Buyer’s May Not Trust For Sale By Owners; real estate agents have a legal and ethical obligation to disclosure latent or hidden defects of the home. These defects might be things you might leave out, unintentionally simply because you might not know what to disclose in the first place.
For Sale by Owner’s may lack sufficient Marketing Exposure, improper pricing, and lack of objectivity.
According to the National Association of Realtors, “for sale by owner” properties lose 28% of the price they could have gotten if the owner went with an agent (taking commission into account). USA Today did a study and found they really only lost an average of 21%.
Many agents will avoid showing FSBO listings to their customers and clients.
Pricing the home properly will get you market value and allow the home to sell in a timely matter. Houses often sit on the market for a long time when they are over priced. Buyers don't take those sellers seriously.
Serious buyers often work with agents to alliviate those homes, buyers working with an agent may overlook your home because they work more with homes listed on MLS.
With all the stesses of every day life why make one more, selling/buying your home is stressful enough ; having a Realtor handle most of the load will make the experience less overwhelming and more enjoyable as it should be.