If you’re thinking of selling your home, you’re probably dreading paying real estate commission. You might wonder if there’s any way to avoid paying it. It’s not a small chunk of change, after all—the total commission usually ends up being about 5-6% of the selling price, so if your home sells for $250,000 you’ll be losing about $15,000 to fees.
If that’s money you don’t want to say goodbye to, we have good news—the MarketPro Homebuyers team is here to tell you how commission works and how you can avoid paying it.
How commission works:
As you probably know, real estate commissions come out of the sale price of the home. Technically the buyer is paying the commission, but that money would otherwise go to the seller. Usually, half of the commission goes to the buyer’s agent and half goes to the seller’s agent.
Occasionally, real estate agents will agree to other payment structures (like a flat fee) or a lower percentage (usually for an expensive home), but this is the exception rather than the rule. No matter the exact agreement, paying a commission is always costly. Sometimes, sellers must even pay additional fees on top of commission to cover extra marketing expenses.
Of course, one way to not pay commission is to list FSBO—but that only cuts out commission on the seller’s agent side. If you refuse to pay buyer’s agents a commission, many agents will not show your home to potential buyers. If you only work with unrepresented buyers, your pool of buyers will be quite small. You’ll also likely have to deal with many people who are not serious about buying.
Are no-commission home sales real?
This all begs the question: Is there really such a thing as a no-commission home sale? The answer is YES.
When you sell to MarketPro, there are no commissions or fees.
At MarketPro Homebuyers, we offer home sales with zero commission involved. When you work with us, we give you a same-day cash offer for your home, as-is.
When you work with us, a commission isn’t the only thing you avoid. You can sell your home with:
- No repairs: Even if your home is in good condition, houses usually have many things that need to be fixed before they can be sold. This can be expensive and time consuming. At MarketPro, we don’t worry about these fixes. Large repairs or minor ones—no matter what’s needed, we will buy your house as-is.
- No showings or open houses: You don’t have to keep your home in perfect condition, always ready for someone to stop by. We work with your schedule, rather than you working with potential buyers’ schedules.
- No wait: We’ll set up a same-day appointment during which we’ll make you a fair cash offer. You can even choose your exact closing date!
- No headaches: From start to finish, selling to MarketPro is smooth and hassle-free. We’re with you every step of the way. In many situations, we can even help you pack and move. We really mean it when we say that we buy properties for cash, as-is. You can sell your home with no repairs, no inspection, no open houses, no realtor fees, and a fast closing!
Work with MarketPro Homebuyers:
If you’d like to avoid paying commission, there’s no better company to work with than MarketPro. We pride ourselves on providing a stress-free selling experience that helps you move out quickly, without any of the hassles of fixing, staging, or selling your house.
If you’re in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, or Pennsylvania, we’d love to show you how easy selling your home can be. Contact us today for your fast and fair cash offer.