Selling your house without agent commissions can help you save thousands of dollars. Learn more about how easy it is to sell without a Calgary real estate agent in our latest post!
If you want to sell your house in Calgary without any agent commissions, there are two main options you can choose from. You can either work with a direct buyer such as ASAP House Buyers who will buy your house outright, as-is. Or you could try to sell your house on your own using a for sale by owner. Both of these can be viable options, however, you should know what you are getting into with each.
Find A Direct Buyer
Working with a direct buyer is a great way to sell your house fast in [markt_city] without any agent commissions. While not every direct buyer is the same, working with ASAP House Buyers will help ensure you are receiving a fair price and a fast closing. We will buy your Calgary area house as-is, closing within just a few days.
The Pros of Selling to a Direct Buyer:
No Commissions – With a direct sale of your house to ASAP House Buyers, you won’t pay a dime in agent commissions or fees. We will handle everything, never charging you for anything.
No Repairs – When we buy your Calgary house outright, we are buying it as-is. You won’t have to spend time or money fixing it up or getting it ready for the local market. Some home sellers will spend thousands of dollars to improve their home for the MLS, without getting the sale price they need to justify the repair costs.
No Waiting – With a direct sale of your house to ASAP House Buyers, you won’t have to wait around to get your cash. You’ll be able to get an offer and collect your proceeds all within a matter of days. The amount you will save on holding costs can more than make up any difference in the price you may see when using the MLS.
Peace of Mind – With a direct sale to ASAP House Buyers, you can get the peace of mind you need knowing that your house has sold! There isn’t any waiting around for a buyer or feeling stuck with a house you don’t really want.
No Closing Costs – Not only will we close on your house fast without any fees or commissions, but we will pick up the closing costs too. When you work with our team, what we offer is what you get – end of story.
The Cons of Selling To A Direct Buyer:
Less Money Than What The MLS Can Offer – In almost all cases, the amount we will offer will be less than what an agent will list your house for. Keep in mind that in the traditional sale on the MLS there will be showings at any time of the day, the property must be spotless, and repairs should be done in advance. Plus, you will likely face a number of costs to achieve a successful sale including holding costs, Realtor commissions, negotiations on the sale, etc.
Sell The House On Your Own
Many people try to sell a house on their own, believing that they don’t need the help of an agent. While this is true in some cases, selling your house on your own will likely net you less cash than working with an agent and will take up much more time than a direct sale. That said, selling your house with an FSBO listing in Calgary will help you avoid agent commissions. Here are a few of the pros and cons.
The Pros of an FSBO Listing:
No Commissions – When you decide to sell on your own, you won’t have to pay thousands in commissions. That said, an FSBO listing won’t be advertised on the MLS, so you will need to find other ways to market your property. Or, if you decide to list with Property Guys or Purple Bricks (which will get you onto the MLS) you will still have to pay commissions or a Realtor won’t be bringing his/her clients to see your house. Realtors need income just like anybody else, and if a property offers little or no commission compared to other properties they can show they won’t be coming to your place
The Cons of an FSBO Listing:
You Handle The Marketing – As mentioned above, you will need to handle all of the marketing for your property. This also means that you will need to screen calls, answer questions, and handle all of the duties an Realtor typically would.
The Property Showings – One of the many tasks you will face are the property showings. People will want to see the house and you will have to not only keep it clean, but also be able to offer a tour, answering any questions about the property that your potential buyers have.
The Legalities – With an FSBO listing, you are responsible for all of the contracts and paperwork involved with the sale. Items will need to be filed appropriately in order for your sale to be valid.
If you are ready to sell your house fast in Calgary, you don’t need an agent to help. You can sell the house on your own either directly to a local buyer or by using an FSBO listing. At ASAP House Buyers, we are ready to buy your house outright, so you can quickly and easily be rid of your unwanted property.