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But how much cheaper is it than the $39K if you go with a realtor?

The hot real estate markets in some of Canada’s largest cities are prompting more than a few sellers to stake For-Sale-By-Owner signs on their front lawns. You’ll save thousands, provided you don’t mind doing all the heavy lifting on your own—which includes holding open houses. But you’ll still need to pay: For instance, you can’t avoid the buyer’s agent fee and you’ll require more due diligence from your lawyer. Here’s a breakdown of all the cost differences when selling a $750K home.

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Romana King

Romana King is an award-winning personal finance columnist and real estate expert. She specializes in creating editorial content that uses data to help home buyers, sellers and investors make smarter real estate decisions.