Needing to sell a Arlington house without the need of a realtor?
If you are aiming to get rid of a home or investment property in Arlington without using a real estate broker, we can help.
In order to help you achieve your target of selling your house, Glymph Properties will work with a real estate agent to get the job done for you.
I mean really…. who wants to give away 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 you owe, then you’ll need to come out of pocket with the additional 6-9% needed to close. A lot of folks , and in our opinion rightfully so, don’t think they should have to pay anything to sell a property. That’s a ton of money… especially if you are in an irregular 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 and science to avoiding those pesky realtor commissions.
First, there is a tricky custom that you’ve gotta hear about.
In most cases in Texas half of the 6-8% commission you pay as the seller goes to the buyer’s agent.
Think about it…. how much sense does that make?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 lose money.
Why in the world should you pay for your “opponent” ?
In truth, it contradicts logic – it is just what is commonly done.
Here are a few ways you can use that to your advantage.
First, take into account the commissions paid when you’re looking at the comparable sales. If the properties similar to yours sold for prices that included commissions, take that into account.
Please don’t under value your house – 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 Arlington , buyers who are not 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 do not 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 see your house. Of course, it is 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 for a buyer’s agent and decide not to offer to pay it, you will cut your pool of prospective buyers to almost nothing.
– that’s of transactions take place through the MLS – that’s the Multiple Listing Service. It is the main database that all the real estate brokers in Arlington 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 Arlington , 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 one of the cheapest ways to market your home to a very wide 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 Arlington to the MLS, information on your property will end up on most of the major internet sites within two or three days.
Each of these 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. Sometimes open houses in Arlington can be a wonderful way to sell a house, and many times they are a waste of time. It’s exactly the same with newspaper ads, craigslist posts, Fancy For Sale By Owner signs – occasionally they work, and oftentimes they don’t.
To efficiently sell your house 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 advertisements and hosting an open house is not enough if your property 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 houses at once, they expect to get more calls – and obviously, they’ll make good profits by selling lots of houses.
Certain properties may well 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 Arlington 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 Arlington .
We’re investors who care a lot about Arlington .
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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