There is more than one way to sell your North East house! So many people get wrapped up in the idea of listing, that they don’t explore all of the ways a home can be sold. Many people miss out on saving time and/or money by using the only solution they know how. There are many different ways to sell a house.
In this article, we will break down the pros and cons of each do you can make a smart and well-informed decision about how you wish to sell!
Pros of Selling Yourself, Direct to Buyer (Direct Sale):
A direct sale offers many benefits people will often look over. It can save you a ton of time. Many people who make direct offers are paying in cash, so there is no waiting on the banks to secure the mortgage. This means you can sell your home in as little as a week! A quick sale will immediately end your financial obligations to the home such as insurance, utilities, and taxes. In addition, if you are not working with an agent, you will be able to save a ton of money on commissions, agent fees, and listing costs. Direct offers often will not require any cleaning, repairs or upgrades be done to the home. A direct sale will let you get a great price for your home, without having to wait. You can start planning your future now because right away you will know how much you are getting for your home and when.
Cons of Direct Sale a House:
The final sale price on a direct sale is often lower than you could get on the open market. There are a lot of bad companies out there that give this option a bad name, but that doesn’t mean they’re all bad! We aren’t, for example! (Have a look at our Trustpilot page for proof)
Pros of Working With an Agent:
A good agent will take care of the sale on your behalf. A GREAT agent will go above and beyond, helping you transition into a new home. An agent should have connections and be able to offer resources to get you settled. Take advantage of the services at their disposals such as photographers and professional stagers. This is I why you are paying them such a high commission!
Cons of Working With An Agent:
If you sell with an agent, you will be responsible to pay 100% of the commission owed to them. This is typically about 2% of your final sale price. In addition, you will also have to pay for your legal costs. You will also have to pay up front to get the house ready for listing. This includes a professional cleaning, making repairs and cleaning done on a constant basis. There are also no guarantees on when it will sell, or for how much. You will not know how much you are getting or when you are completing until the very end! Plus, you have to deal with all the viewings, phone calls, and negotiations that come with selling to a larger audience. Finally, there is no guarantee it will even go through, in the UK 1 in every 3 house sales falls through.
There are many ways to sell your North East house. Before you do anything else, make sure you fully research the options available to you. Don’t settle for one option until you learn what other selling methods will mean for you!