The headline sort of says it all, no?
Colby Sambratto, the founder of ForSaleByOwner.com just sold his Manhatten apartment. After spending 6 months trying to sell it on his own, he ended up hiring an agent. The property was sold, complete with a 6% commission, for MORE than Mr. Sambratto had listed the property while trying to FSBO. The final Sales Price? $2.15 million. (It had been listed as a FSBO for $2 million, meaning he actually made $21,000 more by using an agent)
It only goes to show how important a real estate agent really is when it comes to selling your home!
(photo courtesy of Casey Serin via Flickr cc)