Save yourself some time and get a local Realtor. You can post your house on multiple For Sale By Owner websites and you may even sell it, but you will only be exposing it to a small number of people. Over 90% of homes are sold through a Realtor. 6% is not much when you consider what Realtor brings to the table. Most of the time the owner walks away with MORE money in their pocket when they use a Realtor, rather than selling on their own. So, ask yourself this question: What is more important to you, more money in your pocket or not paying commission?
Yes, your Realtor would be the one posting it on Zillow to show that home is represented with a professional. If you had it listed on Zillow already, you should remove it, so that your Realtor can add it. That way all information will be consistent. Plus, people feel more comfortable dealing through a Realtor than For Sale by Owner (FSBO).Good luck and let me know if I can be of any assistance.
92% of buyers are working with a real estate agent. It doesn't cost them a penny to use one. The ones who don't are looking for a steal.6% commission may sound like a lot until you start negotiating.Save yourself some time and hire a good local Realtor. You will put more money in your pocket at the end. Selling on your own as a FSBO can be done, but rarely puts more money in your pocket.Supply and demand. The more buyers you can expose your house to the higher the price.
Your agent can add it manually, which should be pretty instant. Most rely on syndication engine though, which can take up to 3 days.
There is more than square-footage that effects the value of a property. Zillow has it's algorithm for determining it's zestimate.I wouldn't worry about it. If you want to know the value, get a local real estate agent to give you a CMA. It's free. If you want to get more exact, you can hire an appraiser.
Zillow has it's own algorithm for determining a value or zestimate. If you claim your home on Zillow, you will be able to add more details, which may effect the value and Zestimate.The best way to get the value is still by contacting a local agent.
The best way is to determine a value of your home is to higher an independent appraiser. It will cost you about $300. The next best thing is to get a Realtor to do a CMA (Competitive Market Analysis) for you. It will cost you nothing, and a Realtor is happy to provide the info for you in hopes to get a listing at some point in the future. About 90% of FSBOs (For Sale By Owner) end up listing the property with a Realtor. Realtors are responsible for over 90% of all sales.
If property is occupied by a tenant, no one is going to be staging it, as it is probably already too cluttered :)To find a good listing agent, it's best to get a referral, or search on Google and Zillow for properties similar to yours. Find 3 listing agents and talk to them about listing it.In a nutshell, you want someone who is full time in this business and has time to attend to your property to get it sold.
In some states dual agency is illegal. At the time of listing, select a "Transaction Broker" option, and you won't have any problems or will need any additional paperwork which confuses things. Seller knows who brought the buyer and buyer knows you are the listing agent...it's all spelled out on the contract.Be ethical and do what's right and you don't have to worry about people being mad at you.
This is a tough question which probably only you can answer.The answer depends on your situation. 1) If you bought a house for $400k cash thinking it will go to $600 and you will sell it for a profit and never intended to be a landlord, then maybe taking a loss is ok. If its only worth $200k now, well instead of making $200k, you lost $200k...just business. 2) If the same situation as #1 and you leveraged to buy and invested 10% or $40k, then loosing $200k, means you would have to pay $160k just to get rid of it, so maybe keeping it as a rental or doing a short sale is a better idea.So, to answer your question regarding of how much loss is ok, it really depends on what you think is ok.