Listings on are up 14 percent in the past year, General Manager Eddie Tyner tells CNNMoney’s Les Christie.

“Historically, for-sale-by-owner (deals) ebb and flow with the economy,” says developer Donald Van Dyne. “People use it when there’s a hot market, when it’s easier to sell their homes.”

A review of FSBO vs. agent-represented listings in the nation’s five most populous states posted on suggests that for now, buyers are still much more likely to go with an agent.

Agent represented vs. FSBO listings in 5 most populous states

State Agent-represented listings FSBO listings Agent:FSBO ratio (on
California 102,000 2,107 48:1
Texas 139,000 4,071 34:1
New York 111,000 5,262 21:1
Florida 187,000 6,448 29:1
Illinois 72,000 2,911 25:1

Sources: and

Show Comments Hide Comments


Sign up for Inman’s Morning Headlines
What you need to know to start your day with all the latest industry developments
By submitting your email address, you agree to receive marketing emails from Inman.
Thank you for subscribing to Morning Headlines.
Back to top
Black Friday starts now! We've got great deals on Inman Connect New York in-person and virtual tickets. Register now×
Cyber Week Sale: Get 1 year of Inman Select for $75.SUBSCRIBE×
Log in
If you created your account with Google or Facebook
Don't have an account?
Forgot your password?
No Problem

Simply enter the email address you used to create your account and click "Reset Password". You will receive additional instructions via email.

Forgot your username? If so please contact customer support at (510) 658-9252

Password Reset Confirmation

Password Reset Instructions have been sent to

Subscribe to The Weekender
Get the week's leading headlines delivered straight to your inbox.
Top headlines from around the real estate industry. Breaking news as it happens.
15 stories covering tech, special reports, video and opinion.
Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.
Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.
It looks like you’re already a Select Member!
To subscribe to exclusive newsletters, visit your email preferences in the account settings.
Up-to-the-minute news and interviews in your inbox, ticket discounts for Inman events and more
1-Step CheckoutPay with a credit card
By continuing, you agree to Inman’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

You will be charged . Your subscription will automatically renew for on . For more details on our payment terms and how to cancel, click here.

Interested in a group subscription?
Finish setting up your subscription