Many homeowners feel overwhelmed by all the details of selling their house and don’t know where to start. If you are distressed, it is even more difficult to decide what to do because selling may not seem possible. The best way to begin is by making a list of questions to ask to determine if selling a house for cash in Kansas City is right for you. The right questions will help you feel more comfortable with the process overall.
Real estate is not a one size fits all industry, the method used to sell your home should be best suited to your particular property as well as all extenuating personal circumstances. Understanding the results of each option clearly, allows you to make an educated decision. Mastiff Home Buyers is here to help you find the solution that best fits your needs. If you have a question that we cannot answer, we will connect you to a professional who can.
Know you are not alone and can arm yourself with all the right information before you make a decision. We have gathered the top five questions we receive about selling a house for cash in Kansas City.
What Must I Disclose?
The most asked question about selling a house for cash in Kansas City, is about the disclosure. When you sell a house to a retail buyer in the traditional way, you must legally disclose any known defect or work completed without permits. If there is any other cause which would prevent new owners from the full enjoyment of the property, you must disclose it and risk being sued if you do not and something happens. When you sell to a professional Kansas City home buyer, like Mastiff Home Buyers, we hope that you tell us all the issues that may be present with the property, but since we buy as-is, that will not deter us from purchasing. We know that there are always risks when we purchase property and hold ourselves to complete full due diligence on the property, so even if you don’t disclose, we should find any flaws.
Do I Need An Inspection?
As a seller you never need an inspection when selling a house for cash in Kansas City. We take care of that for you if an inspection is needed. If you decide that listing on the MLS is the right decision for you, the buyer will want to complete their own inspection, so it is not required for you to complete one. However, having your own inspection completed may give you valuable insight about where you might need repairs and what price point to list at. If you are aware of significant problems, that you aren’t able to fix, such as the roof or foundation, working as a professional Kansas City home buyer, like Mastiff Home Buyers may be the right solution for you. will purchase the property directly as-is.
Does Staging Matter?
If you are selling either FSBO or on the MLS to an owner occupant buyer, YES, absolutely staging matters. We advise staging because of the strong influence on buyers. Depersonalization of the house allows buyers the freedom to visualize their belongings in the space during showings. Everyone also has differing tastes and preferences, so even if you think your country kitchen wallpaper it beautiful, not everyone will agree. A professional Kansas City home buyer will not care about any kind of staging, so that is one less thing you will need to worry about when selling a house for cash in Kansas City.
The answer to the question of what must be left behind differs greatly depending on if you are selling a house for cash in Kansas City or if you are listing the house to be sold on the MLS. Most permanent attachments such as built-in cabinets or other items attached to walls or floors are considered part of the structure, and should remain if you are selling on the MLS. Typically a professional Kansas City home buyer will be replacing most items anyways so you are free to take what you want. On the flip side, you are also free to remove all the personal property you want and leave the rest when you sell a house for cash in Kansas City.
How Much Will Selling Cost?
Many homeowners are concerned about the out-of-pocket expenses of selling a house in Kansas City, including the cost to make necessary repairs and to list and market the house for sale. In order to list and sell to another owner occupant buyer, you will likely need to make some minor to major repairs and if you choose to use a real estate agent to market and sell the property, you should plan to pay up to 6% of the selling price as a commission. Selling a house for cash in Kansas City does not cost you anything out of your pocket.
If you are not sure that selling a house for cash in Kansas City is right for you and you still have questions, send us a message or call Angel at 816-535-0076.