Many people are reluctant to sell their homes without the help of a real estate agent because they think it will be difficult to market the house themselves. That is no longer the case now that we have the Internet. Not only are online property listings a quick and easy way to get a home in front of buyers, but it helps you save thousands on the sale of your home.
No need to pay an agent
A major way that online property websites help you to save money is that they allow you to avoid having to use a real estate agent. You would have to pay an agent a commission on the sale. Typically, the commission is six percent of the sale price-three percent to the listing agent, and three percent to the buying agent. If your house sells for $100,000, for example, you will pay another $6000 in commission. Online real estate sites allow you to avoid paying an agent, and thus skip thousands in agent fees or commission.
Little or no money out of pocket
The best part of online sites is that many even let you sign up and list your home for free. Sometimes you might have to pay a small fee, either for site membership or per transaction, but this is usually a small amount and is much less than you would have to pay if you had a real estate agent. Overall, this is a great way to distribute information about your home for a reduced cost or no cost at all.
What else is great about using online sites to sell your home? The results, of course! Savvy owners list on several sites to reach the broadest audience. Even if one site doesn’t hit as much of the target audience as the owner would like, others probably will. It is a good idea to experiment with them a bit and find out which seem to have the strongest responses in your area. You might even find there is more than one site that targets the exact people who would be idea potential buyers.
What are you waiting for?
Today, owners know they don’t need a real estate agent to sell their homes. Instead of relying on your real estate agent, it now is as simple as listing pictures and descriptions for free or almost free on a variety of Websites. If you are ready to put your home on the market, don’t hesitate. Get online and sell!