Thinking about selling your house in Roseburg? If you’re like most homeowners, step 1 is hiring an agent to list and sell your house… and often times homeowners hire the first agent they talk to. Although listing a property is the best choice most of the time, it isn’t the only way to sell a house.
Hiring the unvetted first agent you talk to can prove to be a big mistake in the long-run. As the real estate market continues to change, it creates more opportunities, options, and choices for homeowners when it’s time to sell. Here are a few things you should know before hiring an agent to sell your house in Roseburg OR.
Hiring An Agent Is Not Your Only Choice
Obviously, selling your house in Roseburg doesn’t always require the help of an agent, but most of the time, it does include a listing broker. As a listing real estate broker, I can say that a majority of the people I talk to do end up listings their property… But, there are some homeowners who go it alone and are successful, but FSBO’s only amount to about 10% of the home sales in the US.
The fact is, some properties just don’t perform well on the MLS, and in some circumstances, it can leave the owner with bills, wasted time, and stuck with a property they no longer want. This is especially true for houses that are in need of repairs, upgrades, serious cleaning, or a problem tenant or squatter situation.
There are times when a direct sale can be a more beneficial and profitable way to sell your house. For instance, if you were to choose to sell your house to Sky Real Estate Investments or another cash investor, the purchase would be as-is and closing could be as quickly as you would like. You will not have to spend a dime on repairs, staging, or cleaning up the house.
So, for homeowners in certain situations, a direct sale can make more sense…
- We can help stop the foreclosure of your property
- You will not have to continue paying the holding costs
- We’ll buy as-is, even if the house needs repairs
- You’ll be able to choose your own closing date
- You won’t have to deal with open houses or property showings
- You won’t have to worry about the sale falling through at the last minute
These are just a few of the benefits home sellers receive when selling their house to a direct buyer. We’re happy to sit down with you and run the numbers for your property. And, be careful when talking to “cash” investors. Many call themselves investors when in fact they are wholesalers. Got questions about the difference?
Not All Agents Are Listing Agents
While some real estate agents in Roseburg are truly wonderful at what they do, it’s important to remember that everyone works differently, and things can change from agent to agent. And, not all agents are listing agents, meaning some are just better suited to work with buyers.
Before hiring anyone to help you with the sale of your Roseburg home, there are a few questions you should ask…
- Do you have references in the area I may speak to?
- How long have you been in real estate?
- How many home listings and sales did you have over the past year?
- How knowledgeable are you regarding the Roseburg real estate market?
- Does your company provide options for homeowners who need to sell fast?
- Who is responsible for advertising and marketing costs?
Hiring an agent to list is a big decision. If this is the route you choose to take, make sure you do your due diligence and vet them thoroughly before signing a contract. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and check references. A well-experienced agent should be able to answer any questions you have with confidence.
As in any other profession, some agents are great, while others lack drive and follow-through, so doing your homework is not a bad idea.
You Can Sell Without the Costs or Wasted Time
Direct buyers and real estate investors have been around for a long time, but the different service options have really come to light over the past 3 or 4 years. Many of today’s homebuyers are looking for a turn-key move-in ready home, and that’s just not a real possibility in some circumstances.
A gap has been somewhat created in the real estate market where some homeowners aren’t able to sell a house because it isn’t in pristine… or at least financeable condition. Working with a direct buyer or investor can sometimes help you avoid the bulk of selling costs and wasted time of finding a buyer and then going through the extended escrow period as the buyers are getting their financing through.
My wife and I can buy your house in a matter of days. Plus, we buy as-is, so you won’t have to spend any money on repairs, staging, marketing, or any of the other things that go into a traditional sale. When you work with us, what we offer is what you get.
And, as a licensed real estate broker in Oregon, I also work up a fair market value (CMA ) which includes comparable listings, pending, and 3-6 months of sales so you can make an informed decision about whether you should list it or sell directly to us or any other investor.
Hiring an Agent vs. Working With Sky Real Estate Investments To Sell Your House
Working with a local agent or selling your house directly? It can feel overwhelming when trying to decide what to do, and there are benefits to both. To be perfectly honest, we list far more homes than we purchase directly because it is oftentimes the most practical option.
So, while hiring me another real estate agent is a great option for many owners, working with Sky Real Estate Investments can be a better choice for those dealing with difficult properties or situations. The most important thing a homeowner should know when selling their house is that there are options and not all companies or agents are the same.
We just present options and explain how a direct sale would look in comparison to a listing at close of escrow.Troy
Many direct homebuyers get a bad rap, however, the services can be very beneficial for homeowners in some situations. It is our policy that we will never pressure anyone to sell a certain way. We just present options and explain how a direct sale would look in comparison to a listing and what you could expect to net at the close of escrow.
While some direct buyers want to get deals as cheaply as possible, others, such as Sky Real Estate Investments, are more dedicated to finding solutions for their clients. We want to help you reach all of your real estate goals.
We encourage you to fully compare your options before deciding how to sell your house in Roseburg. Remember, what works for one property, may not be right for yours, so it’s important to do your homework before signing any contracts or agreements.
Learn how each option will impact you and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Reach out to our team today to run the numbers and get the answers you need before hiring an agent. There is never any obligation, we are here to help! 541-643-1131