Looking to sell my Sacramento place without having a realtor?
If you’re needing to get rid of a property or investment property in Sacramento without using a real estate broker, we can help.
Even though we do cooperate with real estate agents, most of the time it’s best to keep clear of paying brokers to be in the middle.
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.
The art and science to avoiding those pesky realtor commissions.
Before we get going, there’s one basic real estate norm you have to know about.
In most real estate transactions in Sacramento , roughly half of the 6-8% commission you pay as the seller goes to pay for the buyer’s broker.
Think about it…. how does that make sense?Give it a second- let it really sink in, you are literally paying for the buyer’s agent to negotiate against you. Simply, you are negotiating against yourself. You are paying to lose money.
How in the world does it make sense for you to do that?
Seriously, it goes against logic – it is just what is traditionally done in most cases.
Here are a few ways you can use that to your advantage.
First, factor in the commissions paid when you’re looking at the comparable sales. If the properties comparable to yours sold for prices that included commissions, take that into account.
Be careful, don’t under value your house – be aware that an experienced buyer will probably expect to have a discount too. If you are doing the work of one agent, you could expect to save that money.
Most of the time in Sacramento , buyers who aren’t represented by an agent will not 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 realtors who will bring their clients to show your property or home. Of course, it is a lot of money. If you’re pricing your property including that commission, you can always work out a more advantageous deal for a purchaser who comes without a realtor.
Now, if you really don’t like the idea of paying the buyer’s agent commission and decide not to offer to include it, you may cut your pool of prospective buyers to almost nothing.
Almost all real estate transactions occur through the MLS ( Multiple Listing Service). It is the main database that all the brokers in Sacramento use to find 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 Sacramento , there are a few real estate brokers who will charge you a fee just to list your property on the MLS. Generally, you spend a few hundred dollars and you only pay commission if you sale your property.
Compared with the cost of a newspaper ad, the MLS is one of the cheapest ways to market your house to a very wide audience.
Most of the big real estate web sites like Realtor.com, Zillow, Yahoo Homes, etc. use data from the MLS. Chances are really good that when you submit your house in Sacramento to the MLS, information on your house will end up on most of the major online websites within days.
Each of these sites sells ads. They’ve got packages that let you pay to greatly enhance 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 can be a gamble. At times open houses in Sacramento can be a good way to sell a property, and many times they are a waste of time. It’s exactly the same with newspaper ads, craigslist posts, fancy signs – from time to time they work, and quite often they don’t.
To efficiently sell your home without any help, you have to market it well.
Placing fliers and signs around your area can generate a handful of calls, and there’s a lot of free web sites where you can post information. But usually just posting ads and hosting an open house isn’t nearly enough if your house doesn’t appeal to the everyday home purchaser.
In theory, realtors charge considerable commissions because they have to spend a ton of money up front to market your house. By advertising lots of houses at once, they expect to get more calls – and obviously, they’ll make good profits by selling lots of properties.
Selling properties 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 home 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 presents fair prices for properties – and we can close fast (in as little as 3-5 days if you need to).
Sometimes we’ll buy Sacramento houses, 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 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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