How to Determine If A Direct Sale of Your the Bay Area House is Right For You!

What you may not know, is that there are multiple ways to sell a the Bay Area house. While many people immediately seek the help of an agent, there are other, more cost-effective ways to sell your house. For example, you could choose to carry the note yourself or sell the property directly, without the help of an agent, which is what we will cover in our latest post!

As we said above, there are many ways to sell. For some properties, a listing makes the most sense, whereas, for other, a direct sale is the smarter choice. Which will it be for you! Don’t sign any agreements or agree to a sale until you learn about what a direct sale can mean for your situation!

 

The Commission Factor

When you choose a direct sale to a company such as Skye Homes, you won’t have to worry about paying out 6% of the sale price in commissions. This is thousands of dollars you will immediately save by choosing a direct sale. In addition, there aren’t any agent fees, marketing costs, listing fees or photographers to pay. When you work with a direct buyer, the property is typically sold as-is, so you can keep the money for advertising in your pocket.

No Clean-Up Or Repairs

Listing your the Bay Area house will require you to make repairs to the home to get it ready for the MLS. Even small damages can severely lower your potential buyer’s perceived value of the home. Making repairs and touch-ups to the house can add up quickly as far as finances are concerned. You will also have to factor in the cost to clean up, keep it clean, store personal items and clutter as well as purchase items if you need to do some staging. While these costs can be worth it in the long run, they should be well considered before listing your home.

Your Terms

When you work with a company like us to sell your house directly, the closing date will be up to you. We are able to purchase properties almost immediately, so you won’t have to spend time waiting around for a buyer to come along. On the flip side, we will not rush you into a closing. We know that selling and moving can be a stressful time, hence why we aim to keep the process as simple as possible. If you should choose to accept an offer from Skye Homes, you will then decide on the date that best works for you. You won’t have to worry about the sale falling through as with a traditional sale using bank financing. A direct buyer will have the funds available to pay you immediately!

A Fast Sale Will Save You Money

Point blank, the longer you own the house, the more it is costing you. Investors know this, that is why the goal is always to flip a house quickly! By selling your property to a direct buyer right away, you are potentially saving yourself months of wasted time and money. You are likely paying more for your house than you even realize. There are monthly utilities to consider, homeowners insurance, property taxes that you are responsible for up until the day of closing as well as routine maintenance costs. If you are paying for things such as pool service, pest control or landscaping, those costs will immediately be over and done with.

A Direct Sale Offers Guarantees, While A Listing Does Not

There is a lot of uncertainty when it comes to buying and selling properties. Deals fall through every day. Banks often take longer than expected to fund a loan. When you list, you are in essence living in limbo until the closing papers have been signed. An agent can list your house for any price you want, even if it has been inflated in order to get you to sign a listing agreement. There is NO guarantee that you will get the price you ask for when you list your the Bay Area house! With a direct sale, you will know both the exact date and amount you will walk away with. This will allow you to plan ahead without having to deal with the unknown!

 

 

Have you considered a direct sale of your the Bay Area house? Maybe you should! Send us a message or give our team a call today!

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Jake Knight has been a residential real estate investor since 2016. He specializes in acquiring and renovating houses in the Bay Area, Sacramento, eventually expanding to over 15+ states. Jake’s prior experience in lending, going back to 2003, laid the foundation for solving complex real estate issues.

Drawing upon his background in assisting sellers with the task of transitioning from a home they have lived in for decades, Jake launched a “senior move management” business in 2021. This company provides valuable support to seniors during the process of packing, coordinating their moves, and downsizing as they transition into senior living communities.

In 2022, Jake expanded his services by becoming a licensed real estate agent in California, providing comprehensive solutions to his seller clients.

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On the other hand, there are some sellers who need a custom solution due to either the property’s condition or the seller’s personal situation, or a combination of the two.

When the property is in really bad shape, they’re likely going to sell to an investor, so it may make sense to save money on commissions and find their own investor.

Some examples of personal situations that we can help with are: hoarding, pre-foreclosure or other financial issues that require a fast home sale, house with non-paying tenants or squatters, severely delinquent property taxes, homeowners who want to rent back the home longer than normal, or sellers who value privacy and/or are embarrassed by their home.

If your seller lead meets these criteria, you should propose the idea of making an introduction to me. You can simply suggest to them that your partner or colleague buys houses and ask if they are interested in speaking with me. Remember, you are not performing real estate agent duties. See our disclaimer below. The main thing to keep in mind at this point is to qualify them as a good fit or not. I can help you with the documentation and process things.