4 Ways to Save $$ When Selling Your House on the Treasure Coast

Selling a home anywhere including Port St Lucie can be a big decision, one that can involve a lot of expenses, aggravation and a substantial amount of time. Between closing costs, repairs, staging, and real estate commissions, it can be easy to feel like you’re hemorrhaging money. Not to worry! There are ways to save money when selling your house… read on!

Do Your Own Repairs 

Chances are there are things in your home that need fixing.

Just be sure to hire professionals to handle repairs to require permits such as new water heaters or new roofs. For repairs not requiring permits such as leaky faucets to worn out flooring, minor repairs can add up quickly. Inflation has added even more costs to home maintenance. Instead of hiring contractors or handy persons, consider doing the repairs yourself. There are plenty of DIY tutorials online (think YouTube) that can guide you through everything from fixing toilets to replacing light fixtures. You’ll save money on labor costs and you’ll also have the satisfaction of knowing you did it yourself.

Stage Your House Yourself

The process of making your house look as appealing as possible to perspective buyers is called Staging. This can involve anything from decluttering to rearranging furniture to adding a fresh coat of paint. Most real estate agents can give you advice on this very desirable sales technique and or recommend hiring a professional stager (this can be expensive). If you’re willing to put in a little elbow grease, stage your house yourself and save a lot of money. Start by clearing out any unnecessary clutter and giving everything a deep clean. Ask Josh Bradley to rent one of his dumpsters for larger jobs. Then, focus on making each room feel as spacious and inviting as possible. Rearrange furniture to maximize space, and add a few well-placed accessories (like a vase of fresh flowers or a stack of coffee table books) to make everything feel more homey. Even better, f you choose to sell your house as-is, you can skip this step entirely.

Sell Your House FSBO

FSBO (For Sale By Owner) is a way to sell your house without the help of a real estate agent. While this can be intimidating, it’s also a great way to save money. Real estate commissions can be as high as 6%, which adds up quickly the higher the price of the home. By selling your house FSBO, you can avoid paying these commissions keeping more money in your pocket. There are plenty of resources available to help you sell your house FSBO, from online listing services to yard signs to open houses. That said, it can be a lot of work. And typically, FSBO listings sell for less than traditional ones.

Consider this Solution- Work With a Direct Buyer When Selling Your House

While selling your house FSBO can save you money, it also requires a lot of work. If you’re looking for a simpler solution, consider working with a direct buyer. Working with a direct buyer or investor can be very beneficial, but the process is often overlooked. Direct buyers are companies that buy houses directly from homeowners, often for cash. They typically buy houses as-is, which means you don’t have to worry about repairs or staging. Additionally, there are no costs or fees, which means you’ll save money on commissions. Working with a direct buyer can be a great option if you’re looking to sell your house quickly and without a lot of hassle.

Selling your house in Port St Lucie doesn’t have to be a drain on your bank account. By staging your house yourself, doing your own repairs, selling FSBO, or working with a direct buyer, you can save money and still get a great price for your home. Josh Bradley & Misti Bradley Pandolfo at Bradley & Associates Real Estate can help with the process no matter how you choose to sell. They are “Hybrid” Real Estate Agents meaning we offer both Traditional Real Estate Services and they are also Professional House Buyers. Reach out to our team today if you are thinking about selling your house in Port St Lucie or the surrounding areas! (772) 370-6424, Josh Bradley, Bradley & Associates Real Estate

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