Direct Sale a House vs. FSBO vs. An Agent – Texas Direct Home Buyers

direct sale a house | selling optionsThere is more than one way to sell your College Station house! So many people don’t bother exploring several ways of selling house because they have been consumed with the idea of listing their house. 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 so you can make a smart and well-informed decision about how you wish to sell!

Pros of Direct Sale a House:

You can get many benefits from a direct sale. One of the benefits that a direct sale can give, is saving you a lot of time. Most direct home buyers pay cash, so there is no waiting in banks trying to get a loan. This means you can sell your home in as little as a week! By selling your house fast, you can immediately settle your financial bills, such as insurance, utilities, and taxes. Additionally, you can save a lot of money if you are not working with an agent, since you won’t have to pay commissions, agent fees, and listing fees. Direct offers do not require you to upgrade, repair, or clean your house. 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 you will know right away 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 retail.

Pros of Selling Yourself:

By selling your house yourself, you are in control of everything. You will be the one to decide your best course of action, and once you sell your house, you don’t have to pay high commissions to an agent, since you didn’t involve them.

Cons of Selling Your House By Yourself:

Selling your home by yourself means you do all the work. You will be the one advertising, dealing with potential buyers, reviewing contracts, handling negotiations, and dealing with title companies. If you are unfamiliar with the process, this can be very tiring and tedious. Since it is your house, you may have an emotional attachment to it, and be incapable of dealing in a business manner. You cannot price the house beyond its worth, and you cannot get offended if a buyer offers less than what you believe your house is worth.

Pros of Working With an Agent:

A good agent will take care of the sale on your behalf. A GREAT agent will do more by helping you settle 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 disposal, such as photographers and professional stagers. You are paying them high commissions because of this.

Cons of Working With An Agent:

Selling your house with an agent means that you have to pay 100% of the commission you owe them. Typically, this commission is about 6% of your final sale price. Additionally, you also have to pay closing costs which is about 2% of your final sale price. To get your house ready for listing, you also have to make an upfront payment for professional cleaning, repairs, and regular cleaning that is done  to keep the house neat. There are also no guarantees on when it will sell. You will not know how much you are getting or when you are closing until the very end!

There are many ways to sell your College Station 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!

Are you thinking about selling your College Station house? We can help you make the best decision for your situation! Send us a message or give us a call today! (979) 431-1663

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