Most of the time when homebuyers need a quick sale they may not look to a discount or flat fee listing company. Discount brokers often have the stigma of throwing up the listing on the MLS and sadly forgetting about it. There is no hands-on marketing, advertising or customer service. But that’s not the case with companies like Help-U-Sell. Not all discount brokers need to be so hands off. It is possible to get a listing agent for a discounted price to do as much or as little as you want them to do.
For instance: you may have all of the necessary tools to market and advertise your home and you may already have an idea of how you want to price it and stage it but you just can’t get it on the MLS without having the help of a licensed real estate agent. This is where our flat fee listing service is so important. For a flat fee of just $500 it includes custom photographs, a virtual tour, professional flyer for the front of your home in the real estate sign, a front door lock box and an MLS listing.
However, there is a catch; you will probably need to offer some sort of a buyer’s agent commission.
This means that even though you won’t be spending thousands of dollars on the listing agent side you may have to spend a certain percentage on a commission to the buyers agent. Unless the homebuyer comes to you directly without the aid of a buyers agent, you may need to offer some sort of an incentive for the buyers agent to facilitate the real estate transaction. This percentage can be anywhere from 1% to 3% or even more for a buyers agent. Example: if you are selling your Oahu home or condo for $400,000 you can offer the listing agent a 2% buyer’s agent commission which would be about $8000. On a typical listing, the commission could be upwards of 6% or $24,000, which is quite a bit of equity to be losing.
Again, a flat fee listing option is probably not the best idea if you want to be completely hands-off and have no idea how to facilitate a real estate transaction. At Help-U-Sell we want to be as hands-on or as hands-off as you prefer which is why we offer several different listing options.
If you have questions about how hands-off you want to be to sell your Oahu home or property fast feel free to give me a call at any time. We can discuss options, your knowledge of the market, and how much equity you need in order to close quickly.