The truth is, selling your own home can be difficult. Many statistics and reports indicate that the failure rate is high. According to Zillow, 36% of sellers want to sell their homes themselves, but that number gets reduced to under 10% because of the difficulty in doing so. The National Association of REALTORS® reports that over 90% of all For Sale By Owners fail and hire a real estate agent.
You don't have to pay a commission fee or the service of a real estate agent if you sell your house yourself or FSBO. But making a successful sale is easier said than done.