How to Decrease the Cost of Selling Your House

Unhappy with how much your real estate agent’s commission is? 

Good news!

You can ALWAYS negotiate that number. 

(If they tell you that it’s non-negotiable, it’s probably a good idea to find a different real estate agent to work with.)

Here are some things you can use to negotiate with your agent!

Home Desirability — If your home is in a very desirable neighborhood and/or if it’s in the ideal price-point for buyers, then it’ll probably sell fast. And that means you might be able to negotiate a lower commission since the agent’s job is going to be easy. 

Price Point — The more money that your house is worth, the more that the real estate agent stands to make, even if they have a slightly lower commission. So if your home is quite high-value, then it’s worth asking the agent if they can take a slightly lower commission. 

Time Of Year — When you sell your home also makes a difference. If you sell when homes sell easily (summer), then you can probably negotiate a better commission. If you sell when homes don’t sell easily (winter), then you don’t really have leverage here.

If you’d just like to avoid paying any realtor commissions, you can always sell your house directly. At Hammock, we buy houses directly from sellers for a fair price without ANY realtor fees. Text or give us a call at (813)324-3131!

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