Graham15 wrote:I'm hoping to sell my apartment without enlisting the services of a real estate agent. We have already gotten offers that we're happy with, but are not sure how to proceed to the next step. From my understanding, the real estate agent generally takes care of all the paperwork. Does anyone have any experience selling a place or can point me in the right direction?
Actually, a real estate agent will generally enlist the services of a 代書 daishu (closing agent) to handle the paperwork. (The real estate agent charges a percentage commission for brining together the buyer and seller and acting as intermediary in negotiations, whereas the daishu charges a fee for handling the paperwork once the sale price has been agreed on.) You can hire a daishu directly and negotiate the fee with the daishu in advance. I have the of a good daishu in Banqiao who has done work for me, but he does not speak English as far as I know. If you want his contact number, PM me. Otherwise, just ask your friends and acquaintances if they can recommend a good one to you.