3. From there it will be picked up by Zillow, Trulia and several other nationwide real estate search sites on the Internet.
4. Or you could post your property for sale directly on Zillow, etc. or on a For Sale By Owner website. Your property will be on the Internet where it can be seen by anyone searching, but you have not committed yourself to pay a commission.
5. At some point in the process you could decide to let a broker help you sell your property. Since the broker has no up-front expenses in listing and advertising your property, you can agree on a fee for services based on what the broker does for you.
6. You could, for instance, agree for the broker to show your unlisted property to a prospective buyer. If the buyer makes an offer you could agree for the broker to prepare the paper work, collect an earnest money deposit, assist you in negotiations, submit your sales contract to a closing attorney for title work, and follow up with the buyer on his or her mortgage loan application.
7. In other words, you could obtain as little or as much service as you want from the broker at an appropriate fee. In my case that can range from a voluntary gratuity for a small service up to a maximum of 4% for full service as noted above. You decide.
8. Michael Dixon, broker. 229-924-3089