What many North Carolina residents don’t know, is that there are many ways to sell a Raleigh house. While many people immediately seek the help of an agent, there are other, more cost-effective ways to sell your house. For example, you could choose to sell the home under rent-to-own terms, or sell the property directly, without the help of an agent, which is what we will cover in our latest post!
For some sellers, a listing makes the most sense, but for others, a direct sale is the easier hassle-free choice. Don’t sign any agreements or agree to a sale until you learn about what a direct sale can mean for your situation!
As-Is, No Repairs or Clean Up!
Listing your Raleigh house will require you to make repairs to the home to get it ready for a retail buyer. Modern buyers are very picky; They have been spoiled by the television shows that showcase the perfect home in pristine condition!
If you list your home on the MLS you will need to make countless repairs and touch-ups. These expenses can add up quick. You will also have to factor in the cost to stage, clean, declutter, and store personal items. While these costs can be worth it in the long run, they should be well considered before listing your home.
If you sell your house directly to a home buying company you can sell without making any repairs or doing any cleanup. You can skip staging and showing the home as well!
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When you choose a direct sale to a company such as Mike Buys Houses, you won’t have to worry about paying out 6% of the sale price in commissions. This is thousands of dollars you will immediately save by choosing a direct sale. In addition, there aren’t any agent fees, marketing costs, listing fees or vendors to pay. This equals more savings and less hassle to you.
When you work with a local company like us to sell your house directly, the closing date will be up to you. We can buy your house almost immediately, so you won’t have to spend time waiting around for a buyer to come along. Or we can wait to give you time to find another place to live and pack your things. Either way, the closing date is up to you–easy peasy!
We know that selling and moving can be a stressful time, hence why we aim to keep the process as simple as possible. If you should choose to accept an offer from Mike Buys Houses, you will then decide on the date that best works for you. You won’t have to worry about the sale falling through as with a traditional sale using bank financing. A direct buyer will have the funds available to pay you immediately!
A Fast Home Sale Will Save You Money
Take our word for it, owning a vacant house if very expensive! Investors know this, that is why one of the main factors of a flip is speed! By selling your property to a direct buyer right away, you are saving yourself months of wasted time and money.
The fees to consider when owning a vacant home are utilities, homeowners insurance, property taxes, landscaping and maintenance costs. If you sell directly to us you no longer have to worry about any of the above.
A Direct Sale Is a Done Deal, While a Listing Is Anything But…
Being in the business of buying and selling houses means we have seen plenty of transaction fall through at the last minute. The frustrating thing is that there are many factors to a sale that is out of the seller’s control. Banks often take longer than expected to fund a loan, and financing contingencies are used to back out of deals all the time.
When you list, you are hiring a professional to find you a buyer and then are subjected to the hassles of the home selling process. An agent can never guarantee that they will sell your home. Afterall they are not the ones buying it. With a direct sale, you will know both the exact date and amount you will walk away with. This will allow you to plan ahead without having to deal with the unknown!