If you’ve decided to sell your Columbus home, stop looking for a listing agent and consider your options before making a costly mistake. Not all properties and not all sellers fit perfectly into the standard MLS listing model.
Some home sellers are under pressure to carry the expenses of relocating before selling their first home. Time is of the essence for these sellers; waiting for the listing process and loan approval for buyers isn’t feasible. In addition, some sellers aren’t in a position to complete the prepping and repairs either physically or financially. Read on as we explore five things a Columbus listing agent will not tell you.
Your Options For Selling
A Columbus listing agent will not tell you about different sales methods because they have your best interests at heart. Like those at Homesmith, a direct buyer will discuss all of your options with you to help you decide which method suits your unique circumstances best. We are completely transparent at Homesmith, even if that means you end up listing with an agent. The direct buyers and the full-service team of industry pros at Homesmith are local, living, and working right here in Columbus, and we’re proud of the work we do as a part of the real estate market. To that end, our goal at Homesmith is to help improve the quality of life in our community and help our neighbors, like you, solve their problems.
Your Closing Date
While the date you will close isn’t something that a Columbus listing agent can’t tell you, a direct buyer like those at Homesmith can work with you to set the closing on the calendar date that works best for you. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could time your closing with your upcoming plans for moving into your new home? As a bonus, while sellers typically cover the closing costs with a traditional listing, you’ll never pay closing costs when you sell directly to Homesmith. At Homesmith, we don’t believe sellers should have to pay any extra expenses to sell their homes.
Your Total Expenses
A Columbus listing agent doesn’t tell you how much you’ll profit until your home sells. So holding costs, the monthly expenses that you continue to carry for utilities, maintenance, and any further repairs as may be required, will continue to tally up as your home lingers on the market as you watch the profits dwindle. Direct buyers like those at Homesmith lay it all out in the open and are transparent with the numbers used to calculate our offer, which we want you to agree is fair. At Homesmith, we want you to feel good about your direct sale long after closing.
Your Total Profits
A Columbus listing agent can’t tell you exactly how much of your final sales price you’ll owe for their commissions; however, you will know the percentage to deduct. On the other hand, you won’t pay commissions by selling directly to a professional buyer like those from Homesmith.
No hidden fees will come off the top at your closing. When you work with a direct buyer like those at Homesmith your professional buyer will detail the profits you’d make from listing vs. selling directly. At Homesmith, we do this because we want you to make an educated decision about such a significant financial transaction.
How Much You’ll Pay for Repairs
While real estate agents may advise you on the repairs, upgrades, and renovations you should consider, something a Columbus listing agent will not tell you is the total amount of expenditures you’ll face before the final sale. Making repairs is fraught with surprises that often cost thousands of dollars, especially in older homes. In addition, if your buyers find new issues with the property, they may have contingencies in the contract that require you to pay for any repairs or take a significant hit off your asking price for their inflated estimates to take on the risks of making repairs. At Homesmith, we lift the burden and risks of making repairs off your shoulders and onto ours; when your deal closes, your responsibility ends.
There are many things a Columbus listing agent isn’t going to tell you, mainly because they don’t know yet. The direct buyers at Homesmith eliminate the loan process for buyers with a cash offer. Cash allows the direct buyers at Homesmith to bypass the red tape of conventional listings with a convenient and fast guaranteed closing date. A direct sell to a professional buyer at Homesmith can save you from out-of-pocket expenses and the hassles of showings with no commissions, hidden fees, or complicated contracts. Talk to a direct buyer at Homesmith about your home and find out how we can help you overcome any hurdles you face with no obligation. Call Homesmith at (614) 401-3651.