Agents sell homes for more than FSBOs: study

  • Agents tend to achieve higher sales prices for properties than comparable FSBO listings, enough to offset their commission fee, according to a recent analysis.

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Academic research has often cast doubt on the value of real estate agents, but a new study will come as music to their ears. It suggests that homeowners will net roughly the same proceeds whether they sell through a real estate agent or take the FSBO (for-sale-by-owner) route.