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What Is A for Sale by Owner Listing?


A for sale by owner (FSBO) listing that the owner is choosing to sell themselves. FBSO listings are usually not listed on most brokerage websites. Many people choose to sell their home on their own to save paying all of the fees that a hiring real estate agent to help sell their home require. Many of these owners advertise their home locally or through newspapers or even just in local housing sections of the newspapers or by word-of-mouth to other people they know. 

This may be an unconventional way to sell your home, however, for some owners, it's the route they choose to go. If you are looking to save money while listing and selling your home. Then you may want to consider the pros and cons of listing your home as an FSBO listing, including some of the following:

Pros of Listing Your Home as an FSBO:


  • Make More Money: You will make more money from an FSBO sale and will pay fewer fees when your home sells. This means you could save $1000s of dollars as the real estate agent who typically sells your home will require an average of a 6% commission rate on each property they sell. For example, if you are selling a home worth $200,000, you are saving $12,000 in real estate agent fees. 


  • Control the Process: When you sell your home yourself you have more control over how the sale process goes and how all decisions are up to you as the seller. This can be good or bad, but if you want the ultimate control, an FSBO may be the choice for you.


  • Devote Yourself to The Sale 100%: If you can devote 100% of your time and attention to the sale of your home, that may be worth considering as a real estate will have many different clients at one time. Therefore, you may not be the only priority of the real estate agent that is working on selling your home.


  • No Rush to Sell: Selling a home on your own time can mean that there is no rush to get it sold and off of your hands. A real estate agent will push you to sell faster so they can get their commission and move on to their next sale as soon as possible.


  • More Exposure If You Are Located on A Busy Road: You may have some success selling your home as an FSBO sale if you are located on a busy road and a lot of traffic sees the sign in your yard announcing that your home is for sale. That generated traffic could help you sell fast and keep the extra money you would have otherwise spent on a real estate agent.

Cons of Listing Your Home as a FSBO Listing:

  • You Will Handle Negotiations Alone: If there are negotiations that have to be done, and there usually always are, you will be left to handle them alone. You won't have a real estate agent to help you out to ensure you get the buyer to the highest price possible. 


  • An FSBO Is A Lot of Work: At times it may feel like selling your own home qualifies as a part-time job. It will be a lot of time, dedication, work, and effort to effectively market your own home and sell it at the best possible price. However, if you want to save the real estate agent fees it may be worth the $1000s for you to do it, however, don't be surprised if it feels like you have a part-time job at times.


  • FSBO Sales May Take Longer: If you don't have as many connections as a real estate agent selling the home may take longer, which will require patients to wait out. If you want to sell your home as fast as possible, and FSBO may not be the best option for you.


  • You Lose A Lot Of Internet Exposure: Unless you pay fees you will not be listed on "mainstream" websites such as Trulia, Zillow, Realtor, etc. unless you pay more of the fees you are trying to avoid. There are some FSBO sites that only list for-sale-by-owner homes, however, those tend to have less traffic and not be nearly as effective in selling your home as the "mainstream" websites.


Another Alternative - TRELORA:

There are also other alternatives to either an FSBO or a real estate agent. Sites like TRELORA offer some services that will help you sell your home without making you pay the full cost of hiring a realtor to do everything. Sites such as TRELORA do all sales at the same, flat rate rather than charging a percentage of the sale fee based on the value of your home.

It's up to you to decide which option works best for you, but having some guidance such as TRELORA can help you get the best "bang for your buck" and to sell your home at a fair market value without having to pay the full price of hiring a realtor to do it.