I really, really do not want to use a realtor… Is it still possible to sell our College Station property?

I really, really do not want to use a realtor… Is it still possible to sell our College Station property?

 I really, really do not want to use a realtor... Is it still possible to sell our College Station property?

If you happen to be needing to get rid of your house or investment property in College Station without using an agent, we can help.

 

Although we do cooperate with real estate agents, most times it is best to abstain from paying brokers to be in the middle.

I mean really…. who wants to pay 5-6%. That’s 5-6% of the sales price as well, not 5-6% of any money you make. So… if you succeed in selling the house for what you owe, then you’ll need to write a check for the additional 6-9% needed to close. Many people won’t be able to afford the costs of getting rid of a house. That is definitely a ton of money… especially if you are in an abnormal 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.

The art to avoiding those pesky realtor commissions.

Before we get going, there’s one thing you have to know.

 

In most house sales in College Station, approximately 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 in the world would you pay for your “opponent” ?

 

In all honesty, it goes against logic – it is just what’s normally done.

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

First, take into account the commissions paid when you happen to be looking at the comparable sales. If the properties similar to yours sold for prices that included commissions, take that into account.

Never under value 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 keep that money.

In many instances in College Station, 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 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 choose to consider offering 2.5% to realtors who will bring their clients to show your property or home. Sure, it’s a lot of money. If you’re pricing your property including that commission, you can always hammer out a far better deal for a purchaser who comes without a realtor.

 

Having said that, if you don’t leave room for the buyer’s agent’s commission, will be excluding most of the buyers in the market in College Station.

 

Almost all real estate transactions occur through the MLS ( Multiple Listing Service). It is the main database that all the real estate agents in College Station 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 College Station, 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 with 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 College Station 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 College Station can be a excellent way to sell a property, and from time to time they’re a complete waste of time. It’s the 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 posting advertisements and hosting 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 houses at once, they expect to get more phone calls – and obviously, they’ll make good profits by selling lots of properties.

 

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

 

Sometimes we’ll buy College Station houses, 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 College Station.

We’re investors who care a lot about College Station.

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

 

We’re happy to help you find answers to your toughest questions about your College Station real estate, so please feel free to call us at 888-509-6267 Ext 4 and chat with us anytime.

 

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