For Sale by Owner, the dreaded four words a Realtor doesn't like to hear. In today's world of technology and information a mere click away, many homeowners are turning to 'For Sale by Owner' as a way to sell and market their home. Homeowners who choose to use a Realtor to market and sell their home tend to see greater sold values. FSBOs accounted for 9% of home sales in 2012. The typical FSBO home sold for $174,900 compared to $215,000 for agent-assisted home sales.

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Source: 2012 National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers