Planning to get rid of a Stockton house without having a real estate agent?
Glymph Properties may help if you really need to get rid of a house or investment property in Stockton without a real estate agent.
Our primary goal is to get you the most money possible so we prefer not to work with real estate brokers, but we will if need be.
After all, paying 5-6% of the sale of a house in a commission is a ton of money. In certain situations, brokers and real estate agents can be very useful and earn their commission. Not always.
The art to avoiding those bothersome realtor commissions.
Before we get going, there’s one thing you have to know.
In most real estate transactions in Stockton , roughly 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 money.
How in the world does it make sense for you to do that?
In truth, it contradicts logic – it’s just what is commonly done in most cases.
You can use that to your advantage in a number of ways.
First, take into account the commissions paid when you happen to be 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 value your house – be aware that an intelligent buyer might possibly expect to receive a discount too. If you are doing the work of one agent, you should expect to keep that money.
Many times in Stockton , buyers who are not represented by an agent won’t remember to negotiate the buyer’s side commission out of the price for themselves, so do not 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 see your house. Of course, it is a lot of money. If you’re 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 may cut your pool of prospective buyers to just about nothing.
Almost all real estate transactions occur through the MLS ( Multiple Listing Service). It is the main database that all the real estate brokers in Stockton 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 Stockton , 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 commission if the sale closes.
Compared with the cost of a newspaper ad, the MLS is a cheap way to market your home to a very wide audience.
Many of the important real estate web sites like Realtor.com, Zillow, Yahoo Homes, etc. receive data from the MLS. Chances are high that when you submit your listing in Stockton to the MLS, information on your property 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 house.
Advertising is really a gamble. At times open houses in Stockton can be a wonderful way to sell property, and many times they are a waste of time. It’s exactly the same with newspaper ads, craigslist posts, FSBO (For Sale By Owner) signs – occasionally they work, and oftentimes they don’t.
To efficiently sell your house 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’s a lot of free web sites where you can post information. But typically just posting advertisements and having 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 advertising lots of houses at once, they expect to get more calls – and obviously, they’ll make good profits by selling lots of houses.
Some properties may well require thousands of dollars in advertising 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 houses – and we can close fast (in as little as 3-5 days if you need to).
Sometimes we’ll buy Stockton properties, 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 Stockton .
Glymph Properties invests because we care a lot about Stockton .
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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