For Sale By Owner - Tressler & Associates, PLLC
[email protected]

212 N. Castle Heights Ave | Lebanon, TN or 2323 21st Ave South STE 506 | Nashville, TN

for sale by owner sign

For Sale By Owner

When you’re looking to buy a home, you expect that you and the seller will both be working with real estate agents. However, this is not always how it works out. Some homeowners prefer to skip the real estate agent and handle things themselves. For sale by owner (FSBO) refers to situations like this when homeowners forgo the traditional route of putting their home up for sale with the help of a real estate agent. FSBO can have many benefits for the seller, and if you’re the buyer, you’re determined to do what it takes to get your dream home.

While there are many reasons to go with an FSBO sale, this comes with many risks. It’s not recommended that you try to go through this process totally on your own, even if you’ve bought and sold property before.

To ensure an FSBO sale is handled properly, you need an experienced real estate attorney who can help you with the many legal aspects of buying and selling property. At Tressler & Associates, our skilled real estate attorneys can help you through these types of transactions.

Benefits of For Sale By Owner Listings

For sellers interested in doing the extra work, there are many importing benefits that can come from not having a real estate agent. Here are a few benefits that FSBO listings can have for buyers and sellers. 

  • Save on commission fees. Typically commission fees for real estate agents are 5% to 6% of the home’s sale price. This means commission fees can easily be over $20,000. By going without a real estate agent, sellers save thousands of dollars on the sale of their homes. 
  • More control over the sale. With no real estate agent representing them, homeowners can take control over every aspect of selling their homes. While this might deter many homeowners, those who feel confident with this responsibility can enjoy having more of a say in how they do things. 
  • Direct communication with sellers. Sellers are not the only ones who can benefit from an FSBO listing. Buyers can communicate directly with sellers, which can be more beneficial when it comes to asking questions about living in the home and can make it easier to negotiate the price.

Why Do You Need a Real Estate Attorney for FSBO Listings?

If you feel that you don’t need a real estate agent, you might be hesitant to get an attorney. Many think they can save the most amount of money by doing everything alone and save the trouble of adding more people to this process. Real estate transactions are incredibly complicated, and if you don’t have any help, there are many opportunities to make a serious mistake. These can be costly and put you in legal trouble.

If you’re listing your home without a real estate agent or you’re buying directly from the seller, it’s in your best interest to have a real estate attorney. There’s a significant amount of complicated paperwork that goes into a real estate transaction and many laws that you need to ensure you follow. Tressler & Associates can help ensure that everything is in order. 

Trust Tressler & Associates with Your Real Estate Transaction

If you’ve decided to list your home without a real estate agent, you’ll still need assistance to feel confident that everything is handled properly. At Tressler & Associates, our real estate attorneys can work with you through this process and protect you from any potential risks. Selling a home yourself can be beneficial, but it can also turn into a huge problem without the right care.

Contact the real estate attorneys of Tressler & Associates for help.


Tressler team celebrating 13 years in business
Tressler & Associates, PLLC Kicks Off the Season of Gratitude by Celebrating 13 Years in Business

Tressler & Associates, PLLC Kicks Off the Season of Gratitude by Celebrating 13 Years in Business

November 23, 2022 | News | News

Tressler & Associates, PLLC began as a law firm focused on real estate law. On November 23, 2009, in honor…

Continue reading
Tressler & Associates, PLLC Announces the Promotion of Turner Smith Evans to Associate Attorney

Tressler & Associates, PLLC Announces the Promotion of Turner Smith Evans to Associate Attorney

November 18, 2022 | News | News

Tressler & Associates, PLLC is pleased to announce the promotion of Turner Smith Evans to associate attorney.   On November 16th,…

Continue reading


If you are in need of legal services, our team of experienced attorneys is here to help! If you need a lawyer now or are just in need of general counsel, we are happy to discuss your needs with you.

Contact Us