Should you hire a Realtor? Are we really worth it? The rate of For Sale By Owner (FSBO) homes has been decreasing steadily for the last decade. In 2016, FSBOs accounted for just 8% of home sales. Why the change? Today’s buyers are tech-savvy, and expect homes to be marketed on national home search sites that FSBO sellers often forget about. Agents also help with the negotiation process and streamline the closing process and paperwork. Additionally, sellers who use an agent usually make more on their home sale, even after paying an agent’s commission! Don’t take my word for it — there are plenty of stats showing that hiring an agent is the smart choice. Click here to learn more about hiring an agent vs. selling your home FSBO.