How possible is it to sell my own New Orleans property without the need of a real estate agent?

How possible is it to sell my own New Orleans property without the need of a real estate agent?


 How possible is it to sell my own New Orleans property without the need of a real estate agent? - we buy any house

If you’re looking to get rid of a house or investment property in New Orleans without using a broker, we can help.

In an attempt to get you the most money possible so we prefer not to work with real estate agents, but we will if it’s required.

I mean really…. who wants to give up 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 a house for your balance, then you will need to write a check for the additional 6-9% needed to close. Many people , and in our opinion rightfully so, don’t think they should have to pay anything to sell a property. That is definitely 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.


There are several tricks to avoid paying high commissions on your sale.

First, there’s a tricky custom that you have to know about.


In most real estate transactions in New Orleans , usually half of the 6-8% commission you pay as the seller goes to pay for the buyer’s broker.

Did that little tid-bit register… you are paying for your buyer’s realtor .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 lose cash.

Why should you pay for the agent on the other side of the table?


In all honesty, it goes against reason – it’s just what’s normally done.


You can use that to your benefit in a few ways.


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.

Never under value your property or home – be aware that an informed buyer could possibly expect to have a discount too. If you’re doing the work of one agent, you should expect to keep that money.

In many instances in New Orleans , buyers who are not represented by a buyers agent will not 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 have real estate brokers bring their clients to see your property or home. Of course, it’s a lot of money. If you are pricing your house including that commission, you can always hammer out a far better deal for a purchaser who comes without a realtor.


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 are likely to 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 agents in New Orleans 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 New Orleans , 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 dollars and you only pay commission if you sale your property.


Compared to 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, Zillow, Yahoo Homes, etc. acquire data from the MLS. Chances are really good that when you submit your house in New Orleans 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 New Orleans 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 posts, 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 advertise 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 putting up advertisements and hosting an open house is not enough if your house doesn’t 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 houses at once, they expect to get more phone 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 property has to be just right.

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

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


Sometimes we’ll purchase New Orleans 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 New Orleans .


We’re investors who care a lot about New Orleans .


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


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