Why Sell Your House with Yucatan Direct?
Due to a total lack of regulation or licensing, it seems like new real estate agencies appear every day here in Yucatan. In fact, anyone can call themselves a real estate agent, and many do. While there are good, honest agents, there are just as many horror stories in this wide-open market. The problem is this: real estate agents perform no official function in the transfer of property here in the Yucatan. If you have purchased a home here, you know that the actual transaction is handled by lawyers and notarios, who register the sale and help with the transfer of money. While real estate agents may provide "peace of mind" for nervous buyers, they are not a legally recognized part of the home buying or selling process.
How Do These "Agents" Sell Your Property?
Typical real estate agents in Yucatan will market your property this way: They will visit your property and take pictures, as well as ask you a few basic questions about the property. Some will take a key, for potential showings of the property. They will create a listing on their website, and the better agents may market your property on other sites, including Craigslist and Yolisto. When they find a buyer, they will hand that buyer off to a lawyer, who often comes bundled with a notario, and the transaction is completed. For this service, the seller is charged a standard comission of 6%, which can mean anywhere from $600-$18,000.
At Yucatan Direct, we thought paying someone $18,000 simply to create a listing on their website and answer a few phone calls was crazy. We provide users the same tools to market their property that the professional agents use, at a fraction of the cost. Sure, you have to do a little of the work yourself, but we think you'll be surprised at how little work it actually takes to sell property here. And your listing on Yucatan Direct is just the beginning: you put together your property listing page using our easy tools, and we market the listing on other websites, in print advertisements, and more. You get a steady stream of potential buyers to your listing, after setting up your listing just once!
Still Want to Work with an Agent?
You can list your property on other sites and with other agents in addition to the listing you create here in Yucatan Direct. If someone else happens to sell your property, that's great... but if it sells on Yucatan Direct, you get to put the comission right in your pocket where it belongs. So, what are you waiting for?