Are you looking for the best way to sell your house in Miami? Many local homeowners are surprised to find that selling to a direct buyer can actually be a more lucrative decision than working with a Miami real estate agent.
Before Deciding How To Sell Your House, Run the Numbers!
Below are just a few of the costs that we can help you avoid if you choose to work with our team at Sunshine State Buyers!
Sell Without Commission
A traditional sale of your home involves… you guessed it, expensive commission fees. Your agent will expect you to hand over a whopping 6% of the total sale amount. On a $250K, you’re looking at an instant $15K loss. Plus, agent fees are relative to the sale of your home, meaning the more you sell for, the more money you lose in commissions.
That’s why it’s no surprise that more and more homeowners are looking for innovative ways to avoid agent costs in Miami. One such way is working with a professional direct buyer.
Avoid Repairs and Upgrades
Real estate agents will typically request that you make repairs and upgrades BEFORE your property hits the market. This can leave a substantial dent in your finances since buyers tend to try and negotiate even more repairs after the inspection just before the sale goes through.
Luckily this isn’t the case when you opt to work with a direct buyer. You won’t have to spend any time or money fixing up the house. Working with our team at Sunshine State Buyers will allow you to sell your house AS-IS without any repair or upgrade costs.
No Cleaning or Maintenance
When a house is listed on the MLS in Miami, it will need to be kept hotel-quality clean at all times. Clutter and the usually “socially accepted mess” is a big NO! To secure a deal, you need to show off your home in the best possible light. This means no dirty dishes in the sink, no laundry on the floor, or shoes in the hallway.
Even standard clutter can distract retail buyers from viewing your home. Some homeowners even opt to hire a professional cleaning service while their house is listed for sale. Others will take on the responsibility themselves. Either way, keeping your house clean and clutter-free will require time and money!
Immediately End Your Holding Costs
Do you know how much it really costs you to own your house? When you factor in utility bills, taxes, insurance, HOA fees, and all the other costs homeowners face, you might be surprised by the total! With a fast sale, you could save thousands of dollars!
No Closing Costs
You should expect to put aside about 2% in closing costs. So that’s another $5K on a $250K house down the drain. Closing costs cover any expenses associated with title searches, transfer tax, and title insurance.
At Sunshine State Buyers, we understand just how infuriating it can be to spend thousands on seemingly pointless closing costs. That’s why when you work with our team at Sunshine State Buyers, we promise to take care of these costs for you. We will handle everything so that you can get out from under your unwanted property fast!
No Marketing, Staging, or Photography Costs
While some agencies will offer a package deal and include marketing, staging, and photography costs with the 6% commission fee, there are some agents that will expect the homeowner to pay for these things out of pocket.
Other times, the agency hasn’t done a good enough job at marketing the property and the buyer feels obligated to hire a professional photographer and pay for premium listings themselves. Perhaps, your agent promised they knew how to take great photos but ending up relying on their smartphone to take listing photos of your property.
Whatever the reason, quite often, someone who really wants to sell a house in Miami will take things a bit further than their agent. Every situation is different and we encourage you to consider all possible scenarios before deciding how to sell!