Seeking to sell a Seattle residence without the need of an agent?
Looking to avoid realtor commissions and still sell that Seattle property…. Glymph Properties can help!
Whilst we do cooperate with real estate agents, generally it’s best to keep from paying brokers to be in the midst.
After all, paying 5-6% of the sale of a property in a commission is a lot of money. In certain situations, brokers and real estate agents can be very useful and earn their commission. Not always.
There are several ways to avoid paying high commissions on your sale.
First, there is an irritating custom that you’ve gotta hear about.
In most sales in Seattle , ordinarily 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?Think it over, you are literally paying for the buyer’s agent to negotiate against you. Essentially, you are negotiating against yourself. You are paying to lose money.
Why should you pay for the agent on the other side of the table?
Honestly, it contradicts reason – it is just what is usually done in most cases.
Here are a few ways you can benefit from that.
First, factor in the commissions paid when you are looking at local comparable sales. If the houses comparable to yours sold for prices that included commissions, take that into account.
Do not under value your house – be aware that a knowledgeable buyer may possibly expect to get a discount too. If you are doing the work of one realtor, you could expect to keep that money.
Generally in Seattle , 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 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 might want to consider offering 2.5% to real estate professionals who will bring their clients to show your house. Of course, it is a lot of money. If you are pricing your house including that commission, you can always work out a much better deal for a purchaser who comes without a real estate agent.
On the contrary, if you don’t leave room for the buyer’s agent’s commission, will be excluding most of the buyers in the market in Seattle .
Almost all real estate transactions occur through the MLS ( Multiple Listing Service). It is the main database that all the agents in Seattle use to get information for their clients on the houses, condos, land and investment properties for sale, along with data on the sold prices.
Not so long ago, you had to pay a full commission to get your house on the MLS. Now in Seattle , there are a few agents who will charge you a service charge just to list your property on the MLS. Frequently, you spend a few hundred dollars and you only pay a commission if you sale your home.
Compared with the cost of a newspaper ad, the MLS is one of the cheapest ways to market your house to the largest audience.
Every one of the significant real estate websites like Realtor.com, Zillow, Yahoo Homes, etc. obtain data from the MLS. Chances are good that when you submit your property in Seattle to the MLS, information on your house will end up on most of the major websites within a couple of days.
Each of these sites sells ads. They have packages that let you pay to improve 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.
Marketing may be a gamble. Occasionally open houses in Seattle can be a fantastic way to sell a house, and at times they are a complete waste of time. It is the same with newspaper ads, craigslist posts, FSBO (For Sale By Owner) signs – from time to time they work, and at times they don’t.
To successfully sell your house by yourself, you have to advertise it well.
Placing fliers and signs around your community can generate a few calls, and there are a lot of free web sites where you can post information. But frequently just posting ads and hosting an open house is not enough if your property does not appeal to the typical home purchaser.
In theory, realtors charge large commissions because they have to spend a great deal of money up front to promote your house. By marketing lots of houses at once, they expect to get more calls – and obviously, they’ll make good profits by selling lots of properties.
Some properties would possibly 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 kind of commissions, you can also sell your house to investors like us for CASH.
We present fair prices for houses – and we can close fast (in as little as 3-5 days if you need to).
Sometimes we’ll buy Seattle 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 Seattle .
Glymph Properties invests because we care a lot about Seattle .
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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