Psychologists always tell us that selling your home in Andover will end up being one of the most stressful experiences in life. It’s as high on the “stress list” as getting married or losing a loved one. This can be an emotional roller-coaster experience—especially if you’ve lived in your home for sometime. It’s never easy to say goodbye to a home that has all of your belongings, keepsakes, family memories, and loved ones.
If you’re ready to sell your home and expect to list it on the MLS, you do want to consider that decision carefully because it comes with some pitfalls and considerable costs. An MLS listing brings another level of stress that comes from living in a house while it’s listed for sale. You may need to schedule contractors and pay for repairs. You do need to keep the home clean all the times so it is ready for showings to potential buyers at any given moment.
And of course, in the end you are going to have considerable costs like the real estate commissions, closing costs, document recording fees, lawyer costs and perhaps more. If you’re hoping to avoid those situations, please read on, because there are five ways that Summit Buys Houses makes it much less stressful and more cost-effective to sell your house in Andover, Massachusetts.
Easy Peasy #1—We Work On Your Schedule
The first way we make selling your Andover house easier is by saving your valuable time and money. Because we buy properties “for cash” you will never have to schedule and wait for any property inspections or appraisals. Maybe even more importantly, you can skip all of the negotiations and back-and-forth of confusing offers given to you by an agent representing other buyers.
We make it easier because you don’t have to work on everyone else’s schedule for showing the property. Keep in mind every single time an agent wants to bring a potential buyer to look at your house, it has to be in its best “showroom” condition. To make matters worse, many times realtors will request a showing at the last minute simply because their buyer is available at that time. This means cleaning up at the last minute, putting away food and personal items while making sure the children and pets are taken care of and out-of-the-way.
Easy Peasy #2—Save The Hassle and Costs of Repairs
This is probably the area we are selling to a direct buyer like us gives you the biggest advantage. The reason is you never have to make any repairs whatsoever! We make it easy to sell your house in Andover because you don’t have to worry about spending money and scheduling contractors to have repairs made. When we met you and looked over your property, we got a very clear picture of its condition. As a result, we’ve already taken your house’s condition into consideration and this plays a part in the Profit-Lock offer that we’ve given you. In addition, you’ll never have to pay for a property inspection or worry about an inspector crawling through your house with a flashlight looking for problems. As we always say we buy the house “as-is” which means we buy it exactly as we find it! That way you never need to pay for repairs, painting, cleaning or anything else.
Easy Peasy #3—Forget About The Paperwork.
Closing on the sale of your house in Andover MA involves a significant number of legal documents. Again, this is where we can make life easier for you. We have a very simple and straightforward sales contract and Summit Buys Houses will help you through every step of the way. In contrast to this, when you’ve decided to work with a real estate agent the pile of paperwork begins even before you list with them! You are required to work your way through a number of sales contracts and disclosures involving lead paint, property repairs etc.
Again, none of this is required when you sell your house to Summit Buys Houses. Because we pay in cash there are no middleman involved. This means no banks; no inspections or appraisals of any kind are required. The paperwork involved becomes much less of a nightmare.
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Easy Peasy #4—You Put More Money Back in Your Own Wallet
We say it all the time around here! We can absolutely, positively save you money on the sale of your home in Andover! We say this with confidence because all you need to do is a little bit of math to realize how expensive it can become to sell your house. A typical listing with a real estate agent means you pay 6% commission on the sale price of your house. Some quick math tells you that if you sell your house for $300,000 for example, you are going to owe the real estate agent $18,000. Yes $18,000 in commissions and add in other closing costs and legal fees as well.
On the other hand, selling your property directly to us involves no commissions and no fees. And most times we even pay all the closing costs. So, all that money you save goes directly back into your pocket when we close the sale of your house. It’s important to understand all the costs involved before you make your final choice about listing your property on the MLS.
Easy Peasy #5—We Work on Your Schedule
When selling on the MLS, the schedule for the closing on the sale of your house is never set until 2 months or more after you accept an offer. This schedule is dictated by the buyers and the bank that they are getting a loan from. This means you have to wait a minimum of two months and sometimes as much as four months while the bank’s appraisal, property inspection and credit approvals are all going through the pipeline. And of course, this doesn’t even take into account whether or not your buyer will end up qualifying for a loan to purchase the property.
Selling to us Is a completely different story. We simply ask you “When do you want to close?” If that’s in 10 days—excellent we’re ready to go and can close in 10 days. On the other hand, if you’re waiting for a child to finish the school year or some other reason and want to close in three or four months—we are completely fine with that as well. We’re always working on a schedule that works best for you – never the other way around.
There is certainly more than one way to sell your house in Andover. But why worry about when and if your house will sell? We are experienced Andover MA home buyers that have purchased a number of homes in both Andover and North Andover from folks like you who are looking for the most convenient and stress-free way to sell their house.
If you choose to work with Summit Buys Houses the sale of your home is guaranteed. And you can forget about all the stress of showing your property, keeping it clean, repairing it, going through inspections and appraisals and all the other stress involved. Perhaps most importantly you can easily save $20,000 or more in commissions. And we close on your schedule whenever it is most convenient for you.
Why not take the time to give us a quick call or fill in one of our forms? We are very easy to work with and never pressure anyone. We can give you a very clear idea of what we will buy your house for and I profit lock offer means the offer we give you is guaranteed to never change.