Just a question about your name: are you dreaming about downsizing from the Sparta area to a condo at the Jersey Shore?
If so, are you thinking of Monmouth/Ocean Counties or further south?
Leonard “Len” Dunikoski, GRI
Diane Turton Realtors – Rumson Office
8 West River Road
Rumson, NJ 07760
(732) 239-0739 (cell) (732) 530-6686 (office)
There are many reasons to use a realtor, not the least of which is that statistics show that homes marketed by licensed real estate agents sell for more than those sold by the owners. Quite importantly is the exposure to many thousands of potential buyers. Realtors have broad reaching marketing tools at their disposal which homeowners do not have.
Judy Golland, Broker Associate
The idea of considering an investment company as an alternative is not a good one. Think about it...investment companies make money off other and seek out very low prices...do you think there's a connection to this and them not requiring any repairs. Using the services of one of these companies could cost you more than you realize.
It's good that you have made the recommended repairs. This should make your home more desirable in the eyes of the buyer and assist in the sale of it. You should seriously consider, as recommended, minimizing your interior furnishings. This should help buyers in being able to appreciate the property without having to wade through personal stuff. Buyers and be overwhelmed with clutter and be a big turn off for them.
Your best avenue for recovering as much money as possible is to put your home in the best light possible by minimizing, de-cluttering, painting, cleaning, repairing, planting, trimming, etc. and giving your home a chance to "shine" ........and then let your agent go to work for you.....
To answer your question as to selling your home other than using a realtor, statistics show that homes that sell with out a realtor usually sell for 7-10% less than they would with a realtor. It may be easier to sell your home to an investor but expect much less than it would sell on the market.
The best thing you can do in getting your home ready to sell is getting rid of what you are not keeping and taking with you. So why not do that now instead of after you sell it. This is the best way for you to get more money for your home.
To get the best return on your home is to get the best Realtor. Just like when people are sick we look for the best doctor.