How To Sell Your House Easily, Quickly, & Privately For Cash
Selling your home privately or “off-market”, sometimes referred to as “pocket listings”, means the home is not on a public domain or Multiple Listing Service (MLS) used by real estate agents, brokers. or listing services. This method of selling your house has advantages. It's easy, fast, and can save a lot of money.
Your time is valuable. Let us take care of your to-do list and you focus on the future.
- No need for time-consuming cleaning, repairs, and upgrades to be completed
- Don’t worry about disposing of unwanted items
- Avoid having to stage your home to make it attractive to potential buyers
- No negotiating necessary
- Fast closing dates available if needed
Listing your home the traditional way can be inconvenient. But it doesn’t have to be.
- Avoid endless parades of strangers walking through your space and keeping your home ready for unexpected showings
- Eliminate annoying renovations while living in your home
- Be discreet and keep things private
- Maintain control over the process and timing
Let’s Look at Options for Selling Your Home
There are many things you need
to do when selling your house.
Choosing the typical way of doing this include these steps:
• Determine Selling Price
• Prepare the Home
• List and Advertise
• Review Offers, Negotiate and Close the Sale
In addition to choosing what you have to do, you have a choice in how you do it too. There are a few options to consider when deciding the best method to sell your home depending on your circumstances.
Typical Process For Selling A House
Set a Realistic Price
To prepare your home for sale the traditional way, there is work to be done first. You will most likely have an appraisal completed to help determine a realistic selling price. This helps eliminate emotion and relying on what you think your house is worth. Instead, data is analyzed objectively, and the features of your home are compared to other comparable homes for sale or trends of those that have recently sold.
Prepare the Home For Sale
To ensure you get the best price with the home on the market for the shortest time, you need to make it look attractive to prospective buyers. This will involve cleaning, repairs, and perhaps some upgrades. You may even consider getting a home inspection, so you have the chance to uncover issues and fix them before your buyer does.
Will you hire a professional? Will you do the work yourself? What will that cost in comparison to the amount of return you will get on your investment of time and money? Once the house is in its best condition, it’s time to declutter and stage the home so it is ready to list.
List and Advertise Your Home
Before your home is listed on MLS for public viewing, you should arrange for professional photos and draft a detailed description of all your home has to offer. Perhaps you will share this fabulous piece of real estate to a bunch of agents to create some excitement before it’s officially listed. Once it’s on the market, there could be open houses and private showings for potential buyers to look at your home.
Review Offers, Negotiate Details, and Close the Sale
People interested in buying your home will present offers. You need to review and compare them to determine which provide what you are looking for. Negotiations for the sale price, closing date, and conditions follow until an acceptable offer is chosen. Once an offer is accepted and all conditions are met, real estate attorneys will handle final details and facilitate the exchange of payment and keys.
Who Can Help You With This Process?
Real Estate Agent
The most popular method for selling your home is hiring a real estate agent or broker. In exchange for a percentage of the selling price of your home, they handle certain tasks and provide advice for you to make important decisions. Some may even charge fees for certain tasks. It’s important to clearly understand what services they will provide for the big paycheque you will be handing over.
For Sale By Owner (FSBO)
In the other hand, if you opt to sell your house without a realtor and do it yourself, there are still additional expenses to consider.
- Will you pay for an appraisal or an inspection?
- Do you need to pay for professional photography?
- There is a fee to list your home on MLS.
- You are still responsible to pay the buyer’s agent’s commission.
How much will all this cost on top of the expenses to prepare your home for sale. Will it take longer to sell? Are you getting a headache just thinking about it?
The EASY Alternative
How to sell your home securely without an agent
Is selling your house privately starting to sound more appealing? MJS Properties would like to suggest you consider how to sell your home easily, quickly, securely, and privately for cash without an agent instead. It’s a simple four step process.
Easy Private Home Sale Checklist
First, check appraisal off your list. We will do the market research on comparable homes in your area and share those details with you so you can be confident you are getting a fair price for your home in its current condition.
Next, cross off the need to prepare your home for sale. A private sale to MJS Properties means we buy your home for cash as is. Also, forget about the intrusive inconvenience of listing and advertising your home. No drama.
Most importantly, when reviewing our fair cash offer, we will share how it was calculated including market comparisons, our vision for transforming your home, and what we believe it will be worth when we have completed all the work. You will have all the information you need to evaluate our offer and determine if it is acceptable.
Plus, additional services can be negotiated into the deal like packing, disposal, moving, and more. If it’s not quite right, we can present other hybrid solutions that may be more suitable for your circumstances.
Finally, should you accept our cash offer, we will prepare the agreement for lawyers to review and proceed to closing on a date selected by you. This part doesn’t change but getting to this point is a whole lot easier.
“If only I had listened to Matt and accepted his offer. I decided to list it on the market but only got $25,000 more than he offered. I still had to pay commission, closing costs, and clean the house myself.
Plus I had to stay in the house a lot longer than I wanted which and was truly inconvenient. I really wish I had just sold it to Matt.”
The Absolute Best Selling
Price For Your Home As-Is
MJS buys houses privately in most regions of South Western Ontario and at the absolute best prices. Our home buying processes are straight and transparent – we thrive on satisfying partnerships! We are ready to offer you a fair deal for your home on your terms and timeline for any reason, in any condition to meet any challenge. Save time, money, and frustration. We make it easy!
How to sell your home privately
If you are selling a home, consider selling it privately without a real estate agent. MJS Properties will make you an honest cash offer for what your home is worth in its current condition to make the best deal on your terms.
How To Sell Your Home Easily, Quickly, Privately, And Securely Without A Real Estate Agent
”It’s that easy! No commission, no added expense, and no inconvenience. Decide when you want to close, take what you want and leave what you don’t. We take care of the rest.Matthew J. ScottHeart and Soul of MJS Properties
Satisfied People With Cash In Hand
“Thank you for making our move out of province possible. I wasn’t sure what we were going to do because we had so much stuff! Knowing you were going to take care of the leaky basement and rest of the things we couldn’t take with us was a relief. And having the extra time before the closing date to find our new home was very helpful.”Dorchester, ON
“You really have an eye for what a house can be. I’m impressed with how you can just point to something and say “that’s where the bathroom is going to be” then boom – it’s a whole new house with a modern layout that people will really feel at home in. You are always thinking of the future of the house.”London, ON
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