Is it plausible to sell a Sacramento home without a real estate agent?
We may help if you need to sell your home or investment property in Sacramento without a realtor.
In an attempt to get you the most money possible so we prefer not to work with realtors, but we will if need be.
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 accomplish your goal of selling a property for what is left on the mortgage, then you need to write a check for the additional 6-9% needed to close. A lot of people are unable to afford to pay to sell a property or home. That’s definitely a lot of money… especially if you are in an unusual 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.
There are a few tricks to avoid paying high commissions in a sale.
Before we get going, there’s one basic real estate norm you have to know about.
In most cases in California 1/2 of the 6-8% commission you pay as the seller goes to the buyer’s agent.
Think about it…. how does that make sense?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 house.
Why in the world should you pay for your “opponent” ?
In truth, it contradicts reason – it is just what is commonly done in most cases.
Here are a few ways you can benefit from that.
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 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 could expect to keep that money.
Many times in Sacramento , buyers who are not represented by an agent will not remember to negotiate the buyer’s side commission out of the price for themselves, so do not 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 agents bring their clients to walk your house. Sure, it’s a lot of money. If you are 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 fee and decide not to offer to include it, you’ll cut your pool of prospective buyers to next to nothing.
– that’s of transactions happen through the MLS – that’s the Multiple Listing Service. It is the main database that all the real estate brokers in Sacramento 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 house on the MLS. Now in Sacramento , 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 the largest audience.
Many of the important real estate websites like Realtor.com, Zillow, Yahoo Homes, etc. receive data from the MLS. Chances are high that when you submit your listing in Sacramento 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 house.
Advertising and marketing is really a gamble. Occasionally open houses in Sacramento can be a wonderful way to sell a house, and many times they’re a waste of time. It is the exact same with newspaper ads, craigslist posts, 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 posting ads and having an open house isn’t nearly enough if your property doesn’t 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 property. By promoting lots of properties at once, they expect to get more phone calls – and obviously, they’ll make good profits by selling lots of properties.
Some properties can 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 kind of commissions, you can also sell your house to investors like us for CASH.
Glymph Properties presents fair prices for properties – and we can close fast (in as little as 3-5 days if you need to).
Sometimes we’ll purchase Sacramento properties, fix them up, then rent them out… 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 Sacramento .
Glymph Properties invests because we care a lot about Sacramento .
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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