Frequently Asked Questions

What is the audience for

Our growing community of users falls into two categories: 1. Buyers from all over the world who are looking for a water view property in the US -- a vacant lot to a luxury estate, and everything in between. 2. Sellers (or their agents) who have a water view or waterfront property for sale anywhere in the USA. We bring them together and fulfill buyers dreams of owning a water view home!

What is considered a "Water Property"?

A water property is any property in the US that has a view of water -- an ocean, lake, river, bay, sound, waterway, bayou, estuary, or pond. It can be a home, estate, floating home, condo, houseboat, or vacant lot. It can be a waterfront or just have a view of a body of water.

How do I get my property listed on the website?

It's easy and takes just a few minutes. Sign up by clicking the orange button "List Your Property" in the upper right corner, and follow the steps. There is no obligation and no cost to sign up, and it's just $7.99 per month to advertise your water view property.

Will my listing be included in a newsletter?

Yes. All listings will be included in the USAWaterviews newsletter which is emailed weekly to over 35,000 real estate agents in the waterfront and water view property market.

How does your website compare to its competition? is the premier web site for water view properties in America. There really is no other site that caters to this niche market and includes water view listings for oceans, lakes, rivers, and bays -- from coast to coast -- on one easy-to-use website. We promote the site on Google, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram, and are receiving substantial attention in the industry.

I want to search for a waterfront or water view property listing. Do I have to register first?

No. You don't need to register if you just want to search our listings. You can use either quick search or advanced search today!

How much does it cost to use

For buyers, it is totally free to search and there is no need to register.

For sellers, the cost is $7.99 per month to list one property, or $19.99 per month to list an unlimited number of properties. Optionally, you can Feature your listing, which places it on the home page, for $25 per month, or Promote your ad to the top space on the home page for an additional $45 per month. Once you delete your ads, your monthly payment stops automatically.

If you choose the $7.99 option at first, you can purchase the $19.99 option later. The $7.99 monthly charges will cease once the $19.99 charges begin, and we will refund your $7.99 payment if you switch to Unlimited in the first month.

How do I cancel my ad and stop my payments?

Just sign in, go to your Dashboard, and click on "Delete ad". Once all of your ads are deleted, your payments will stop immediately. Or, if you prefer, you can add a "SOLD" or "PENDING" banner across the photo and leave the listing on the site so that your agent info will remain on the agent page, and potential buyers and sellers will note your successful sale. However, monthly billing will continue as long as your ad remains posted.

How can I see a list of all of the bodies of water in my state?

Click on 'Water Bodies', then click on the state name. You'll see a list of all water bodies in this state. If you know of a water body that is missing from the list, please send an email to with the water body and state name and we'll be happy to add it.

How can I contact USAWaterviews?

Send an email to, or call us at 415.877.1010, 9-5 PT, M-F. Either way, we'll be happy to assist. And we promise...our support team is in the US and you won't be subjected to a phone tree!

How do you ensure that my credit card information is safe?

We use a service called Stripe ( to securely process your credit card information. USAWaterviews does not store or retain any credit card information.

What are the steps to post an ad?

It's quick and easy, with two simple steps: 1. Sign up as an agent or seller 2. Create your ad. You will pay $7.99 per month for one ad, or $19.99 per month for unlimited ads with a credit card, and then you will be prompted to enter the details for your listing(s). The website will walk you through the steps to post your ad, and if you have any questions or problems, just call us at 415.877.1010 or email us at Your credit card will be charged each month until you delete your ads.

I don't see my property's water body listed when I click on 'Water Bodies', and then my state. How can I have it added?

Just send an email to with the water body name and state. We'll be happy to add it right away.

Do you have a direct feed from MLS?

No. We have chosen not to automatically load properties from MLS because property descriptions and photos should be tailored to water view property buyers. Descriptions should not include realtor jargon nor abbreviations since this website is searched by thousands of buyers from around the world who may not be knowledgeable in US real estate terminology. We also encourage sellers and agents to post photos which emphasize water views, and particularly the first photo should include the water view whenever possible.

How do I see all of the waterfront and water view property listings for a specific agent?

Easy. Just click on 'Agents', choose a State, then click on the Agent's name. You'll see all of the properties that agent currently has posted on

Do you have any other websites, similar to USAWaterviews, that address other niche real estate markets?

Yes, our other website,, is the premier website for equine properties. With thousands of properties, it is very similar to easy to search, simple to post ads, and the most cost-effective way to focus on buyers in this niche market. If you are searching for an equine property, or if you have a property to sell that is zoned for horses, check it out today!

I see that you have listings from Canada and other countries besides the US. Do you display currency in units other than US dollars?

We have listings in the US and Canada. Since most of our buyers are in the US, we display currency only in US dollars.

My property has sold. Can I keep my ad on the website and put a banner on the photo that says, "SOLD"?

Yes. Just log on, go to your Dashboard, and click on "Mark as Sold". You can leave your listing on the website as long as you like to generate potential referrals from buyers and sellers.

I have a account and tried to reset my password but didn’t receive an email to complete the process. Can you help?

Sure. As a first step, please check your spam/junk mail folder to make sure the email isn’t there. If it isn’t, contact us at, and we will help you complete the process.

I noticed that the number of searches and the number of views are listed on my dashboard. What do those numbers represent?

"Searches" is the number of times your ad has appeared in a list of properties that resulted from a user searching in your area for a property. "Views" is the number of page views your ad has received.

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