Some homeowners have gone to craigslist to try to sell their own home. Instead of using a realtor, they want to profit the commission that they would be paying for someone else to do it.
There are obvious risks to selling your own home. Being one of the largest transactions you will ever make, it's important to have a professional that will walk you through the contract of purchase and sale. Without someone on your side, selling your home can be a huge risk.
But some homeowners still believe it's easy enough to sell a home in this crazy hot market, so they figure they can do it themselves.
Here are some examples:
If you are looking at purchasing a home, it might be useful to check out craigslist for these private sales. But make sure you are working with a realtor when purchasing from a private seller.