Josiah Wilmoth is a Content Team Lead at Clever Real Estate. He’s an authority on discount real estate brokers, low commission real estate agents, and other companies that advertise savings on realtor fees. Josiah is passionate about helping readers understand which discount brands offer real value and which ones consumers should avoid.
Josiah previously covered financial markets for CCN.com. His writing has also been published on Yahoo Finance and Investing.com. His reporting has cited in numerous publications, including the Congressional Research Service and various academic journals.
- Low commission real estate agents
- Real estate commission rates
- Home selling costs
- Flat fee MLS companies
- Selling a house by owner
- B.A. History — Regent University
Josiah Wilmoth's Articles
Selling your house by owner requires a lot of paperwork. Check out this guide to the FSBO paperwork you need.
If you sell your home conventionally, you'll typically pay a 3% real estate commission to the two agents who handle your transaction: your listing agent and the buyer's agent. That equals a 6% total commission.
Yes, you can sell your house after one year or less — technically, you could even sell it the day you purchased it! But, if you're able to wait until at least two years before selling, you'll have a much better chance of coming out ahead financially vs. selling a house after one year.