Did you know there are multiple ways to sell your house in Houston? Learn about your selling options in our latest post!
Many people assume that selling their house requires an agent’s help. They find an agent, sign a listing agreement, and wait. This method works great for some people, but for others it ends up costing more time and money than they expected. There are pros and cons to each method of selling. Keep reading to compare the differences for yourself! At Heritage Home Buyers we want you to make the right decision for selling your Houston house.
Selling Directly to A Professional Home-Buyer
If a direct sale to a home-buyer costs you, then you’re working with the wrong company. The best benefit of a direct sale is the money you keep in your pocket. Direct buyers such as Heritage Home Buyers will buy your house AS-IS. There will be no costs for repairs, cleaning, upgrades, agents, photography, or staging. You will also save money on monthly costs such as utilities, insurance, and property taxes.
Direct sales are usually quicker than a traditional sale. If you decide to sell to Heritage Home Buyers, we can close on the house in a matter of days, as opposed to months with the traditional route. With a direct sale, you will know the closing date and the amount you will walk away with from the start. This information allows you to plan ahead. With a traditional listing, you will be in the dark for an undetermined length of time. This can be very stressful for you and your family.
There is little to no effort required on your part with a direct sale to Heritage Home Buyers. We handle the details and pride ourselves on making the process as smooth as possible for you. You will not have to clean the house for photos or property showings. We buy as-is, so no repairs or improvements are required. All you need to do is remove the items you want to keep, and we handle the rest! Selling your Houston house doesn’t get much easier than this!
Selling With An Agent
There are often many expenses associated with a traditional sale. First, you will need to deep clean the house and tend to the landscaping. Because rundown properties often get passed by on the MLS, many owners choose to repair and upgrade the house before listing it. Along with the costs of cleaning, advertising, photography, staging, and continued maintenance, there may also be administrative and listing costs once you hire an agent. If the house sells, you will be faced with the costs of agent commissions, extra negotiated repairs costs, closing costs, and more. Your final sale price may be higher with a listing, but once you run all of the expenses, you might find it isn’t worth it.
The time it will take to sell is completely unknown. It could take months for your house to sell. This is one thing that makes a traditional sale so stressful. There are no guarantees with a traditional listing agreement. If a neighboring house sells quickly, it doesn’t necessarily mean yours will too.
The traditional route may require more work than you expected. The property needs to be spotless for the duration of the listing in order to be prepared for surprise showings, photos, and open houses. You may end up doing much of the advertising yourself, depending on your agent. You will also need to make any repairs negotiated after the home inspection for the new owners.
Do you want to sell your house in Houston? If so, find out what the team at Heritage Home Buyers can do for you! Send us a message or give us a call today! (281) 738-3898