It is always smart to explore your selling options before selling your house in Kansas City. In our latest post, find out if a direct sale, an FSBO or hiring an agent is the way to go for you!
Many or even most people think that the only way to sell a home is to call an agent and then wait around for an offer to come through. But there are other, more proactive options available. Many people are opting to sell on their own, either using an FSBO listing or selling to a direct buyer, thus eliminating repair costs and commissions. It all depends on how much time and money you have to dedicate towards selling your home.
A Direct Sale
Selling your house directly to a cash buyer is the fastest and easiest way to sell your property. Working with Green Sparrow Properties will eliminate all selling costs, save you valuable time, let you plan ahead, and help you keep more cash in your pocket. We take care of all repairs, and there are no stagings or showings needed. We love buying houses that need a little bit of love. We handle all of the paperwork and are able to pay you for your house right away. A traditional sale can take months, whereas selling directly to Green Sparrow Properties will take only a few days. We will work around your schedule to make the process easy.
Selling On Your Own
Selling your Kansas City house on your own will require some real effort. It’s important to know all of the laws and regulations. And you should be comfortable with sales, marketing and negotiations. With a For Sale By Owner Listing, or an FSBO, you will need to handle all of the marketing on your own. This includes online listings, print materials, newspaper ads, open houses, and signage. You will also need to be able to answer questions and show the property to potential buyers as requested. Once a buyer is found, you’ll need to prepare and navigate all of the contracts to sell the property. When you go this route, it isn’t a bad idea to have an attorney on your side to help out with everything.
Hiring An Agent
Hiring a local Kansas City agent is the choice for those who don’t mind some upfront costs, costs after the sale, and who don’t have a set time in which they need to sell by. You’ll need to do some initial work to make sure that the home is competitive with others in the neighborhood and market. This can involve professional cleaning, staging, repairs, and upgrades. You’ll need to leave the property once buyers are set up for a showing. Being there together can make buyers feel uncomfortable, decreasing your chances for a sale. You will then need to wait to see if an offer comes in. This may only take one day, or it could take 6 months. If a buyer is found, you will have to go through the escrow process which involves inspections, appraisals, and any other red-tape from the lender. Even if you find a buyer, they don’t back out in the middle of the process for some reason (happens all the time where buyers get cold feet), and you manage to close the property, you likely won’t see a dime for several months.
At Green Sparrow Properties, we want to help you make the decision that is in your best interest. Whether you decide to sell directly, on your own, or with an agent, make sure to fully explore all your options before choosing how to sell your Kansas City home.