How manageable is it to sell my Washington house without a broker?

How manageable is it to sell my Washington house without a broker?

 How manageable is it to sell my Washington house without a broker?

 

We can help if you really have to sell a residence or investment property in Washington without a real estate agent.

 

Glymph Properties aims to get you the most money possible so we prefer not to work with real estate brokers, but we will if need be.

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 succeed in selling your house for what you owe, then you’ll need to write a check for the additional 6-9% needed to close. Many people can’t afford to pay to sell a property or home. That is a ton of money… especially if you are in an unusual 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.

 

There are a few tricks to avoid paying high commissions on a sale.

Before we get going, there’s one thing you have to know.

 

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

 

Doesn’t make much sense, right?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 lose cash.

 

How in the world does it make sense for you to do that?

In truth, it contradicts logic – it’s just what’s commonly done in most cases.

Here are a few ways you can benefit from that.

 

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

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

 

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

You may consider offering 2.5% to have agents bring their clients to see your house. 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 the buyer’s agent commission and decide not to offer to pay it, you will cut your pool of prospective buyers to virtually nothing.

 

Almost all real estate transactions occur through the MLS ( Multiple Listing Service). It’s the main database that all the real estate brokers in Washington 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 Washington , there are a few real estate brokers who will charge you a fee just to list your property on the MLS. Typically, you spend a few hundred bucks and you only pay commission if you sale your home.

 

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

 

Many of the important real estate search sites like Realtor.com, Zillow, Yahoo Homes, etc. receive data from the MLS. Chances are high that when you submit your listing in Washington 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 those sites sells ads. They have 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 property.

 

Advertising is really a gamble. Occasionally open houses in Washington can be a wonderful way to sell a house, and many times they’re a complete waste of time. It’s the exact same with newspaper ads, craigslist posts, Fancy For Sale By Owner signs – from time to time they work, and oftentimes they don’t.

 

To successfully 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’s a lot of free web-sites where you can post information. But typically just putting up advertisements 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 promoting 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.

Glymph Properties presents fair prices for properties – and we can close fast (in as little as 3-5 days if you need to).

 

Sometimes we’ll buy Washington properties, renovate them, then rent them out… 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 Washington .

 

Glymph Properties invests because we care a lot about Washington .

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 Washington real estate, so please feel free to call us at 888-509-6267 Ext 4 and chat with us anytime.

 

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