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What Is the Cost of Listing? Good Question!
Here's the scenario, you have been working with this seller for a couple of weeks and they have finally decided to list their house with you. You fill out the listing agreement, they sign on the dotted line... now what?
This is the moment you have been waiting for and now it is time to advertise. Maybe you are wondering what exactly is it going to cost me to list this house? I don't remember learning this during my Real Estate classes... First thing to do is ask up front when you sign on with a Brokerage- what exactly is it the company covers on the advertising and what do I have to provide myself? This is crucial because all of the other answers of this question depend on the first. What is my Broker going to provide? For example, starting out at my company we get a smaller portion of the split but the company pays for most of the yard & street signs, newspaper advertising, talking house equipment, virtual tours and they put it on our website. Later, when you reach a particular volume of sales, you can choose to get a larger portion of the split & you provide ... more
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