When buying a property through the ‘For Sale by Owner’ method, you’ll gain a lot more advantages than real estate agents would let you believe. In most cases, you’ll find that the homeowner is able to provide you with a lot more information on the area than most real estate agents can. Since they have actually been living on the property, they have a lot of knowledge about the community and the home. They can provide you with great information on any repairs needed and on the benefits that the home has to offer. They'll be able to let you know about the neighbours, the community, the schools, and more.