For Sale By Owner

The first thing to decision you face when selling your home, is should I try doing it on my own? Selling For Sale By Owner (FSBO) is a daunting task. Obviously if I sit here and tell you not to do it, you will very correctly say that I’m not impartial. Instead let me set out a few points that you should consider, before you start.

By the numbers

In 2016 ninety-five percent of home sellers in the West worked with an agent.

For Sale By Owner (FSBO) sales were at just three percent (down from 6% in 2015).

Among the small number of homeowners who sold without an agent, forty-six percent knew their buyer (up from 36% in 2015); compared to just four percent of sellers who went through an agent.

Savings

The number one reason

Marketing

What does a buyer look like

Legal obligations