You might have thought about selling your Atlanta house, but have found yourself putting it off because of all the work involved. We want to let you know that it doesn’t have to be that way! There are many ways to sell your house but before you commit to listing with an Atlanta area realtor, learn about the options for house sellers in the Metro Atlanta area.
Listen, before the age of the internet most people thought the only way to sell a house was with a real estate agent. What the internet age has brought home sellers has a lot to do with choice. Agents would like to tell you that their plan of marketing, listing, and having potential buyers wander through your house is the ONLY way to sell your Atlanta home. However, what works for one homeowner may not work for another. What if you don’t want to do the work necessary to attract top dollar? And what if you’re a private person and hate the idea of strangers walking through your house at random times throughout the day?
Let us help you explore ALL your options so you can make a smart decision about how to sell your Atlanta house!
Your Options For Selling
Hire An Agent
Traditionally the most common thing people do is to hire an agent. The costs associated with an agent in the Atlanta area include: 6% real estate commissions, 2 to 3% seller paid closing costs to buyer, carrying cost of keeping the home on the market (utilities, insurance, maintenance, mortgage interest, etc) making repairs, & cleaning/staging the house. You will have to keep up the landscaping and always keep the house clean for those last minute showings. For some people, none of this is a problem. They have the time to wait around and don’t have many repairs to make on the home. However, for others sellers who may want to move within a specific timeframe, or who don’t want to spend thousands or repairs, an alternative way of selling might be the way to go.
Sell Directly To An Investor
Selling your Atlanta house to a bonafide cash buyer investor can be a wonderful way to go. When you work with the right investor, you will receive a fair price for your house without the expenses of a traditional listing. You will be able to sell right away instead of months down the road and you will be able to sell it without having to spend money making repairs. Of course, not all property investors are the same. Make sure you are working with an experienced, well-reviewed team such as Nice Guys Buying Houses, who will always put your needs first. An ethical investor should create a win/win for you and them as the buyer. One thing we’re proud to say at Nice Guys Buying Houses, people have never regretted selling their home to us, as evidenced by our many positive reviews on the Better Business Bureau.
Try Your Luck With An For Sale By Owner
An FSBO can be a lot of work, especially if you are unfamiliar with the process. The process can take a lot of time and require a lot of work from you. Some studies show that by selling on your own, you will receive much less than when you hire an agent, plus it can take more time. That said, in certain situations, and for people who understand the process, an FSBO can be another viable selling option.
When All Else Fails
Maybe you are holding out for a certain price that none of these selling options can provide. Many people, especially those who purchased before the bubble burst, will hold out, expecting to get what they paid for their house. Unfortunately, it today’s market, this isn’t always the case. If it has come down to this, you can either cut your losses and walk away, or continue holding on to a house you don’t really want.
Become A Landlord
Not everyone has it in them to be a landlord. The horror stories of being a landlord are well documented. The key to making it happen is to find the right tenants, and that can take some work. Unfortunately, not everyone is concerned with paying their rent on time or taking care of a house that isn’t theirs. There is a significant amount of time, money and risk that goes into being a good landlord. Some people will opt to hire a property management agency to handle the dirty work for them.
Consider Rent To Own or Seller Financing
If you own your house in cash or have lots of equity, you can consider owner financing.This strategy works best for people who want to get the full value for their house, but who don’t need 100% of the money up front. Some owners will set their house up in a rent to own structure. Doing this will ensure you have a tenant who takes pride in the house, you will receive your rent payment each month and you will receive some money upfront as a deposit. This strategy works best for people who want to get the full value for their house, but who don’t need 100% of the money up front.
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