Most people think you need an agent to sell your home, but we want to prove otherwise. We want to share with you the advantages of selling your home yourself in Orlando and Central Florida! The first one might be a bit obvious, but….
NO COMMISSIONS TO PAY!
Real estate agents can charge up to 6%+ upon the sale of your home, even if you end up selling the home yourself. Then you have to add the cost of the broker fees, administration fees, marketing costs, photography costs, etc, etc. When you sell your house directly, you will save yourself THOUSANDS.
Sure you will have to do a little work advertising and showing your home, but when you are moving into a new house, having that additional cash can save you a ton of stress! There are always additional costs when you are moving, that’s just life. And keeping some hard-earned cash in your pocket will make everything go smoother.
Few Cash Sales Fall Through
As they always say in the real estate industry, “cash is king.” If you are able to find a cash buyer for your home, you will save ample time and money. Closings typically take only a couple weeks as opposed to a couple of months when you work with a lender or bank. Plus you won’t be waiting for your buyer to secure financing. A cash buyer will pay directly, without any red-tape from the banks. These deals rarely fall through and you end up saving a fortune on repairs, staging, and other sales related expenses.
Selling your home yourself quickly will save you time which equates to money saved. Think about all the extra cash you will save on taxes, utilities, insurance and the mortgage by selling your home faster! While a cash offer might be lower than what you would list it for, many times you end up with more money in the long run after all of the fees, commissions and other costs are taken out. Not to mention the stress and headaches of having your home on the market. (imagine people driving by constantly some even peeking in your windows! It happens!)
You Are In Charge
You don’t want to be bothered with showings this weekend? Ok, don’t schedule any. When you are working with a realtor, often times they will be the one calling the shots. Of course, you are ultimately the owner, but if you hire an agent to sell your home, they will do their job and bring lots of people to see it (you hope so anyway).
This means weekend showings where you will be asked to leave the house, evening showings, etc. All of these can occur at a moments notice, so you will have to keep your home in showroom condition while it is on the market.
Your Terms, Your Way
An agent will almost always be looking at what they can make off the sale of your home, as the higher the price, the higher their commission. This means they may stand firm on the price in situations where you might be open to negotiation. Even if you are anxious to sell, an agent is always going to be trying to make as much as possible. Will they really have your best interest at the top of their minds when so much money is laying on the table?
In addition, you can decide all of the dates. When the buyers can move in, when you leave, when you close, etc.. You can set the terms as to what you will fix, what you won’t, and how much you are willing to spend to fix things. When you choose to sell on your own, you call the shots when it comes to the contract, without any influence from an agent who may only have their best interest in mind.