Asking yourself, “Can I sell my house without an agent?”….
If you’re looking to sell your house or investment property in Oklahoma City without using a real estate agent, we can help….
Let’s be real, paying 6% of the sale of a house in commission is a LOT of money. In certain situations, real estate agents can be very useful and actually earn their commission. This isn’t always true but sometimes it is. The right agents know how to price a house and market a house to sell it fast for a good price and definitely earn their commission.
In today’s times more than ever it is EASIER (yes, you read that right) for a home owner to sell their house themselves without an agent and high commissions.
As one example of how to sell your house without an agent, our company provides an easy way to do just this. We buy houses all across Oklahoma. We close quickly, buy as-is, and handle all the paperwork. We are only one of your options though….
There’s a few ways to avoid paying high commissions when selling a house.
If you are going to sell a house yourself to a buyer that is going to purchase the home and live in it. Here are a few tips to take into account before moving forward:
Know your numbers. Does the typically buyer in your price range need help with his/her closing costs from the seller? How much is that? What will closing costs add up to? If an agent brings a qualified buyer ready to buy your house, are you prepared to compensate that agent? If so, what is the typical amount? How long can you pay to market the house and cover any expenses (insurance, mortgage) before you’ve gone too long?
Ask yourself all these questions. Figure out the answers and don’t just wing it. Normally, a real estate agent would calculate all these up for your before listing your house. If you sell your house to a company like ours, we buy it as-is and quick so you have no extra costs. We even pay all closing costs.
Over 90% of home sales happen through the MLS – that’s the Multiple Listing Service. It’s the main database that all the agents in Oklahoma City use to market houses for sale. This is where most of your buyers will see your house.
Once upon a time, you had to pay a full 6% commission to get your property on the MLS. Now, there are a few companies who will charge you a fee just to enter your property on the MLS. Often, you spend a few hundred bucks for them to do this. However, they don’t help you with anything else unless you pay them more.
It’s worth it to know that the MLS is a cheap way to market your property to a very wide audience.
All the major real estate search sites like Realtor.com, Zillow, Yahoo Homes, etc. get data from the MLS. Chances are good that when you submit your listing in to the local MLS, information on your property will end up on most of the major sites within a few days and get in front of thousands of potential buyers.
Prepare for the buyer’s inspection. The #1 thing that kills all real estate transactions is an inspector finding every-little-dang-thing wrong with your house and scaring the buyer into walking away or asking you for $10,000 in “repairs”. What if you could know what the inspector would find BEFORE you got a buyer on the hook? You can!
A lot of sellers hire an inspector to go through their house BEFORE they put it up for sale to find issues they know will come up when a buyer makes an offer. You can then fix these problems before they cost you money or a buyer.
How much does an inspection cost? This depends on the size of your house and depth of the inspection but anywhere from $150 – $500. It’s worth it. Trust us.
The key to sell a house without an agent is to market effectively.
Normally, your agent would be the one in charge of marketing your house to potential buyers. Not in your case though. If you want to sell a house without an agent…you need some quick tips on marketing your house. Here are 3 easy tips to market your house and attract quality buyers. These are the same strategies an agent would use that you can use to sell your house WITHOUT an agent….
- Clean, Clean, Clean, Clean – clean your house. Clean it again….especially toilets, glass, and the shower. Every corner. Dust everything. Buy $50 in candles. Make it smell good too. Everybody’s house smells good to themselves but not always to other people. Keep the lawn mowed also!
- Take lots of pictures – generally houses with more pictures in the advertising sell quicker than those that don’t. Ever seen a house for sale online with 2 or 3 fuzzy pictures? Makes you want to go see it in person right? NOT. Take 30-40 pictures. Get them in focus with good lighting. Don’t use a fish-eyed or wide-angle lens.
- Get your house online – 99% of buyers find the house they buy online. Yard signs aren’t enough. Pay a company to put it in the MLS. Get your house on Zillow and Trulia and Realtor.com. The more websites the better. Write a good description of your house and why a buyer would like it highlighting any updates you’ve done.
Want to sell your house without an agent and pay $0 in closing costs or commissions?
It’s possible. How? Sell your house to a company like ours! Our business is buying houses which we fix up and then sell/rent to new families. We buy new and old houses.
The best part about selling your house to us: you’ll pay $0 in closing costs or commissions. Also, you won’t have to clean or repair anything! You can leave the place filled with things you don’t want to take with you or clean as a whistle. Doesn’t matter to us.
What’s the catch? There has to be a catch right? Let’s be up front here….buying houses is our business. It is how we pay our bills, put food on the table, and keep the lights on. What does that mean to you? Well, if you want to sell your house fast, as-is, and pay $0 in closing costs or commissions ANNNNND sell your house for top dollar, we aren’t your buyer. You can’t have your cake and eat it too. We need to make a profit when we buy a house. If we pay full retail price for houses, we lose money.
Now this doesn’t mean we need to buy houses for 10% of their value….but it does mean we don’t pay 100%. There is a price that is a win-win for both us. That’s what we try to pay. What we offer depends on the location of your house, repairs it needs, and the local market conditions. Call us for an offer today.
If you are exploring the question of “how to sell my house without an agent?”….don’t leave us out of the picture. Talking with us and having us make you an offer is free and no obligation. Worst case you lose 15 minutes and tell us no. Best case you sell your house quickly without hassle.