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Advantages and disadvantages of selling a house without a real estate agency

In recent years, thanks above all to the tools made available by the web, it has become much easier to try to sell your home independently, without relying on the services of a real estate agency. Generally, selling a building without a real estate agent needs considerable personal responsibility, both in words of energy and period invested

Nonetheless, by organizing the work well and leaving nothing to chance, it is a feasible, productive endeavor and also a basis of personal gratification. Let’s see together what are the advantages and disadvantages of selling a house without an agency.

The advantages of selling a house without a real estate agency

The main advantages of selling a house without a real estate agency are:

recouping on agent commission expenditures

total control of visits

direct contact with potential buyers

exploitation of advertising campaigns of trading platforms

Among the numerous advantages of selling a house independently and without a real estate agency, there is certainly the saving on the agency’s commission costs .

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If it is true that the commission is often paid by the buyer and not by the seller, it is also true that the money that would go to the agency would in any case be deducted from the total budget estimated by the buyer. So, indirectly, it’s money that would likely be deducted from the seller’s bottom line.

We remind you that usually the commission requested by a real estate agency varies between 2% and 5% depending on the value of the property and the area to which it relates, settling on typical around 3%. Assuming a commission of 3% on a house worth 300,000 euros, the commissions would, for example, exceed 10,000 euros.

Another important advantage of selling a house without an agency is having total control of visits. For various reasons, in fact, one might have an interest in not showing anyone one’s property, which is often still inhabited even if it is for sale.

By selling independently, it is therefore possible to slip after the main connection with the probable consumer, and organize whether it is contemplated applicable to show him the building.


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