A Comprehensive Guide to Selling Your Home

How to Sell Your House With and Without a Local Real Estate Agent

Are you planning to sell your home, but don’t know where to start?

Not to worry. Selling your home isn’t as complicated as you may think. You may also be surprised to learn that there are multiple ways to do it. To provide some insight on how to sell your house, we’re breaking down two methods of taking Kansas City real estate to market.

The first method covers the traditional real estate agent route and the second outlines the process Blue Clover Investments uses.

Method #1 of Selling Your Home: Hiring a Local Real Estate Agent

The ease of selling your home the traditional way is influenced by several factors, including current market conditions, the value and condition of your home, and the local real estate agent you decide to work with.

The first step for most homeowners is hiring an experienced real estate agent who has a track record of selling Kansas City residential real estate like yours. Typically, they will serve in a real estate advisor capacity, educating the seller on:

  • Current market conditions and which types of homes are in demand.
  • Which upgrades or repairs you should make before listing your home to get an edge in the market.
  • What price you can realistically and strategically list your home for.
  • How the real estate agent will market and sell your home.
  • What the seller needs to do to support the marketing and selling process; most notably, keeping the home clean and available for open house showings.
  • How offers from potential buyers will be considered and negotiated.

In most cases, the local real estate agent in charge of the listing attempts to maximize the value of the sale because it directly impacts their commission. Standard real estate commission rates are about 6%. This means that local real estate agents are less likely to accept a lowball offer for the sake of speedy turnaround. Selling your home for more money is typically the top priority, even if the seller prefers a speedy closing process.

After you have accepted an offer from a buyer, it typically takes 30 to 45 days to close on the loan. During this period, the home needs to get an appraisal, an official inspection, and satisfy other real estate contingencies. The seller may also need to cover the buyer’s closing costs, depending on the state and the sales contract.

Method #2 of Selling Your Home: Working with Blue Clover Investments

The main disadvantage of working with local real estate agents is that sellers are at the mercy of the market and their agent. Although selling your home using a real estate agent is the tried-and-true method for most sellers, it’s not the only option.

At Blue Clover Investments, we provide all the knowledge of a real estate advisor while delivering multiple options for property owners who are selling Kansas City real estate. Rather than listing your home on the market, our real estate investment group will find cash buyers who are motivated to close quickly.

Our process is simple:

  1. You provide us with some information about the home you’re selling.
  2. Blue Clover Investments will ask you a few questions about your goals for the sale.
  3. Finally, we will provide you with multiple options of selling your home, including a quick cash close offer.

The other thing that Blue Clover Investments does that your local real estate agent may not is work with challenging properties and on non-traditional deals. Examples include:

  • Pre-foreclosure properties
  • Properties tied to an inheritance or probate
  • Properties tied to divorce proceedings
  • Fixer-uppers not in market-ready condition

Another advantage of working with Blue Clover Investments is that we offer concierge-level service to clients. This means that you can be involved as much or as little as you want during the selling process.

Blue Clover assumes all the responsibility of selling your home so that you can remain stress-free and focused on family, work, and other day-to-day obligations. We make navigating the Kansas City real estate scene easy.

Blue Clover Makes Selling Your Home Look Easy

Ready to see the Blue Clover difference and learn more about your options for selling your home? Contact us today to receive a free consultation.

During this initial call, we will learn a little more about your Kansas City real estate and walk you through some of your options for selling it, including a quick cash close option. Contact us today by calling (816) 237-5959.