When It comes to selling your home in Vancouver or Tri-Cities, have you really considered all the options? Most people know you can list your house on the MLS with an agent and try to get top dollar for it, but that’s just not the best approach for every house. In fact, you can end up making less money using an agent depending on the current conditions of your home and the market in Washington.  Did you know that you can also list your house yourself? That’s right, you don’t actually need an agent to list. Let’s talk about that a bit more in today’s post.

First and foremost, when you have a property for sale in Vancouver, Kennewick, Pasco, or Richland, realize that you have multiple options and the best way to proceed is to examine them all to determine which offers you the best path to selling your home under the terms and with the commitment you can and are willing to make. So before you sign anything with anyone, keep reading.

Have You Considered Commission?

If you sell your house yourself as a direct sale, you won’t owe an agent the normal commission you would. How much are we talking about here? In the current Vancouver or Tri-Cities conditions, this could be as much as 6% of the total amount you make on the house. What’s more, you don’t have to pay any agency fees or listing or marketing costs.

Even more, most direct buyers are willing to buy a house as-is without you having to spend tons of time and money getting it in to top condition in order to receive an offer on the MLS. Any way you look at it, a direct sale definitely stands to save you a lot of out-of-pocket costs and closing fees versus listing with an agent.

Reduced Time to Sell

As just mentioned, because you are selling on your own, you won’t have to make all those repairs and improvements that an agent would ask you to make. This not only saves on cost, but on time. And time means less money spent on upkeep and monthly bills. So a direct sale can save you time and money by facilitating a more direct, and quicker path to a final sale.

In many ways, simply cleaning your home and removing personal items will do what you need it to do in order to attract a direct buyer. Any outstanding issues can, as a last resort, be negotiated into the agreed upon price. So when time is of the essence, a direct sale can be a great option.

Selling Your Home on Your Own Terms

When you want to sell directly to a company like us, you have a lot of control over the closing date. When we make an offer, we do so without having to go to a bank for approval, so the offer is firm and we can often close in as little as 7 days. That’s not something an agent will be able to come close to. However, we don’t believe anyone should ever rush to make a decision about selling their house. So if you do consider selling directly to us or a similar developer, make sure it’s someone who treats you with respect and doesn’t try to pressure you into making a decision until you know all the facts.

We want to support all homeowners in the Washington State market because what’s good for one homeowner isn’t always good for another. So we want to encourage you to find the right way to sell your home that meets your needs – whether that’s to list it on the MLS with an agent, sell directly to us, or list it by yourself as a FSBO.

A Listing is No Guarantee. A Direct Sale is.

Perhaps one of the biggest advantages of selling your house for cash is that a listing on the local MLS will not always end in a sale. In fact, you could be out thousands of dollars and months of your time and effort and still be no closer to a sale. Selling directly, on the other hand, takes little work on your part, is something you can determine an answer on right away, and requires no commitment to money or efforts over time.

Curious about what we might offer in cash for your Vancouver or Tri-Cities home? Why not fill out the form on this page or call us today.

If we are interested, we’ll make you a no-obligation offer that we can close on in as little as 7 business days. Call today 360-667-5424 – Vancouver, or 509-591-9196 for Tri-Cities.