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21 Awful Excuses FSBOs Give for Not Hiring a Realtor

February 07 2024

zurple fsbo excusesLet's face it, there will always be FSBOs. It seems that those stubborn personality types will always be around.

Convincing a FSBO to list with you takes time and dedication. In fact, on average a FSBO is not ready to list with an agent until after the fifth or sixth contact. However, there will be many instances when a FSBO is never won over by any agent ever. Over the course of your real estate career, you've likely heard some of the most ridiculous excuses.

Have you ever heard any of these ridiculous FSBO excuses?

  1. Real estate agents don't realize my home's potential.

  2. Zillow said my home was worth way more.

  3. My third cousin twice removed sold their home for three times the market value.

  4. I plan on using Craigslist, that's how I sold my car.

  5. I've lived in the area for 5+ years and know plenty of potential buyers.

  6. I am recently retired and have a lot of spare time.

  7. Real estate agents are crooks.

  8. I am already a professional marketer and can easily sell this home.

  9. I know this town like the back of my hand.

  10. I don't believe my home is in need of any serious repairs as other agents have been telling me.

  11. What you can do, I can do better.

  12. Commision costs are too high.

  13. I don't see why anyone should be making money off my hard-earned property.

  14. I am in no rush to get my home off the market and can take all the time I need.

  15. I want to make sure I like the buyer of my home.

  16. I am not 100% sure I'd like to sell my home.

  17. I don't see any foreseeable benefits to hiring an agent.

  18. My ex was a real estate agent; I am sure I'm capable of the job.

  19. I watch plenty of HGTV and am actually a real estate guru myself, just not a licensed agent.

  20. We just don't have the time hire an agent right now.

  21. My friend had a horrible experience with a real estate agent.

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