Advantages of Selling Your Home Yourself in College Station

Selling Your Home Yourself | happy for sale by owner coupleMost people think you need an agent to sell your home, but we want to prove otherwise. We want to share with you the advantages of selling your home yourself!

The first one might be a bit obvious, but….


Selling your house through a real estate agent makes the agent entitled to about 6% of the selling price of the house. Even if you end up selling it yourself, you still have to pay them commission for using them. Apart from the commission they will collect, they will also collect agent fees, administrative fees, marketing fees, photography costs, etc. When you sell your home directly, you will save yourself THOUSANDS.

You will have to do all the advertising work and show casing of your home, but the additional cash will save you a lot of stress when you move into a new house. There are always additional costs when you are moving, and that’s just life. Keeping some hard-earned money in your pocket will make everything go smoother.

You Run The Show

If you sell directly, you can call the shots yourself and schedule showings whenever you want. However, when you work with an agent, they will be the one calling the shots most of the time. You are the owner of the house, but they will want to do their job by bringing in lots of people to see it.

This means weekend or evening showings where you will be asked to leave. While your home is on market, you have to keep it in good shape, because showings can occur at the drop of a hat.

Your Terms, Your Way

An agent is always after the money they can make from the sale, so they may stand firm on the price in situations where you might be open to negotiation. An agent will always try to make as much as possible, so they may be unwilling to sell when you are eager to sell. Will they really have your best interest at heart when so much money is laying on the table?

Selling directly yourself will allow you to make all the decisions. In addition, you can decide the date when the new homeowners can move in, when you will close the deal, and all other dates as well. You can set the terms as to what you will fix, what you won’t, and how much you are willing to spend to fix those things. When you choose to sell on your own, you call the shots when it comes to the contract, without any influence from an agent who may only have their best interest in mind.

Few Cash Sales Fall Through

A popular saying in real estate is “cash is king.” You will save yourself considerable time and money if you find a cash buyer to buy your home. Working with bank can take you a couple of month to close, but if you find a cash buyer, it takes only a couple of weeks to close a sale. Apart from this, you won’t need to wait for a buyer to secure financing before you can sell.   A cash buyer will pay directly, without any red-tape from the banks. These deals rarely fall through, and you end up saving a fortune on repairs, staging, and other sales-related expenses.

Time is money, and selling your home yourself will save you time. By selling it quickly to a cash buyer, you can save yourself extra cash on taxes, utilities, insurance, and the mortgage. While the cash offer may be lower than what you want, taking out the greater part of the expenses, commissions, and other expenses will save you money in the long run. The pressure and headaches of having your home on the market will also be eliminated. (Imagine people continually driving by, and some even peeking in your windows! It happens!)

If you are interested in selling your home and are ready for a low stress, economically logical alternative, send us a message now! There is never any obligation! 

Rather talk in person? Give us a call today! (979) 431-1663


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