Saving while selling a Houston home has always been one of the very many goals sellers have in Texas. I know this because that’s what I wanted when I was selling my Houston home. I kept on looking for loopholes or ways I could save as I hassled to find the right buyer. I learnt a lot of things and today I’m going to share some of these things with you.
But first, it important to note that selling a Houston house in Texas isn’t all that cheap as people tend to think. It’s actually really expensive, so if you go into it with a tight budget chances are you’ll fail miserably. You be left with a property you don’t want after wasting the little cash that you had. I remember having to deal with stacks of bills and this was before I even listed my property. It’s safe to say I felt frustrated and almost lost it.
I always tell people just because your neighbor, friend, or family member succeeded to sell their Houston homes with the help of a real estate agent doesn’t mean you’ll succeed as well. This selling method hinges on so many factors. Your situation might be totally different from theirs. For example, maybe you want to sell fast and move on to a different neighborhood now that you’ve gotten that promotion you so desperately yearned for. You see time is a factor worth taking into account. Sometimes it’s not even the best decision to listing with the help of a broker if you look at it from a financial standpoint. Talk to someone who has gone through the process in the past and learn all you can. Make sure you know about all the costs before signing anything. Be wise!
How do I save my money while selling my Houston home in Texas?
- Do away with the agent
You don’t really need him or her. Yes they may have the experience and network to help you sell fast but you’ll do just fine on your own. You have to believe in yourself. A real estate agent in Houston will charge you an upwards of six percent as commission on the closing table. So if you do the math, sell the house at 200,000 dollars and give them 12,000 dollars as compensation. I’ve not even talked about the different administrative fees yet.
By selling using this method, you’ll not only be able to dodge the commission, but you’ll also not worry about the upgrades or updates. We buy Houston homes as-is and fast. You’ll have money in your hands in less than a week. You won’t pay anyone to make repairs, help you store your personal items, clean the house, or stage it.
So what are you waiting for?
The fact that many people don’t know is the longer their homes stay on the market, the more money they use maintaining it. Apart from the maintenance costs, you’ll also have to deal with the utilities, insurance, and taxes. We will help you save by buying fast and eliminating all these costs.