Are you ready to sell your home? Are you considering listing your home on the real estate market? It’s important to understand what lies ahead on the traditional road to home sales.
Real Estate Agents
Considering the thousands of dollars real estate agents are paid in commissions is an important factor in determining what listing your house in SW Florida will mean for your bottom line. Real estate agents normally charge around 6% of the selling price plus additional transaction fees. You’ll also have additional closing costs to transfer title and pay document fees to the state of Florida. Agents expect you to have your home prepared to show well to buyers, so you will need to keep your home spic and span. Any minor repairs should be done, otherwise, the offers you receive will be significantly reduced.
Listing your house in SW Florida will mean shining a spotlight on the property, regrettably, the spotlight often points to issues with the home. When you use a real estate agent, the buyer’s agent will almost always order an inspection of the property. Most buyers pay a home inspection company who go through your home with a fine tooth comb, looking for any issues they can find. This includes the roof, electrical system, plumbing, septic systems, pest control, windows and doors…. the list goes on and on. If they find something wrong with the property structure, they will ask you to fix it out of pocket before the property closes, or demand a price reduction.
Showings are an inevitable part of listing your house in SW Florida, This will mean keeping your house spotless every day. You can also expect frustrating, middle-of-dinner phone calls asking to show your house. You’ll have to worry about cleaning before heading to work, in the event a showing happens while you’re away. When showings are scheduled, you are expected to be out of your home.
It’s important to recognize the demands of today’s buyer when listing your house in SW Florida and what it will mean for your property. There is no way to avoid marketing, so you need to be where the buyers are, online. You’ll need to design a plan, based on your budget to make your property stand out. You’ll want to include professional photos, and consider 360 degree and virtual tour drone footage. Agents are now including staging expenses in the marketing plan, along with bringing your interior and exterior up to a magazine-quality presentation. Likewise, standing out in searches means paying to be on the main real estate sites.
Selling directly instead of listing your house in SW Florida usually means buying houses in as-is condition. This relieves you of the costs of repairs before closing or any other additional expenses. Some companies do not require inspections, making it a truly as-is transaction. If you decide to sell directly to a professional house buyer in SW Florida, you will not have to worry about dealing with showings or the expense of marketing. Professional home buyers do not charge commission or transaction fees.
Sell directly to SWFL Homes LLC and avoid all of these costs and headaches associated with traditional listings. SWFL Homes LLC will handle everything for you, explaining every step along the way and give you a definite closing date! Call or text (941) 999-3163 today to learn more about how we can help you!