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seller

can I list my home with Zillow as for sale by owner ? if so what are the terms and fees ?
I would like to sell my property and close with a real estate lawyer, by not having to pay
such high sales commitions I  can ask a lower more realistic price.
  • March 21 - Town of Bethel
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Profile picture for Dan Tabit
Seller,
Selling by owner can only save you fees if you can get the same price as a great agent.  While what we do looks easy, trust me it's not.  While I will agree that too many agents do the minimum and expect to receive the maximum pay, not all do.  A great agent will assist you in every aspect of preparing the home to maximize your return, to extensive marketing to be seen by the largest possible market, to making your home accessible in a safe and secure way for showings while you are at work and away, to negotiating not only the price but determine the qualifications of the buyer and the best terms possible. 
There are legalities, rules, regulations and best practices that a great agent can help you with, but you may never hear about on your own. 
A great agent is worth more than whatever commission you pay, but a bad one or none at all may cost you way more than just a commission.  It may be worth reconsidering your plans.  Put your effort into finding a great agent rather than trying to learn our job. Best of luck however you proceed.
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As already pointed out, you absolutely can list a FSBO property on Zillow.

How eager are you to sell?  Selling FSBO does save you a lot in Realtor fees but also results, generally speaking, in a much slower process.  Without the backing of Realtor's many fewer people will become aware of the property or have the property shown to them... so it's a good and bad situation.

It's good that you know you'll need an attorney... especially without a Realtor, that's essential, as you'll need someone to draft paperwork/etc, even before the closing.

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Hi user6276786 -
 
You can directly create a listing for free here in Zillow as For Sale by Owner by clicking this link.

You can also visit our Zillow Help Center/Zillow Agent Help Center for other helpful information.

Thank you.

Francis Ignacio
Zillow Customer Support
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