Selling your home without the help of a real estate agent can save you thousands of dollars in commission or agent’s fee. Typically, the agent will ask 3-5% commission based on your asking price. Although there is a good reason why home owners would opt to use a real estate broker – they don’t have the time, they don’t have the know-how, home selling is time consuming, etc.
The introduction of online marketing makes home selling easier as more and more people are using the internet to browse and buy products and services online; and home buying is not excluded. Online property websites offer the same services as the traditional real estate agents but their fee is considerably less.
Property Sales Websites
These property websites work similarly as the classifieds of your local paper; however, the main advantage is they allow you to reach a much wider audience. With a very minimal fee, your property will have more exposure allowing you to attract more potential buyers. There are even DIY house sale websites that will let you list your property for free.
Who does not know Facebook? Twitter? Social media websites have become a necessity for the net users and you can take advantage of their popularity. With social media site like Facebook, you can target your marketing to a group of people without being discriminating. Prepare a short video highlighting your home’s best features and upload it to Facebook. You can save time by virtually showing your home to potential buyers and at the same time by answering possible questions about the property.
Online Estate Agents
If you really need the help of a real estate agent but still want to save on agent’s fee, you can work with an online estate agents. Online estate agents’ fee is much less compared to street estate agents while offering the same services. They will help you market your home, handle negotiations, and help you in property showing as needed.