Sell Your House Without a Realtor

Most homeowners choose to work with a realtor when they sell their home. However, that might not be the best choice for you. If you’d like to sell your home without help from a realtor, know that you have options.

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We purchase homes in any condition, as-is — no repairs, staging, or realtor necessary. It’s a fast, hassle-free selling process that can help you avoid lengthy closing timelines and high realtor commissions. Call (616) 379-3099 or fill out the form for your free cash offer.

Can You Sell a House Without a Realtor?

Yes! You can sell your house without a realtor. It’s not the most popular choice, but it could be the best choice for you, depending on your needs and situation. Plenty of homeowners have chosen to forgo working with a realtor, for various reasons — and there are plenty of ways you can make that route work for you as well.

How to Sell Your Home Without a Realtor

If you choose to sell your home without a realtor, you generally have three options for how you’ll go about it. 

Option 1

Hire a real estate attorney to facilitate the sale

A good choice if you’d like to skip the realtor, but still want a professional to guide you through the sale. However, hiring an attorney will still cost money, so if you’re trying to avoid paying realtor commissions, this might not be your top choice.

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Option 2

Handle the sale by yourself via a for sale by owner (FSBO)

A good choice if you’d like to skip working with a professional altogether and tackle the sale on your own. Just be aware that there’s quite a bit of work and paperwork that you’ll be responsible for.

Option 3

Sell to an all-cash buyer

The easiest, fastest, most stress-free way to sell your home without a realtor is to an all-cash buyer. It forgoes all the time-consuming, confusing parts of a traditional home sale and can help you sell your home in as little as five days.


Selling a Home With vs. Without a Realtor

Selling without a realtor isn’t the right option for everyone, but if you’re looking to save time, money, and stress, it may be a good one for you. Here’s a side-by-side comparison, where you’ll see some of the benefits of doing an as-is sale for cash: 

Traditional Sale With a Realtor

  • Asking price based on market value
  • Realtor’s commission
  • Responsible for repairs & updates
  • Responsible for mortgage & property tax payments while listing is active
  • At mercy of fluctuating housing market
  • Months-long sale & closing process

As-Is Sale for Cash Without a Realtor

Selling a Home Without a Realtor FAQs

Have a more specific question on how you can sell your house without a realtor, and what that process looks like? Here are some frequently asked questions we get from homeowners in similar situations. You can also get more tips on selling without a realtor on our blog.

It depends on how you choose to sell your home without a realtor. 

    • If you choose to work with a real estate attorney, you’ll likely still go through a traditional home sale process that takes months to complete. 
    • If you choose to do a FSBO sale, you’ll also likely still go through a traditional home sale process that takes months to complete — maybe longer since you’re handling everything by yourself. 
    • If you choose to sell as-is to an all-cash buyer, you’ll avoid the lengthy traditional home sale process and could close in as little as five days.

This is most of the basic paperwork you’ll need to provide or complete with a traditional home sale: 

    • Original sales contract
    • Property survey
    • Mortgage statement and other loan documents
    • Latest utility and property tax bills
    • Certificate of occupancy
    • Title
    • Warranties
    • Homeowners association (HOA) agreements


If you’re not working with a realtor, you’ll likely be responsible for pulling all of this together by yourself — unless you choose an as-is home sale to a cash buyer. In most cases, cash buyers don’t require as much paperwork and you can enjoy a hassle-free selling process.

These are the general steps to selling your home without a realtor: 

    1. Address repairs and maintenance.
    2. Complete primary paperwork.
    3. Declutter, clean, and stage your home.
    4. Hire a photographer or take photos of your home by yourself.
    5. Price your home.
    6. Create your listing.
    7. Market your home to potential buyers.
    8. Field and negotiate offers.
    9. Complete closing steps and paperwork.
    10. Close the sale.


However, those steps are mainly for traditional home sales without a realtor — like if you were to work with a real estate attorney or do a FSBO sale. If you choose to sell your home as-is to an all-cash buyer like Hometown Development, you could avoid the trouble of most of those steps and go straight to closing.

No Realtor? No Problem! Sell Your House to Hometown Development.

Working with a realtor isn’t for everyone — and that’s okay. If you’re one of the people who’d rather forgo their services (and commission payment), talk to our team at Hometown Development. We’ll provide you with a free, no-obligation cash offer within just 24 hours of learning about your home — guaranteed!

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