When most people consider selling their homes, the first thing that comes to mind is typically calling an estate agent. Next, thoughts usually turn to how much the listing process with an agent costs, and then they consider all of the work that lies ahead on the road to selling. But what about all the other costs that people don’t normally think of? So read on as we explore four things you may not know about selling your home with a North East estate agent.
You may not know that the commissions can be expensive when you are selling your house with a North East estate agent. With an average home price of £172,000, 2 percent (+ VAT) in commissions comes to a total of £4128. When you add this to the other expenses involved with listing, including the prep work, marketing, and professional photography, along with potential broker fees, it can take a big chunk of your profits from the sale. On the other hand, you can avoid paying commissions with a direct sale to a professional investor like those at North East House Buyers. There are no hidden fees to worry about coming off the top at completion; at North East House Buyers, our offer, which you will agree is fair, is the amount you will receive at completion in cash.
The amount of time that could potentially pass while your home is on the market is another thing you may not know about selling your house with a North East estate agent. Regrettably, this information is not something the agent can provide you with, nor can they promise your home will sell. However, an agent can give you a general estimate of the number of days homes are sitting on the market before selling. If this leaves you feeling less than comfortable, making a direct sale means you will have a guaranteed completion date. Professional investors like those at North East House Buyers are more than happy to work with you, setting the completion date at your convenience for your moving plans. It can be as soon as 7 days, or as late as you need. It also means that should anything come up in the last few days, professional buyers can be way more flexible since they’re not involved in a chain or are looking to personally move in that day with have vans packed on the driveway!
Not the Only Solution
Something else you may not know about selling your house with a North East estate agent is that other options can help you sell your home. For example, maybe the thought of vacating the premises repeatedly for viewings during your tea is not for you. Or, perhaps you have a mountain of repairs that need completing before listing, and you would rather not endure living in a construction zone or paying to repair and update a home you are leaving behind. For example, maybe there is a lot of damp in the property – repairs like these are very expensive and very disruptive! Better to not be around for them. Another solution to sell your home is through a direct sale for your house as-is. When you work with a direct buyer like those at North East House Buyers, you will receive all of the details on how much you could sell for on the traditional market with an agent vs. how we reached the offer for your home as-is which you will agree is fair.
North East House Buyers
Why not benefit from working with a direct buyer to sell your home and avoid the costs, time, and hassles involved in selling your house with a North East estate agent. Find out today all of the ways you can benefit by selling your home directly with a no-obligation consultation with a direct buyer from North East House Buyers. At North East House Buyers, we go the extra mile so that you can make an educated decision about which method of home sales works best for you; we live and work here in the North East and want you to feel good about the deal long after completion. At North East House Buyers, we work hard to make the process of selling directly easy and convenient while saving you time and money. Contact North East House Buyers today at 0191 462 0160 to learn more.