The best of ‘how to sell home alone’ books

What to read if you want to skip the sales commission

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If you are thinking about selling your home without a professional realty agent, probably to save the sales commission, first read Robert Irwin's new book "For Sale by Owner Kit, Fifth Edition." It is the best of the "how to sell your home alone" books. Every home seller should read and study this excellent new book, even if you know you will list your home for sale with a professional real estate agent. The author does a superb job of explaining the details of selling a home, with or without an agent. Purchase Bob Bruss reports online. But real estate agents have nothing to fear from this book. Like most books that attempt to explain how to sell a home without a professional agent, it is incomplete because it omits the ultra-important tasks of explaining how to (1) overcome the lack of exposure to the local multiple listing service (MLS) and (2) getting a serious buyer to sign a binding purchase contract without having to go to a real estate lawyer's office. The book's best chapter is...