A lot of people associate selling their home with a huge list of things to do and a ton of expenses. If the property needs repairs, the problem can seem to big to overcome. But it doesn’t need to be so stressful! In our latest post, we will explore the ways you can sell your house in Kansas City without any hassle whatsoever!
When selling a house in Kansas City, most people immediately think about hiring an agent and listing the property on the MLS. This is a great solution for many people, however, you should know there are other options available to you. There are many ways to sell a Kansas City house! Consider your options to discover which selling method is right for you and your situation!
Sell Directly to A Professional Home Buyer
Depending on your situation, you may be able to sell the home without an agent at all. There are companies such as Green Sparrow Properties that will buy your Kansas City house using a straightforward and simple process. By selling direct you don’t need to worry about all of the traditional costs of a sale such as commissions, marketing fees, repairs, etc. You will also know the exact price that you’ll be getting for your home without worrying about whether or not it will close.
Direct sales are becoming increasingly popular, however, not all buyers are the same. Make sure you do your homework on both the local market and the buyer you are working with. A direct sale may not offer full price, but for some people, the amount saved on repairs and wasted time more than makes up for the difference in price.
List Your Home With An Experienced Agent
Of course, listing your Kansas City house is an option. Take the time to learn about everything that is involved and what will be expected of you. No two agents work exactly the same and there are no guarantees. While most people want to list their home for top dollar, just because a home is listed for a certain price doesn’t mean that that’s what it will actually sell for. Watch out for agents who try to “wow” you with a high listing price. If it’s priced too high, it will likely sit on the market, possibly for months at a time. You will inevitably have to lower the price, while your property drops down the list of homes available on the MLS. If you decide to list, make sure your agent prices your home to sell. Not just setting a high price to convince you to sign a listing agreement.
Offer Seller Financing
If you don’t need the money right away, this can be a great way to get full asking price for your home without going the traditional route (and traditional costs). By offering to sell your home on “rent-to-own” terms, seller financing, or other creative structure you can get a lot more for your home usually. We are experts at creative deal financing and will let you know if this is a good fit for you! In rent to own, the tenant usually rents the home for a while, usually 2 years, before purchasing the home.
Consider Your Other Options
If selling doesn’t work out for you for one reason or another, you can always consider renting the home for the time being instead. This of course won’t work if the home needs a ton in repairs though. The trouble with this can be finding great tenants and retaining them for as long as possible. Renters can be quite nomadic, and tenant turnover can cost you dearly. If you haven’t done this in the past, consider hiring a property manager to help you keep everything in order. We will also be happy to take over your mortgage payments so that you can walk away from the property without much hassle.