So it’s time to sell and while you don’t want to pay all of the commissions and fees that come along with a traditional real estate agent, you also worry about the time and hassle involved with listing the property as for sale by owner. At Deschutes Home Buyers, we’ll take the time to listen to all of your questions about the process and the potential savings involved with a direct sale, get started today by calling or texting us at 503-383-1686.
Besides avoiding all of the headaches of listing your home on the market, as a seller, you can save yourself money in the following ways by making a direct sale of your property in La Grande or anywhere else in Eastern Oregon or Central Oregon.
No Repairs or Renovations
Traditional buyers always seem to come with a bunch of demands. One of the most common is that they want you to take care of all the repairs before the sale closes. A little leak in the roof or a cracked window in the garage can be enough to hold up a sale. A lot of sellers are forced into spending big money on a house they don’t even want anymore.
But sometimes the needed repair is something you weren’t even aware of. An inspector might decide your furnace wasn’t installed correctly (even though it’s been working just fine for you), or he might say your outdated electrical panel is a safety issue. It’s possible that you could end up facing major repair bills for an issue you weren’t aware of previously.
And it’s not just actual repairs you need to worry about, cosmetic issues can prevent or delay a sale. Some buyers won’t be able to see past your outdated cabinets or the weeds in your yard to see the potential of your house. You may find yourself trying to walk a fine line between upgrades that will add value to the sale price of your house and upgrades that will just cost you money and not help with the sale at all. These upgrades can be anything from aging cabinetry to apparent wear and tear in flooring, woodwork, and even the paint on the interior and exterior of the home.
Pack and Go
If you’re like most Americans, you’ve accumulated a lot of stuff over the years you’ve owned your home. Experienced real estate agents know that most buyers don’t have the vision to see beyond your clutter or any apparent decorative flaws. They’ll advise that nearly every surface be free of objects. Most especially photographs or items that are of a more personal nature. Today’s real estate professional will likely advise that you store your own belongings and spend further on staging the home, both for advertising publications and showings.
In addition, you’ll need to keep up the exterior curb appeal for the same reasons. This allows the buyer to more easily visualize themselves living in the home. Cleaning up your house, inside and out, will help sell your house faster, but it’s either going to cost you time or money (to have someone else do it).
When you start cleaning your house you’ll realize you have a lot of stuff you don’t need or want anymore, but getting ready to move is not the time to sort it out. You probably also don’t want to be scrubbing your shower or shampooing your carpets on your way out.
When you sell to an investment company like Deschutes Home Buyers, you’re truly selling your house as-is. If you don’t want to move your collection of old TV Guides or the golf clubs you’ve never used, just leave them there. Don’t worry if there are water rings in your tub or the grass is knee-high. We’ve seen it, and worse, and we can take care of it so you can get on with the next chapter of your life.
Forget Closing Costs
You’ll save money when you sell directly in Central Oregon by eliminating all of the normal fees associated with traditional closings. You’ll also forego the fees normally associated with the required reports from appraisals and inspections in most cases. Especially on newer or more recently renovated properties.
No Marketing Expenses
Whether you are working with a real estate agent or selling your home on your own, any marketing expenses will be passed on to you. Naturally, the more you spend, the better your advertising vehicle and reach to the public. As a part of the marketing plan, you’ll need to have your home picture perfect.
But you don’t need to spend a dime to get a fast, fair offer for your house from Deschutes Home Buyers.
Monthly Costs Eliminated
The monthly costs of homeownership can add a lot of pressure, especially if you’ve already had to relocate for work or personal reasons. These costs can run into the thousands, including taxes, mortgage, insurance, utilities, and maintenance. If your home is aging, repair bills are usually depleting your funds on a more regular basis and can be extremely expensive. The financial burden and personal stress can add up quickly.
The sooner your sale is closed the sooner those expenses are no longer your responsibility. Selling directly to Deschutes Home Buyers is fast. In many cases we can close in as little as 7-14 days. By choosing a direct sale, you could quite literally save yourself thousands of dollars, not to mention the time and hassle saved by skipping the traditional listing process.
Just pack what you want to keep and sell your Central Oregon or Eastern Oregon property directly. You can leave the monthly payments behind sooner than you think. Call or text Deschutes Home Buyers today at 503-383-1686 or send us a message to learn just how quickly we can help you start saving money!