Exploring All of Your Options When Selling Your House in Milwaukee

If you plan on selling your house in Milwaukee, you are probably exploring all of the options you have. Some are more traditional than others, but depending on your situation, you might be surprised to know that listing may not be the most profitable option.

It’s been said that selling your home can be more stressful than many other major life events. When you’re under duress and need to sell quickly, additional strain is added to the mix. We’ll help you by exploring your options when selling your house in Milwaukee. 

Exploring All of Your Options When Selling Your House in Milwaukee

Listing Agent

Let’s explore selling your house in Milwaukee through a professional real estate agent, which is the traditional method. Agents are paid based on a percentage of the sale price in addition to other possible fees they or their broker may also charge. Market conditions can impact your asking price in this demand-driven market.

You’ll need to invest in updates and repairs in preparation for showings while playing a waiting game until the right buyer comes along. Usually requiring inspections of the house, they may also require repairs prior to closing. Sadly, you could end up with a buyer that doesn’t qualify for the mortgage, after taking all of the steps to meet the qualifications from banks and waiting for the mortgage underwriting process and property inspection.

Cash Offers

Because professional buyers usually offer cash, you can expect a quick closing on your house in Milwaukee. The sale is usually as-is, which speeds the process even further, saving you both time and money. This also alleviates you of the legal responsibilities associated with disclosure.

Professional buyers are taking higher risks, offer faster cash sales, and usually pay the closing costs. For these reasons, their offers are usually lower than properties sold as FSBO or listed on the MLS. Regrettably, there are less than honest buyers who may try to take advantage of time or financial constraints you reveal to them, so research carefully just who you’re working with. At Sparks Property Investors LLC, we are dedicated to making offers to homeowners that are fair and well thought out. 

For Sale By Owner

Selling a house in Milwaukee by yourself (FSBO – for sale by owner) sounds appealing to people who love to stay in control of everything. In the end, if you work with real estate agents, auctioneers or other professionals, you will have to pay for fees and commissions, which negatively impacts your profits. FSBO is a great option if you have some experience regarding real estate or financial legal issues. However, if you make just a single error, you may experience devastating financial losses, whether the mistake was made during advertising or the sale itself.

Short Sale

If you are selling your house in Milwaukee because of foreclosure, you might be able to make a deal with your lender and agree on a short sale of your property. This is the better option to loosing your home to a foreclosure, as your credit score may remain intact. However, the process itself is very slow, and chances are the house will be sold for less than the remaining debt on the loan, and you’ll be liable for paying the difference.


Avoiding the headaches of showing your house is one of the favorable aspects of auctions. Additionally, these properties close quickly, selling as-is, so you won’t need to continue to pour time and money into repairs and upkeep of your house in Milwaukee.

Keep in mind the usual fee for their service is a rather high 10 percent of the final purchase price. Because most auctions charge their fees to the buyer, lower bids are likely to be made in the attempt on the buyer’s part to pay a lower fee. Make sure you’re aware ahead of time if you’ll be responsible for their fee, which takes more away from your bottom line. Actually, realizing a sale of the property at auction isn’t guaranteed, there could low attendance or several properties up for auction at the same time, leading to lower bids

We’re happy to further explore all of the options for getting started now on selling your house in Milwaukee. Just call Sparks Property Investors LLC today at (262) 288-0580 or send us a message to learn more!

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