Are you a homeowner who wants to learn how to sell your house without any costs? Do you feel stuck with a property you no longer want in Nolensville?
When you own a house you don’t want, the last thing you want to do is spend more money attempting to sell it. Below, we will outline the costs you can expect with a traditional listing and what you can do to avoid them.
Costs Of An Average Listing
Many homeowners aren’t aware of all of the costs they will incur when listing their house with a Nolensville real estate agent. You don’t just call an agent, take a few pictures, and wait for the offers to roll in. A successful listing of your house in Nolensville will likely take a good amount of time and money. Do read our article “How to Sell Your Home Quickly” for a full explanation of costs including agent fees and commissions and the shocking costs of closing.
No matter how great of condition your house is in, there are bound to be some repairs needed to get the house ready for the MLS. Whether you are patching holes, touching up paint, or fixing a leaky faucet, all of these small fixes can add up fast. And if your house needs more than just a few small repairs, the amount you spend fixing it up may not be worth it.
Marketing a house costs money. While a real estate agent in Nolensville will get your house on the MLS, they may not advertise on other sites or invest in premium listings for your property. As the seller, you may find that you end up paying these costs along with the costs of professional photography, staging, and professional cleaning to ensure the house is photo-ready. If you list with an agent, make sure you understand what is included in their services.
Owning a house can be expensive. When you factor in the utility bills, property taxes, HOA fees, insurance costs, maintenance, miscellaneous repairs, and landscaping, you can see just how much money owning your home is costing you each and every day. If you have a mortgage, add your interest and principle to the equation.
When I teach new investors the cost of owning a home, I break it down to the raw cost for each and every day. Most homes in Nolensville have monthly carrying costs including a mortgage, lawn care, and utilities. This is between $50 and $75 per day to own your home. So you see the importance of selling your house quickly. A quick sale will literally save you thousands compared to selling your house months down the road.
People who are in pre-foreclosure are often in a fog from the stress and fright of losing their home. They cannot see how these costs multiple in their faces. Nor can they understand the additional penalties, interests and if, in foreclosure, attorney fees skyrocket their debt and destroy their credit.
If you choose to hire an agent in Nolensville, you’ll need to know about any costs you can expect for their services. A standard commission will be somewhere around 6%. Even with a full-service real estate agent, many brokerages are adding fees and transaction fees to the sale of your home.
Once you total up all of these expenses, you may find that a fast, fair, and direct sale of your house to Southern Homes Investments, is the best way for you to sell. Get an offer from us and run the numbers for yourself, there is never any obligation!
Ways To Avoid Selling Costs
List Your House “As-Is”
Instead of spending the money to fix up your property for the MLS, you can choose to list it as-is. Keep in mind that it may take longer to find a buyer this way as most buyers on the MLS are looking for turnkey houses that they can move into right away. If your house needs some work, you may have better luck selling it directly. Also by selling it yourself, you will need all legal documents to disclose the condition of your home including repairs. Secondly, you will need a proper purchase and sale agreement. Be prepared to screen calls and visitors to your home. Buyers want to visit during the day, evening and weekends. Always be prepared for those wanting to scan your property in hopes of stealing. Hide your valuables and important papers.
Offer A Credit
If you would still like to list your house with a Nolensville real estate agent, but don’t want to spend any money upfront fixing it up, you can always offer your buyers a credit to do repair work on their own. Keep in mind, this might make finding a buyer a bit more time-consuming.
Sell Your House Directly
The easiest way to sell your house without any cost in Nolensville is by selling it directly to Southern. We will offer you a fair price, free of the costs, hassles, and wasted time of a traditional listing. You won’t have to spend a dime on any of the things listed above.
Contact Southern Homes Investments today to learn more about how you can sell your house without any costs in Nolensville! 615-235-0612
Disclaimer: David Wright is a licensed real estate agent in Tennessee and this article is not a solicitation to list your home.