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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...
July 9, 2012

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),...

FSBO Trend Decreasing

According to data from the latest Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, For-Sale-By-Owner (FSBO) sellers decreased in 2010, continuing a trend in declines downward. Fourteen percent of sales were FSBOs in 2003 and 2004, compared to just nine percent...