It is always best to explore all of your selling options before selling your house in Raleigh NC. In our latest post, find out if a direct sale, an FSBO or hiring an agent is the way to go for you!
Many people think that the only way to sell their house successfully is to hire an agent and wait around for a buyer, but this is not the only way to sell. Many people are opting to sell their home by owner, or selling to a direct buyer, thus eliminating some upfront costs. The best way to decide how to sell is to compare the upfront costs of a traditional sale with an agent or FSBO, or the simplified discounted sale to a direct buyer.
What Are The Benefits of a Direct Home Sale?
A direct sale of your house to a LOCAL buyer will help you sell your house quickly and easily. Working with Otranto Real Estate Co – Mike Buys Houses will eliminate all selling costs, save you valuable time, eliminate stress, let you plan ahead, and save you money.
No Repairs – “As-Is”
Otranto Real Estate Co – Mike Buys Houses as-is, meaning you won’t need to spend any time or money on repairs, upgrades, or even cleaning. You can take only the personal items that you want to keep and discard the rest. We handle all of the paperwork and are able to pay you cash for your house right away. A traditional sale can take months, whereas selling directly to us will take only a few days. We will work with your schedule to make the process as simple as possible for you.
Direct Sale with a “Local Company”
Did you notice how I said selling directly to a local company above? That’s because I suggest you avoid national buyers. Their strategy is to put as many houses as possible under contract but only close on a few of them. Also, they are notorious for beating people up on the inspection report. They don’t buy as-is, but WE DO!
Selling Your Home By Owner
Selling your Raleigh NC house on your own will require some serious effort.
It’s best to have knowledge of the Wake County real estate market. What are homes in your area selling for? What are the average days on market? Will you be expected to pay for some of the buyers closing costs? These are some of the things you will have to research on your own.
You’ll also have to become familiar with common real estate contracts, and mainly “contingencies” (sometimes referred to as escape clauses).
You’ll also have to do all of the marketing on your own. You need to become familiar with the best sites to post your house for sale on.
When choosing an FSBO listing, it is always smart to speak to a local real estate attorney to make sure everything is done the right way.
Hiring An Agent
Hiring a Raleigh agent is the choice for those who want a high-end service and don’t mind coming out of pocket. The agent will handle all of the marketing, sales, showings, contracts, and coordinating the closing. We use agents when we sell our renovation projects.
Selling to a buyer that will live in the home is the best way to get the most money for your house, but you will have to wait to find, negotiate with, and close with the buyer. Remember they will be getting bank financing so closing the transaction will take between 45 – 60 days.
At Otranto Real Estate Co., we want to help you make the decision that is in your best interest. Whether you decide to sell directly, on your own, or with an agent, make sure to fully explore all your options before choosing how to sell your Raleigh NC home.