There are multiple ways to sell a Colorado Springs house that you may not be aware of when you make the decision to sell your home. While many people choose to use an agent, there are other, more cost-effective options. For example, you could carry the note yourself or sell the property directly, without the help of an agent, which is what we will cover in this post!
As we said above, there are many ways to sell. Sometimes a listing makes the most sense, but a direct sale may be the smarter choice. Which will it be for you! Don’t sign any agreements or agree to a sale until you learn about what a direct sale can mean for your situation!
The Commission Factor
If you choose a direct sale to a company such as Swift Results, Inc., right off the bat you will save 6% of the sale price in commissions. This is thousands of dollars you will immediately save by choosing a direct sale. Plus, there aren’t any agent fees, marketing costs, listing fees or staging/photographer fees to pay. When you work with a direct buyer, usually the property is sold as-is, so you can keep the money for advertising in your pocket.
No Clean-Up Or Repairs
Listing your Colorado Springs house will frequently require you to make repairs to the home to get it ready for the MLS. Even small damages can affect your potential buyer’s perceived value of the home. The cost of making repairs and touch-ups to the house can add up quickly. There is also the time and effort it will take to clean up, keep it clean, store personal items and clutter as well as purchase items if you need to do some staging. While these costs can be worth it in the long run, they should be well considered before listing your home.
When you work with a company like us to sell your house directly, the closing date will be up to you. We can purchase properties almost immediately, so you won’t have to spend time waiting for a buyer. On the flip side, we will not rush you into a closing. We know that selling and moving can be a stressful time, which is why we try to keep the process as simple as possible. If you should choose to accept an offer from Swift Results, Inc., you can decide on the date that best works for you. You won’t have to worry about the sale falling through as with a traditional sale using bank financing. A direct buyer will have the funds available to pay you immediately!
A Fast Sale Will Save You Money
Bottom line is, the longer you own the house, the more it will cost you. Investors know this, that is why the goal is always to flip a house quickly! By selling your property to a direct buyer right away, you are potentially saving yourself months of wasted time and money. There are monthly utilities to consider, homeowners insurance, property taxes that you are responsible for up until the day of closing as well as routine maintenance costs. If you have additional costs, such as pool service, pest control or landscaping, those costs will immediately be over and done with.
A Direct Sale Offers Guarantees, While A Listing Does Not
There is a lot of uncertainty when it comes to buying and selling properties. Deals fall through every day. Banks often take longer than expected to fund a loan. When you list, you are in essence living in limbo until the closing papers have been signed. An agent can list your house for any price you want, even if it has been inflated in order to get you to sign a listing agreement. There is NO guarantee that you will get the price you ask for when you list your Colorado Springs house! With a direct sale, you will know both the exact date and amount you will walk away with. This will allow you to plan ahead without having to deal with the unknown!