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Author Topic: Looking to sell your house without a Realtor? This is a Must Read  (Read 5136 times)

Offline Quicker Home Sale

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How Do I Sell My House Without An Agent in Las Vegas?
June 25, 2019
By lorenzoharkins

If you’re looking to sell your house or investment property in Las Vegas without using a real estate agent, we can help.

Although we do cooperate with brokers, sometimes it’s best to avoid paying someone to be in the middle.

After all, paying 5-6% of the sale of a property in a commission is a lot of money. In certain situations, Nevada brokers and real estate agents can be very useful and earn their commission. Not always.

How Do I Sell My House Without An Agent in Las Vegas?
There are a few ways to avoid paying high commissions in your Nevada sale.

First, there’s a tricky custom that you’ve gotta know about.

In most sales in Las Vegas, roughly half of the commission you pay as the seller goes to pay for the buyer’s broker.

Doesn’t make much sense, right?

Why should you pay for the agent on the other side of the table?

Truthfully, it defies logic – it’s just what’s typically done.

You can use that to your advantage in a few ways.

First, factor in the commissions paid when you’re looking at the comparable sales. If the properties similar to yours sold for prices that included commissions, take that into account.

Don’t underprice your property – be aware that a savvy buyer may expect to take a discount too. If you’re doing the work of one agent, you can expect to save that money.

Sometimes in Las Vegas, buyers who aren’t represented by an agent won’t remember to negotiate the buyer’s side commission out of the price for themselves, so don’t remind them if you don’t want to pay them. Just don’t be surprised if it comes up during the negotiation.

You may want to consider offering 2.5% to buyer’s agents who will bring their clients to show your property. Sure, it’s a lot of money. If you’re pricing your property including that commission, you can always negotiate a better deal for a purchaser who comes without an agent.

On the other hand, if you don’t leave room for the buyer’s agent’s commission, you’ll be excluding most of the buyers in the market in Las Vegas.

Over 90% of transactions happen through the MLS – that’s the Multiple Listing Service. It’s the main database that all the brokers in Las Vegas use to access information for their clients on the houses, condos, land and investment properties for sale, along with data on the sold prices.

Once upon a time, you had to pay a full commission to get your property on the MLS. Now in Las Vegas, there are a few brokers who will charge you a fee just to list your property on the MLS. Often, you spend a few hundred bucks and you only pay a commission if the sale closes.

Compared to the cost of a newspaper ad, the MLS is a cheap way to market your property to a very wide audience.

All the major real estate search sites like Realtor.com, Zillow, Yahoo Homes, etc. get data from the MLS. Chances are good that when you submit your listing in Las Vegas to the MLS, information on your property will end up on most of the major sites within a few days.

Each of those sites sells ads. They’ve got packages that let you pay to enhance your listing, feature it at the top of the search, and a lot of other bells and whistles that might or might not get an interested buyer to buy your property.

Advertising is a gamble. Sometimes open houses in Las Vegas Nevada can be a great way to sell a property, and sometimes they’re a waste of time. Same with newspaper ads, craigslist postings, fancy signs – sometimes they work, and sometimes they don’t.

To effectively sell your property on your own, you have to market it well.
Putting up fliers and signs around your neighborhood can generate some calls, and there’s a lot of free websites where you can post information. But often just putting up flyers and an open house isn’t enough if your house doesn’t appeal to the average home buyer.

In theory, real estate agents charge big commissions because they have to spend a lot of money up front to advertise your property. By advertising lots of properties at once, they expect to get more phone calls – and obviously, they’ll make good profits by selling lots of houses.

Certain properties might require thousands of dollars in advertising expenses before the right buyer happens to see the ad and call.


Sometimes we’ll purchase Las Vegas houses, fix them up, then rent them out… sometimes we’ll fix them up and sell them to other people looking for great homes in the area, and a lot of other reasons, too.
« Last Edit: June 25, 2019, 01:01:27 pm by Mdhaas »

Offline heartlandbuyshouses

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Re: Looking to sell your house without a Realtor? This is a Must Read
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2019, 05:03:35 am »
Nice information :)
Don Wede
Heartland Funding Inc.
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Offline Jonah_Homesprout

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Re: Looking to sell your house without a Realtor? This is a Must Read
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2019, 08:50:49 am »
Agreed! It’s all about working the system.
Jonah Hartsburg
HomeSprout Properties LLC, offering home-buying services in Indiana
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Offline jeany5

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Re: Looking to sell your house without a Realtor? This is a Must Read
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2019, 03:35:36 pm »
Most for sale by owners post their home for free on sites like zillow, Trullia, Readit, and etc. They can easily find a buyer for their home, if they sell their home at a reasonable price.

Offline JaxNursesBuyHouses

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Re: Looking to sell your house without a Realtor? This is a Must Read
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2020, 10:15:03 am »
In terms of marketing dollars is can be cheaper with MLS listings yes. The MLS is not as powerful as it once was thanks to good ole' Google.

Offline ariachris56

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Re: Looking to sell your house without a Realtor? This is a Must Read
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2020, 01:17:44 am »
much thanks for sharing this useful info.

Offline SteveKay

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Re: Looking to sell your house without a Realtor? This is a Must Read
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2020, 08:30:15 am »
Good content thanks for sharing.
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Offline Alex Capp

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Re: Looking to sell your house without a Realtor? This is a Must Read
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2020, 12:27:56 pm »
It will definitely be interesting to see how the agent model shifts over time, especially with Big iBuyers coming into play. Although it seems like iBuyers are pulling out a bit due to corona virus.
Brotherly Love Real Estate
We Buy Houses in Philadelphia. BLRE was started by two childhood friends with a dream of flipping houses!

 




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