In a market where it seems like everything is selling, quickly and in cash, are sellers more likely to skip the brokers and go the for sale by owner route? In our latest look at the FSBO listings currently available on StreetEasy, there were certainly a solid number of nicely staged and well-photographed properties to choose from. (We last explored the FSBO options in April.) Here are the eight best and/or most interesting FSBO listings on offer. Above, a Williamsburg duplex "featuring a six-figure renovation" and now asking $1.245 million for its 11' ceilings, washer/dryer, chef's kitchen, and two full bathrooms. The place last sold for $997,000 in 2007.
At 45 Plaza Street in Park Slope, this $575,000 1BR with study has also been renovated "to allow for maximum use of space." The kitchen and living/dining area with office nook appears to be a good size. The study/den off the master bedroom looks a bit too cramped for productive studying.
An unusual item for this list: an HDFC income-restricted Lower East Side co-op across from Sarah D. Roosevelt park. What struck us about this listing?aside from the ask of $375,000?is that the apartment used to be a 2BR and was converted into an alcove studio in 2009. Interesting move? The place last sold for $300,000 prior to that conversion.
The small photos make it hard to judge #4B at 177 East 77th Street, but the glimpse of the 1,057-square-foot space is intriguing. Of course, we recommend a full viewing before plunking down $1.175 million on the apartment and another $1,065/month in common charges and $457/month in taxes.
Okay, the photos are grim. But we salute this rare new construction FSBO nonetheless. Apartment #6D at eco-friendly condo Village Green is asking $1.585 million after last selling for $848,966 in 2010. Also, we commend the seller for the comprehensive
On the top floor of 230 Park Place (but don't worry, there's an elevator), this 1BR with sunken living room is hoping for $599,000. Bonus: a solid number of closets and a dressing room.
This Brooklyn Heights studio is asking $375,000 and has, compared to some of these other apartments, a low monthly maintenance at $374. (The apartment last sold for $218,178 in 2010, and the owner-seller first re-listed it for $365,000.) There has been a renovation, as the extensive brokerbabble details, and prospective buyers can also take a video tour.
In the Dumbo/DoBro/Brooklyn Heights DMZ is #5H at 215 Adams Street, which is already in contract after asking $409,000 when it debuted in late May. Take that, sellers with brokers!
· The 10 Best For Sale By Owner Listings Available Right Now [Curbed]
· FSBO coverage [Curbed]