Selling a house takes money plain and simple. To attract buyers you’ve got to do all the little fix-ups (or not so little) and freshen the place up. The closing costs, as well as moving expenses, are both chunks of money that will come out of your pocket as well.
However, the biggest lump sum is going is going to be the real estate agents commission and that normally is around 5% to 6%. According to stats from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) the average For Sale by Owner (FSBO) home sold for $185,000 last year so that equals about $11,100.
So that begs the question is it worth it to try and sell your home on your own to make the most profit?