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Susan M. Moon

Susan M. Moon
REALTOR®, ABR, CRS, GRI
Tomlinson Sotheby's International Realty
Sandpoint, ID 83864

208-290-5037
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For Sale By Owner - A Good Idea?

FSBO (pronounced fizz-bo), or For Sale By Owner, is a way of selling your home without the use of a professional real estate agent or broker. The idea behind FSBO is that by selling your home yourself, you save the approximate 6% that would be the agents’ commission.

6% may not sound like a lot, but it can add up, especially on more expensive homes. But before you run off and decide to sell your home FSBO, you must remember that to get a savings like that, there must be a cost. So what’s the catch? Selling FSBO is hard. A lot harder.

Only about 10% of sellers that decide to do FSBO are successful at it. And not all of them end up saving themselves money. FSBO sellers often end up accepting a lower price for their home than they would with an agent.

There are of course other issues as well. Can you afford to make selling your home your full-time job? Because for a lot of FSBO sellers, that’s exactly what it is. Do you have the time and capital to spend on the marketing, advertising, inspections, paperwork, phone calls, showings, and problems that come up when any home is sold?

Selling with a professional agent also has other advantages. An agent can get your home listed on the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) and other popular websites where not only homebuyers but also other agents can easily find it. Professional real estate agents also have an extensive network that allows them to more easily find a buyer.

So before you decide to sell your home yourself, thoughtfully consider just how much time and effort you can spare for selling your home, as well as how important it is that your home sell sooner rather than later.

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Susan M. Moon
REALTOR®, ABR, CRS, GRI
TOMLINSON SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY
200 Main Street

Sandpoint, ID 83864
Cell 208-290-5037 
1-800-282-6880
Fax 208-263-3888
WWW.SUSANMOON.COM

Email: Susan@susanmoon.com

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Both Jim and I wanted to write you a note to thank you for your fantastic service in helping us sell our ranch in Idaho. From the very beginning you were "on it" and very involved in ensuring that we were pricing and staging our unique home correctly. Your consistently upbeat advice and care enabled us to obtain a solid sale. After the sale you continued to act as our voice to the new buyers to ensure an easy transition for us. J & L
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