Are you thinking about selling your house in Independence? Before you decide how to sell, check out these great online resources for homeowners that will assist in the process!
With the world at your fingertips, it can be easy to find excellent resources for homeowners who want to sell their homes in Independence. Below, we offer just a few of the services that may be of use to you. From repairs, to moving, to determining your costs, we’ve got you covered!
Some of the folks we talk to about buying their property ultimatly decide they want to spend the time and the money making the needed repairs to their home so they can list it and sell it with a Realtor. Just keep in mind that some of those repairs you might make, may or may not make you any money. We came across a great report that can help you decide which repars are worth it and which ones are not from NAR and NARI. Click here to review it.
If you ultimately decide to make repairs, talk to friends and family to get their referrals or go online with the two resources below.
Angie’s List is a great place to find trusted contractors in your area. You will be able to find people who are licensed and insured to make all the required repairs needed to get your house ready for the MLS. Whether you are looking for a trusted plumber, painter, or house cleaner, Angie’s List will provide the resources you need to get the job done. You’ll also find that Angie’s List will be of great use after you move into your new home!
Home Advisor is another great site for finding contractors in your area. All vendors are fully screened with a criminal background check and license verification. These sites will let you find everything from someone to make major structural repairs to someone who will come in and stage your home. Working with trusted professionals will save you time and money and ensure nothing goes wrong on the house you are selling or on the one you are planning to buy.
Places To Donate
When you get ready to sell a house, often times you have a lot of stuff in the house that just needs to go. Sometimes it’s worth the time to contact an estate sale company to sell things for you, just keep in mind they keep a large chunk of the proceeds. Other times we find the people we work with want to do a garage sale. Others just want to donate the stuff. Below are a few good options for donations.
While Goodwill and The Salvation Army may be the places you think of first when donating items, there are a number of great ways you can donate the items you don’t plan on taking with you when you move. Gently used clothing can go to Dress For Success and household items to Habitat For Humanity. You can find local women’s shelter’s in your area or programs that assist lower-income families. You can also check with your local library to see if books can be accepted. You can also check with your child’s school or daycare. Many of the things you are getting rid of, may be able to be used in the classroom.
And if you don’t want to do anything, just let the person who is buying know that everything in the house goes with it. Most buyers, especially cash buyers like the Tuckers here at kcmoHomeBuyer will buy the house and all the contents if you let them know up front that you want to do it that way.
The size and distance of your move will make a big difference in what you are looking for in a mover. You may just need a trailer for a few hours or you may need to hire a moving company to help you get your belongings across the country. Before deciding how you want to move, be sure to check out all of your available options.
For cross-country moves, the help of professional movers may be welcomed. Companies such as Atlas Van Lines, Bekins, and Mayflower are known and trusted. Be a bit more wary of going with the lesser-known companies. You don’t want to find your items damaged or find out something “fell off the truck.” Be warned, that going with a full-service mover can get quite expensive. It can be upwards of $7,000 to move across the country.
We have used Two Men and a Truck several times for our own moves with great success.
A more economical way to go is to do it yourself. Renting a truck through companies like Penske or Uhaul will help you get your stuff there at a much lower rate. Keep in mind, you’ll have to pay for gas and lodging in addition to the cost of the truck. Some of these trucks will only get 10-15 miles to the gallon, and the ride might be a slow one.
If you are selling a house in Independence, you may want to spend some time on your own researching the value of your home. There are many sites out there that can give you an estimate of value, such as Zillow, Realtor.com, or Trulia. Just keep in mind that their values they generate are often inaccurate. And take the time to look at the comparable properties these sites suggest. If the homes they are showing as comparable are not the same size as your property or are in much better condition, you would need to adjust the sales prices provided to account for the differences.
For home sellers who want to avoid making repairs, paying out commissions, or having to deal with the extended holding costs, working with kcmoHomeBuyer may be the right option. We buy houses all over the Independence area without asking for any upgrades or repairs to be made. In fact, you won’t even have to clean up! Working with our team will eliminate the costs and stress homeowners often face when attempting to sell their homes. We pay great prices and will close at your convenience. For many local home sellers, working with kcmoHomeBuyer to sell their unwanted home proves to be the better option!
These are just a few of the services out there that can benefit homeowners in Independence. If there is something we are missing, reach out and let us know!