Are you thinking about selling a house in Katy? You have many options when it is time to sell. If you choose to go the traditional route, follow the steps below! Or if you would prefer to get a direct offer on your property almost immediately, give Porchlight Home Buyers a call today! 832-225-4300
Get Your House Ready For A Sale
When listing your property with an agent, you will want to make repairs to the house and perform a thorough cleaning. These costs can add up quickly when you consider all that involved. Aside from basic cleaning and repair work, you will need to consider storage, landscaping, staging, and making sure it is competitive with other houses on the market in Katy and the surrounding areas. Be forewarned, it can get pretty pricey if you have a lot of work to do!
Market The House
To effectively market the house, you will want to work with the professionals. Agents all provide different levels of service. Some of these things you might get help with and for others, you will be on your own. Great marketing begins with great photos. Not being afraid to spend a little money on professional photos can go a long way toward the sale of your house. You will want to get the property listed on multiple sites and in publications your potential buyers are reading. Don’t forget word of mouth marketing. Let everyone you know you have a house for sale, you never know who could be looking to move!
Find A Buyer
With a listing, finding a buyer isn’t guaranteed. You will often have to wait weeks or months for a strong buyer to come through. You will have to exercise patience and continue the process of keeping the house neat and tidy while you wait. Once you find a buyer, they will need to do a home inspection and have the house appraised by their lender. The house needs to be appraised at the price you are asking in order for the bank to close on the loan. This is often the point where sales fall through. With a direct sale, you don’t have to worry about the sale falling through. We have the cash in hand to pay you for the property available now! We do not need approval or a loan from the bank!
Once the home inspection has been completed, the potential buyer will likely want to negotiate any items that popped up on the inspector’s report. You will need to fix these items or provide a credit for the new homeowner to be able to make the fixes on their own. Negotiated repair costs can have a huge effect on your final sale price for the home. With a direct sale to Porchlight Home Buyers, you don’t have to make any repairs or worry about the price being negotiated.
Once the negotiations have been completed, the closing process can begin. It can take weeks for the bank to fund the loan. There is typically a lot of waiting while the property sits in escrow. A direct sale, however, is typically done in cash, allowing for a quick and simple process… no financing needed!
With a direct sale, selling your house is a much simpler process. Porchlight Home Buyers would love the opportunity to make you a direct offer on your property right now! We can close fast and are interested in all properties in the Katy area! Get an offer now and close in days, not months!