Are you selling a house in Roanoke? Learn more about some common hassles you can avoid! We can help you make selling your Roanoke house easy!
If you are selling your Roanoke house, you might be preparing yourself for a long and drawn out process, filled with expenses and hassles. It doesn’t have to be that way. By preparing yourself ahead of time, you can avoid many major hassles that come along with selling your house.
Get Your Own Inspection
One major hassle sellers encounter is being blindsided by a long list of necessary repairs they will need to make after the buyer has their inspection. Many sellers choose to have their own inspection done so they know what to fix and what to prepare for when the potential buyers want to negotiate. A small cost upfront can help you immensely down the road.
I currently have a friend trying to sell their house and they have been waiting for more than a week for the Buyer’s inspection to be completed. This is valuable time wasted for them as they have already moved out and have a mortgage payment due and now rent too.
Dealing With A Bad Agent
There are many signs of a bad agent that you can watch out for.
- They aren’t doing what you hired them to do.
- They don’t answer your calls or call you back right away.
- They don’t communicate with you what’s happening during the process.
- They had you list your house at an inflated price.
Agents are busy, but they should also be professional. The best agents will make you feel as if you are their only client. They have a big payday coming if they sell your house. Make sure they are doing their job and are deserving of it by speaking to couple of their previous clients. Before you sign a listing agreement, carefully review it. Not all agents provide the same level of service. If your agent isn’t holding up their end of the bargain, call them on it! Many will cancel the contract if they are worried you will leave a bad review about them.
We just helped a seller close their house in a couple of weeks after they had been tied up in a 6 month listing agreement with a realtor. The realtor unfortunately did little more than place a sign in the yard and list it on the MLS. This caused them to loose thousands in mortgage payments and utilities for the 6 months it sat vacant.
Waiting Around For A Buyer
Can be very frustrating for families and people living in limbo, while waiting for an unknown buyer. In some cases, the process can take months. If you have the house listed with an agent, they will have likely recommended that your personal belongings be removed from the home. This means you will be living out of a suitcase and likely feeling a bit uncomfortable in your own home.
Having sold several homes in the past, there is nothing quite as uncomfortable as having strangers walk through your house and talk about the changes they’ll make or hear all the feedback about their dislikes of your home. You can avoid all this this by selling direct to Journey Properties.
Negotiating Repairs After The Buyer’s Inspection
The buyer’s agent will try to negotiate as much of the repair work as they can after the home inspection has been completed. You can be prepared for this by defining limits on what you will fix beforehand. Decide that you will only pay $5,000 toward repairs or that you will fix the roof and nothing else.
Every seller we have helped has avoided paying even a penny toward any repairs! As a matter of fact you can avoid the property inspection altogether by selling your house as-is to Journey Properties.
Avoid The Listing and Sell Direct
All of these headaches and hassles can be avoided when you sell your Roanoke house directly to Journey Properties. We will make the selling process simple so you can avoid the waiting, costs and hassles of a traditional listing. If your property needs work, if you need to sell within a specific time-frame, or if you own a distressed house, we are here to help you! Selling your house can be easy, no matter what condition it is in!