Is a traditional listing too inconvenient?
As you move through your golden years you may be ready to downsize but the thought of a traditional listing on the MLS may seem too complicated to take on especially if you’re now by yourself.
One of the big changes that you may not be comfortable with is that the Internet is where most buyers now search for housing. So if you were considering selling the house by yourself as a FSBO you may find all of the necessary tours of getting the property on the Internet are beyond your capacity.
The other option is to list with a real estate agent which of course means paying very high commissions and fees. The trade-off is however that you have someone else handling all the legal paperwork marketing and showing appointments.
In either of these two scenarios however you are still faced with the idea of strangers walking through your house all week while they peruse your property. Of course they’ll be looking through all the rooms at all of your personal items and possessions and that can be somewhat this comforting to many people. And let’s face it keeping every room in your house show room ready at all times is not easy even if you have all day to do it.
Undoing Years of Living
Cleaning your Chelmsford house to prepare it for a sale goes much deeper than just removing items and washing floors. If you’ve lived in your house for sometime it can be both physically and emotionally draining for seniors to downsize their Chelmsford house especially if you’ve lived there for a long time.
A big part of the reason you may be selling is the fact that your home is already too much for you to maintain and when you add in packing and clearing everything out you may find Yourself too exhausted. And of course as you go through all of your personal belongings and family keepsakes you may come into some unexpected emotional stress of remembering the past. As you go through all of your keepsakes it’s very easy for time to slip away as you head back in time looking through each room emptying closets and sorting through boxes that are full of belongings.
Again, one of the reasons you’re considering downsizing in Chelmsford is because your house has been hard to maintain as you got older. Unfortunately inspections and property appraisals are an integral part of the normal home selling process now. Many times, to get the house ready for sale you will have to spend thousands of dollars to fix up this house so it will be attractive to buyers.
And in order to pass property inspections, it is entirely possible that you could end up facing overwhelming repair bills for an issue you weren’t really even aware of before. A very typical example of this would be when a buyer brings in a property inspector and they find a termite problem that you were not even aware of. Because the problem went unnoticed for so long it has now caused structural issues in the foundation of your house. Right away you know this is a costly repair you’ll be forced to make before you sell your house.
Examples of other upgrades that could be required to modernize and freshen up your home could start with replacing aging cabinets all the way through to installing new floors or carpeting in your property. If you haven’t painted in some years most likely you’ll have to replace or paint woodwork, doors, walls and ceilings. Obviously all of these costs add up very quickly and you must consider how much this cost before you’ll ever realize a profit on your house. As a matter of fact most of these things would have to be completed before you list the house for sale. In the time it takes to make these repairs your bills continue to rise and your profit continues to shrink.
Have You Considered A Different Option?
If you’d like to avoid the pitfalls we’ve talked about you may want to consider a direct sale to Summit Buys Houses. We believe that we just might be a much better and profitable option for you. (Although we are a little biased!) If you find yourself saying, “I just want to sell my Chelmsford Massachusetts house fast and be done with it!”, we honestly feel we’re your #1 choice.
We’ll take all the the time needed to understand your situation and learn what your goals are when you sell the house. We’ve even helped Chelmsford homeowners find new housing to move to, as well as clean and pack their belongings when it’s time for them to move! We want to make sure you’re happy with your decision. If listing with an agent is a better option for you, we’ll absolutely tell you that right up front. On the other hand if you choose to work with Summit Buys Houses all you really need to do is pack what you want to keep when you start downsizing and move on to the next chapter in your life..
We wiill take care of all the repairs and will clean up any items you’ve left behind. And of course you’ll never have to worry about strangers tramping through your house all week because there are no showings of any kind. Once we’ve looked at the property and know it’s condition, your property showings are over.
You can also leave behind all your monthly payments because working with us it eliminates all the normal closing fees and traditional commissions. The price that Summit Buys Houses offers you is the price that you get when it comes time to close on the sale of your house. You avoid all the fees associated with reports from appraisals and inspections, from lawyers and all others.
Instead of the more usual way of selling your home, why not consider a direct sale to Summit Buys Houses? There are very important reasons the can be a much better option for you! We take the time to listen to your situation and understand your goals for now and into the future. At Summit Buys Houses we are happy to help you with this decision. In fact if listing with an agent is a better option for you, we will tell you so right away.
There is absolutely no cost to have us create an all-cash Profit-Lock offer for you. And we never play games or pressure you to say accept our offer. You can take our offer to your lawyer or someone else you trust and have them look it over for you. We’re confident you’ll be pleased when you review all the facts. Why not Send us a message or call Summit Buys Houses today at (978) 254-3800 to learn just how quickly we can help you start saving money to sell you house in Chelmsford?