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4 Reasons to Consider the FSBO Route When Selling Your House

If you’re looking to sell your home, for-sale-by-owner (FSBO) is one of the most attractive avenues to consider. When you go the FSBO route, you control every facet of your sale. Especially in today’s fast-paced market, FBSO can give you some important advantages over traditional brokered sales. Here are four to think about.

You Take Home More Money

According to Investopedia, the FSBO route is attractive to many sellers to keep a little extra money in their pocket. These sellers avoid paying a real estate agent commission, which is typically 5-7% of the sale price. Selling by owner is a great way to make sure that you take away the entire sale cost.

You Have Full Control

When you go the FSBO route, you have total control of how, when, and under what conditions your home is shown. You can take as much or as little time as you want to close your sale. When you choose your price, often you will look to sell high because your home has many memories attached. Real estate agents will often ask you to renovate and clean up before your house can be shown, which can be difficult when your family includes infants and small children. However, in today’s fast market, that may not be a problem. If you don’t want to work with a real estate agent during the house-selling process, FSBO might be the best option for you.

You Can Work With an MLS Listing Service

The FSBO route can have many options available that you might not have or think of with a real estate agent. Multiple listing services (MLS) are simple to work with and allow you to list your site on many websites with the click of a button. A flat fee MLS listing service takes the guesswork out of selling your home FBSO-style! You can have your home sold before you know it.

You Can Show Your Home When You Want

This can be especially important for families with children, especially infants. An infant’s feeding schedule is challenging enough, and it is important for the parent to be able to facilitate scheduling and showings to protect their children from potential illnesses, for security reasons and more. Children can be an important reason for owner sale because you might need to hand the little ones off to other family members to have the space and time to show your house.

The FSBO route offers many benefits. Learn more about the benefits of this option by contacting Ohio Broker Direct today. We’re happy to answer your questions!

Ohio Broker Direct & its Brokers or Associates assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions in this blog, we advise all participants in buying or selling real estate to enlist the services of a Real Estate Attorney.

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Joan Elflein

Joan Elflein is the Principal Broker and founder of Ohio Broker Direct. Joan has been a dynamic presence in the real estate industry since 1983, overseeing transactions totaling over a billion dollars. In the early 2000s, she founded Ohio Broker Direct, a flat fee brokerage firm that champions ethical practices and client empowerment. With a philosophy centered around providing personalized, cost-effective services, Joan and her team have saved Ohio sellers millions in commissions by offering innovative For Sale By Owner services alongside tailored Flat Fee MLS listings. Her firm's commitment to transparency and support has earned an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and made a significant impact on Ohio real estate through both booming and challenging market conditions. With four decades of real estate experience, Joan continues to offer professional service and personal care, ensuring that every interaction with Ohio Broker Direct meets the highest standards of excellence and integrity.

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