90% of American home sales are currently brokered by professional real estate agents. Numbers don’t lie.
FSBO is not an easy task. It requires specialized knowledge, hard work, time, skill, and dedication to make it happen.
Cleaning and preparing the house for showing can be a challenge in itself without professional help and counseling. They need an authority who does this for a living.
A home that is not cleaned and prepared for selling will probably give the buyer the idea that the owner must have slacked in maintenance matters and thus leads to a decrease in the final sale price.
It is also a common fact that houses take considerably longer to sell through FSBO.
So, at the end of the day, when choosing between FSBO and a real estate agent, they have to wonder how much effort they are ready to invest in this aspect and how much their time is worth.