You may not know that there are multiple ways to sell a Houston 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 carry the note yourself, or sell the property directly without the help of an agent. We cover all of this in our latest blog!
As mentioned above, there are many ways to sell. A listing may make sense for some properties. For others, a direct sale is the smarter choice. Which will it be for you? Don’t sign any agreements or agree to a sale until you learn about what a direct sale can mean for your situation!
The Commission Factor
When you sell directly to a company such as Heritage Home Buyers, you don’t have to worry about paying commissions. You will immediately save thousands of dollars. There aren’t any agent fees, marketing costs, listing fees, or photographers to pay. The property is typically sold as-is when you work direct buyers, so you can keep the advertising money in your pocket.
No Clean-Up Or Repairs
When listing your Houston house, repairs must be made to the home in order to prepare it for the MLS. Even small damages can severely lower the perceived value of the home. Where finances are concerned, the costs of repairs and touch-ups can add up quickly. You also need to factor in the costs of maintenance, storage of personal items and clutter, as well as purchasing items for staging. These costs may be worth it in the long run, but should be considered well before listing your home.
When selling directly with a company like us, the closing date is up to you. We are able to purchase properties almost immediately, so you won’t spend time waiting for a buyer. On the flip side, we will not rush you into a closing. We know that selling and moving can be stressful, so we aim to keep the process as simple as possible. If you choose to accept an offer from Heritage Home Buyers, you will decide on the date that works best for you. You won’t have to worry about the sale falling through, because a direct buyer will have the funds available to pay you immediately!
A Fast Sale Will Save You Money
In summation, the longer you own the house, the more it will cost you. By selling to a direct buyer right away, you are potentially saving yourself months of wasted time and money. You may be paying more for your house than you realize. There are monthly utilities, homeowners insurance, property taxes, and routine maintenance costs that you are responsible for until the day of closing. If you are paying for pool service, pest control, or landscaping, those costs will immediately be over and done with in a direct sale.
A Direct Sale Offers Guarantees, While A Listing Does Not
When buying and selling properties, there is a lot of uncertainty. Deals fall through every day. Banks often take longer than expected to fund a loan. When you list, you are living in limbo until the closing papers have been signed. An agent can list your house for any price you want, even if it has been inflated in order to get you to sign a listing agreement. There is NO guarantee that you will get the price you ask for when you list your Houston house! With a direct sale, you will know the exact date and amount you will walk away with. This allows you to plan ahead without having to deal with the unknown!
Have you considered a direct sale of your Houston house? Maybe you should! Send us a message or give our team a call today! (281) 738-3898