San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 21, 2014
LoanLove.com is a borrower advice website that offers in-depth information on home loans that experienced home buyers can benefit from in an easy-to-understand and entertaining way that even first-time borrowers will be able to grasp. The team at LoanLove.com is devoted to help empower both first time and experienced homeowners with valuable resources, first-class knowledge and connections to top-rated industry professionals and has the mission of helping consumers and borrowers to obtain the latest information on mortgage lending news, the real estate market and the U.S. financial landscape in order to help them obtain a home loan that they will love. Loan Love most recent article titled “Selling Your House Without a Realtor (PROS and CONS)” continues to help homeowners to make the best decisions when it comes to their homes.
This new guide to selling a home without a realtor says, “Selling your house without a realtor can be very tempting at first glance, especially when you start punching the numbers on saving what can typically be as much as 6 percent sales commission. But before you start posting those “For Sale by Owner” signs in the front yard, take a moment to consider the pros and cons before making the big decision to go it alone in today’s housing market. It’s not too difficult to come up with the primary reason to try to sell your house on your own: no real estate agency commission. Unless you are able to negotiate something with the buyer, you are likely to be the one covering the entire commission. This can run as high as 5 to 6 percent of the sales price, and is typically split evenly between the seller’s agency and the buyer’s agency. If your house sells for $275,000, for example, you could expect to pay a total of $16,500 to the two brokerages involved if you owe a 6 percent commission.”
Some other reasons that a homeowner might feel like taking on selling their home on their own include feeling that, as the homeowner, they are the best person to show of the property’s best assets, and negotiations may be easier without the cost of the real estate commission coming into it. The article goes on to list a few more advantages for homeowners selling without a realtor, and then also lists some of the drawbacks of going it alone.
The Loan Love guide says, “But there is another side to the commission coin. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), only 9 percent of today’s sellers are FSBO. The category has been on a downward trend since hitting a high of 19 percent in 1997. Among those sellers who decided to go the FSBO route, about 40 percent of sales are completed as a closed transaction. This means the homeowner already knew the buyer, either as a friend, acquaintance or family member. Of those who did not previously know the buyer, 18 percent were contracted directly by the buyer to express interest in the property. Taking all these factors into account, it becomes clear that the portion of FSBO sellers who sold their home without knowing the buyer and who were not directly contacted by a buyer, is significantly smaller than the 9 percent.”
The Loan Love article continues to list some of the drawbacks to selling a home without a real estate agent, then lists some of the benefits using realtor provides.
To find out more about the pros and cons of selling a home without an agent, click here to view the full guide at LoanLove.com.