Many homeowners feel overwhelmed by all the details of selling their house and don’t know where to start. The best way to begin is by making a list of questions to ask. The right questions will help you feel more comfortable with the process overall. In addition, the answers to these questions will help you earn the most money possible for your home, which starts with deciding how to sell.
Because real estate is not a one size fits all industry, the method used to sell your home should be best suited to your particular property as well as all extenuating personal circumstances. Understanding the results of each option clearly, allows you to make an educated decision.
Know you aren’t alone; we’ve gathered the top five questions we receive about selling a house in Southern California asked over the years by our satisfied sellers to help put your mind at ease. These questions and subsequent answers should help guide you to how you want to sell your home.
What Must I Disclose?
Another question about selling a house in Southern California is about the disclosure. You must legally disclose any known defect or work completed without permits and any other cause which would prevent new owners from the full enjoyment of the property. Suppose you’re afraid you should hide something from buyers. Selling directly to an investor like those at Stars and Stripes Real Estate, acting as a professional investor means you can sleep well, free of the burden. You no longer have to worry because concerns about any future legal responsibility for disclosures will fall onto our shoulders and off of yours.
Do I Need An Inspection?
An additional question about selling a house in Southern California is if home sellers need an inspection. An agent will likely recommend a pre-inspection to identify any issues identified and rectified. Your agent could use minor repairs as negotiating tools with buyers. Its will also let the seller know just how much money they will have to come up with during the sale. However, suppose your property is older, or you’re aware of significant problems, such as the roof or foundation, working with a professional investor, like those at Stars and Stripes Real Estate will purchase the property directly as-is. You can simply leave all of your concerns and repair bills behind as you move on with your new life.
Does Staging Matter?
One more question about selling a house in Southern California is about the expenditure on staging a home. Acting as an agent. the hybrid agent investors at Stars and Stripes Real Estate advise staging because of the strong influence on buyers. When highly personal items are present, it inhibits moving beyond the sense of ownership these items represent. On the other hand, the depersonalization of the house allows buyers the freedom to visualize their belongings in the space during showings. If the thought of strangers walking through your home for showings keeps you from selling, working with the agent as a professional investor who will buy your home directly for a fair market price may be the solution you seek.
There is also the question of what must be left behind when selling a house in Southern California. Permanent attachments such as built-in cabinets or other items attached to walls or floors by which damage would result from removal, such as television mounts, should remain. Naturally, you’ll remove all personal property after the sale. In many cases, you may also take all or most of the appliances with you as well. On the other hand, when working with a professional investor, you have the freedom to leave anything behind that you don’t want. Simply move into your new home, leave the clean-up behind and hassle behind.
How Much Will Selling Cost?
Many homeowners are concerned about the out-of-pocket expenses of selling a house in Southern California. Last but not least, another question they ask is the cost to list the home on the MLS with your hybrid agent investor acting as a real estate agent. One of the unique benefits is that each sales method will be detailed by the numbers, allowing you to estimate the costs to hold onto the property, market, and pay commissions compared to selling directly. If a direct sale is the better option for your case, then working with Stars and Stripes Real Estate as a professional investor eliminates them all, and because closing is fast, holding costs aren’t a concern.
To learn more about selling your home, send us a message or call Stars and Stripes Real Estate at (844) 932-8943. We will discuss all of your options and help you find the solution that is perfect for you and your situation.