Sooner or later every homeowner will understand the benefits
that go along with selling their home. Sometimes we are concerned about the
taxes in our neighborhoods; sometimes we find a better home somewhere else, and
sometimes work related transfers are the reason why we choose to sell our
Most of the time, we choose to sell our houses with the help
of a real estate agent. That is the right choice to make, but that can cause a
brand new pile of hassles that you wouldn’t otherwise have.
First of all, when you sell your home through a real estate
agent, they are inclined to take a commission out of your sale. That can be
very irritating if your home is not a large or expensive one anyway.
Also, some real estate agents do very little beyond putting
out a sign on your lawn to advertise the sale of the home. For all of that you
could have just sold it yourself. There are more reasons why selling your home
yourself may just be the right thing for you to do.
Here are the top 5 reasons to sell your home yourself:
- Money. When you sell your home on
your own and without the help of an agent, you will not have to pay
commissions on your sale. This is often the biggest reason why people sell
their homes on their own.
- Less Hassles. Selling your home on
your own gives you more control over what is going on. You don’t to deal
with many of the overhead hassles that agents put you through.
- Control. You will get to decide
how much to sell your home for and when to close a deal.
- Costs. When you sell your home,
you are going to have to pay a certain amount of money in getting things
rolling such as transfer costs, mortgage payments and home construction
etc. you will simply save on doing it on your own as there will always be
extra fees when you hire an agent.
- Convenience. Selling your home on
your own is a great deal more convenient because you are the person who is
in charge of what happens at all times. From your open house, to your home
improvements, nothing will get done without your say so.
As you can see, there are many
different reasons that will help you to decide to sell your home on your own.
And of course, there are just as
many reasons why you should not do it on your own. So make a list of the pros
and cons, and make the decision.