The Investor Hub offers an easy, no-hassle solution to selling your home for cash at fair market value, on your timeline and with zero fees. When you sell your home via the traditional route not only will you pay closing costs, lender payoff, property taxes, escrow fees, title fees, points or origin fees, credit report fees, document preparation fees, appraisal fees, pest or mold inspection fees – you get the idea. In addition to all of those fees, your real estate agent can earn anywhere from 5-8% commission off the sale of your home.
So what exactly does a real estate agent do to earn 6% of the sale of your home?
They take pictures. Okay, so maybe it’s not that basic but it does sum it up. Your real estate agent will tell you how to stage your home, which may include a lot of repairs or fixing up in addition to the amount of work you will have to do! After guiding you on how to stage your home, they will take pictures but since you’ve done all the aforementioned work, you might as well take the pics yourself! They list the property. Once the pics are ready to go, the real estate agent can list your property. They add your home to the MLS (Multiple Listing Service, not to be confused with Major League Soccer) which allows an automatic pull to Zillow and other similar sites. They may also post a sign in front of your home with pamphlets and do a few other little things that would make your home visible to others.
Lastly, the real estate agent will wait for offers to come in and will notify you of any. If your home is best suited for a cash offer, your realtor definitely has a more passive role. They will act more as a coach than anything else. They do draft contract responses and other miscellaneous tasks but the majority of what you’re paying for is the convenience and peace of mind. A third party title company will handle all of your official closing documents and most importantly, the money. Like we said, a real estate agent can earn anywhere from 6-10% off the sale of your home and that’s a serious piece of the pie! If you’re going to sell your home with a realtor, make sure they can prove their worth.
Alternatively, The Investor Hub can pay you cash for your home and close in as little as 2 weeks without the hassle of staging, fixing up, and listing your home! Call us at (844)684-3482 today to get a hassle-free cash offer!