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Old 12-13-2015, 05:27 AM   #21
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We're buying a home now that's sort of a FSBO. It's MLS listed through a low cost realtor. The arrangement gives the buyer's agent 3%. Not sure how much the seller is saving, but I can tell you that our agent is doing ALL the work. She drove over the other night to get the sellers to sign the contract. They couldn't figure out the DocuSign (which is commonly used here for electronic signatures).

We're lucky that we have an agent that is willing to deal with the hassle of buying a home that's a FSBO. I'm not sure all of them are willing to do this. It's going to depend on how strong the market is and how adept you are at handling the details yourself. Some of the advice on the FSBO sites are ludicrous, IMHO. "No need to leave your house when it's being shown". Really? I can't imagine.

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Old 12-13-2015, 06:33 AM   #22
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I'm having this same convo with DM, who is toying with selling FSBO. To all the pro-realtor comments above I'd add that, having sold three houses with great realtors, they paid for themselves by having the knowledge to price right, suggesting the updates to make with the highest ROI, and knowing the right week to put the house in the market. DW and I wouldn't do it any other way.

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