Costs of Selling Your House Yourself in Fort Worth

When considering selling your house without the help of a realtor, you’re probably doing your due diligence and considering the expenses you may incur as part of the sale.  That’s a wise thing to do.  In this article, we’ll review some of the costs of selling your house yourself in Fort Worth so you know before you start what to expect so you can budget accordingly.  Continue reading to learn more….

Selling a house.  If you sell through an agent, you’ll incur costs such as commissions and fees, on top of all the regular costs, which is why some people choose not to sell their house through an agent but instead sell it themselves.

If that’s the case, it’s good to know what you will incur in terms of costs of selling your house yourself in Fort Worth.  This list will help you…

Costs of selling your house yourself in Fort Worth

#1. Repairs And Upgrades

Often, the biggest costs associated with selling your house is the one you didn’t realize you’d have to pay – repairs and upgrades!  You see, many homeowners want to sell their house as-is.

But many buyers don’t want to buy as is!  They want move-in ready.  They don’t have the time or knowledge to do the fix-up or repairs.  They want to move in and move on with life.

So, sellers are forced to put a lot of time and money into repairing and upgrading their house just so a buyer will even consider buying it!  It’s a home you want to sell, and you don’t want to spend a lot of money on it, and yet many sellers are forced to spend tens of thousands and weeks or months of time on repairs.  Whatever you do, be sure to finish the repairs and updates you start.  Leaving them unfinished will deter many buyers.

#2. MarketingCosts of Selling Your House Yourself

Another cost you’ll incur is a marketing cost.  This is a cost that most agents will cover themselves (and you’ll pay for it through their commissions).  But without the help of an agent, you’ll have to pay for marketing costs yourself.

There may not be a lot of costs, or these costs could be very high; it depends on how popular your house is to sell.  You need to get the word out there so you might be paying to do so.  Don’t be afraid to tell all your friends, family and neighbors.  These resources may not cost you anything.

#3. Normal Municipal/Legal Fees

Agents charge a commission and fees for their services.  And if you don’t sell with the help of an agent then you won’t pay those.

However, there are other fees that aren’t associated with the agent that you may have to pay – such as attorney fees, titles fees, closing fees, etc.  (It depends on where you’re selling in Texas.

These fees aren’t usually very expensive but you should be aware of them so you can budget for them and they don’t surprise you.

#4. Time

One of the biggest costs of selling your house yourself in Fort Worth is not financial – it’s time.  If you’re selling your house yourself, you’ll need to make your repairs, market the house, show the house, negotiate with buyers, complete the paperwork, and coordinate with the title company for closing.

All of that takes time.  And all that time could have a financial cost if you have to take time off of work, for example.  So make sure you factor time into your consideration.


Selling your house yourself lets you save money on commissions and fees while remaining in control of the process.  However, there are still costs associated with selling your house yourself and you need to be aware of them.

If you want to skip the entire process of selling your house – and not pay any of these costs – while getting a fair, fast, “cash offer” for your house, get in touch with us.  Just click here and fill out our short form or call our office at (817) 550-5069

TMC Property Solutions is an accredited business and A+ rated members of the Fort Worth BBB and has been offering home seller solutions all across Dallas Fort Worth since the year 2000.  See what Google has to say about TMC Property Solutions here.

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