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The Pros and Cons of Hiring An Agent To Sell Your House in Quakertown and surrounding areas

You’ve decided it’s time to sell. Should you hire an agent to sell your house in Quakertown and surrounding areas, PA? Do you want to pay large commissions? How long are you willing to wait for the house to receive an offer? How long will it take to close? What sort of repairs will you have to make? How does the house look when I leave for work in the morning? Are you available to show your house with 24-hour notice, or less? 

Commissions and Fees

Real estate agents are paid based on a percentage of the sale price of your house. If you do not use an agent, there will be no commissions paid to a buyer’s or seller’s agent. That means thousands of dollars in savings! The usual commission is 3% per side, so if you sell your house for $400,000, you would have to pay $24,000 in commissions alone, along with the traditional seller’s closing fees and other possible transaction fees to the closing agent and the real estate agents office. Real estate investors typically do not charge commission or transaction fees, and if they do, it is extremely low in comparison. 

Waiting Time Frame

Real estate agents have access to the multiple listing service, or MLS, which allows your property to be found in searches for certain features of a property. This may sound great, but how long will it sit on the market? How fast will you receive offers? Real estate investors and other direct house buyers typically have a network of other house buyers, so if your property doesn’t fit their portfolio, then it may fit one of their colleagues’ portfolios. Either way, this means very limited waiting time for an offer. Also, when you sell your house in Quakertown and surrounding areas, PA to house buyers, they will typically close faster than traditional house buyers, and usually in pay full in cash. Traditional house purchases usually require qualifications from banks, mortgage underwriting time, property inspection and the buyer may not end up qualifying in the end. 

Inspections & Repairs

Professional house buyers in PA will usually purchase houses as-is. As a seller, this means you do not have to worry about repairs before closing or any other additional expenses you were not planning on. There are some companies that do not require inspections which makes it a truly as-is transaction. When you use a real estate agent, the buyer’s agent will almost always order an inspection of the property. If they find something wrong with the property structure, they may require you to fix it out of pocket before the property closes.

Showings

If you decide to use a professional house buyer in Quakertown and surrounding areas, PA, you will not have to worry about going through a roller coaster of emotions. There are no frustrating, middle-of-dinner phone calls asking if you are available to show your house. You don’t have to worry about leaving your house spotless every day before heading to work, just in case there is a showing while you’re gone. You don’t have to worry about possibly running into a buyer’s agent or their clients or dealing with them asking you questions that you really shouldn’t answer anyway. You also don’t have to worry about buyers arguing with you over which furniture you are taking and what you are leaving.

There are a lot of situations to think about when you are ready to sell your house. We can help you decide which avenue would be best for you.

Please give us a call today at 610-200-5544  or send us a message to discuss the pros and cons of hiring an agent to sell your house in Quakertown and surrounding areas, PA.

About cyndybuys

Cyndy and Tom Dumire are experienced 22+ year real estate investors. They have mastered how to buy real estate without using any of their money and mentored students for over 12 years. They have built their business, partnered and trained many students to become very successful so they can give up their job! Cyndy and Tom started by studying Ron's system 15 years ago and built their business becoming experts in the ACTS program, subject to, wholesaling, lease options and purchasing homes with their “out of the box” methods. Cyndy is also a marketing guru and it always on the cutting edge developing new methods on buying and selling properties. They will show you what to say, how to say it, how to get a deal and then get a check. Are you looking to fire your boss or go to the next level? It is time to take the challenge and make your first deal. Investors love to work with Cyndy and Tom because they will give you the confidence, guide you how to write contacts and get the checks!
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