Despite what you may think, hiring a real estate agent is not the only way to sell your home. You may be much better off selling on your own and saving time and money.
Real estate agents will want to convince you that you can’t do the job on your own. There are even some realtors who look for “Sale By Owner” signs and pretend to be buyers, just to get the opportunity to walk into your home and convince you to list it with them.
Here are five reasons why selling on your own may be a better option.
1. Save on Unnecessary Repairs or Changes
Many of the repairs and changes realtors suggest are unnecessary. Most buyers are willing to purchase houses at a lower price even if they have to make repairs later. Also, most of the time, you don’t get this investment back when you sell.
2. For-sale-by-owner (FSBO) Websites Are Now More Popular
For-sale-by-owner websites like Zillow and Trulia have become more popular, making realtors unnecessary. Listing your home FSBO allows you to price your home as you wish and to save on real estate agent commission fees.
3. Save on Commissions & Hidden Fees
Real estate agents generally charge at least 6% on commissions, plus additional administrative fees that may be hidden in the contract. Avoid these by selling your home another way.
4. Realtors Use Selling Techniques On You
Many realtors don’t look after your best interests, and they use as many sales tricks on you as with the buyer. They’re trained to convince the seller to accept a lower offer than they may deserve
5. Look for Other Options
By selling on your own, you’ll get the chance to consider different options, including selling to a home investor.
Homebuyers are a fast and secure way to sell your home. Since they are the actual buyers, you can skip repairs and avoid negotiating closing costs. A homebuyer like Captain Save a Home takes care of all the hassle involved in selling a home: they arrange the paperwork and take care of closing costs.
Make The Best Choice for You
Don’t feel obligated to accept an offer or to hire a realtor. Consider all your offers and options and make the decision that’s best for you.
Captain Save a Home can answer your questions and make you an offer on your home. We never push our customers to accept the offer we make; there’s no obligation or hidden fees.