There is more than one way to sell your house in Portland. A direct home sale will save you time and money as compared to a traditional listing with an agent. Learn more about how easy the process can be in our latest post!
#1 – No Commissions
With a direct home sale to AppleTree Group LLC, you will avoid all of the costs you might incur with an agent. You will not have to worry about paying expensive agent commissions or miscellaneous fees. Some agents will charge administrative fees, so make sure you know exactly what your agent’s costs will be if you decide to sign a listing agreement.
#2 – No Repairs
Most professional home buyers and investors will buy your house as-is. This is great because you will save money, time and stress getting your house ready for the MLS. You simply get to walk away from the responsibilities of dealing with repairs and the hassles of selling a house. Just experiencing the feeling of buying supplies at a hardware store, discovering that you bought the wrong things, and then going back to get what you originally needed is a recipe for craziness. In addition, you will spend a significant amount of money just getting the house spiffed up. Typically, you find many other things that need to be repaired or improved as you get into fixing up your house. Then, after the home inspection has been completed, buyers will try to negotiate even more repairs. Let the madness continue!
#3 – No Clean Up Required
When we say we buy as-is, we mean it. Moving can be stressful enough. You don’t have to spend your time cleaning either now, or for the next few months while it’s listed. Getting a house ready for the market typically requires a bit more than your standard clean-up. When listing, you will need to get it photo ready. And for property showings, your agent is likely to recommend a professional deep cleaning of the house, carpets, etc. You should also consider the exterior of the house. Landscaping and curb appeal should be kept up throughout the entire listing process. This whole process can make you feel like you’re being crushed with the daunting parade of decisions, an on-going mess, and the feeling of not knowing where to start and what to do next.
#4 – No Closing Costs
Not all home buyers will pay the closing costs, however, at AppleTree Group LLC, we pay them in their entirety. You will not have to pay for title insurance, transfer fees, deed recording fees, notarization fees or anything else that would come with a standard closing. We want to make the selling process simple for you so that you can move on with your life. You will never have these costs with a direct home sale.
#5 – No Marketing Costs
When you list your house, there are marketing fees that will need to be covered. Some agents include this in their service. However, many others will hit you up for photography fees, listing fees and costs to advertise the house on certain real estate websites. Sometimes you will even find yourself covering the costs or signage and items for an open house. Before signing a contract with an agent, make sure you understand what’s included. Avoiding these costs is just one of the many advantages of a direct home sale.
#6 – No Storage or Staging Fees
Most agents will recommend you remove all clutter and personal belongings from the home. This includes paperwork, personal photos, and clutter of any sort. Think about real estate listings you have seen. Often times the listing that shows photos of a cluttered home are overlooked. You probably scrolled until you saw a home that looked catalog worthy and aesthetically appealing. Sometimes, in order to accomplish this goal, you will need to start packing before you are actually ready to do so. One problem this causes, is it can make you feel like you are living in a hotel and not in your own home. This causes stress because nothing is where is should be. It’s hard to continue living your life when you are essentially living out of a suitcase. In addition, when you start packing ahead of time, you will need a place to put all your stuff. You might find yourself with the additional cost of renting a storage unit until your home is sold and you have moved on to something else. With a direct home sale, if you are overwhelmed with garbage and other stuff that you don’t particularly want, you can just walk away from it and we will deal with it instead – at no cost to you.
#7 – End Your Monthly Bills
A direct home sale will immediately allow you to be free of the monthly bills, property tax obligation, homeowners insurance, general maintenance costs and more. Owning a house can be expensive, especially if it is an older, run-down property. When you sell to AppleTree Group LLC, we are able to close in days, not months. This alone can potentially save you thousands! Imagine walking out of your old house and into a new one with no hassles what-so-ever. With a direct home sale, life doesn’t have to be stressful!