In a sellers’ market, like the current condition in Henderson, NV, some homeowners might be tempted to try to sell their house on their own (known as For Sale By Owner, or FSBO) instead of working with a trusted real estate professional.

At the point when the stock of homes available to be purchased is as low as it seems to be today, purchasers are anxious to grab up basically any house that comes to market. This makes it significantly more enticing to try FSBO.

So a few owners figure selling their home will be a breeze and consider now to be the perfect opportunity for a FSBO transaction. But that could really set you back substantially over the long haul.

As indicated by the Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers distributed by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 41% of homeowners who tried to sell their house as a FSBO did so to avoid paying a commission or fee. As a general rule, even in a seller’s market, selling on your own means you’ll net a lower profit than when you sell with the assistance of a specialist.

The NAR report clarifies:

“FSBOs typically sell for less than the selling price of other homes; FSBO homes sold at a median of $217,900 in 2020 (up from $200,000 in 2019), significantly lower than the median of agent-assisted homes at $242,300.”

They went on to say that sellers who started as a FSBO, then decided to work with an agent, got 98% of the asking price. But they needed to decrease their price before selling at that final list price.

That is a huge amount of cash to risk losing when you try a FSBO – definitely more than the money you’d save on commission or other expenses. Despite the advantages sellers have in the present market, it’s crucial to have the help of a specialist to guide you through the transaction.

Realtors are experienced arbitrators with a ton of real estate market experiences that normal property holders may never have. A specialist’s mastery can mitigate a large part of the pressure of selling your home and help you close the most ideal arrangement when you do.


If you’re planning to sell your home this year and you’re thinking about doing it all alone, be sure to thoroughly consider that choice carefully. Chances are, you will still profit the most by working with an educated and experienced realtor. Contact me to get you the most from your home.