Selling your Portland home through a real estate agent isn’t always the best option. Some houses and situations are better suited to sell quickly and directly. A direct sale isn’t always considered by Portland homeowners, but often times it should be. With expensive commission costs (6% of sale price on average) and no guaranteed sale date, listing your house could be a process you can’t afford. Here are five scenarios that indicate a direct sale could be a good option for you:
#1 – You Need To Sell Your House Fast or at a Specific Time
If you need to sell your house fast, working with a Portland realtor may not be right for you. Between repairs, marketing, and listing it be several months before your home will be sold. If your house isn’t selling in your timeframe, you may decide to accept a lower offer while still having to pay out an agent’s commission. Alternatively, selling your Portland house directly to PDX Home Buyers, you will get an offer right away, closing in days instead of weeks or months. We will always work with you to find the closing date that best fits into your schedule.
#2 – There Is Another Property You Want To Buy
If you are planning to purchase another property, it is common that the purchase is contingent on the sale of your current home. In this instance, selling direct can be the perfect option for you. It allows you to close quickly with an all-cash offer, ensuring you won’t miss out on your Portland dream home.
#3 – You Don’t Want To Spend (or Don’t Have) Money Upfront
Homes listed through realtors perform best when they are fixed and in great shape. This means cleaning up the house, making repairs, professional photos, marketing, staging, etc. Spending all of this money upfront doesn’t guarantee a higher sale price either. Often times, you’ll end up lowering your asking price if the property isn’t selling, never recuperating the money you put into your home to get it ready for the MLS.
#4 – You Don’t Want Your Life Interrupted by The Sale Process
Having strangers come to view your house isn’t always easy, and it’s never convenient. In order to sell your house fast on the MLK, the property will need to be shown at its best. This means keeping the house spotless and being available to let people view at any time. There will always be people who drive by and request to see the house last minute, and it never feels good to turn down a potential buyer because the house is messy or you aren’t able to let them inside.
#5 – You Don’t Want To Pay Realtor Commissions
Real Estate Agents are professionals who are trained to sell your house at the highest price possible. However, it does not always make sense to pay someone 6% of your final sale price to help you get your home soldl. By avoiding agent commissions and all of the other costs of a traditional sale, you will be able to keep thousands of dollars in your pocket.
Your Alternative To Listing Your Portland House
At PDX Home Buyers, you have options when selling your home. We buy your house as-is (no cleaning, repairing, marketing, etc). When you sell your house directly to PDX Home Buyers, you won’t have to deal with any costs, red-tape, wasted time, or hidden charges. You pick the closing date and receive a cash offer for your house.