The big thing is that when property is sold for sale by owner, the seller does not have to pay a real estate agent’s commission. The home is showcased on Internet sites rather than the standard route of an open house.
A flat-rate service may use open houses and advertise in the local paper. Many of these for sale by owner services produce free real estate brochures that are available at entrances to grocery stores and other public places. For some sellers, not having to deal with real estate agents is a major plus in addition to the lower cost.