If you’re thinking “How do I sell my mobile home without an agent in Lafayette“, we can help you.
Although we do cooperate with brokers, sometimes it’s best to avoid paying someone to be in the middle.
After all, paying 5-6% of the sale of a property in a commission is a lot of money. In certain situations, Louisiana brokers and real estate agents can be very useful and earn their commission. Not always.
There are a few ways to avoid paying high commissions in your Lafayette sale.
First, there’s a tricky custom that you’ve gotta know about.
In most sales in Lafayette, roughly half of the commission you pay as the seller goes to pay for the buyer’s broker.
Doesn’t make much sense, right?
Why should you pay for the agent on the other side of the table?
Truthfully, it defies logic – it’s just what’s typically done.
You can use that to your advantage in a few ways.
First, factor in the commissions paid when you’re looking at comparable sales. If properties similar to yours sold for prices that included commissions, take that into account.
Don’t underprice your property – be aware that a savvy buyer may expect to take a discount too. If you’re doing the work of one agent, you can expect to save that money.
Sometimes in Lafayette, buyers who aren’t represented by an agent won’t remember to negotiate the buyer’s side commission out of the price for themselves, so don’t remind them if you don’t want to pay them. Just don’t be surprised if it comes up during the negotiation.
You may want to consider offering 2.5% to buyer’s agents who will bring their clients to show your property. Sure, it’s a lot of money. If you’re pricing your property including that commission, you can always negotiate a better deal for a purchaser who comes without an agent.
On the other hand, if you don’t leave room for the buyer’s agent’s commission, you’ll be excluding most of the buyers in the market in Lafayette.
Over 90% of transactions happen through the MLS – that’s the Multiple Listing Service. It’s the main database that all the brokers in Lafayette use to access information for their clients on mobile homes, houses, condos, land, and investment properties for sale, along with data on the sold prices.
Once upon a time, you had to pay a full commission to get your property on the MLS. Now in Lafayette, there are a few brokers who will charge you a fee just to list your property on the Lafayette MLS. Often, you spend a few hundred bucks and you only pay a commission if the sale closes.
Compared to the cost of a newspaper ad, the MLS is a cheap way to market your property to a very wide audience.
All the major real estate search sites like Realtor.com, Zillow, Yahoo Homes, etc. get data from the MLS. Chances are good that when you submit your listing in Lafayette to the MLS, information on your property will end up on most of the major sites within a few days.
Each of those sites sells ads. They’ve got packages that let you pay to enhance your listing, feature it at the top of the search, and a lot of other bells and whistles that might or might not get an interested buyer to buy your property.
Advertising is a gamble. Sometimes showings in Lafayette Louisiana can be a great way to sell a property, and sometimes they’re a waste of time. Same with newspaper ads, craigslist postings, and fancy signs – sometimes they work, and sometimes they don’t.
To effectively sell your property on your own, you have to market it well.
Putting up fliers and signs around your neighborhood can generate some calls, and there are a lot of free websites where you can post information. But often just putting up flyers and showings isn’t enough if your mobile home doesn’t appeal to the average home buyer.
In theory, real estate agents charge big commissions because they have to spend a lot of money upfront to advertise your property. By advertising lots of properties at once, they expect to get more phone calls – and obviously, they’ll make good profits by selling lots of mobile homes.
Certain properties might require thousands of dollars in advertising expenses before the right buyer happens to see the ad and call.
If you want to avoid paying any commissions, you can also sell your mobile home to investors like us for CASH
We give fair prices for mobile homes – and we can close fast (in as little as 3-5 days if you need to).
Sometimes we’ll purchase Lafayette mobile homes, fix them up, then rent them out… sometimes we’ll fix them up and sell them to other people looking for great mobile homes in the area, and a lot of other reasons, too – but we love to hear from people like you who are thinking of selling anywhere in Louisiana.
- Are you worried about repossession?
- Does the property need more repairs than you can make?
- Did you inherit a mobile home you don’t want?
- Are you tired of expensive lot fees?
- Are there bad tenants you can’t get rid of?
- Do you own a mobile home that is sitting vacant?
- Do you have liens on the property?
- Do you need to sell your mobile home fast?
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