Kristy Snyder is a Content Editor for Real Estate Witch and its sister publications in the Clever Real Estate family of brands. She’s an authority on buying foreclosed homes, real estate closing costs, and selling a house without a realtor.
Kristy has more than 10 years of experience as a personal finance writer and editor. Her writing has been published on Forbes Advisor, Assurance, and Clever Girl Finance. She’s also contributed as an editor for Bankrate, NextAdvisor, The Simple Dollar, and JPMorgan Chase.
- Selling a house by owner
- Buying foreclosed homes
- Real estate closing costs
- Home selling costs
- Moving company reviews
- B.A. English — Allegheny College
- Graduate certificate in Health Communication and Promotion — Washington State University
Kristy Snyder's Articles
In Washington, D.C., the average cost of realtor commission is 5.25% of your home's sale price. Read on to learn more, including ways to save on realtor fees.
One of the biggest costs of selling your home is the real estate commission, which is usually 6% of your final sale price. The good news is that today there are more ways than ever to reduce your commission, and finding a 4.5% total commission is possible.
If you're selling your home, real estate commission is likely the biggest cost you'll face. Working with a 1% commission realtor could put thousands of dollars back in your pocket, though, compared to the 2.5-3% listing fee most seller's agents charge. If your home sells for $500,000, you'd save up to $10,000 with 1% listing fees!
When you sell your home to a cash buyer in Alabama you can sell your house as-is and close fast. Check out our list of the top We Buy Houses for Cash companies in Alabama to make the right choice for you.