As you've heard, rates are negotiable. Your net proceeds will be determined on the realtor fees, your portion of the closing fees and the amount of your existing loan payoff. If you would like a net sheet prepared, please consider a consultation with a professional. Typically as a seller, you would do well to contact a couple of agents to speak to them concerning their marketing plan and suggested list price, then choose the one who makes you feel the most comfortable. I would love to be considered when you are ready to proceed with your plans. I live in Milwaukie and have my business practice in Milwaukie. It would be a pleasure to meet with you and discuss your potential sale. Any Realtor you interview should offer a market analysis to give you an idea of a reasonable list price, give you a brief description of their marketing plan and prepare a net sheet for you so you will understand how much you may be able to negotiate.
Keep in mind, when discussing fees; don't just go for the lowest listing fee when choosing a Real Estate Professional; any agent who is working hard is going to help you understand that this market is a tougher market to attract buyers. For this reason, all marketing efforts must be increased requiring more time (these hours are valuable to a realtor). You need an agent who is willing to put in these hourse to get your listing sold. We must be involved in pursuing all the resources on the internet (where most buyers prefer to find their home). If your Realtor proves they will be working hard weekly and providing accountbility and communication you can move on to your next destination sooner, thus making their time investment and negotiation expertise well worth the fee. You also need a realtor who will give you a true picture of the market and sometimes the cold hard truth is hard to hear, but be prepared to listen to market facts and put your emotional ties to your home aside when considering what the market will allow (regarding what a buyer will realistically pay for your property.
All the Best and Merry Christmas!
June Lizotte, Principal Broker, GRI
June Lizotte Real Estate
Providing REAL Service