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FSBO - How to Sell by Owner

I apologize for the tardiness of this post.  With the move, starting a new job and the untimely death of my hard drive I've been neglecting the blog.  I'll try to change that.


Our home in Butte was the third home we've sold, but the first one we've sold without a realtor.  Our decision was financially motivated.  Our first house sold in 1 day, the second in 2 days but in both cases the realtors walked away with thousands of dollars for almost no work.  Why not keep that money for ourselves?
We listed our home on July 11th.  Because the local MLS blacklists FSBO homes we did not bother using a listing service.  Instead we advertised on Craigslist and Zillow as well as at our respective employers. I also ordered banners for the front of the house and a realtor-style box to hold flyers for the house.  Although were selling by owner, we wanted a professional look instead of the standard red and white yard signs.
Our marketing expenses added up as follows:
 Craigslist, Zil…