A Direct Sale vs. Hiring an Agent When Selling Your House in Temple

Considering selling? You may be wondering about which is the better option, a direct sale vs. hiring an agent when selling your house. Here are a few things to consider when you are selling your home.

Showing Appointments

Are you always available to accommodate buyers and keeping your home spotless at all times? Despite how much you may wish to sell your house in, nobody enjoys the hassle of jumping into action and preparing for a showing after a long day at work or even while you are at work. If your buyer falls in love with your furnishings, they may consider your beloved possessions as deal-breakers. Along with the agent selling your house, you will need to deal with buyers agents, who will be the ones showing the home. It’s highly likely they’ll call to schedule the appointment during your very important family time. 

If you’d like to avoid these kinds of hassles, you may be happier with a direct sale, you won’t need to remain constantly on top of your home’s appearance or worry about staging. You also won’t have to worry about storing anything you don’t want a buyer to catch sight of and decide they’d like “tossed into the deal.”

Investing More Before Selling

Updates to make your home more attractive on the outside and inside add to the expenses of selling your house with a real estate agent. You’ll need to be on top of any necessary repairs. If you don’t pass the inspection which is usually ordered, you could be required to spend even more on repairs in order for the property to qualify for the mortgage loan. Don’t forget, the additional expenses of staging your interior. You may even be required to cover the costs for professional photography and advertising the property.

When working with a professional buyer, none of the concerns or costs associated with repairs and staging will be an issue. When selling your home to direct buyers like us, we will buy your home as-is.

Professional Expenses

Real estate agents charge commissions as well as other charges. Buyers agents nearly always order inspections. Inspector’s fee is usually your responsibility as the seller. Appraisers and those handling closings charge fees as well, all adding to the cost to sell your house. 

Making a direct sale commonly means that there are no commissions and no inspections, repairs or even the initial investments involved in updates and making the overall appearance of the property appealing.


Due to the nature of traditional listings, there is no ETA on the closing when selling your house in through a real estate agent. Additionally, depending on the buyer’s circumstances, there may be delays in the actual closing date. 

An upside of selecting a direct sale for your property is that you’ll sell your house in within a short timeframe and there won’t be any delays in closing due to failed inspections or financing issues. Here at LJE Property Solutions, we close on your schedule!

We’re here to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have about the choice ahead. Call LJE Property Solutions today or send us a message to learn more about a direct sale vs. hiring an agent when selling your house in Temple. 254.493.2101

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