There is a lot of work in properly marketing a house, negotiating a contract getting you the best price and terms, responding to inspection reports, working with lenders and getting the house to the closing table. I don't understand why people feel agents should work for free or discounted rates. If your boss ask you to take a cut in pay after you did a great job, what would you do?
Kathyt Persha, Realtor
Nextage Advanced Realty
I found a great discount Saturday at the Walmart....the Crest toothpaste was much less than what I pay at the local Publix. "Pay less, live better" Yahoo!
When I got home the box contained a 6.4 oz tube, not the 8.2 oz I thought I was buying.
I did get exactly what I paid for.
Yes there are discount REALTORS. Be sure to scroll through the Agent to Agent questions to observe the problems they get into.
on your home, the location, size etc. how much work will be required to market, advertise and sell
your home. I am sure you want to work with a full service brokerage, but if and when you discuss
the services with the Realtor, and you agree with the Realtor that some items of marketing and advertising you mutually agree are not that important, and the Brokerage and your Listing agent then
may agree to a particular commission. Remember that part of that commission will go to the
Agent who is bringing the buyer, and there will be only so much a brokerage and Listing agent
will be able to do.... But sit down and discuss the options...
There is not such a thing as a discount Realtor...... Just that a certain commission for a certain
property is negotiated between the parties....
If you need recommendations for a local Realtor in your area, let us know.
Always also remember you get what you are paying for.... So discuss the correct list price
and potential sale price AND THE POSSIBLE NET TO SELLER IN DETAIL WITH THE
REALTOR YOU INTEND TO HIRE AND LIST YOUR HOME WITH.
Good luck to you.
Hope this helps...
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However, if you think you are close to breaking even, then you need someone that can 1. place the appropriate market value on your property, 2. give you a list of repairs that will improve the offers you receive - and cover the cost of repair, and, 3. then be able to market and negotiate on your behalf for the greatest return.
Marketing a home is only one thing Agents do. Navigating the contractual details in the offers, as well as title issues and negotiating to your advantage are equally important.
The market is your greatest challenge and your best friend. It is currently a seller's market because there are fewer homes on the market, the economy is growing and pent up buyer demand is high.
Given this market, you may be surprised to see what your house is worth. The market value of your home may cover the full commission and provide a return to you, as well. Getting to that point involves too many strategies to detail here, and the right set of strategies will depend on your specific situation. Interview a couple of local Agents and listen for similarities in strategy.
You are asking if you can "get by" with a discount Agent, when you might want to ask who can best help me MAXIMIZE my return when selling my home? Hope that helps! Good luck!
I can help you find that local agent, too. Just let me know.