FSBO Archive

How Seller Sold Home, 1991-2013

The share of home sellers who sold their home without the assistance of a real estate agent was nine percent. Of that nine percent, forty percent knew the buyer prior to home purchase. Eighty-eight percent of sellers were assisted...

2012 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers: Most Difficult Task for FSBO Sellers

Sellers are turning to agents to help sell their homes at higher rates than in the past – 88 percent of home sales were agent-assisted compared to 82 percent in 2004. Only nine percent of recent sellers reported selling...

NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers: For-Sale-by-Owner (FSBO) Sellers

The share of home sellers who sold their home without the assistance of a real estate agent was 10 percent. Forty percent of those sellers knew the buyer prior to home purchase. The primary reason that sellers choose to...

FSBO Sellers Decline as More Sellers Turn to Real Estate Agents to Sell the Home

The method most used to sell a home has changed in recent years. A higher share of sellers are relying on the expertise of real estate agents and brokers to sell their home, rather than trying other methods. From...

FSBOs

Recently a REALTOR® emailed NAR Research, asking about the advertising site ForSaleByOwner.com. “ForSaleByOwner” states that with a FSBO, “Sellers save big by not paying a hefty 6% commission.  They go on to state: “According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR),...