Finding The Right Buyer For Your Newport News House

Finding the right buyer for your house in Newport News is important. This can make the selling process easy or hard for you. There are several ways to find a buyer for your house and some require more involvement from you than others. In this article we can review the main ways to find a good buyer for your Newport News house so this process would be hassle-free for you.

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Your Options

There are three main ways to sell your home in Newport News. First one is to sell through an agent. Most people are familiar with this method. What they may not know is, that you will have holding costs while the house is selling on the market, and it may take a while, especially if it was not rehabbed recently and you want a high price. You would also need to sign a contract with the agent and you will pay them commissions, on top of doing work to clean up, rehab and stage the house. On the other hand, the the 2nd method is to sell it yourself – Fore Sale By Owner. The work is about the same, minus the agent commissions, but you will need to jump through more hoops because you may have never sold a house before and you will need to do some work, inspections, paperwork, marketing, etc. on top of the same other procedures as with an agent – cleaning of the house, rehab (light or full = expensive), staging, and multiple showings. The third method to sell a house in Newport News is to sell a direct buyer like us. We buy at a discount because we fix up properties, but guess what, we can close in 7 days, or on your exact desired date!

Things To Do If You List

Prepping your home for sale is not always an easy task. If you want to get the max amount of dollars for your house, you will have to do a complete cleaning, de-cluttering, staging, and rehab of your Newport News house. The rehab work can be cosmetic (you will not get even close to these prices for your home you see online) or major, but a significant rehab will also cost a significant amount of money with today’s materials and labor prices. Also, you will need to do research in your neighborhood to see what similar houses are selling for, at what level of rehab. Remember, a 3 bedroom house can have one or two bedrooms and these are not the same. You need to make sure you are comparing apples to apples. A ranch-style house is not the same as a two-story house, etc. Also, remember that your house needs to be completely decluttered because otherwise the rooms will look small. And please, do not live with the illusion that a 10-yr old kitchen is great. If you want to sell your house for the best prices you can see online, the kitchen must be updated now, not 3, or 5, or 10 yrs ago. Also, you may want to hire a professional home stager to prep the house/rooms/furniture and possibly a professional photographer.  So, if you thought it was pretty easy to prepare a home for a retails sale in Newport News, thinks again. If you think that your right buyer is simply the one who needs to bring the most money and give you a top market price for your house, then you must pay top dollars for a top contractor and top materials too!

Benefits Of A Direct Sale

For people who do not wish to spend a lot of time and money cleaning, prepping, rehabbing, staging a house and working with a real estate agent, they could simply sell to a reputable direct home buyer. Selling direct to such company (or investor) has it’s benefits – you do not have to do anything to your Newport News house – no cleaning, decluttering, staging, rehabbing, multiple showings… say Goodbye to all of that! No need to pay agent commissions too! And the direct home buyer, like Coastal Edge Homebuyers, can help you close super fast too!

Interested in finding the right buyer for your Newport News house! We are buying right now! Contact us to find out what we can do for you! (757) 414-7117

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