So, you’ve decided to sell your home. For most homeowners, this is about the time they begin the process of listing with a licensed real estate agent. For a select few, they prefer the road less traveled and will decide to list their home “for sale by owner.”
Why would anyone want to handle selling a home themselves? Well, it usually has a lot to do with saving money on the typical real estate agent commission. Listing your home for sale by owner isn’t a task to take on lightly, so we’re sharing a handful of things you should carefully consider before going it alone.
It may not be so easy.
Traditional real estate agents do take a small percentage of the total sale price of your home at closing. But you get what you pay for.