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Have you ever sat down and thought about how stressful selling a home can be? While buying a residential property is usually a joyful experience, selling one can invoke all sorts of stress and headaches throughout the process.
Selling your property via a cash buyer can alleviate much, if not all, of this unneeded stress and angst from your life. It’s so easy to do, which more and more people around the United States are discovering each and every year.
Just think about some of the stressful parts of the process that you won’t have to deal with if you’re selling your home via a private deal with a cash buyer.
Here is just a sampling of what you can avoid:
If you don’t like the idea of people having a pseudo party in your house when you aren’t even there, then using a cash buyer could be for you.
Most Realtors like to have open houses at their listings, which means they’ll literally be inviting anyone and everyone to walk through your property on a certain date and time.
This means, of course, that you’ll need to make the house immaculate beforehand and find somewhere to be for several hours on the day of the event.
And if it’s just one Realtor on-site, which is usually the case, there’s no way he or she can be with all of the guests all of the time. And do you really want people going through your things and traipsing through your property when you’re not around?
Using a cash buyer means no open houses are needed because you already have your buyer lined up and ready to go.
Most real estate experts recommend staging your home when trying to sell it, which often means buying or renting furniture and other items to shine your property in the best possible light.
This takes a lot of work on the part of the homeowner and can also cost a good amount of money if you’re really taking the time and doing it right.
Then you also have to keep these staged areas clean and looking presentable for when people come by to take a tour of your home.
This is another part of the process that can be saved by working with a cash buyer. There’s no need to stage and no need to impress anyone, you just need an agreement in place and then the patience to wait for settlement.
Photos and Videos
A lot of real estate companies these days go all out in terms of professional photographs and videos as this gives them a way to expertly market your home to the public.
But these photos and videos are anything but free and can often add several hundred or even more than a thousand dollars to the bottom-line costs when selling your home.
A cash buyer will likely come out and take a few photos of your property during inspection, but this won’t be done by a professional and you won’t get stuck paying the bill for them either.
Selling your home to a cash buyer also means paying no real estate commissions on the transaction. And let’s face it, 6-7 percent of what could be up to a few hundred thousand dollars is a good amount of money.
The higher the dollar amount, the more stress that can be added to the process as you’re seeing that money go to someone other than yourself.
This is yet another reason to consider using a cash buyer for your real estate sale.