Quick Takeaways

  • Determining the correct asking price
  • Legal liabilities
  • Inadequate marketing

Source: The Unspoken Problems with "For Sale By Owner" (FSBO) (CA Realty Training, Aug. 22, 2022)

NAR’s 2022 Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers details reasons sellers choose FSBO and opt not to use a REALTOR® to sell their house.

Use NAR data to support sales presentations to convert FSBOs to agent-assisted sales. NAR offers brochures and handouts to help you.

Selling a home yourself is a bad idea. You may run into fair housing and legal issues. Safety must be a priority. Do you want to let in anyone off the street to view your house? Getting the pricing right is complicated. A REALTOR® has access to many sources to create comprehensive CMA.

Remember FSBOs may turn into buyers in the future and may refer you to the friends, family and neighbors.

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