Most people think you need an agent to sell your home, but we want to prove otherwise. We want to share with you the advantages of selling your home yourself!
The first one might be a bit obvious, but….
Realtors can charge 6%+ upon the offer of your home, regardless of whether you wind up selling the home yourself. This is also, to the agent charges, regulatory expenses, advertising charges, photography costs, and so on, and so forth. At the point when you sell your home directly, you will save yourself THOUSANDS.
Sure you will have to do the work of advertising and showing your home, but when you are moving into a new house, having that additional cash can save you a ton of stress! There are always additional costs when you are moving, that’s just life. And keeping some hard earned money in your pocket will make everything go smoother.
You Run The Show
You don’t want showings this Saturday? Ok, don’t schedule any. When you are working with an agent, often times they will be the one calling the shots. Of course, you are ultimately the owner, but if you hire an agent to sell your home, (hopefully) they will do their job and bring lots of people to see it.
This implies end of the week appearances where you will be approached to leave, evening showings, and so forth. These can happen immediately, so you should keep your home in excellent condition while it is available.
Your Terms, Your Way
An agent will always be looking at what they can make off the sale of your home. This implies they might stand firm on the cost in circumstances where you may be available to discussion. Even if you are eager to sell, an agent is always going to be trying to make as much as possible. Will they really have your best interest at heart when so much money is laying on the table?
In addition, you can decide all of the dates. When the new homeowners can move in, when you have to be out, when you close, etc.. You can set the terms with respect to what you will fix, what you will not, and the amount you will spend to fix things. At the point when you decide to sell all alone, you make major decisions with regards to the agreement, with no impact from a main agent have their wellbeing at the top of the priority list.
Few Cash Sales Fall Through
As they always say in real estate, “cash is king.” If you are able to find a cash buyer for your home, you will save ample time and money. Closings typically take only a couple weeks as opposed to a couple of months when you work with a bank. Plus you won’t be waiting for your buyer to secure financing. A cash buyer will pay directly, without any red-tape from the banks. These deals rarely fall through and you end up saving a fortune on repairs, staging, and other sales related expenses.
Selling your home yourself will save you time which compares to cash saved. Contemplate all the additional money you will save money on charges, utilities, insurance and the home loan by selling your home quicker! While a cash offer might be lower than what you would list it for, many times you end up with more money in the long run after all of the fees, commissions and other costs are taken out. Not to mention the stress and headaches of having your home on the market. (imagine people driving by constantly some even peeking in your windows! It happens!)