Home sellers to seek alternatives in 2006

Guest forecast: Softening market brings change for real estate next year

ForSaleByOwner.com, a national real estate services company that allows home buyers and sellers to connect online without the need for a real estate agent, makes the following predictions for real estate in 2006:

1. Shrinking bubble means home sellers seek alternatives. According to industry data, 10 percent of home sellers used a discount method in 2005.