Listing Your Houston House vs. Selling Directly
The great thing about selling in today’s market is that you have options! You can always list, or you can join the people we work with every day by getting a straightforward, all cash offer now! We want to provide you with information so that you make the best decision for your property and your situation! Take a look at the chart below to note a few differences between listing and selling your home directly.
|Listing With an Agent||A Direct Sale|
|Commissions / Fees:||Will typically run about 6% of the final sale price. Plus any applicable agent fees||$0 – We do not charge commissions or fees, we are the direct buyer|
|Who Pays Closing Costs?:||You should plan on paying approximately 2% of the final sale price in closing costs||$0 – We will pay for all traditional closing costs|
|Inspection & Financing Contingency*:||Banks will require this to ensure they are making a good investment. Keep in mind, up to 15% of sales fall through.||We do not require financing or contingencies|
|Appraisal Needed:||Yes, a lender will require the house to be appraised.||NONE – We make cash offers|
|Average Days Until Sold:||+/- 50 Days on the market, with an additional 30-60 days in escrow||An offer within 24 hours.
Closing in as fast as 7 days!
|Number of Showings:||Unknown||1 – Us!|
|Closing Date:||30-60 +/- days after accepting buyers offer||Whenever you choose. We have the funds available now, there is no waiting on the banks|
|Who Pays For Repairs?:||Negotiated between you and the buyer||We do. You pay nothing for repairs.|
Our offer may not be full retail, but after you factor in the commissions, closing costs, utilities, insurance, and taxes you will be paying while the home is listed, you might realize a direct sale is a more lucrative choice!
We can help you take an accurate look at the numbers… so you can decide what is right for you!
Each situation is unique. There are different solutions for every seller. These are just a few of the things we can do for you:
No Waiting – We are Ready to Buy Today
When you list your home, there are no guarantees. You will not know how much you are getting, or when the property will close. We work differently. From day 1 we will be able to tell you EXACTLY how much you are getting and on what day. There are no delays, hold ups or red tape. You can end your financial obligation to the property today! Imagine, no more property taxes, homeowners insurance, mortgage payments, or utility costs. That can equate to thousands each month!
No Repairs – or Cleaning, or Showings, or Listing Expenses…
We buy as-is. You don’t have to spend money making repairs or upgrades that are often needed to successfully list. You will not need to keep the house clean 24/7 for showings and open houses.
No Commissions – or Closing Costs, or Agent Fees…
We are professional property investors. We purchase directly, we are not selling on your behalf. Therefore, there are no commissions, fees or administrative costs. Plus, we will pay all traditional closing costs!
Find Out Which Option Will Be The Best For YOUR Situation!
Fill out the form below or give us a call and we can discuss your property further! (281) 738-3898
*An inspection contingency lets the buyer have time to do an inspection and back out of the sale or negotiate a new price if there are repairs that need to be done. If you can’t come to an agreement with the buyer, the buyer has the right to back out of the sale. Similarly, a financing contingency gives the buyer the wiggle room to back out of the purchase if they can’t obtain a loan or if the home doesn’t appraise for the value that the bank needs to close the loan.
Here at Heritage Home Buyers, we use private lenders so you don’t have to worry about our ability to close on a deal.