Intending to get rid of my Waco property without an agent?

Intending to get rid of my Waco property without an agent?


Intending to get rid of my Waco property without an agent?-sold sign

If you’re wishing to sell your own home or investment property in Waco 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 need be.

After all, paying 5-6% of the sale of a property in a commission is a good deal of money. In certain situations, brokers and real estate agents can be very useful and earn their commission. Not always.


The art and science to avoiding those pesky realtor commissions.

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 to the buyer’s real estate agent.


Did that little tid-bit register… you are paying for your buyer’s realtor .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 is just what is commonly done in most cases.

You can use that to your benefit in several ways.


First, take into account the commissions paid when you are looking at local 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’re doing the work of one agent, you could expect to keep that money.

Many times in Waco, 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 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 real estate professionals bring their clients to check out your property or home. Sure, it is a lot of money. If you are pricing your house 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’ll cut your pool of prospective buyers to almost nothing.

– that’s of transactions happen through the MLS – that is the Multiple Listing Service. It is the main database that all the real estate brokers in Waco 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 Waco, 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 the sale closes.

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, Zillow, Yahoo Homes, etc. receive data from the MLS. Chances are high that when you submit your property in Waco to the MLS, information on your house will end up on most of the major internet sites within two or three days.

Each of those 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 property.

Advertising and marketing is really a gamble. Occasionally open houses in Waco can be a wonderful way to sell property, and many times they are a waste of time. Same with newspaper ads, craigslist postings, FSBO (For Sale By Owner) signs – from time to time they work, and oftentimes they don’t.

To efficiently 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 putting up ads and hosting an open house is not enough if your property does not 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 marketing 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 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 offers fair prices for houses – and we can close fast (in as little as 3-5 days if you need to).

Sometimes we’ll purchase Waco houses, fix them up, 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 Waco.


Glymph Properties invests because we care a lot about Waco.


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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