Selling your house gives you money, right? But do you know, you almost always do not get the full value for your house? This deduction takes several forms which we will look at in this article as well as compare the the costs of investors and agents.
Normally just do not magically come across the buyer of your house; you take the services of some individual or agency to do this for you. As such, they will usually take a fee for selling your house for you.
Agents and their fees
An agent acts as a middleman between you, the seller, and any potential buyer. To do this he uses various methods including advertising and listing services.
For his service you have to pay some fees to the agent. Most probably you will pay a commission: a commission is certain percentage of the selling price of your house that goes to the agent.
It does not end here though, other fees can include advertising fees or there might be a fee to list your house, or there might be a fee to get a sign in front of your house…. The agent is under a legal obligation to tell you about his fees so be sure to ask him!
With investors their is minimal, if any, fees
Investors, unlike agents, will charge very little fees so you can get the most value out of your house. They handle all the costs needed to sell the house so you do not have to. Furthermore, since no advertising or listing of any kind is involved, the costs are minimal.
A hidden cost that eludes many sellers that use agents
While an agent is in the process of finding a buyer for your house, you have to maintain your house yourself. This can include the bills for electricity, water and gas as well as property taxes you have to pay. So unknowingly you can lose a much bigger chunk of your house’s value than you first intended if you hire an agent. With investors and their quick closing times, this cost does not exist.
Agent or Investor? The right choice depends on what you want for your house and how quickly you want to sell it.
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