So you find yourself ready to sell and while you don’t want to pay all of the commissions and fees that come along with a traditional real estate agent, you also dread all that is involved with listing the property as for sale by owner. At kcmoHomeBuyer, we’ll take the time to listen to all of your questions about the process and the potential savings involved with a direct sale, get started today by calling (816) 408-3600.
Besides avoiding all of the headaches of listing your home on the market, as a seller, you can save yourself money in the following ways by making a direct sale of your Kansas City property.
No Repairs or Renovations
Inspections and appraisals are an integral part of the traditional home selling process, leading many to put thousands of dollars into a home that they’re ready to walk away from. In order to pass inspections, it’s possible that you could end up facing overwhelming repair bills for an issue you weren’t aware of previously. Real estate professionals know that many buyers won’t be able to realize the potential you may feel your property possesses because they can’t see past anything that is outdated. These upgrades can be anything from aging cabinetry to apparent wear and tear in flooring, woodwork, and even the paint on the interior and exterior of the home.
You’ll save money when you sell directly in Kansas City by eliminating most of the normal fees that get paid with real estate agents. And you can also bypass the needed repairs and upgrades that get requested by appraisals and inspections that come with a traditionally listed house.
Monthly Costs Eliminated
The monthly costs of homeownership can add a lot of pressure, especially if you’ve already had to relocate for work or personal reasons. These costs can run into the thousands, including taxes, mortgage, insurance, utilities, and maintenance. If your home is aging, repair bills are usually depleting your funds on a more regular basis and can be extremely expensive. The financial burden and personal stress can add up quickly. By choosing a direct sale, you could quite literally save yourself thousands!
Vacant Property Expense
And if you are like many of our sellers who are managing a vacant property for a loved one, you can save on the vacant property expense. The number one expense of the vacant property is your time to go check up on the property and make sure it is safe and secure. And the second expense is the more expensive insurance costs one would have when protecting a property that has been vacant for longer than 30 days.
Pack and Go
Cleaning? Sell direct and forget it! Experienced real estate agents know that most buyers don’t have the vision to see beyond your clutter or any apparent decorative flaws. They’ll advise that nearly every surface be free of objects. Most especially photographs or items that are of a more personal nature. Today’s real estate professional will likely advise that you store your own belongings and spend further on staging the home, both for advertising publications and showings. In addition, you’ll need to keep up the exterior curb appeal for these reasons. This allows the buyer to more easily visualize themselves living in the home. You can save all the costs involved in a deep clean of your Kansas City home when you sell directly. In many cases, you can just leave behind any items you’d rather not take along to your new residence.
Just pack what you want to keep and sell your Kansas City property directly. You can leave the monthly payments behind sooner than you think. Call kcmoHomeBuyer today at (816) 408-3600 or send us a message to learn just how quickly we can help you start saving money!