If you are interested in buying a home but you don’t want to have to pay real estate agent fees, you are not alone. You can often have the sellers of a home pay your real estate agent fees, but why mess with that? Just because you buy property doesn’t mean that you have to pay outrageous fees to a real estate agent. Many consumers get fooled into thinking that they have to have a real estate agent, but there are some great tools at every consumer’s disposal that do away with the need for the help of an agent.
First, you want to look in an area for a home that you know a little bit about. If you have to buy house in an area that you aren’t all that familiar with you have to be willing to do a bit of leg work. For instance, if you want to buy property in an area you should be willing to look up the value of the home by contacting the county that the home is located in to find out what its appraised value is. You may also want to look up the appraised values of the homes surrounding the home that you are interested in. This will enable you to know for sure if you are getting a good deal or a bad deal on the property and you can do this yourself as property values are public information.
Whether you want to buy or sell property you will want to have the house appraised as well as inspected. The inspection is more for the buyer, but the seller will know for certain after an inspection that they are selling the home in good condition and nothing can come back to haunt them later. An appraisal as well as an inspection can be done without the use of a real estate agent. As long as you ensure that both the appraiser and the inspector are certified you will be in good shape.
If you are trying to sell house you will want to ensure that it is in good condition and you know the value of the house before putting it on the market without the help of a real estate agent. A buyer also needs to figure out who their target consumer is and how best to market to that type of consumer. There are many different Internet programs out there that will do the advertising for you for much less than you would pay a realtor. You will also want to familiarize yourself with the paperwork that will need to be completed for you to sell property to someone else. Many people underestimate how much work it is to sell property, but it is hard work. Make sure that you will have time to show the home, and also make sure that you can step back from the property emotionally and show off the good attributes of the home to balance them with any drawbacks of your particular home.
Buying and selling a home without a real estate agent is possible, though it does take a bit of work. Both the buyer and the seller need to find out how much the home is worth, if it is in good condition, and each needs to become accustomed to the paperwork that needs to be written up to transfer the home from one individual to the other. If you really want to buy or sell a home on your own you can do it, and it will save you as much as 4% on the sales price of the home.Immobilienmakler Heidelberg Makler Heidelberg