There is more way to sell your house in Texas. A direct home sale will save you time and money as compared to a traditional listing with an agent. Learn more about how easy the process can be in our latest post!
#1 – No Commissions
By selling directly to U.S. Direct Home Buyers, you avoid all of the costs that might be incurred with an agent. You don’t have to worry about bearing the costs of expensive agent commissions or miscellaneous fees. Some agents charge administrative fees, so if you choose to sign a listing agreement, ensure you know exactly what your agent costs will be.
#2 – No Repairs
Professional home buyers and investors typically buy your house as-is. This saves you money that would normally be spent preparing the house for the MLS, in addition to the repairs that buyers try to negotiate after the home inspection has been completed.
#3 – No Clean Up Required
We are sincere when we say we buy as-is. Moving is stressful enough. You won’t have to clean now, or for the next few months as you would with a traditional listing. Preparing a house for the MLS usually requires more than a general cleaning. It will need to be photo ready, and your agent will likely recommend a professional deep cleaning of the house for showings. Landscaping and curb appeal should also be maintained throughout the entire process.
#4 – No Closing Costs
Not all home buyers take care of closing costs, but at U.S. Direct Home Buyers, we pay them in their entirety. You don’t have to worry about costs for title insurance, any fees related to transferring, deed recording, notarization, or anything else that comes with a standard closing. We want to make the process simple for you so that you can move on with your life.
#5 – No Marketing Costs
There are marketing fees that will need to be covered when you list your house. Some agents include this in their service, but many others will have fees for photography, listings, and advertisements for the house on certain real estate websites. You may even find yourself covering the costs of signage and items for an open house. Make sure you understand what’s included before signing a contract with an agent.
#6 – No Storage or Staging Fees
Most agents recommend that all personal items (paperwork, personal photos, clutter, etc.) be taken out of the home. Consider the real estate listings you have seen. We typically scroll past photos that display clutter until we find homes that look magazine-worthy. Removing these items can help you get a head start on packing, but it can also make your house feel more like a hotel rather than a home. You may also take on the additional costs of renting a storage unit until your home is sold and you have moved on.
#7 – End Your Monthly Bills
You will instantly rid yourself of monthly bills and obligations to property tax, homeowner’s insurance, general maintenance costs, and more. Owning a house can be expensive, especially if it is an older, run-down property. At U.S. Direct Home Buyers, we can close in days, not months. This alone can potentially save you thousands!