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Advantages of Selling a House As Is On Your Own

Aug 17, 2007
Selling a house can be a rewarding experience. You benefit financially as well as gain first hand experience about all the related aspects of a real estate transaction. When you do everything yourself, you know every aspect of the transaction. In event of sale, you get to know about the required documentation. Various other legal formalities, which you have not been exposed to earlier, will need to be taken care of. All this will add to your experience and knowledge and widen your circle of friends and acquaintances. If you carefully assimilate all that you learn in the process of selling your own home, you may use this knowledge and experience at some later stage.

Then you have the satisfaction of being in total control of everything related to the sale and be sure that there is no one else who can complicate things for you by making a mistake. As you do not have to pay others for the sale, being low on equity will not pose any problem. When you are making the sale yourself, you remain available for any inquiries, making it easy for the prospective buyer to make a contact.

The middleman, agent or realtor, works for a commission to market the house. The average rate that he would charge is about five percent. He would place the house on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). You can do this yourself for a few hundred dollars. Then put up a yard sign outside indicating that the sale will be transacted through the owner. The money you save from not having to pay the broker is a tidy sum.

One of the biggest advantages of selling your home yourself is the value building. You know the advantages and benefits related to your home. You know the neighborhood well and can inform the buyer about the advantages of the location and all the specific details of the house. No one knows this better than you do. While handling the prospective buyer, you can use this knowledge to clinch the deal at a much higher price by highlighting the salient aspects.

You can also manage to get a higher price by helping your buyer with the loan closing costs, if required. You can negotiate with the buyer by offering a concession in return for a higher price. When there are brokers involved, the deal involves much sorting of the roles played and the expenses involved. Here again, handling the deal will prove to be advantageous.

You can also save on the time required to close the deal. Any transaction involving a third party is time consuming. If the deal involves agents, the prospective buyer will not make contact directly but would communicate with the broker. If any one in between is out of town or busy the issue may remain on-hold for days. Interacting directly with the buyer cuts down the time taken and things could be finalized immediately. Once you start out with the sale, you are certain to find it less difficult than it appears to be.
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