5 Ways to Save Money Selling Your Home

According to the Coloradoan, Fort Collins’ average home price in 2019 was $430,887. With the average realtor fee being a whopping 6%, you’re looking at paying your seller $25,000. There has to be a way to save money, right? 

Here at Mountain State Realty, we believe there is. As real estate agents in Northern Colorado, we believe the current pay structure is outdated and unfair. As a homeowner, you should be able to get a full-service real estate agent at a price that’s equitable and allows you a return on your investment. Our flat-fee service means we’ll list your house for only $3,500, saving you thousands of dollars. Keep reading to learn other ways to save money when selling your home, and contact us today to get started with a real estate agent in Northern Colorado; we serve clients throughout Loveland, Fort Collins, Boulder, Denver, and Longmont.

For Sale by Owner

One option, of course, is to sell your home in Northern Colorado yourself. While we don’t necessarily recommend this method, it’s certainly an option you could pursue that has worked for other people. This will save you some money — especially compared to a traditional realtor — but you’ll still invest money along with a lot of time, energy, and stress.

Flat-Fee Real Estate Agent

Of course, we’re going to talk about the flat-fee MLS option! When you work with a flat-fee realtor like Mountain State Realty, you’ll receive all the services you normally would — just at a fraction of the cost! Our basic listing option (our best seller) includes the following services:

  • Complete MLS entry and syndication to more than 100 websites
  • Email marketing to agents throughout Northern Colorado
  • Social media marketing specific to your house for sale
  • Professional photography
  • Flyers and brochures
  • Two open houses at a time and day of your choosing
  • Automated showing services, including feedback from showings
  • Yard sign and lockbox
  • Full-service contract negotiation
  • Coordination of title and closing

To get all of this at a fraction of the cost with our flat-rate fee of $3,500? Well, you can be sure that’s going to save you money.

Watch the Market

Another way to save money is by simply watching the market and biding your time if needed and possible. Your real estate agent will have recommendations.

Clean, Clean, Clean

Clean your home, declutter everything, and stage as best as you can in order for your home to be more appealing and seem even more worth the price to potential buyers.

Do Minor Updates and Repairs

Finally, go ahead and do minor updates and repairs now — everything from yard work to fixing lights, paint, flooring, etc. — to help the home feel fresh and updated for buyers.

Work With Our Real Estate Agent in Northern Colorado

Throughout Loveland, Fort Collins, Boulder, Denver, and Longmont, you can count on our real estate agents at Mountain State Realty for superior service at an affordable price. Sell your home at a fraction of the cost today with our Northern Colorado real estate agents!