A Direct As-is Sale vs. Hiring an Agent When Selling Your House in Bradenton

Are you contemplating selling? You may be curious on which is the better option, a direct sale vs. hiring an agent when selling your house in Bradenton. Circumstances in life can alter your living situation, at times despite your desires. What’s important to note is the time required before closing with each option is just as much of a consideration as the effect each has on your finances. 

Showing Appointments

Especially during these times, preparing your house for showings can be a job in itself, all at the same time potentially hazardous to your health. You’ll need to ask yourself if you are willing to put in the extra time to clean and sanitize your house before and after showings. Despite how much you may wish to sell your house in Bradenton, nobody enjoys the hassle of jumping into action and preparing for a showing after a long day at work. Likewise, if your buyer falls in love with your furnishings, they may consider one or several of your beloved possessions as deal-breakers. Along with the agent selling your house, you will need to deal with buyers agents, who will be the ones showing the home. It’s highly likely they’ll call to schedule the appointment during your very important family time. 

If none of this is appealing to you, then you may want to consider a direct as-is sale, where you won’t need to remain constantly on top of your home’s appearance or worry about staging. You also won’t have to worry about storing anything you don’t want a buyer to catch sight of and decide they’d like “tossed into the deal.”

Investing More Before Selling

Did you know a lot of sellers need updates to make their home desirable? This unexpected expense for the outside and inside add to the expenses of selling your house in Bradenton with a real estate agent. You’ll need to be on top of any necessary repairs. Problems passing the inspection will ultimately lead to paying for repairs and or crediting the buyers in order for a buyer to qualify for the mortgage loan. Remember, you need to concern yourself with exterior curb appeal and may be advised to cover the additional expenses of staging your interior. You may even be required to cover the costs for professional photography and advertising your property.

When looking into direct sale with a professional buyer, none of the concerns or costs associated with curb appeal or updates will be an issue as the buyers in a direct as-is sale buy your house as is. Don’t worry about those Major or minor repairs and even your home’s appearance when you sell your house in Bradenton  through a direct sale

Professional Expenses

Real estate agents don’t work for free, remember they charge commissions as well as other charges. Depending on your contract with the realtor, you may have to cover professional photos and advertising costs. If your house Appraises lower than the agreed sale price, you would either have to lower your price in order for the buyer to get a loan(FHA & VA) or you may choose to re-appraise the house which will end up in you paying for another appraisal. How about closing costs? Closing costs are fees most sellers forget to consider when selling, adding to the cost to sell your house in Bradenton. 

Making a direct “as-is” sale commonly means that there are no commissions and no repairs or extra spending for updates and whatever else might be needed to make the overall appearance of the house appealing.


Due to the nature of traditional listings, there is no ETA on the closing when selling your house in Bradenton through a real estate agent. Additionally, depending on the buyer’s circumstances, there may be delays in the actual closing date. 

An upside of selecting a direct as-is sale for your property is that you’ll sell your house in Bradenton within a short timeframe and there won’t be any delays in closing due to failed inspections or financing issues. 

We’re here to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have about the decision to sell your house. Call Golden Rule Home Solutions today or send us a message to learn more about a direct as-is sale vs. hiring an agent when selling your house in Bradenton. (941)-786-0009

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