If you’re trying to sell your Mobile Home or investment property in Inland Empire without using a real estate agent, we can help you in the process.
Even though we do cooperate with agents, sometimes it’s best to avoid paying a salesperson to be in the middle.
After all, paying 5-6% of the gross sale of a property in a commission is a lot of funds. In certain situations, CA brokers and real estate agents can be very useful and earn their commission, but that’s not always the case.
How Do I Sell My Mobile Home Without An Agent in Inland Empire?
There are a few methods to avoid paying high commissions in your CA sale.
First, there’s a tricky custom that you should be aware of.
In most sales in Inland Empire, about 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 realtor on the other side of the transaction?
Truthfully, it defies logic – it’s just what’s commonly done.
You can use that for your upper hand in a few ways.
First, account for the commissions paid when you’re looking at the comparable sales. If the properties similar to yours sold for prices that included commissions, take that into consideration.
Don’t underprice your property – be aware that an experienced 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 Inland Empire, buyers who aren’t represented by an realtor 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 alarmed if it comes up during the negotiation.
You may want to think about 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 buyer who comes without a real estate agent.
On the other hand, if you don’t leave room for the buyer’s agent’s commission, you’ll be leaving out a lot of the buyers in the market in Inland Empire.
Over 90% of transactions happen through the MLS – that’s the Multiple Listing Service. It’s the main directory that all the brokers in Inland Empire use to access facts for their clients on the mobile homes, condos, land and investment properties for sale, along with data on the sold prices.
Several years ago, you had to pay a full commission to get your property on the MLS. Now in Inland Empire, there are a few brokers who will charge you a fee just to list your property on the MLS. Many times, 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 advertise 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 high that when you submit your listing in Inland Empire to the MLS, information on your home 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 boost 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 purchase your property.
Advertising is a gamble. Sometimes open houses in Inland Empire CA can be a great way to sell a property, and sometimes they’re a waste of resources. Same with newspaper ads, craigslist postings, special signs – sometimes they work, and sometimes they don’t.
To effectively sell your property by yourself, you have to market it well.
Putting up fliers and signs around your neighborhood can produce some calls, and there’s a lot of free websites where you can post information. But often just putting up flyers and an open house isn’t sufficient if your mobile home doesn’t gather interest from the average home buyer.
In theory, real estate agents charge big commissions because they have to spend a lot of money up front to market 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 homes.
Certain properties might require thousands of dollars in marketing 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 pay fair prices for properties – and we can close fast (in as little as 3-5 days if you need to).
Sometimes we’ll purchase Inland Empire mobile homes, fix them up, then rent them out… sometimes we’ll fix them up and sell them to end buyers looking for great 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 CA.
We’re investors who care a lot about Inland Empire.
We close fast and pay cash in as little as just 3-5 days. Give us a call now at (909) 255-9212 or fill out the short form over here.