For Sale By Owner (FSBO)
The first and most popular way to selling your house without a Realtor is selling as a For Sale By Owner. It is exactly how it sounds… you are the owner and selling, rather than listing with a real estate agent.
If you’re able to navigate this process and do it right, you can sell your house successfully and for the price that you’re hoping for. It will take some time, effort, research and a lot of work, especially if you’re not too familiar with the process and paperwork involved. So if you are willing to put in the work and time to do this, then go for it! It might make sense for you to save a good chunk of cash. We do have a free For Sale By Owner Guide. It provides a lot of good information in selling your house as a FSBO, so definitely check that out.
However, I will caution you, a lot of folks that go the for sale by owner route, don’t take everything into account that a real estate agent would do when listing their house on the market. It is not just the pictures and posting and the listing on the MLS. There are a lot of other things that an agent will do to guide you through the process, including everything on the legal side and the paperwork.
Selling a house comes with a lot of legal responsibility and you really want to make sure that you have all your I’s dotted and your T’s crossed. So if you do go the FSBO route, I would highly recommend working with an attorney (speaking of commissions and how expensive they are, attorneys can be quite costly as well). So you might not end up saving as much money as you thought.
Realtors have a lot of other tools and things that they can do to help you get a higher sales price, things that they can do negotiation wise to help you out too. So just keep that on mind. Not trying to persuade you one way or the other, but I just want to give an unbiased opinion on all these different options.
Selling Your House Directly
Another option to selling your house without a Realtor in Kansas City is selling to a real estate investor, or a we buy houses company. You have probably seen some sort of Facebook ad, commercial, billboard, or signs all over town about we buy houses or we buy ugly houses. There are a lot of different real estate investors, including companies like Phenomenal Properties KC, that purchase houses directly from homeowners.
This option of selling directly to an investor can provide you a lot of valuable things. It is a way to get rid of your house in a quick, effective way, and you are able to avoid any sort of legal liability. These companies will buy your house in as-is condition. You don’t have to make any sort of repairs. You don’t have to disclose of anything that’s busted, broken. None of that. So this option is great if you kind of just want to move on, get that money in your pocket and get on with your life.
Since this process is a lot shorter and you are going to be paid cash for your house, these real estate investors offer a much lower price than what you would get selling as a For Sale By Owner or selling on the market through an agent. What you gain in terms of speed and convenience, you end up paying for with a lower sales price.
We Help With Any Home Selling Option
What’s great about Phenomenal Properties KC is that we can actually help you with all three of these options. If you want to go to the For Sale By Owner route, we can give you our free guide and answer any questions that you have. If you’re looking to sell your house fast, then we’d love to give you a fair all cash offer. And at the end of the day, if you have the time and want to get top dollar, then we’d be more than happy to list your house for sale in the market as your real estate agent.
So reach out to us if you have any questions about any of these different routes. If there’s anything that we can do for you, please let us know. We’d love to help you sell your house quickly and help you get to that next phase in your life. And remember, we only have one life, make it phenomenal.