I really don’t want to use a real estate agent… Is it still feasible to get rid of my own The Woodlands home?

I really don’t want to use a real estate agent… Is it still feasible to get rid of my own The Woodlands home?

 

 I really don't want to use a real estate agent... Is it still feasible to get rid of my own The Woodlands home?

 

Glymph Properties will be able to help if you need to sell a home or investment property in The Woodlands without an agent.

Glymph Properties aims to get you the most money possible so we prefer not to work with brokers, but we will if need be.

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

There are a couple of tricks to avoid paying high commissions on your sale.

First, there’s an irritating custom that you’ve gotta know about.

In most sales in The Woodlands, generally 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 lower the sales price of your property.

Why should you pay for the agent on the other side of the table?

In truth, it contradicts reason – it’s just what’s commonly done.

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

First, take into account the commissions paid when you happen to be looking at the comparable sales. If the houses 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’re doing the work of one realtor, you could expect to save that money.

 

Many times in The Woodlands, buyers who aren’t represented by an agent won’t 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 agents bring their clients to check out your property. Of course, it’s 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 for a buyer’s agent and decide not to offer to include it, you are likely to cut your pool of prospective buyers to almost nothing.

 

, of transactions take place through the MLS , the Multiple Listing Service. It’s the main database that all the real estate brokers in The Woodlands 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 The Woodlands, 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 house.

 

Compared to the cost of a newspaper ad, the MLS is one of the cheapest ways to market your home to the largest audience.

Many of the important real estate search sites like Realtor.com, Zillow, Yahoo Homes, etc. receive data from the MLS. Chances are high that when you submit your house in The Woodlands 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 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 and marketing is really a gamble. Occasionally open houses in The Woodlands can be a wonderful way to sell property, and many times they’re a waste of time. It’s exactly the same with newspaper ads, craigslist posts, FSBO (For Sale By Owner) signs – from time to time they work, and oftentimes they don’t.

 

To effectively sell your home 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 isn’t nearly enough if your house does not appeal to the standard home shopper.

 

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 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 property 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.

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 The Woodlands 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 The Woodlands.

 

Glymph Properties invests because we care a lot about The Woodlands.

 

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

 

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