Selling sans broker: Advice from those who've done it before

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Notwithstanding the general frothiness of today's seller's market, pulling off a for-sale-by-owner (or FSBO, pronounced fizz-bo) in New York City is still a tricky matter. Sure, you save the 6 percent commission you'd spend on a broker, but there's a lot to wrap your head around before closing a deal.

To learn from those who've been there before, read our series, "The FSBO Diaries," which covers advertising your property, conducting open houses, handling negotiations and lots more. 

And a few other noteworthy survival tips from the archives: