If you have a house that you want to sell, it’s worth thinking a little bit about what your various options are…
Of course, you can take this property and put it on the conventional market, with a real estate agent through the MLS, and go that route.
However, in Mobile, you also have the opportunity to go with a trusted homebuyer, which can help you to avoid some of the major costs inherent in the MLS real estate model.
Conventional Real Estate Sales
When you essentially hire a real estate agent, as a seller, you are pledging to give the agent some money if the property sells.
The agent is then working for you to sell the property.
Now, how much money are you going to pay?
Well, a lot, as it turns out.
For example, if you have a standard $200,000 property, 6% on that is $12,000. That’s not including a lot of other closing costs and parts of the deal that will take money out of either the seller’s or the buyer’s pocket.
At Azalea Home Buyers, we don’t use agents.
We don’t find you a buyer.
We buy your property outright, which can save you enormous amounts of time and money.
When you list with an agent on the MLS, the clock starts ticking right away, and you see how long it takes to find a buyer on the public market.
It can take weeks, or months. You have to be available to answer any buyer offers and make counter-offers with many stages along the way to a completed deal.
Or we can show up and give you a fair market price and buy your property immediately, without any of that rigmarole.
So if you compare your two options, apples to apples, what you have is a situation where you would save $12,000, given two equal buying offers – our offer against the offer of a buyer on the open market.
With that in mind, a lot of people think it’s worth at least taking a look at what we would pay for your property before you go and try to sell it on the local market with an agent.
Agents aren’t going to tell you this, because they have careers to maintain.
But this type of direct sale process is getting even more popular as real estate markets heat up.
Check out the website for more on Azalea Home Buyers and what we can do for you.