an owner and share your affiliate link with them, and they upload their properties, or of you upload them for the owner, they will automatically be linked to your account and we will send you $10/address via PayPal. We will first verify the owner is the rightful owner of the addresses.

Take our online video course here on the site, or take it live at an upcoming certification event. Please reference the Certification Schedule.

Certification fees can be found here.

If you are a real estate agent or broker, you play a pivotal role in our ecosystem. We need to be sure you know the basics and the OwnAmerica philosophy.