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What are the benefits of listing my house For Sale by Owner (FSBO)?

The primary benefit of selling your home without an agent is to avoid having to pay an agent to market your home and represent you in the transaction. The commissions or fees paid are typically 5% to 6% of the sale price of your home.

However, as an FSBO seller, you take on the responsibility of handling all the negotiations, paperwork, legal disclosures, contingency removals, contract disputes, escrow and title without being represented by a Real Estate Broker.

Even though you don't pay a real estate agent to represent you, FSBOs generally offer a commission of 2.5% to 3% of the sale price to an agent that brings them a buyer (the Buyer Agent). If you offered 2.5% of the sale price, and were selling a $600,000 home, the buyer agent commission would be $15,000.

Everhome's Listed With Owner program gives you the best of both worlds. For a low set fee, we list your home on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and all the popular real estate websites, driving potential buyers straight to your door. Then, you stage and show your home and we do all the paperwork. We also guide you through the entire process to help you sell your home as quickly as possible.

You get the massive exposure of the MLS, while retaining the flexibility, control and cost savings of For Sale by Owner. But unlike FSBO, when a buyer is ready to make an offer to purchase your home, the offer is submitted to your full-time Everhome Seller Representative, who represents you in negotiations and handles all the complicated legal documents, State mandated disclosures, contingency removals, contract disputes, escrow and title.