As a full time real estate agent I'm every day on the ActiveRain real estate network to find out more from the industry. Tips, motivation, latest news, trends, etc.
Finally I found a perfect reason why not to sell by owner: "Because even the founder and former chief operating officer of ForSalebyOwner.com sold his home using a Realtor Jesse Buckler of Bond New York and paid 6%.
No need to search on Google, Yahoo or Bing to see the search results for By Owner Vs. Realtor. The answer is here.
We can find the article on The Wall Street Journal
Mr. Sambrotto gave up the FSBO route in favor of hiring a broker. This good decision resulted in attracting multiple offers for his 2000 square foot condominium in New York and a final sales price $150,000 more than the original asking price. The WSJ said that the listing sold for $2,150,000 which included a 6 percent broker fee.
Or we can just search by using the links below:
Thanks By Realtor ;)
Listing your home on do it your self websites is NOT free. The current fee to list on ForSalebyOwner.com is $80.95 per month, $289 per listing for unlimited photos, and $689 for an enhanced listing. You pay the fee and then you do the work. Not to mention, it is an ineffective way to market and sell your home. The fee for listing your with your local Realtor, or anywhere in Chicago North and Northwest suburbs is FREE until your home successfully closes.
Hire a professional Realtor to sell your home!