Are you free on Monday let's say 2pm to let me into your home. Wait I have yet to get approved....are you ready to handle these type of situations. Do you have lenders to work with..... I want you to do me a favor turn your tv on to hgtv ok now watch it as much as possible. Is your home staged? I have been selling for 9 years I respect you want to do it on your own but, most likely a realtor will sell your home wanting a commission. Look our jobs as realtors are not easy. Most flat fee services will hurt how your home is being presented to the public. Most likely your home will end up with more days on the market. Our market is different maybe working at a title company can get you to sell your house on your own, but are you ready to really market your home to sell, deal with writing the offer, inspections, lender requirements, appraisal issues, disclosing condition, radon, termites, etc. if you want to set an appointment to know your market value of your home feel free to contact me. Doing it on your own is a full time job that I can handle. Thanks Isabella
You don't have to use a real estate agent, or pay that commission, any more than you have to use a hair stylist to cut your hair, have an accountant do your taxes, defend yourself in count, or fill the cavities in your teeth. All of these things you can do on your own if you want to spend the time, and assume the risks involved.
Generally, 90% of people in the world are too busy to do everything themselves - and the time spent pulling comps, fielding calls, being present for showings, putting signs in their yard, advertising the property, negotiating, etc. takes away from the time they could be spending doing whatever it is THEY do and specialize in to make money. Regardless of the service, you will always have those who feel it's easy and want to do it themselves to save a buck. More power to them. Some people have nothing but time on their hands, are extremely strapped for money, and can't afford to have professionals doing everything for them.
If you don't want to use a traditional Realtor - I would suggest checking out a "flat-fee" MLS service. You'll be on the MLS, but get little or no direction/support through the process, and typically pay around $500 upfront regardless if you ultimately sell the property or not.
Unfortunately there is not a way to get your home on the MLS listing service without going through a realtor.
There are other sites and open houses you can do so that buyers may be able to see your home. But agents usually only show houses listed on the MLS unless their buyers find the home. Hope this answered your question.
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As for getting your home on the MLS without using a realtor, forget it. That will not happen. The point of having an MLS is that when agent shows another agents listing there is guaranteed compensation because there is a compensation agreement portion in the listing contract. This compensation amount (the buyer agent commission) is disclosed in the MLS. If there is a local Real Estate Guide (Homes Magazine) You might be able to pay for a space to put an Ad in for your property. Advertising is expensive, Looking for the right home is time consuming, why not use a Realtor to help you? Did you have a bad experience?
Both parties need really competent real estate contract attorneys to make certain their respective interests are addressed appropriately. Cut the middle man out, reduce price to 15% below market and make a deal.
It's really not a problem. Just look for a MLS Entry Only broker, or a flat fee broker.
BTW, my question is WHY? You probably want to save money, right?
So you are assuming that you don't need a Realtor to sell your home. About 10% of homes in the US are sold without professional representation according to an NAR survey. I think if you can sell your home yourself, you should do it.
However, my experience has shown that it is likely that the ONLY way to get top dollar for your home is with a great Realtor. Not just any Realtor, but a great Realtor.
The summary is this:
I study the actual performance of Full Service, MLS Entry Only, and Discount Brokers in my MLS.
Over the past two years the following trends have remained constant:
1. Homes sold by MLS Entry Only or Discount Brokers FAIL to sell most of the time when compared to Full Service Realtors
2. The number of units sold by MLS Entry Only or Discount Brokers is VERY SMALL. The last quarter out of 931 transactions only 26 were sold by MLS Entry or Discount Brokers. Don't you think that if they were really that good for sellers they would sell more homes?
3. When the homes DO sell by MLS Entry ONLY or Discount Brokers they sell, on average for about 2.8% LESS than homes sold by Full Service brokers when you compare list price versus sale price.
4. Homes sold by MLS Entry Only and Discount take longer to sell.
I suggest interviewing a couple of REaltors. Especially if you need to sell in order to buy, then you really need to get a balanced view of what Realtors propose to meet your objectives.
If you are a buyer and wanting to see what is available, you can VIEW MLS listings at http://www.realtor.com. I would strongly suggest you find a Realtor. We can make your home search or sale a priority.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
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Your question, and the fact that you are listed as a buyer is somewhat confusing. While the previous post answered your question very well, I'm still going to refer you to my blog (link below) that has some info in it on the subject addressed to sellers.
MLS access is granted usually through the local Board of Realtors. Agents usually have a portal for searching the MLS on their website. Now the amount of information can be limited. You may only get the general location along with some of the details about the property, but for additonal info you would have to request it through the agent.