Besides avoiding all of the headaches of listing your home on the market, as a seller, you can save yourself money in several ways by making a direct sale of your Milwaukee property.
So you find yourself ready to sell and while you don’t want to pay all of the commissions and fees that come along with a traditional real estate agent, you also dread all that is involved with listing the property as for sale by owner. At Sparks Property Investors LLC, we’ll take the time to listen to all of your questions about the process and the potential savings involved with a direct sale, get started today by calling (262) 288-0580!
No Repairs or Renovations
Inspections and appraisals are an integral part of the traditional home selling process, leading many to put thousands of dollars into a home that they’re ready to walk away from. In order to pass inspections, it’s possible that you could end up facing overwhelming repair bills for an issue you weren’t aware of previously. Real estate professionals know that many buyers won’t be able to realize the potential you may feel your property possesses because they can’t see past anything that is outdated. These upgrades can be anything from aging cabinetry to apparent wear and tear in flooring, woodwork, and even the paint on the interior and exterior of the home.
Pack and Go
Are you getting tired from mere thought about cleaning? Make a direct sale and forget about it! Real estate agents know that buyers only look at what they see, and they won’t be able to imagine anything beyond clutter. They’ll advise that everything is clean and free of objects. One of the first things you’ll be asked to remove are any personal belongings and photographs. You’ll also be asked to spend a nice sum of money for staging the home, both for photography and publications, as well as for showings. You’ll also be asked to keep up the curb appeal. This allows the buyer to imagine themselves living in the property. However, if you make a direct sale, you’ll be saved from all these costs and time consuming tasks. In many cases, you’ll even be allowed to leave any items you longer want in your old house, and the buyer will take care of it.
Forget Closing Costs
You’ll save money when you make a direct sale in Milwaukee by eliminating most of the normal fees associated with traditional closings. You’ll also forego the fees normally associated with the required reports from appraisals and inspections in most cases. Especially on newer or more recently renovated properties.
No Marketing Expenses
Whether you are working with a real estate agent or selling your home on your own, any marketing expenses will be passed on to you. Naturally, the more you spend, the better your advertising vehicle and reach to the public. As a part of the marketing plan, you’ll need to have your home picture perfect. However, when you make a direct sale of your property, these costs are thing of a past.
Monthly Costs Eliminated
The monthly costs of homeownership can add a lot of pressure, especially if you’ve already had to relocate for work or personal reasons. These costs can run into the thousands, including taxes, mortgage, insurance, utilities, and maintenance. If your home is aging, repair bills are usually depleting your funds on a more regular basis and can be extremely expensive. The financial burden and personal stress can add up quickly. By choosing a direct sale, you could quite literally save yourself thousands!