[The following is a guest post]
If you are selling your home, you may want to keep the cost of doing so as low as possible, especially if you have decided to do so for financial reasons rather than because you want to relocate, or move somewhere bigger or smaller.
There are multiple ways that you could choose to sell your home in today’s market. A person might decide how to proceed on the basis of how much money that can afford to give over to the process of selling their property, the speed at which you need to sell, or how much free time you have in your daily life style to spare dealing with house viewings and estate agents and so on.
Here are a few ways that you could try and limit any extra costs when selling your home:
Haggle with the estate agent
The way that many estate agents work is that they will often take an overall percentage of the money from selling your house as a commission for helping you to do so. Get multiple quotes and deals from a range of estate agents in your area, and tell each one about all of the ones that you have had to see if they will be willing re-evaluate to keep your business.
Do it yourself
Another alternative to getting an estate agent to help you sell your home is that you could attempt to sell it privately without using one of them. You will not have to pay their commission fees, although you will not benefit from their industry knowledge that could help you. You will also have to take on a lot of the work that they would often do for you yourself. This includes things like dealing with house viewings and advertising your home in their shop.
Using a house buyer
While this may not strictly save you money, using a house buying company like those such as The House Buyer Bureau, can help you to sell your house if you need to sell it within a few weeks rather than a few months, whether this is because you need cash quickly for your finances, or because you need to move quickly for work reasons or because you are ill. It can also help you to sell your home, sometimes no matter what the condition it is in from situations of damage or disrepair. They are not likely to pay the full market value of the house so that is something to keep in mind when choosing a company. If you decide to choose this option, you should look into the companies and see what they will offer you, and what the conditions of using them will be.
Before you decide which method you want to use to sell your home, weigh up the pros and cons of each one and figure out which one will best suit your needs and your lifestyle. Ask people who are used each one and get their opinion on the process.