Things Homeowners Don’t Know About Selling Their Houses

If you are thinking about listing, it’s important that you know what you are getting into. For many home sellers, listing their property is a rude awakening. Here are a few things you don’t know about selling your home.

You May Face More Than One Round Of Repairs

There will typically be a few repairs made before putting the house on the market, when you list with a Real Estate Agent. These repairs can add up quickly, making the owner even more ready to get the house sold. However, when a potential buyer comes along, they will have the house inspected and appraised. Their offer will likely include contingencies, allowing them to back out of the sale if it doesn’t appraise high enough or if there are larger repairs discovered after the inspection has commenced. If you sell to a direct homebuyer like LJE Property Solutions, you don’t have to think about repairs, we buy houses in as-is conditions.

Your Marketing Costs May Not Be Included

If you decide to list your house, look for a premium agent or be prepared to pay for some of the marketing yourself. Professional photography, staging, signage, premium ads, and open houses aren’t always included. Many sellers will end up paying for these services themselves in order to sell the house in a reasonable amount of time. These marketing costs can be quite pricy, if you don’t have enough budget for it try considering selling to a real estate investor, like us. A single message can help you out with your home selling journey.

Selling Timeframes Can Vary

When you list your house on the MLS, there is no way of knowing when the house will close. It could be days, weeks, or months. For some sellers, they don’t end up finding a buyer at all and they are forced to take their home off the market. Listing a house can be very frustrating. With a direct sale to LJE Property Solutions, you’ll know exactly when the closing will take place. You can even close in as little as 7 days.

Sales Can Fall Through

Imagine waiting months to find the right buyer, only to have the sale fall through at the last minute. This happens more than you might think due to low appraisals and required repairs. Buyers will typically have contingencies in their contracts that allow them to back out of the sale if the appraisal comes back low or if they find major problems after the inspection. You may still be able to sell if you lower your price, but after doing so much work to list it, many sellers aren’t willing to drop the price as much as the buyer would like them too.

Showings Are Often Last Minute

If someone drives by or reads about your house and wants to see it right away, it’s in your best interest to let them. When listing your house with a real estate agent, you’ll need to be prepared for showings that can happen at the drop of a dime. You might get a call saying someone wants to see the house in 30 minutes. You’ll have to make sure it is showing ready and make yourself scarce while the home is being shown. If this is happening a lot, the process can become stressful. When selling to a direct buyer, you don’t have to think about showings!

Selling Your House Directly… 

You may think that you need to hire an agent, list the house, and wait for a buyer, however, this is not the case. There are many ways to sell your home.  A direct sale is the best way for many  homeowners. When you consider all of the listing costs, holding costs, and commissions, working with the right property buyer can be the most beneficial choice. You’ll be able to avoid the costs, the showings, and the waiting.

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