Putting your own home on the market is tough. Sure, you know your home inside and out… but is that really what sells a house?

Not necessarily. If you’re contemplating a “for sale by owner” transaction, there are a few things you need to know first.

Statistics show that working with a professional real estate agent will net you higher offers, and you’re more likely to sell at a higher profit, too (in fact, those statistics show that you’ll make enough to cover a real estate agent’s commission and then some).

According to the National Association of Realtors® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers:

  • The average FSBO sale price was $174,900
  • The average sale price for a home represented by an a