Colby Sambrott, founder and former CEO of ForSalebyOwner.com sold his home using a real estate professional! Initially, Sambrott listed his 2,000 square foot New York condo through online classified ads and FSBO sites. However, after six months, he opted to hire New York broker Jesse Buckler to get the job done. After giving up on the DIY route, Sambrotto’s decision to hire a professional led to attracting multiple offers, closing for $150,000 over the original asking price. The Wall Street Journal reports the listing sold for $2.15 million including a 6% commission. This scenario stands as an enormous validation of the real estate profession. And while the irony exists, it’s undeniable that the former FSBO CEO made a good financial decision. This is not a new dilemma faced by homeowners though. Over 80% of the FSBO’s eventually have to list with a real estate agent to get their house sold.
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