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Kirk Miller, Home Seller in Minneapolis, MN

Can I sell houses without engaging agents?

Asked by Kirk Miller, Minneapolis, MN Mon Mar 19, 2012

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Hiring a an agent ofsets this cost, saving you time and money that could be used something else
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 17, 2012
Judging from the "houses" term, you are talking about many? I assume you are an investor/flipper? Yes, you can sell them yourself, but you need to make sure you have a list of potential Buyers like most wholesalers do, accumulated over time. Also this normally works better for people looking to sell quick and with a small profit margin.

If you don't have any potential buyers/leads, you are better off listing your properties and working with an Agent. You get better price in a shorter time...

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3 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 19, 2012
Yes, but consider the following:
1. Do you know how to make your home appeal to the most buyers?
2. Will you be available to show your home whenever a buyer wants to see it?
3. Do you know what comparable homes sold for in the last 3 months?
4. Do you know how to price your home?
5. Do you know how to negotiate the sale of your home?
6. Do you know how to attract the most buyers?
7. Do you know how to screen a looker from a buyer?

These are just a few considerations. Sure you can acquire the knowledge you will need to sell your home, but will the price you pay in your time and dollars really save you anything? History shows that your home will sell faster and at a higher price if you hire a qualified Realtor and follow their advise than if you did it yourself.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 19, 2012
Sure, you can use boring agents... but the engaging ones are more outgoing and better salespeople.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 19, 2012
Alan May, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Absolutely, just list in your ad; please no agents.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 17, 2012
If you're planning on doing this a lot, then maybe you should consider getting your real estate license. As others have said, you'll be more successful and sell the homes quicker if you use a professional.

You could give yourself a root canal, but do you really want to? No, you'd want to hire a professional for that.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 19, 2012
Hi, You can but keep in mind you will be missing out on the most important people actively working in the field....

0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 19, 2012
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