How much does it cost to sell a house fast in Virginia ? Well that’s what we’re talking about today and we are starting right now. If you’re looking to buy, fix and flip a home or really need cash for home in Virginia, then this is the post for you.
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So how much does it cost to sell a house fast in Virginia?
Assuming that you are going to hire areal estate agent these are the typical expenses that you’re going to incur in Virginia.
#1: you’re going to pay the commission to the real estate agents involved in the transaction.
You hire an agent and you agree to pay them X percentage of the sales price of the house.
I want to sell my house - so where do Istart? Well let's get into this topic so you can sell your house as quickly aspossible.
So I want to sell my house - where do I start? Perhaps a new addition to the family, you need another room, maybe the kids have gone off touniversity and it's time to begin to downsize.
Well as these changes have come about in your life and you're considering the next step, the first stepyou need to take is to make sure you get a good realtor to help you in thisprocess.
There are a number of ways you can go about this.
One way is you can aska friend or a family member that has dealt with a realtor recently and gowith a referral like this, another way is just to call a few of them and interviewthem and just see if there's a good connection between you all, but whateveryou decide and however you go about this process, it is important that the realtoryou find is a realtor who can aggressively market your home.
Now youcan put it on an MLS which is a multi listing service, your Realtor will helpyou do that, that's not a problem, we will all do that and just wait for the rightkind of traffic to come across this and there you go, you'll find somebody thatmay be willing to put down what you want or enter into negotiation for that housethat you're selling.
But if you find a realtor who does more than this, arealtor who aggressively markets the house with various forms of media, thathouse is going to sell, and it's going to be at the top of the pile and getting moretraffic than homes that are just listed and using the old school method justwaiting for traffic to go by and hopefully you'll find somebody who willmatch up with the property well.
So choose wisely, make sure that you have arealtor who can do good marketing for your home.
So once you find your realtorit's important to spend some time to speak to your realtor about your homeand how you can better present that home.
You know today many people watch realestate programs on HGTV and various other stations and of course theirexpectations as a result are very very high.
Also many go to new builds and in those new build sites they have model homesand these homes are done immaculately so obviously their expectations are veryvery high.
But if you take the time to just walk through your home with yourrealtor, this can be very helpful, if you do an assessment room by room you'llknow exactly what to take care of and this doesn't necessarily mean thatyou'll have to break the bank in order to do expensive remodeling or expensivestaging of your home.
Just taking a little bit of time to take care of thisin a good way with your realtor can make all the world of difference and get thathome sold right away! In the description to this video you'll find a link to ourPDF on 'How to Prepare Your Home for a Successful Sale', this will really helpyou with this step.
Remember, it's very difficult to change a first impression.
One of the most important things to get right is the pricing.
Pricing your homeright will determine whether or not it is sold quickly or it sits on the market.
The pricing of your home must reflect the true market value.
You know today many people have access to a lot of applications that help themsee what's on the market in a particular area, to know the homes that are thereand what they're being sold for, so it's important that you do a little homeworkyourself, get informed of the market area where your home is located, find out howmuch the homes are being sold for in that area, but most importantly here iswhere you're agent, your Realtor is so important.
You know yourRealtor is very informed of the market area, I mean this is what they do for aliving day to day, they will be able to get the home priced right.
That pricewill reflect the true market value of the home and this will position the homefor a quick sale.
If your home is sitting way too long on the market, what's goingto happen is that a prospective buyer is going to start to think, hey what's wrongwith this house, why isn't it selling and these questions are going to reallycause traffic to diminish.
Research shows that between the third and sixth week of the marketing process that's when the most potential buyers are attracted, so it isimportant that, first your home has the right pricing and second that there isgood aggressive marketing behind it.
You want to maximize traffic that's goingto view your home, draw them in to visit the home and put an offer on that home.
As I mentioned earlier, the visual presentation of your home is very veryimportant.
You know first impressions are very very hard to undo so you alwayswant to create the best possible first impression.
For this reason I don't recommend that you do mobile phone pictures.
Get a realtor who is going todo professional quality pictures.
You know today on search engines when people are looking at multi listing services and they're viewing the pictures, usuallywhen a picture is presented if it's of poor quality they're probably only going to view the first few pictures and they're gonnamove on to the next property, and this is something you don't want to happen toyour property.
Getting good quality pictures will keep them glued to thatscreen and they can really consider your house the way it should be considered, and actually today even video production is a very important part of themarketing process, so if your realtor is able to produce a video for you, this isideal.
You know this will really maximize the amount of eyes that will be lookingat your property and considering it for the next purchase.
When it comes tomarketing your home, gone are the old days of sitting in the backseat of yourreal estate agents car or following along behind and looking at multi homes.
Today the Internet has changed the whole experience for good.
Today people are onmulti listing services, they are also watching videos that are aggressivelybeing marketed through social media, so it is important that you're estate agent, your Realtor is up-to-date with all the modern modesof marketing, so make sure you make this one of your criteria in choosing yourestate agent.
That way the right kind of marketing will be put forth and you'llhave maximum exposure of your home and really entice those buyers to come andput an offer on your home and get it sold quickly.
If you found this videohelpful, please subscribe, we'd love to have you on board with us, we have a lotof helpful videos coming out that will have information that you'll find usefulwhether you're a buyer or you're interested in selling property.
Alsoshare this with a friend and leave a comment in the comment section, also ifyou'd like to call me, call me at the number that you see below, I'd love tohear from you and talk property with you, also remember that there is a PDF thereon 'How to Prepare Your Home for a Successful Sale', anyway, until next time, all the best!.
When the buyer comes along if they are represented by a different agent your agent pays that person.
Now I’ve done a whole other video about where the commission goes.
If you’re interested click that but just know that we do not keep the whole thing ourselves.
We are splitting it with the other agent, we are splitting it with our brokerage, we are paying all of the marketing expenses, so don’t go thinking that we’re all millionaires because that’s not really how it works.
#2: you will have to pay the property taxes for the time that you lived in the house.
After the property changes hands the buyer will pay that.
If you’ve already paid your property taxes for the whole year then from the date of your closing to the end of the fiscal year you’re going to actually get are bate because you’ve already paid those property taxes and the buyers should be paying them.
So you’ll get money back.
In the Georgia market it’s very common that buyers ask you to pay their closing costs or at least a portion of it.
We have a lot of first-time buyers and nobody puts 20% down any more.
I mean people don’t have $100,000 just sitting in the bank waiting to buy a house as a general rule, so they may ask you, “Hey can you chip in $3,000 towards my closing costs?” They will probably also ask you for either a home warranty, a termite bond, or both.
As you know living in Georgia there are two types of houses -those that have termites and those that don’t have termites yet.
So we typically like to have some sort of pest control plan on our homes so that that doesn’t happen.
When the buyer comes along they’ll say, “Hey, I want you to transfer that termite bond to me so that I can live in a house for the first year and not worry that the house has termites or is going to have termites very soon.
“Now let’s say the buyer moves in and the first Thanksgiving that they have all their family come to visit the stove breaks.
Yes, this actually happened to one of my clients.
The home warranty company comes and if they can’t repair the stove they buy them a new stove.
So it’s a great thing for the buyer to make sure that they’re not going to have any unforeseen major expenses the first year that they live in the house.
A home warranty is typically somewhere around$500.
Now if you decide to sell your house for sale by owner you will not be paying the real estate agents commission.
Instead you’re going to be paying for all of the marketing of your home.
Just a for sale by owner sign in your front yard is probably not going to get the job done.
The people that buy for sale by owners are looking for a great deal so they’re gonna come and offer you far less than the actual market value of your house as a typical rule.
You’re going to be paying for the photographer, for the video, for the drone photography, for all advertising, you’re gonna have to put a nice sign in the yard, you’re going to have to show the property every time somebody calls you to make an appointment.
So the money that you save in the commission you’re going to be incurring a lot of additional costs in marketing and in time, where it’s going to be all on you.
You don’t have an agent who’s doing all this stuff for you.
So now you know how much it costs to sell a house but do you know what your home is valued at? Do you know what your market value is?
Because half the time your neighbor might tell you, “Oh we sold it for300,000!” But they actually sold it for $289,000.
I’m just saying sometimes people have the tendency to exaggerate just a little bit.
So if you’d like to find out what your home is worth because you’re thinking of selling in the next six months or so, click this link.
We would be happy to do a free no-obligation home valuation analysis for you so that you can really sit down and say, “Okay, if I sold how much money could I expect to make?” Because that’s a big factor in deciding is now the right time to sell or should I wait a year or two? Thank you so much for watching and I will see you on the next one.
Can I Sell My Home as is in Virginia ?
Kris Krohn with REITV.
Today we're gonna talk about the absolute best time to sell a house.
So when is the best time to sell a property? Well, the truth is it depends.
If you bought it the right way, then anytime should be the right time.
However, will there be times in the market that are more advantageous than others? Try this one for a minute: Consumers and investors usually follow separate andopposite tracks.
So when all the consumers are buying up real estate, do you know what investors are typically doing? That's when they're selling! When everyone is in this buyer's market, that's when you can usually sell for the highest price andthat's when investors wanna trade into different properties.
But the opposite is also true.
When all ofthe consumers are dumping and saying "The sky is falling and it's the worst investmentthat we saw in '07 and 2008 and 9 and 10!".
What were investors like me doing? We're buying up everything like crazy! WarrenBuffett - he had his own hedge fund at the time.
He was buying 30.
40,000 homes peryear into the markets that actually were totally decimated.
So, best time to sell a home is really atthe market high before it falls out is when you're going to really cash in on top dollar.
But if your strategy requires that, then you may have in fact, the WRONG strategy.
Becauseif the market is ever turning and moving it away that it's not advantageous for you, youshould be able to continue holding that home, cash flowing it, and continuing to make moneyon it.
This is one of the reasons why one of my manyrules in real estate is that I buy below the median.
Why do I do that on my short-termbuy and holds? Because if the market ever turns AGAINST me, I'm gonna keep on cash flowingthat property and those lower-priced homes - they don't lose value like a million ora half a million dollar home does.
So Warren Buffett has this principle, right?He calls it the margin of risk.
And really when you talk about the best time to sella house, I wanna draw attention to how Warren Buffett has become a multi-billionnaire andthe, one of the greatest philanthropist of our day and age; all based on a very simpleprinciple you may have heard called Buy Low, Sell High, okay? Warren is a really great example if you readhis book Snowball, of an individual that really live his principles.
He says if you wannareduce your risk, you gotta increase your margin of profitability.
So it's real simple:If you buy a house as an investor, you buy it with a lot of equity 'cause if you do,whether it's the wrong or right time to sell, you can sell profitably! Understanding this principle is key for thisnext part: If you buy the right house, you can sell itanytime for great profit.
I've got an example here of the house that I've just recentlysold.
This is a house that I sold in.
purchased in '05 and sold in 2015.
So I've held ontothis house for 10 years and here's some background on this house: I actually leveraged a partner'smoney and a partner's credit to buy this house.
So how much money was I into this deal? Iwasn't in it at all.
And I used my staff and my team and we basically lined it up.
Now I have here the HUD.
This is actuallythe closing documents on selling this house where I received as you can see here a $38,986check.
But here's the summary on this spread that I wanna point out.
I purchased this house in 2005 and we boughtit for $109,000 and a down payment of 10% was $1,069.
My expenses over the life of holdingthis was 70,000 but my income was a 107.
What's the difference? Roughly $37,000 that we gotto make in cash flow and to down payments, deposits, along the way.
Then when we soldthe house, we collected a check for $28,000 that me and my partner got to split afterI paid back my partner the $9,000 that he put in.
So he put in the money, he got paid back.
So basically there's 28,000 of profits to split, there's 37,000 that was made alongthe way, 37 and 28 is roughly $65,000, okay? So this tiny little house - 4 bedroom, 1 anda half bath, did a good job taking care of me.
Now let's just for a moment take a look atthe ROI.
I could've sold this house at any time but why did I sell it now? Well, it'sbeen a cash cow.
The little bit out, how do I know it's a cash cow? For a moment, takea look at the ROI! We put in $9,000 but look at what we got out? $65,000! That's a 720%increase.
Now, divide that over holding the home for10 years and that is 72% a year on your money.
Now, my business partner and I made 72% ayear based on whose money? His money! He's.
he and I get to split the ROI 36% each.
Butlet me ask you, if I put no money in, what is my real net ROI? It's infinite! Think aboutit.
I didn't put anything in, but I got all of that money coming back out to me.
So this is an example of 'I could've soldthis house at any time.
It's been cash flow cowing.
Why did I really sell it?'.
Becausethe market was right! What do you do when the market's wrong? Just keep making moneyand keep cash flowing! When you do real estate the right way, itcan always be a great time to buy, hold, or sell.
which is why I love short-term buyand hold strategies 'cause I get to make my money along the way.
I hope you've enjoyed today's video on thebest time to sell your house.
Put some comments below! We'd love to respond and give you thehelp that you need as we work on turning you into a brilliant, bright, and successful realestate investor.
How to Sell Your House for More Than It’s Worth
There are a number of ways to sell a house. Listing a house with a real estate agent. Selling a house for sale by owner (FSBO), or selling a house to a real estate investor are all house selling options. Which one is right for you? When you decide to sell your house you should not rule out any of the three major selling options. What you should do is figure out which selling option is best for your selling situation. Every selling situation is different and so are your selling options.
Lets take a quick look at each selling option and see how you can determine the best way to sell your house.
Listing your house with a real estate agent:
A home seller should consider selling their house with a real estate agent if they are in the following situations. I do not need my house to sell fast. I can wait for my house to sell on the open market while I live in it. My house is in excellent condition and does not need any repairs. My house is ready to be put on the market, it has natural interior and exterior paint colors, and has great curb appeal. I am in no financial hardship that requires me to sell my house. I am happy living in my house no matter how long it takes to sell.
Selling your house for sale by owner (FSBO):
A home seller should consider selling their house for sale by owner if they are in the following situations. I am knowledgeable about real estate. I am willing to sacrifice my time and put lots of effort into selling my house as long as I do not have to pay a real estate agent. I have money to market my property so I can get it sold. My house does not need any repairs and is not a fixer upper. I do not need to sell my house right away.
Selling your house to a local real estate investor:
A home seller should consider selling their house to a local real estate investor if they are in the following situations. I need to sell my house fast. I need to sell my house to stop the foreclosure process. I can not afford my mortgage payments. My house needs repairs and I can not afford to fix it up. I have just been relocated by my job and I need to sell my house. We inherited a house from a family member and we would like to sell it. I am tired of being a landlord and want to cash out of my investment. I am going through a divorce and need to sell my house now.
As you can see there are definitely times when you should list your house, sell your house FSBO, and sell your house to a local real estate investor. If you are in a situation where you need to sell your house quickly, your best option is to sell it to your local home buyer. They will take care of all the paperwork, purchase your home quickly and you can move on with your life.
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