4 Reasons Why It Is Better To Sell Your House Directly vs. Hiring A Kansas City Real Estate Agent

You’ve decided it’s time to sell. You keep asking yourself if you should hire an agent to sell your house in Kansas City, Missouri. There are a lot of important questions that you should probably be asking yourself. Do I have time to make the house look neat and tidy every morning before I leave for work? Am I able to drop everything at a moment’s notice to go to a showing? Do I want to pay a commission and if so how large? Am I willing to wait a long time for this house to sell or do I really want or need it to sell quickly? Let’s explore some of these topics below

Showings

If you decide to sell your house directly to a professional house buyer in Kansas City, Missouri, you will not have to worry about going through a roller coaster of emotions. You don’t have to concern yourself with frustrating middle of dinner calls. Asking you if you are available for a showing in 30 minutes. You also don’t have to worry about making your place look super neat and tatty all the time. You can forget about worrying about all the repairs on your property as the investor doesn’t care. We’re buying the homes as is and don’t really need the home to look really pretty and you can forget about hassling with all the furniture. Wondering where to put all of your extra belongings but you no longer want and in general dealing with any leftover goods in the home.

Commissions and Fees

This one is a biggie. Pretty much everyone knows that a real estate agent is not a free service, especially for a seller. Most real estate agents charge of 3% commission for the sales side and the 3% commission for the buy side, both of which are paid by the seller of the home. On a $200,000 property this can equal $12,000 or more that you’re paying all for the pleasure of having somebody list your home. When you sell your home directly to an investor, you no longer need to worry about paying any of these expensive fees or commissions. We cut all of that out to give you the best price.

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 Kansas City, Missouri directly to house buyers, they will typically close faster than traditional buyers, and usually 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 Missouri 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.

There are a lot of things to think about when you selling your home and hopefully this article has given you more thoughts to consider. If you are looking to have a quick and easy sale of your home without worrying about fees, commissions, agents and just to hassle in general then give us a call. Our aim is to be the most simple, most straightforward home transaction you’ve ever done and we look forward to working with you.

Please give us a call today at 816-800-9238 or send us a message to discuss these and other reasons why it is better to sell your house directly vs. hiring a Kansas City real estate agent.

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