So you’ve decided to sell your home, and while you don’t want to pay the high commissions and fees associated with using a traditional real estate agent, you also don’t want to deal with the hassles of listing it as a for sale by owner. Get started today by calling Present Day Properties at 984-689-9785 and we’ll take the time to listen to all of your questions about the process and the potential savings associated with a direct sale.
Aside from avoiding all of the headaches of listing your home on the market, making a direct sale of your Raleigh property can save you money in the following ways.
No Repairs or Renovations
Inspections and appraisals are an integral part of the traditional home selling process, leading many to put thousands of dollars into a home that they’re ready to walk away from. It’s possible that in order to pass inspections, you’ll end up with a mountain of repair bills for a problem you weren’t aware of before. Real estate professionals know that many buyers won’t be able to realize the potential you may feel your property possesses because they can’t see past anything that is outdated. These improvements can range from outdated cabinetry to visible wear and tear in the flooring, woodwork, and even the paint on the interior and exterior of the house.
Pack and Go
Cleaning? Sell direct and forget it! Experienced real estate agents know that most buyers don’t have the vision to see past your clutter or any apparent decorative flaws. They’ll recommend that nearly every surface be free of objects. Most especially photographs or items that are of a more personal nature. Today’s real estate agent will almost certainly advise you to store your personal belongings and spend more money on staging the home, both for advertising and showings. For these reasons, you’ll also need to maintain the exterior curb appeal. This makes it easier for the buyer to picture themselves living in the house. When you sell your [market city] home directly, you can avoid all of the costs associated with a deep clean. In many cases, you can simply leave behind any items you don’t want to bring with you to your new home.
Forget Closing Costs
When you sell directly in [market city], you’ll save money because you’ll avoid most of the fees associated with traditional closings. In most cases, you’ll also avoid the fees normally associated with required appraisal and inspection reports. Particularly in newer or recently renovated homes.
No Marketing Expenses
Any marketing costs will be passed on to you whether you work with a real estate agent or sell your home on your own. Obviously, the more money you spend, the better your advertising vehicle and public reach will be. You’ll need to have your home in picture-perfect condition as part of the marketing strategy.
Monthly Costs Eliminated
The monthly costs of homeownership can put a lot of strain on your finances, especially if you’ve already relocated for work or personal reasons. These costs can run into the thousands, including taxes, mortgage, insurance, utilities, and maintenance. If your home is aging, repair bills deplete your funds on a more regular basis and can be extremely expensive. The financial burden and personal stress can add up quickly. By going with a direct sale, you could literally save thousands of dollars!
Just pack what you want to keep and sell your Raleigh property directly. You can leave the monthly payments behind sooner than you think. To learn how quickly we can help you start saving money, call Present Day Properties today at 984-689-9785 or send us a message!