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I own a very small flat in ski area Haute Nendaz. I have contacted a realtor to list the property on the market. They have sent me a contract stating that they will charge me 10% for their "services," which includes advertising and showing the property. This seems excessive. I have googled several buying/selling property in CH sites and read that the going rate for realtors is about 3-5%. I live in Belgium so I don't know much about buying and selling in CH--and the property was inherited many many years ago. I want to check with people in-country whether the 10% seems high or not. There will be notary fees and taxes on top of that as well. Thanks for any information.
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I own a very small flat in ski area Haute Nendaz. I have contacted a realtor to list the property on the market. They have sent me a contract stating that they will charge me 10% for their "services," which includes advertising and showing the property. This seems excessive. I have googled several buying/selling property in CH sites and read that the going rate for realtors is about 3-5%. I live in Belgium so I don't know much about buying and selling in CH--and the property was inherited many many years ago. I want to check with people in-country whether the 10% seems high or not. There will be notary fees and taxes on top of that as well. Thanks for any information.
This may be stating the bleedin' obvious, but how about shopping around for a better quote?
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Re: selling property

Why don't you try to advertise it yourself? You could arrange a viewing weekend for any interested parties and then travel down or get someone to put an ad on the apt notice board.

If you do use an agent make sure they take decent photos - I have seen photos of doors, toilets etc and none of what people really want to see
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10% is 7% more than you should be paying. At least 7%.

I'd try advertising with homegate.ch yourself...
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Belgium here: thanks for the info so far. I suspected this was too high. The apartment will be listed at around 120,000 CHF, which is how I came up with the 10% figure. I re-checked the contract and see that it is a fixed fee of 12,000 CHF regardless of sale price. No incentive for the realtor! Must find plan B. I am in no position to travel to CH on the weekends to show the apartment so I need to find a notaire or realtor that can handle this for me in my absence--without ripping me off totally.
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I own a very small flat in ski area Haute Nendaz. I have contacted a realtor to list the property on the market. They have sent me a contract stating that they will charge me 10% for their "services," which includes advertising and showing the property. This seems excessive. I have googled several buying/selling property in CH sites and read that the going rate for realtors is about 3-5%. I live in Belgium so I don't know much about buying and selling in CH--and the property was inherited many many years ago. I want to check with people in-country whether the 10% seems high or not. There will be notary fees and taxes on top of that as well. Thanks for any information.
I don't know who you have contacted but I can recommend this firm. He sold our chalet in Haut Nendaz.
http://www.iller-constructions.com/e...nts-nendaz.asp
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Belgium here: thanks for the info so far. I suspected this was too high. The apartment will be listed at around 120,000 CHF, which is how I came up with the 10% figure. I re-checked the contract and see that it is a fixed fee of 12,000 CHF regardless of sale price. No incentive for the realtor! Must find plan B. I am in no position to travel to CH on the weekends to show the apartment so I need to find a notaire or realtor that can handle this for me in my absence--without ripping me off totally.
OK so list the appartment at 240,000. The fee falls immediately to 5%. Problem solved!!
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Just wondering- has the apartment been left for a while, does it need cleaning and cheering up a bit, etc. If the agent is going to have to arrange for that + do all the viewings, maybe up to 5%- but as AbFab says 3% is more the norm. Shame I can't afford it - Haute Nendaz has always been our favourite family resort- and yes in those days, NO Brits and lots of Belgians.
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