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Cheap realtors? Help u sell, assist 2 sell....

We want to move across the country and need to sell our house. Unfortunately it is worth almost exactly what we owe, which means the realtor fees will be all ours:) Any advice on how to get a cheap realtor? Have you used the help u sell type companies?


Asked by Anonymous at 2:54 PM on Jul. 25, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • I've seen people use the "house for sale by owner" sales routine.. You don't necessarily have to hire a broker to get the best price on your home. If you can get the price you want or close to it, you save on the broker fees.It really is up to you but you have to get the word out that your house is actually on the market by doing your own advertising for it.

    Answer by CafeMochaMom1 at 3:15 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • Realtor's are based on commission and most will not lower their percentage. my hubby is a Realtor in KS he gets 3% of whatever the house sells for! try interviewing a lot of realtors and see what they say or any advice they could give u! u could always sell it for sale by owner! if u have any questions just message me! i stage houses too so if u need any help with that let me know i can give u some tips! good luck!

    Answer by Caroline2010 at 3:14 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • I've never thought to highly of homeowners who list their homes as FSBO (For Sale By Owner) or via Assist2Sell (or equivalent). Reason being, if they are cutting corners on the cost of a Realtor, what else have they cut corners on in the home?!

    A reputable full-price Realtor will help you market and stage your home to get the most money for it! While your home may be comparable to ones in the neighborhood, maybe your particular location, or a key feature will net you a few thousand more than you think. A little paint, some new window treatments, annual flowers, and other such "quick/inexpensive" updates, will often yield more of a profit--more than what you spent in updating it!

    Answer by LoriKeet at 10:27 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • My sister tried Help You Sell/Assist to Sell. (I don't remember which one) Anyway, she had her home on the market for 6 months. She didn't get an offer, very few people went to see it. She ended up listing it with Keller Williams, and found out that many Realtors don't like to deal with those companies.

    Hope this helps a bit.

    Answer by mommy2joeynabby at 1:30 AM on Jul. 26, 2010

  • As someone has already said, most fees are 3%. That is for the selling and buying agent. We are in the process of selling our house right now. We plan to have the buyers pay for the closing costs but even after that there will be fees to deal with(tax from selling, and property taxes that may need to be paid, etc.) Even though your house may be worth what you may be able to list it a bit higher and see what happens. Also make sure you get a payoff statement. You may not owe as much as you think. The best thing to do is contact a realtor and explain your situation. They would also be able to give you a better idea how much you could sell your house for, what the homes in your area are going for, and maybe even some things you can do to help bring the value up.

    Answer by how_reb at 8:33 AM on Jul. 26, 2010

  • Assist 2 Sell is a FULL Service real estate company that works off a Flat Fee. They do as much if not more than traditional real estate companies provide. Sellers have the option off having the listing submitted to MLS or not. In a time where sellers are seeing-0- equity due to declining prices it is a real big savings. Key not to keep in mind that NO real estate company can get the home sold if it is overpriced no matter what they are are charging.

    Answer by SUSANJACOBS at 3:28 PM on Jul. 26, 2010