I really, really don’t want to pay a real estate agent… Is it still possible to sell my Raleigh home?

I really, really don’t want to pay a real estate agent… Is it still possible to sell my Raleigh home?

 

 I really, really don't want to pay a real estate agent... Is it still possible to sell my Raleigh home?

 

If you happen to be looking to sell your property or investment property in Raleigh without using a real estate broker, Glymph Properties can help.

We aim to get you the most money possible so we prefer not to work with real estate agents, but we will if need be.

I mean really…. who wants to give away 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 house for your balance, then you will need to come out of pocket with the additional 6-9% needed to close. Many people cannot afford the costs of selling their house. That’s a lot 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 couple of tricks to avoid paying high commissions in your sale.

First, there is a tricky custom that you’ve gotta hear about.

 

In most sales in Raleigh , usually 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?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 logic – it is just what is normally done.

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

First, remember to include 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.

 

Never under price 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 save that money.

 

In many instances in Raleigh , buyers who aren’t represented by an 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 choose to consider offering 2.5% to real estate professionals who will bring their clients to see your property or home. Of course, it’s a lot of money. If you are pricing your property 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 fee and decide not to offer to include it, you will cut your pool of prospective buyers to next to nothing.

 

– that’s of transactions take place through the MLS , the Multiple Listing Service. It’s the main database that all the real estate agents in Raleigh 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 Raleigh , 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 the sale closes.

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 Realtor.com, Zillow, Yahoo Homes, etc. acquire data from the MLS. Chances are really good that when you submit your house in Raleigh 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’ve got 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 property.

 

Advertising and marketing could be a gamble. At times open houses in Raleigh can be a excellent way to sell a property, and from time to time they are a complete waste of time. 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’s a lot of free web-sites where you can post information. But generally just putting up advertisements and having an open house is not 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 phone calls – and obviously, they’ll make good profits by selling lots of properties.

Some properties would probably 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 commissions, you can also sell your house to investors like us for CASH.

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

 

Sometimes we’ll purchase Raleigh properties, fix them up, 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 Raleigh .

 

Glymph Properties invests because we care a lot about Raleigh .

 

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 Raleigh House Fast – We Buy Houses…Get A Cash Offer Today

 

We’re happy to help you find answers to your toughest questions about your Raleigh 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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