Posting ID : A1068546384
Date Posted : 2015-08-19
Category : Real Estate Services
IN ADDITION TO THE REPAIR / FIX-UP / SALE PREP WORK I CAN DO
(SEE SECTION ON THAT FURTHER BELOW), I CAN PROVIDE HOUSE
CLEAN-OUT AND/OR PROPERTY CLEAN-UP SERVICES FOR AS LITTLE
AS A COUPLE HUNDRED BUCKS. YOU CAN CHARGE YOUR CLIENT
SEVERAL TIMES WHATEVER AMOUNT I CHARGE YOU AND KEEP THE
You can politely correct me if I'm wrong, but I understand that realtors (seller agent or buyer agent)
can add up to an additional one percent(1%) of the sales price for work to be done cleaning out
houses (and/or cleaning up properties) being sold.
As you may know, elderly, disabled, or just plain in-a-hurry sellers (job relocation to distant state,
and other reasons) often cannot or will not get houses ready in show-shape let alone sell-and-close
So whatever the stage of the overall selling process, be aware of the considerable extra money you
can make by having me (and my helper(s) when necessary) clean out and clear out the property.
For example, if that one percent (1%) you can add is, based on the sales price, Three Thousand
Dollars ($3,000.00), and you pay me/us $200-600 for labor (depending on condition of property
and volume of items to clear out), you'll clear another $2,400-2,800 in REALLY EASY MONEY.
Even if that is split 50/50 between buyer and seller agent, it's $1,200-1,400 extra apiece. Whatever
your split is with your brokerage(s), you're (both) still coming out ahead, and, in some/many cases,
Usually everything can be put at curbside for the local trash, etc., trucks, or the scrap metal, junk,
etc., collectors driving around, but even in the rare occasion when you may need a dumpster, the
$100-200 or so for dumpster rental barely cuts into your added profit.
BASIC REPAIR WORK, RENOVATION WORK, ETC.
I don't know whether you can charge the extra 1% for this kind of work, or can charge reasonably
marked-up costs for such work. One thing is for certain: if that kind of work isn't done, a contract
is unlikely, and even if you have a contract signed by a prospective buyer, there are probably
repairs, etc., that have been agreed to as prerequisites to closing or settlement.
Instead of paying in the $50-80 per hour range for supposedly qualified handymen, etc., you can
have me do much of that work for a meager $20 an hour for labor. You or the seller would supply
all the materials (thus saving the usual massive markup most contractors will gouge).
Depending on property location, I would need to charge a minimum of 4-8 hours for
each trip to the property.
So contact me at your earliest possible convenience and provide some very basic info:
Your phone number(s)
Your direct e-mail address
Listing price, or contract price if under contract, or best estimate of range of probable sale prices
Description of what you need done (include estimated volume of junk, etc., to clear)
Date(s) you would need work done
Absolute final day to complete it all
All replies strictly confidential.
Thank you for your attention in this matter.