Home buying without agent

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Jul 11 31 Comments

Is that possible now a days ? With Redfin maybe ?

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  • New / Data zxpzxpzxp
    I recently wondered the same question. TL;DR turns out if you’re buying there’s no incentive to you to not have an agent so just get one. If you’re selling your house, however, that’s a different story.
    Jul 11 1
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      BOBBY_AXE

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      Bobby Axelrod. CEO, Axe Cap. NYC
      BOBBY_AXEmore
      Correct.
      Jul 11
  • Amazon / Eng utu
    The seller typically pays buyer agent fees so I wouldn’t recommend buying without.
    Jul 11 0
  • If it is your first home purchase and you don't know the song and dance, you may regret it.
    Jul 11 2
    • Oracle / R&D TLead
      Can you explain the song and dance? Not buying a house yet but would like to be prepared.
      Jul 11
    • Google vkg38472
      The fact you have to ask means you need an agent
      Jul 12
  • Amazon TDKU11
    I just got my offer accepted today with no agent. I had a lawyer write up the purchase contract and sent it to the listing agent.

    I got 3% back for closing costs since I had no realtor!

    Lol to people saying to get a realtor. It’s so easy if you just take the time to do it. Save some money. The buyer will easily give you the 3% back on the purchase price or closing costs.
    Jul 11 7
    • Amazon TDKU11
      Westlake area
      Jul 12
    • Google / Product rgs ooh fb
      How much did you pay the lawyer?
      Jul 13
    • Amazon TDKU11
      I used my wife’s legal plan, it was free
      Jul 13
    • Google / Product rgs ooh fb
      Can you elaborate? What is a legal plan?
      Jul 13
    • Amazon TDKU11
      At google they probably offer a legal plan you pay biweekly out of your paycheck, usually like $8 or something. You can use that for lawyers to do wills, real estate, parking and speeding tickets, etc
      Jul 13
  • Groupon thepoint
    Just go with Redfin, they are full service agent with rebate, you get the best from both worlds
    Jul 18 0
  • Apple kovm58
    Go with seller agent and negotiate price !
    Jul 18 7
    • Yahoo / Mgmt ultimate
      Because they don't work for you. And they can always lie about the number of offers and always squeeze the max out of you. They get to keep 6 %
      Jul 19
    • Amazon TDKU11
      Be willing to walk, I offered 10% less they accepted no realtor
      Jul 19
    • Yahoo / Mgmt ultimate
      Depends on the house. And school
      Jul 19
    • Yahoo / Mgmt ultimate
      Still it's a very bad strategy. How do you know he didn't inflate the listing price to begin with
      Jul 19
    • Amazon TDKU11
      You can do your own research and look up past prices on most county websites
      Jul 19
  • Splunk nougat
    Don’t waste your time trying to do it alone. There’s way too much competition out there and sellers won’t have time for your inexperience.

    Only situation where this way may work is if this is your 3rd or so purchase and your office is all cash, no contingencies, 7 day escrow.
    Jul 11 3
    • New / Other
      DuQvV7y

      New Other

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      Did stuff. Hustled hard. Retired
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      Never do no contingencies even in an all cash deal.

      No remedy (which I do) differs from no contingency (bad)
      Jul 12
    • Splunk nougat
      If you’re buying in certain parts of the Bay Area - it’s almost impossible to be a winning big with contingencies. Unless your offer is significantly better for the seller.
      Jul 13
    • New / Other
      DuQvV7y

      New Other

      BIO
      Did stuff. Hustled hard. Retired
      DuQvV7ymore
      Never want something so badly that you give up the option of walking away.

      Maybe that’s just me tho.

      Cheers.
      Jul 13
  • Deutsche Bank hgfcbcfy
    I would recommend to find an agent who returns a good part of his commission, google “real estate rebates”
    Jul 12 0
  • Nvidia paidrobot
    Redfin is amazing, makes sense and everything is easier... do it, like the Uber of real estate
    Jul 12 0
  • VMware SweetPease
    Redfin is the agent...
    Jul 11 0
  • Facebook public2
    Why would you do this? You give up help if you need it and frew money in exchange for...what?
    Jul 11 0

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