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corrupt
corrupt
3 months ago

I’m considering selling direct to Redfin or some other similar outfit. A house that could potentially sell for $700K would cost $35-40K to agent, and probably $50-60K in repairs, upgrades, paint, etc…, so if I could sell it to them for $100K less and no work on my part, it would be worth it… not sure if they would be willing to pay that much or not… has anyone actually done this?

alex scott
alex scott
2 months ago
Reply to  corrupt

sorry for all the down votes. i am in the process now. the agents i have interviewed and gotten recommendations for, make me feel like i need to take a shower. the buy it now firms have been straight forward and treat me in an unemotional transactional fashion. yes, it is my house, but it also a product i wish to sell. realtors seem to be selling “feelings” and i am interested in cash. your numbers look a bit low for realtor fees. after conversations, the realtor numbers average about 9% off the top. the companies have TONS of fees and i would have a real estate atty look over any contract before signing. for me, at the end of the day, the fewer people i have to deal with and the less i have to do is PRICELESS and has too be worked into the equation. good luck.

booch221
booch221
1 year ago

I’m thinking of trying a discount real estate broker if the market remains strong.

Top full-service discount real estate brokerages in 2022:
https://listwithclever.com/discount-real-estate-brokers/

Last edited 1 year ago by booch221
alex scott
alex scott
2 months ago
Reply to  booch221

never heard of the site
T.U.!

Rick Connor
Rick Connor
1 year ago

Based on my recent experience selling two homes, be lucky is the best strategy. We sold in a low interest rate environment, during a pandemic, which drove housing prices and demand sky high.

The one strategy that worked for my wife and I for all the houses we have sold is to use your network. The three houses we sold were all bought by someone who found about the sale through a friend, neighbor, or business associate. Let people know you are selling and ask them to let potential buyers know it is available.

alex scott
alex scott
2 months ago
Reply to  Rick Connor

i am going to assume all these down votes [ without comments]are
from realtors. shame on them. at the end of the day, it is who gets the most money for me, and in this day and age it ain’t necessarily an “agent”

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