Are you selling a house in Raleigh Durham NC? Learn more about some common hassles, and headaches, you can avoid! We can help you make selling your Raleigh Durham house fast and easy!
Selling your Raleigh Durham house doesn’t have to be a complicated and stressful process. By preparing yourself ahead of time, you can avoid many major hassles that come along with selling your house in Raleigh Durham.
Get Your Own Inspection
There is much debate on whether or not to get a home inspection before advertising your home for sale. Having been in the business since the mid-2000’s, and having spoken to many local agents, the benefits of getting a pre-sale inspection outweigh the cons.
Being blindsided by a long list of repairs after the buyer’s inspector comes through, is a huge hassle! I have yet to see a home inspector go through a house, even a new construction home less than one-year-old, and not find anything to report.
By hiring an inspector, you can select a quality professional, and be better prepared to sell your home. It will allow you to price the house more accurately and put you in a better negotiating position when the buyer has their inspector to go through. Many sales fall through during the negotiation process, by fixing the priority issues on the report, you will instill confidence in the buyer and have less hassle down the road.
Dealing With A Bad Agent
As of this writing, there are 7,212 active real estate agents in Raleigh NC alone! Carefully selecting the best agent to sell your house will save you much hassle!
- They aren’t doing what you hired them to do
- They don’t answer your calls or call you back right away
- They don’t communicate with you what’s happening during the process
- They had you list your house at an inflated price
Agents are busy, but they should also be professional. The best agents will make you feel as if you are their only client. They have a big payday coming if they sell your house. Make sure they are doing their job and are deserving of it. Never sign a listing agreement without reading it word for word. I would recommend you read the agreement at least twice and write a list of questions.
A friend of mine is selling a large house in North Raleigh and hired a discount broker. After having the house on the market for the last 60 days, my friend sends his agent an email for feedback on what to do. The agent responded by asking him if he would consider a short sale! The house is free & clear with no mortgage on it! A short-sale is not even possible–very unprofessional on the part of the agent!
There are a lot of great agents out there. It will take a lot of time to research and determine which one will be the best to sell your most valuable asset.
Waiting Around For A Buyer
Waiting for a ready, willing, and able buyer is frustrating and provokes a lot of anxiety. Especially when you have committed to buying another house, need to move out of state, or own a vacant home. In some cases, the process can take months.
If you have the house listed with an agent, they will have likely recommended that you remove all personal belongings from the home. Meaning you will be living out of a suitcase and probably feel a bit uncomfortable in your own home. To help families handle this, make sure to keep a few essential items around, and keep in mind, it won’t last forever.
Negotiating Repairs After The Buyer’s Inspection
The buyer’s agent will try to negotiate as much of the repair work as they can after the home inspection. You can prepare for this by defining limits on what you will fix beforehand.
The buyers due diligence period are where many transactions fall apart, and it is where the seller becomes vulnerable. You can save yourself a lot of hassle and heartache by preparing in advance.
You can avoid the property inspection altogether by selling your house as-is to Wake County Home Buyers.
Avoid The Listing and Sell Direct
Avoid all of these headaches and hassles when you sell your Raleigh Durham house directly to Wake County Home Buyers. We will make the selling process simple so you can avoid the waiting, costs, and hassles of a traditional listing. We buy houses in Raleigh Durham as-is and do not require the sellers to make any repairs or cleaning. We pay closing costs and can close when you want to. There are no inspection or financing contingencies. When we go under contract, we close!