I really, really do not want to hire a real estate agent… Can I still get rid of our Pearland property?

I really, really do not want to hire a real estate agent… Can I still get rid of our Pearland property?

 

I really, really do not want to hire a real estate agent... Can I still get rid of our Pearland property?-sold sign

We can certainly help if you need to sell your residence or investment property in Pearland without an agent.

Despite the fact that we do cooperate with brokers, often times it’s best to steer clear of paying real estate agents to be in the middle.

 

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 succeed in selling the house for your balance, then you’ll 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 a house. 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.

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

Before we get going, there’s one basic real estate norm you have to know about.

 

In most cases in Texas 1/2 of the 6-8% commission you pay as the seller goes directly to the buyer’s real estate professional.

Think about it…. how much sense does that make?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.

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

In truth, it goes against reason – it’s just what’s commonly done in most cases.

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

 

First, take into account the commissions paid when you’re looking at the comparable sales. If the properties comparable 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 realtor, you could expect to save that money.

Many times in Pearland, 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 don’t 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 buyer’s agents who will bring their clients to show your property. Of course, it’s 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.

Having said that, if you don’t leave room for the buyer’s agent’s commission, will be excluding most of the buyers in the market in Pearland.

 

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

Compared to 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 websites like Realtor.com, Zillow, Yahoo Homes, etc. receive data from the MLS. Chances are high that when you submit your house in Pearland 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 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 Pearland can be a wonderful way to sell a property, and many times they are a waste of time. It is the same with newspaper ads, craigslist posts, Fancy For Sale By Owner signs – sometimes they work, and oftentimes they don’t.

To successfully sell your property all by yourself, you have to advertise 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 posting flyers and hosting an open house isn’t nearly enough if your property doesn’t appeal to the standard home buyer.

 

In theory, real estate brokers charge sizeable commissions because they have to spend a good deal of money up front to publicize your property. By promoting lots of properties 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 home 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.

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

Sometimes we’ll purchase Pearland properties, 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 Pearland.

 

Glymph Properties invests because we care a lot about Pearland.

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.

 

Sell Your Pearland House Fast – We Buy Houses…Get A Cash Offer Today

 

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

Fill out this form or give us a call anytime at 888-509-6267 Ext 4 for a Fair Cash Offer

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