At some point in your life or in a family member’s, you may notice these signs: trouble moving up and down the stairs, the lawn and small fixes left unattended, even forgetting where daily necessities such as keys and medication are placed. These are signs indicating that your current house may not be suited to your changing needs.
Your house may have been purchased at some point in your life when there was expansion (e.g. growing a family) and where you had ample people and energy to care for it. As we age and as our children move out, we are left with a house that is too much for us. When you reach that point and want to consider downsizing or moving to a care facility, read on before you contact your real estate agent.
Real Estate in Calgary often uses the 7/3 model to calculate commission – that’s 7% on the first $100,000 and 3% on the balance, that works out to be $16,000 for a $400,000 house. That is a lot of money to give away when you sell a house! Private home buyers such as Bow River Properties don’t require a commission or charge you any closing fee. That money you save could go toward health or other new expenses.
The traditional home selling process requires homeowners to clean, organize and stage the house for listing. Interested parties are then invited to walk through the home before they decide to put in an offer. Private selling does not require any of those steps. Especially when you are moving due to changing health needs, you cannot spare the energy, time or money to spruce up your house for a showing. Private selling makes the process much more convenient and simple for you. They will buy the house AS-IS, in any condition, for any reason.
Finally, if you value privacy, then private selling is the way to go. Don’t want to hammer a “For Sale” sign on your lawn? Dislike nosy neighbors bugging you about why you are selling and where you would be going? You can avoid all those because a private sale remains privy to you and the buyer. No one else needs to know if you don’t want them to.
To start the process and find out more, you can contact Bow River Properties. Have a list of questions and raise any concerns that you may have about private selling. The more you know, the more you can be assured that this could be the best solution for you.