How feasible is it to sell my San Francisco home without a broker?

How feasible is it to sell my San Francisco home without a broker?

 

 How feasible is it to sell my San Francisco home without a broker? - sold sign

 How feasible is it to sell my San Francisco home without a broker?

 

Needing to avoid real estate agent commissions and still sell your San Francisco house…. we can help!

 

Though we do cooperate with real estate agents, oftentimes we recommend that you steer clear of paying another person to be in the middle.

I mean really…. who wants to pay 5-6%. That’s 5-6% of the sales price as well, not 5-6% of any money you make. So… if you accomplish your goal of selling your property for what is left on the mortgage, then you need to write a check for the additional 6-9% needed to close. A lot of folks , and in our opinion rightfully so, don’t think they should have to pay anything to sell their property. That’s a lot of money… especially if you are in an irregular financial situation like “hey I just don’t want to pay to sell my house” or divorce, or bankruptcy, or foreclosure, or just money being tight because of taxes, tenant, or property expenses.

 

The art to avoiding those irritating realtor commissions.

First, there’s an irritating custom that you’ve gotta hear about.

In most house sales in San Francisco , ordinarily half of the 6-8% commission you pay as the seller goes to pay for the buyer’s broker.

Think about it…. how does that make sense?Let it sink in, you are literally paying for the buyer’s agent to negotiate against you. Basically, you are negotiating against yourself. You are paying to lower the sales price of your house.

Why in the world would you pay for your “opponent” ?

 

In truth, it goes against logic – it is just what is commonly done.

 

Here are a few ways you can use that to your advantage.

First, factor in the commissions paid when you happen to be looking at the comparable sales. If the houses comparable to yours sold for prices that included commissions, take that into account.

 

Please don’t under value your property or home – be aware that an intelligent buyer might possibly expect to receive a discount too. If you’re doing the work of one agent, you should expect to save that money.

 

Many times in San Francisco , buyers who are not represented by a buyers agent won’t remember to negotiate the buyer’s side commission out of the price for themselves, so do not remind them if you do not want to pay them. Just don’t be surprised if it comes up during the negotiation.

 

You may consider offering 2.5% to realtors who will bring their clients to show your property. Of course, it is a lot of money. If you are pricing your property including that commission, you can always give a more beneficial deal for a purchaser who comes without a broker.

 

Now, if you really don’t like the idea of paying for a buyer’s agent and decide not to offer to include it, you will cut your pool of prospective buyers to just about nothing.

90 % of transactions happen through the MLS , the Multiple Listing Service. It’s the main database that all the real estate brokers in San Francisco use to gain access to information for their clients on the houses, condos, land and investment properties for sale, along with data on the sold prices.

 

In the past, you had to pay a full commission to get your property on the MLS. Now in San Francisco , there are a few real estate brokers who will charge you a service charge just to list your property on the MLS. Typically, you spend a few hundred dollars and you only pay commission if you sale your property.

 

Compared with the cost of a newspaper ad, the MLS is one of the cheapest ways to market your home to the largest audience.

Many of the important real estate web sites like Realtor.com, Zillow, Yahoo Homes, etc. receive data from the MLS. Chances are high that when you submit your house in San Francisco to the MLS, information on your property or home will end up on most of the major internet sites within two or three days.

Each of these sites sells ads. They’ve got packages that let you pay to enrich 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 is really a gamble. Occasionally open houses in San Francisco can be a wonderful way to sell a property, and many times they’re a complete waste of time. Same with newspaper ads, craigslist posts, FSBO (For Sale By Owner) signs – sometimes they work, and oftentimes they don’t.

To effectively sell your property all by yourself, you have to market it well.

Taping fliers and signs around your local community can generate a handful of calls, and there are a lot of free web sites where you can post information. But typically just putting up flyers and having an open house isn’t nearly enough if your house doesn’t appeal to the standard home purchaser.

In theory, real estate brokers charge sizeable commissions because they have to spend a good deal of money up front to publicize your home. By advertising lots of properties at once, they expect to get more calls – and obviously, they’ll make good profits by selling lots of houses.

 

Selling houses is a numbers game. You have to go through a certain number of no’s before the right buyer comes by and you get a yes. Think Goldilocks… Your buyer is Goldilocks and your house has to be just right.

If you want to avoid paying any kind of commissions, you can also sell your house to investors like us for CASH.

We offer fair prices for houses – and we can close fast (in as little as 3-5 days if you need to).

 

Sometimes we’ll buy San Francisco houses, renovate them, 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 San Francisco .

 

We’re investors who care a lot about San Francisco .

 

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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We’re happy to help you find answers to your toughest questions about your San Francisco real estate, so please feel free to call us at 888-509-6267 Ext 4 and chat with us anytime.

 

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