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Pay a lower commission–and keep more of your money!

Most homeowners assume that everyone pays the same six percent on Realtor commissions. But, in fact, some people pay much less and some people pay much more. And with today’s overheated housing market, it seems like most homes practically sell themselves. Is it really worth paying a Realtor tens of thousands of dollars to find a buyer for a home that’s in high demand?

There are actually many ways to lower the commission you pay–all it takes is knowledge of the selling process and basic negotiating skills. In this helpful, comprehensive guide, Robert Irwin teaches you everything you need to know to get a better deal. He presents a detailed, precise explanation of how the commission system works, and proven strategies and tactics for keeping more of your equity.

You’ll learn how to lower–and even eliminate–the commission by taking advantage of such little known options as:

  • Using a discount agent
  • Negotiating for rebates or reduced rates
  • Offering flat fees or cash bonuses
  • Basing commissions on speed of sale and other factors
  • Creating your own listing agreement
  • Paying for services rendered rather than percentage
  • Finding a buyer yourself and paying only for the closing

Six percent doesn’t sound like much. But for many homeowners, six percent is a fortune better spent on something else. In a booming real estate market, it pays to consider the alternatives–and you’ll find them all in this handy, helpful guide.

Synopsis:

Pay a lower commission-and keep more of your money!

Most homeowners assume that everyone pays the same six percent on Realtor commissions. But, in fact, some people pay much less and some people pay much more. And with today's overheated housing market, it seems like most homes practically sell themselves. Is it really worth paying a Realtor tens of thousands of dollars to find a buyer for a home that's in high demand?

There are actually many ways to lower the commission you pay-all it takes is knowledge of the selling process and basic negotiating skills. In this helpful, comprehensive guide, Robert Irwin teaches you everything you need to know to get a better deal. He presents a detailed, precise explanation of how the commission system works, and proven strategies and tactics for keeping more of your equity.

You'll learn how to lower-and even eliminate-the commission by taking advantage of such little known options as:

* Using a discount agent

* Negotiating for rebates or reduced rates

* Offering flat fees or cash bonuses

* Basing commissions on speed of sale and other factors

* Creating your own listing agreement

* Paying for services rendered rather than percentage

* Finding a buyer yourself and paying only for the closing

Six percent doesn't sound like much. But for many homeowners, six percent is a fortune better spent on something else. In a booming real estate market, it pays to consider the alternatives-and you'll find them all in this handy, helpful guide.

Synopsis:

A simple guide for homeowners who want to cut out the middleman
Six percent doesn’ t sound like much. But for homeowners paying an agent six percent of the value of their home, six percent is a fortune better spent on something else. In a hot real estate market— a market in which most houses sell in a matter of weeks— it pays to consider alternatives to the six percent fee. This book provides all the available options and tells readers how to hire an agent at a lower commission— using flat fees, basing the commission on price of the property or speed of the sale, using cash bonuses, and more. Readers will not only learn how to lower the commission they pay, but also how to get a higher price when selling and take advantage of the capital gains exclusion. The commission is one of the largest expenses homeowners will pay when they sell, this book shows them how to lower that expense so that they can get the best return on their investment.

Robert Irwin (Westlake, CA) has written more than 50 books on real estate, including Improve the Value of Your Home Up to $100,000 (0-471-22669-6). His Tips and Traps series has sold more than one million copies.

About the Author

Robert Irwin has written more than fifty books on real estate, including Improve the Value of Your Home Up to $100,000, also available from Wiley. His Tips and Traps series has sold more than one million copies. Learn more about Mr. Irwin at robertirwin.com.

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. Are You Paying Too High a Commission When You Sell Your Home?

2. Following the Money Trail.

3. Know What You Want from Your Agent.

4. Discount Agents.

5. Negotiating Rebates and Reduced Commissions.

6. What about a Flat Fee?

7. Basing the Commission Rate on the Sale Price.

8. Basing the Commission on the Speed of Sale.

9. Creating Your Own Listing Agreement.

10. Nine Strategies for Helping Your Agent.

11. Paying Just for Services Performed.

12. Selling on Your Own.

13. Determining the Worth of Your Home.

14. Reducing Your Closing Costs.

Appendix A: Adding Value: Fixing Up Your House.

Appendix B: Adding Value: Working on Landscaping.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471548515
Author:
Irwin, Robert
Publisher:
Wiley
Location:
Hoboken, N.J.
Subject:
Real Estate - Buying/Selling Homes
Subject:
House selling
Subject:
Real Estate
Subject:
Property & Real Estate
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Series Volume:
348
Publication Date:
20040512
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
9.00x6.24x.66 in. .64 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Pay a lower commission-and keep more of your money!

Most homeowners assume that everyone pays the same six percent on Realtor commissions. But, in fact, some people pay much less and some people pay much more. And with today's overheated housing market, it seems like most homes practically sell themselves. Is it really worth paying a Realtor tens of thousands of dollars to find a buyer for a home that's in high demand?

There are actually many ways to lower the commission you pay-all it takes is knowledge of the selling process and basic negotiating skills. In this helpful, comprehensive guide, Robert Irwin teaches you everything you need to know to get a better deal. He presents a detailed, precise explanation of how the commission system works, and proven strategies and tactics for keeping more of your equity.

You'll learn how to lower-and even eliminate-the commission by taking advantage of such little known options as:

* Using a discount agent

* Negotiating for rebates or reduced rates

* Offering flat fees or cash bonuses

* Basing commissions on speed of sale and other factors

* Creating your own listing agreement

* Paying for services rendered rather than percentage

* Finding a buyer yourself and paying only for the closing

Six percent doesn't sound like much. But for many homeowners, six percent is a fortune better spent on something else. In a booming real estate market, it pays to consider the alternatives-and you'll find them all in this handy, helpful guide.

"Synopsis" by , A simple guide for homeowners who want to cut out the middleman
Six percent doesn’ t sound like much. But for homeowners paying an agent six percent of the value of their home, six percent is a fortune better spent on something else. In a hot real estate market— a market in which most houses sell in a matter of weeks— it pays to consider alternatives to the six percent fee. This book provides all the available options and tells readers how to hire an agent at a lower commission— using flat fees, basing the commission on price of the property or speed of the sale, using cash bonuses, and more. Readers will not only learn how to lower the commission they pay, but also how to get a higher price when selling and take advantage of the capital gains exclusion. The commission is one of the largest expenses homeowners will pay when they sell, this book shows them how to lower that expense so that they can get the best return on their investment.

Robert Irwin (Westlake, CA) has written more than 50 books on real estate, including Improve the Value of Your Home Up to $100,000 (0-471-22669-6). His Tips and Traps series has sold more than one million copies.

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