Do you have a home you need to sell fast? Are you thinking about selling your own home? Do you understand the advantages of selling your own home? If so, then you might be debating between selling your home yourself or selling through a real estate agent. In this blog post, we’ll share the 3 advantages of selling your own home in Fort Worth to help you make your decision…
When it comes to selling your house, you have choices. Should you sell through a real estate agent or should you sell it yourself? Both might be viable options but which one is right for you and your situation?
Well, selling through a real estate agent is the most well know option, so you probably already know the advantages of selling with an agent however, selling it yourself has become increasingly popular. Read on….
3 Advantages Of Selling Your Own Home In Fort Worth Texas
Selling Yourself Advantage #1. You’re In Control
The first advantage of selling your home yourself is that you remain firmly in control. With a real estate agent, they’ll come in with many different ideas and strategies based on their training and experience and ultimately tell you how you should sell your home.
They may recommend that you should fix various things around the house or paint a room or reshingle your roof, install a new air-conditioner, etc; and once listed, they’ll tell you when a buyer is scheduled to come by to view the home (when convenient for the buyer) and you should be out of the home for some period of time. It’s hard to feel like you have any control over the situation.
But when you are selling your home yourself, you get to decide what to do and when to do it. Will you paint that room? Will you re-shingle the roof? Will you update the bathroom? Will you offer a flooring allowance? And what’s more, will you accept buyer showings at all hours of day and night? And of course, you don’t have to leave the house for the showings and can keep a better eye on things. You can decide all of this on your own and what works for you.
Selling Yourself Advantage #2. You Decide The Terms
The second advantage of selling your house yourself is that you can decide the terms in which you are willing to sell your house. An agent will often use standard terms in an agreement (they have their own state specific agreement) and although they’ll look to you for agreement with their “recommended” asking price, they’ll stick to just the basic, standard terms and many times may not get the home SOLD fast enough for you.
But when you sell your home yourself, you decide the terms. Maybe you don’t want to lower the price. Or maybe you would consider a seller/owner financing sale or short term rent-to-own before selling it, many times selling the home much faster than the conventional way. Or maybe you insist that the buyer doesn’t take possession until a certain time. It’s all up to you and you don’t have to listen to anyone else “advise” you on what’s best for you. It’s all up to you and what works best for you and your family…
Selling Yourself Advantage #3. No Commissions
For many sellers today, the third advantage of selling your house yourself is that there are no commissions to pay to a sellers agent. You see, when an agent sells your house for you, you have to pay them a percentage of the selling price.
Often, that percentage can be as high as 3% of the sales price to the sellers agent, which can be thousands of dollars (even tens of thousands of dollars!) on higher price homes.
But when you sell your home yourself, there is no commission to pay. You keep more of that money/profit in your pocket and not give it away.
And for those home sellers that find themselves with little to no equity in their home, paying commissions can be a deal maker or deal killer…
If you’re thinking about selling your home, then skipping the agent and selling yourself will allow you to remain in control, to decide your own terms, and to keep more money in your pocket! Is selling your home yourself for everyone? Absolutely not, but if the numbers are tight, or you want to stay in control of the sale of your home this is an option to consider.
Did you know there yet one another way to sell your house? If you want to skip selling through an agent AND skip the hassle of selling your house yourself, you can sell your house directly to us – we’re professional home buyers! To learn more and to get a fair offer for your house, click here and fill out the form, or call our office info-line at (817) 550-5069 Ext# 4000.
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