You want to sell your house and you’re looking forward to putting some money in your pocket. But did you realize that selling your house may mean you have to PAY money? In this blog post, we break down what are the different fees paid to agents versus paid to investors…
Selling your house can sometimes mean that you have to pay. (This isn’t always the case but it often is.). There are different fees that we want you to know and this information might help you decide whether to work with an agent or directly sell your house to an investor.
What Are The Different Fees Paid To Agents Versus Paid To Investors? — Agent Fees
An agent is a salesperson that tries to find a buyer to sell your house. To do this, they will list your house in a listing service and use various marketing efforts to try and find a buyer.
This ends up having to pay fees to the agent. The fees include a commission when the house is sold (about 6% of the sale price of the house, or about $6,000 for a $100,000), this is the highest amount of money you’ll have to pay. There may be other fees to be paid like advertising fees, charges on listing your house, agent’s brokerage, signages, or other costs related in selling your house.
What Are The Different Fees Paid To Agents Versus Paid To Investors? — Investor Fees
This is the part that surprises most house-sellers: for most investors, there are rarely any fees to cover. Investors will usually take care of all fees by selling houses, there’s no paid commission as they’re not agents so they’re not listing your house. Make sure you ask the investor who pays for those costs. You might be responsible for closing costs but this depends on the investor.
The One “Fee” You May Not Be Thinking Of
There’s one more cost (“fee”) that you might not be thinking of: when you work with an agent, they’ll get you to fix up your house and they will charge to pay bills and taxes for as long as it takes the agent to find a buyer. So although this isn’t a fee to the agent, it’s an additional cost out of your pocket because of the agent…yet when you sell the house directly to an investor, you end up saving such cost as they buy your house fast.
So what’s right for you? It depends on how much you’re willing to pay and how fast you need to sell.
Please get in touch if you want to get more details and to know that we don’t charge any fees if you sell your house to us… we’ll be happy to walk you through it.