5 Ways To Save Money On The Sale Of Your Sacramento House


When selling your house, things can get expensive quickly. That said, there are some ways you can save money when trying to sell your house in Sacramento area. In our latest post, we will explore ways you can save money on the sale of your house in the Sacramento area!  

When selling your house in Sacramento, Stockton or Modesto, every dollar counts. There are common things you can avoid as well as alternate selling methods that can ultimately leave you with the most cash in your pocket. Before you commit to a lengthy listing agreement with a real estate agent, learn more about what a direct sale to a Sacramento Real Estate Investor can do for you! Keep reading to learn more about Cash Home Buyers in Sacramento!

Sell Your House As-Is

I know… Conventional Wisdom says fix your house first, stage it, declutter, paint the door , buy a new garage door, replace the toilets, remodel and update the Kitchen and Baths and then sell it for top dollar at the top of the market. Ask any Realtor. It must be true? And it is costly!

But, did you know that selling your home without making any repairs can also save you a lot of money without affecting what ends up in your pocket as equity. Imagine for a moment a cash home buyer walks in and offers you cash for your Sacramento house at fair market value minus the repairs.

Unfortunately my reach as a real estate investor in Sacramento is limited and I cannot get around to all homeowners that want to sell. Good thing because honestly, I am not made of money. But for the most part most homeowners have bought into the notion that they really need to make those costly repairs before putting their homes on the Multiple Listing Service. They do so because that is the conventional wisdom of the day in order to make it as competitive as they can with other houses on the market.

You know the drill, a sign goes in the yard, a lockbox goes on the house, you minimize your possessions and declutter and real estate agents even recommend that you “stage the house” for the best possible showings. This all cost money. Not the real estate agent or the contractor, but you. It is your investment that you make in order to attract the best possible buyers.

Once a buyer is found, inspections will be ordered, additional repairs will be negotiated this all takes place about the same time as the appraisal comes in. From there, repair costs can snowball, often turning into expenses far greater than you had originally planned for.

When you work with a cash buyer, your property won’t be subject to repair costs, inspections, or appraisals. You will be able to save money and sell the property without any additional costs to worry about. There are no surprise fees or hidden costs that you aren’t prepared for. In addition, you won’t ever be asked to clean up the property. We will handle everything from the cleaning to the repairs to the upgrades. With our simple selling process, you’ll be able to sell you’re Sacramento house without any work, cost, or hassle.

Avoid Real Estate Agents and High Commissions

Contrary to popular opinion, I a m not against the use of real estate agents for the sale of most houses. It’s specifically the sale of the distressed housing market that real estate agents are underperforming and overpaid. In all other markets they serve a purpose if they are used and paid properly. The number one rule when hiring an agent is to remember that their fees are negotiable and if you are smart you can avoid some major cost . I just don’t like to see people spend thousands of dollars unnecessarily on commissions without any benefit whatsoever, especially when the house is in a distressed condition.  If you are the owner of a distressed house, you can more of your keep your hard earned equity by eliminating the real estate agent completely. With these houses you can skip the commission based middle-man, and you will be able to keep 6%+ of the final sale price in your pocket.

A direct sale to Westbrook REI will never require you to pay any commissions or fees. There is never any sort of cost for our services.

While some agents are worth what you pay them, it’s really based on the house, its condition and location. For other houses, paying the high commission does not equate to a higher sales price at all and will often equate to thousands of dollars down the drain. When you choose to sell your home directly to a company like mine, you will be able to save time and money while avoiding the runaround you might get when trying to sell your house the traditional way. Not all agents are bad, but for some properties in Sacramento, a fast and direct sale is the more efficient and profitable way to go.

Sell Quickly

For every day that your house is listed on the market you will incur ongoing costs. Utilities, taxes, insurance, a mortgage, and maintenance costs add up quickly. Depending on the property, holding costs can add up to thousands of dollars. As any real estate investor will tell you, the faster you are able to close, the more money you will be able to keep in your pocket. Holding costs can quickly make your projected profits fade away into practically nothing. Listing your home on the MLS and successfully selling can take months. However, when you sell your house directly to Westbrook REI, we will likely be able to close in only a matter of days, potentially saving you thousands of dollars along the way.

Avoid Marketing, Staging  & Photography Costs

When selling your house the traditional way, there will be advertising and marketing costs that will go along with it. It’s easy to tell a good listing from a bad one. Successful and eye-catching listings utilize professional photography and staging techniques. The house will need to be cleaned from top to bottom before any of this id done. If done by a professional, even better. Using featured listings, both in print and online can be expensive but will get your property in front of more potential buyers. Cleaning, photography, staging services, and premium listings can be expensive and you will likely have to pay for advanced marketing out of your own pocket. By selling your house directly to a cash home buyer who is ready to close right away, you’ll be able to avoid all of the costs of advanced marketing and keep more cash in your pocket.

Work With A Cash Buyer

Selling your home directly to a professional buyer, a Sacramento real estate investor is a great way to save money and sell quickly. At Westbrook REI we have the cash in place to buy immediately, so you never have to worry about the sale falling through due to a low-appraisal, inspections that call out repairs, bad loans or the multitude of other issues that can happen when you sell to a retail home buyer.  From day one, you’ll know how much you’re receiving and what day we can close. In fact, we will close on your schedule so you can plan ahead and know what to expect. Selling a home in Sacramento doesn’t have to feel exhausting or expensive. By working with Westbrook REI and www.webuyhousessacramento.org , selling a house in Sacramento has really never been easier.

We can help you save money on the sale of your Sacramento house! Get in touch with us today to learn more about how we can help you! (209)481-7780

Peter Westbrook

Peter Westbrook is a local Cash Home Buyer / Real Estate Investor in Stockton, Sacramento and Modesto CA and Tulsa Oklahoma. He has written numerous real estate articles that have been published here and by other blog and news outlets. Peter has appeared on several local and national news reports regarding the state of the Stockton and Sacramento Real Estate Markets.

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