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John and Kathy Borge are selling their north Fargo home without the use of a real estate agent. Carrie Snyder / The Forum

Selling solo: More sellers choosing ‘for sale by owner’ route despite added work, risk

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FARGO - After launching a website, taking out a newspaper ad and submitting online posts in early July, the Borges thought they were ready to sell their home of 29 years on their own.


But since putting up the “For sale by owner” sign at 1354 3rd St. N., the couple has had to modify tactics, including adding fliers in front of the house after hearing requests for brochures.

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Ryan Johnson
After four years of covering news for the Grand Forks Herald and The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Ryan Johnson has been a features reporter for The Forum's Variety section since 2013. His prior beats included politics, business, city government and higher education. Johnson is a 2008 alumnus of the University of North Dakota. Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to
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