Frequently asked questions

Welcome to our frequently asked questions (FAQ) section.

For expert tips beyond these frequently asked questions, please visit our Tips Library or email us at hello@myhomezen.com.

How do real estate commissions work?

Traditionally, the home seller pays for both the buyer’s agent and the seller’s agent in the homes sale, adding up to 6% in commision that comes out of the seller’s pocket. Put another way, a seller selling a $500,000 home can pay $30,000 in real estate commissions!

How much do I pay in real estate commissions if I use Homezen?

If you use Homezen you pay 0% in seller’s commission, only a lower flat fee.

That means you save you at least 3% or $15,000 on a $500,000 home. You then get the choice of whether you pay a buyer’s agent commission. If their buyer doesn't have an agent, you save the full 6% (in this case $30,000). If the buyer has a real estate agent, you decide how much you are willing to pay their agent. We recommend that sellers pay at least a 2% buyer's agent commission because otherwise many buyer’s agents won’t show your home to their buyers. But it’s your choice, and that’s the way it should be.

How hard is it to sell my home without a real estate agent?

It’s not hard! Roughly 500,000 people in the United States sell their homes without an agent each year. That adds up to over 3 Billion in savings! And Homezen makes it even easier because our experts have your back. You can do it. We can help.

How long will it take to sell my home?

It can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to sell your home depending on city and neighborhood you live in. As a rule of thumb, if you price it attractively, it will probably sell faster than if it's the most expensive home for sale in your neighborhood. Have questions? Give us a call or email us at expert@myhomezen.com.

How do I sell my home?

You came to the right place! First thing’s first, check out our Library of Tips for insights about each step in the process. Still have questions? Shoot us an email at expert@myhomezen.com. You can do this. We can help.

Do you compete with Zillow?

Nope! We love Zillow! Zillow and other listing platforms like Trulia and the MLS are great ways to help make your home easily discoverable by potential buyers. That's why we help you list your home on these websites.

Are you a real estate agent or settlement attorney?

We work with real estate agents and settlement attorneys, and we know a whole lot about real estate and helping people like you. Give us a call or shoot us an email via expert@myhomezen.com!

Have other questions?

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