sell in real estate

The Top Three Common Ways To Sell In Today’s Real Estate World

Selling a home can be very emotionally draining and time-consuming, especially if you are a rookie in home sales. At times, the number of strangers coming in and out of your house, poking around, and looking through closets and cabinets makes it feel like an invasion of privacy, and they might criticize a place that is more than just four walls and a roof to you. It doesn’t end at that. They might end up offering way less than what the home is worth. What do you do at this point? 

Not so long ago, the only way you could list a house for sale was through a real estate agent— and it is still the best way to get a good deal on your property. However, with the growth of technological innovations, selling property has many new options, with several tools to work with. You can choose the standard agent method that is more reliable or try out the more recent approaches, mostly to your detriment, especially when statistics have shown that many individuals end up being very unsatisfied with deals closed online.

Various perks come with each method of property selling as well as downsides. Below are the most common ways to sell your property in today’s real estate world. 

Standard Real Estate Agents

The most common way any property owner can sell their property is through a local real estate agent. The agent is the one that lists the home on their platforms, markets it, and organizes showings with potential buyers and other agents to make sure that it is a done deal. At times, the agents attend the closing appointment with you. The services of a traditional real estate agent are commission-based.

What you get

  • Step-by-step guide throughout the process
  • Assistance with negotiations and contracts
  • Access to the marketing tools and listing services of the agent
  • Less work on your part
  • The agent does all the leg work
  • Gets the best deal for you
  • Ensures client satisfaction
  • And a lot more

What makes the real estate agent a more practical option for buying or selling property is their dedication to making the process easier for their client. Through appropriate websites with solutions like RESO API, MLS Integration for WPL, and Advanced search tools by Realtyna, clients and Realtors alike get connected in the same place. These sites provide Realtors with the tools required to secure a deal for their clients while making sure they meet the client’s expectations. On the contrary, the new options for property sales in today’s real estate industry are more of a “buy what is available” system than “buy what you want.”

Realtyna’s Broker/Office Solutions

An iBuyer

This is a very new option for the real estate industry and home sellers. With iBuyers, online real estate companies directly buy homes from owners on digital platforms. All a client needs to do is enter full property details on the website, and they’ll get an offer instantly. It sounds good and easy, but using iBuyers implies selling your property cheaper than it’s worth. That is why people still prefer a standard real estate agent to iBuyers.

What You Get

  • Online sales without an in-person meeting
  • No showing of home and staging required
  • Instantaneous sale
  • No agent fee
  • Not available in all markets
  • Not available for all property types

Discount or Flat Fee Agent

Certain real estate agencies provide agents at a flat-fee to property owners. These agents usually help you list your property. Yet, they may not offer the same assistance that a standard agent would offer. According to the provider, a discount agent’s services vary with some going as low as 1%.

What To expect

  • Cheap services
  • Assistance in negotiations
  • Access to their marketing and listing services
  • Limited services
  • Require staging, cleaning, and photographing of the property
  • Often requires you to do most of the legwork
  • Requires open house events and showings

Bottom Line

The world of real estate is becoming revolutionized with the advent of blockchain and new technology, making it way easier for real estate agents to transition from physical locations to online offices. However, one aspect of real estate that remains unmatched by technology is the services provided by real estate agents to their clients.

Check out these blog posts: RealtyFeed and RESO: How the New Real Estate Social Network Is Built On Cutting Edge Technological standards and How to Establish a Brokerage for more about the real estate industry.

Rate our blogs


The opinions or information expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official views, policy, or position of Realtyna. The information on Realtyna’s Website is general, for informational purposes only, and is not to be relied upon or interpreted as real estate, legal, accounting, or other professional advice or a substitute. Please discuss anything related to the certification process, professional advice or legal procedures with your MLS providers.

Stay Up To Date

Get the Knowledge you need Delivered Straight to your inbox

  • Amah Blaise
    Posted at 15:26h, 23 February

    I prefer an agent always 🤣. I don’t want this technology world to completely have control over my being and I like to see and feel the aspects I like about a house though. I love the way you write up Dear. Keep up ⚡️

  • Blanca
    Posted at 15:55h, 23 February

    I enjoyed reading the article above,really explained everything in detail,short and precise,so interesting and effective. You are doing a great job.keep it up

  • Mbongtu
    Posted at 16:32h, 23 February

    Wow! Really teaching.