For Sale By Owner always think they are going to save the commission. Not True. The Close reports that For Sale By Owner homes sold for 35% less is 2022 than homes sold through a real estate agent. A Zillow study found that 69% of FSBO’s who try to sell their home without an agent fail to do so and end up hiring an agent. This 69% does not take into account the FSBO’s that are taken off the market and never sold.