Here are a few things to be aware of BEFORE you list with an agent…
You’ll Have to Clean & Stage — In today’s world, buyers expect to be shown beautiful, staged homes. They should be able to imagine living there. And if you list on the MLS, your agent will probably expect you to clean and stage your home for showings.
Prepare For Showings — Showings can happen at any time. While you’re trying to sell your home, you will sometimes be notified just 30 minutes before a potential buyer will come to see the home. Make sure you’re prepared for that.
Prepare For Inspections, Appraisal, and Negotiations — Get ready for the long-game. The average house spends 60-90 days on the market and a lot of that time is spent running inspections and appraisals and negotiating and renegotiating the purchase price.
Pay 3% in Closing Costs & 5%-6% to The Agent — Once you find a buyer and everything goes through, you’ll have to pay about 3% of closing costs ($7,500 on a $250,000 home) and the agent will get 5% to 6% of the purchase price (about $15,000 on a $250,000 home).
If you’d rather skip the hassle and sell your home quickly for cash, give us a call at (301) 234-7300 and we can help. We can make you a fair cash offer within just 48 hours and we can close in just 2 weeks.