How do I sell my home without having an agent in Santa Ana ?
Looking to avoid real estate broker commissions and still sell your Santa Ana property…. we can help!
In an attempt to get you the most money possible so we prefer not to work with realtors, but we will if it’s required.
After all, paying 5-6% of the sale of a house in a commission is a bunch of money. In certain situations, brokers and real estate agents can be very useful and earn their commission. Not always.
The art and science to avoiding those pesky realtor commissions.
First, there’s an irritating custom that you have to know about.
In most cases in California half of the 6-8% commission you pay as the seller goes to the buyer’s realtor.
Think about it…. how does that make sense?Mull it over, you are literally paying for the buyer’s agent to negotiate against you. In essence, you are negotiating against yourself. You are paying to lower the sales price of your property.
Why in the world would you pay for your “opponent” ?
In all honesty, it goes against logic – it’s just what’s normally done in most cases.
You can use that to your benefit in a number of ways.
First, factor in the commissions paid when you happen to be looking at local comparable sales. If the houses similar to yours sold for prices that included commissions, take that into account.
Never under value your property or home – be aware that an informed buyer could possibly expect to have a discount too. If you are doing the work of one realtor, you should expect to save that money.
In many instances in Santa Ana , buyers who aren’t represented by an agent won’t remember to negotiate the buyer’s side commission out of the price for themselves, so don’t remind them if you don’t want to pay them. Just don’t be surprised if it comes up during the negotiation.
You may choose to consider offering 2.5% to realtors who will bring their clients to show your property or home. Of course, it is a lot of money. If you’re pricing your property including that commission, you can always hammer out a far better deal for a purchaser who comes without a realtor.
On the flip side, if you do not leave room for the buyer’s agent’s commission, you’ll be excluding most of the buyers in the market in Santa Ana .
, of transactions occur through the MLS – that is the Multiple Listing Service. It’s the main database that all the real estate agents in Santa Ana use to obtain information for their clients on the houses, condos, land and investment properties for sale, along with data on the sold prices.
At one time, you had to pay a full commission to get your property or home on the MLS. Now in Santa Ana , there are a few real estate agents who will charge you a flat fee just to list your property on the MLS. Usually, you spend a few hundred bucks and you only pay commission if the sale closes.
Compared with the cost of a newspaper ad, the MLS is a cheap way to market your property or home to a very wide audience.
Each of the key real estate web sites like Realtor.com, Zillow, Yahoo Homes, etc. acquire data from the MLS. Chances are really good that when you submit your house in Santa Ana to the MLS, information on your property or home will end up on most of the major web sites within several days.
Each of those sites sells ads. They have packages that let you pay to boost your listing, feature it at the top of the search, and a lot of other bells and whistles that might or might not get an interested buyer to buy your house.
Advertising and marketing could be a gamble. At times open houses in Santa Ana can be a excellent way to sell a property, and from time to time they’re a waste of time. It is the same with newspaper ads, craigslist postings, Fancy For Sale By Owner signs – occasionally they work, and many times they don’t.
To efficiently sell your home all on your own, you have to market it well.
Positioning fliers and signs around your area can generate a number of calls, and there are a lot of free web-sites where you can post information. But generally just posting advertisements and hosting an open house isn’t nearly enough if your property does not appeal to the ordinary home shopper.
In theory, real estate professionals charge significant commissions because they have to spend a whole lot of money up front to market your home. By promoting lots of properties at once, they expect to get more calls – and obviously, they’ll make good profits by selling lots of houses.
Some properties would possibly require thousands of dollars in marketing expenses before the right buyer happens to see the ad and call.
If you want to avoid paying any kind of commissions, you can also sell your house to investors like us for CASH.
We present fair prices for houses – and we can close fast (in as little as 3-5 days if you need to).
Sometimes we’ll purchase Santa Ana properties, fix them up, then lease them… sometimes we’ll fix them up and sell them to other people looking for great homes in the area, and a lot of other reasons, too – but we love to hear from people like you who are thinking of selling anywhere in Santa Ana .
Glymph Properties invests because we care a lot about Santa Ana .
We close fast and can pay cash in as little as just 3-5 days. Give us a call now at 888-509-6267 Ext 4 or fill out the short form over here.
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