Listing vs. Selling Your Home Yourself
So many people hold on to their homes simply because they don’t want to deal with the listing process. This is no reason to keep a house that is too large for your needs. The house you needed years ago, might simply not be the house you need today. The good news is that you have options. Each home and seller are unique. What works for some people, may not work for others. Check out some differences below, we will help you find the solution that is best for you!
|Selling With An Agent|
|Commission Costs||On average, expect about 6% of your final sale price to go toward agent commissions||None. We are buying directly, so there are no commissions to contend with.|
|Who Pays Closing Costs?:||Put aside about 2% of your final sale price to be used towards closing costs||None. We will happily take care of all closing fees. Our experience has allowed us to streamline the process, cutting time and costs.|
|Inspection & Financing Contingency*:||If using traditional financing, yes. And keep in mind, up to 15% of sales fall through||No. Because you are selling directly, without banks involved, this is not necessary.|
|Appraisal Needed:||If your buyer uses traditional financing, the lender will require an appraisal of the home||Not required. We are buying direct, no appraisal needed.|
|Average Days Until Sold:||Depends on your market. It can take weeks or even months depending on the property.||We will give you an immediate offer. And can close in 7 days or less.|
|Number of Showings:||Unknown. Hopefully, many people come to see your house!||1 (Just us when we are putting together your offer.)|
|Closing Date:||After dealing with the red tape of financing, the actual close date can be anywhere between 30 and 60 days after you accept the offer||7 days after you accept our offer, or on the day YOU choose! You DO NOT need to move right away. We want a smooth and stress-free transition for you!|
|Who Pays For Repairs?:||Potential buyers will have an inspection done, then will have quotes prepared for repair costs. You can expect to have to negotiate these costs.||We do. We buy as is, you won’t have to fix or clean up anything!|
Which option will be the best one for you?
A listing will most likely give you a higher sale price. However, after factoring in the costs as well as taxes, insurance, and utility costs while you are waiting for a sale, you might find the prices to be more comparable than expected! Are you ready to sacrifice time and money for a potentially higher sales price? Only you can answer that question, and we hope to help you make the most thought out, well-informed decision possible!
If time is a concern, we can close in 7 days or less.
Selling fast will save you money. You can end your responsibility for the property in a matter of days as opposed to months. Property taxes, utility payments, insurance and your mortgage payments add up fast while you are waiting around for your home to sell on the MLS. A fast sale will end all of that in 7 days. (Or the day you decide.)
You don’t have to make repairs or clean up when you sell to us directly.
Selling as-is will save you money. To successfully list your home, you will most likely need to make repairs, upgrades and have a deep cleaning done. This will cost you up front and out of pocket, When you sell directly to us, we don’t want you to spend a dime on repairs or a single minute cleaning. We take care of all of it from start to finish.
Don’t worry about paying closing fees…we’ve got you covered
Avoiding commissions and closing costs will save you money. We make it easy for you. We pay for all closing costs and there are never any hidden costs or fees. What we offer you is what you get.
Find Out What is Right For You! Without ANY Hassle or Obligation!
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*An inspection contingency allows the buyer have time to do an inspection and change their mind or negotiate a new price if repairs need to be made. If you aren’t able to come to an agreement with the buyer, the buyer has the right to back out of the sale. Similarly, a financing contingency allows the buyer the ability to back out of the purchase if they can’t obtain a loan or if the home doesn’t appraise for the value that the bank needs to close.
The Sierra Group LLC does not use bank financing so you never have to worry about our ability to close on a deal.