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FSBO tips from REAL ESTATE COACH Carol Mazur

Agent Assisted Sales Up – FSBO Sales Down

This chart posted on Realtor.org’s blog – Economists Outlook, shows that agent assisted sales are up while FSBO sales are down. The percentage of FSBO sales dropped to 9% in 2010 with an average of 5% of those FSBOs having known the purchaser they sold to. This makes the odds of selling a home by owner and finding a new buyer a difficult task for today’s home sellers.


Here is the chart to share and a link to the original post.


FSBO vs Real Estate Agent Sold
FSBO vs Real Estate Agent Sold




The complexity of today’s sales which include short sales, mortgage restrictions, and foreclosures may be a contributing factor to less FSBO sales closing. Agent assisted sales are up to 88% and 3% of sales are in the “other” category.


Coaching Tip:
Be persistent when offering to help FSBOs sell their home. The longer a home is on the market the less the seller usually will net in his pocket. Help sellers make good decisions such as pricing right and listing with a Realtor.


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