Traditional home sales are outdated. The way we live our lives today is vastly different from the way our parents and grandparents lived.
Car seats weren’t even around when the older generation had babies. So much in our world has changed, and we’ve adapted to a more efficient way of doing things.
So why are we still selling houses the same way?
Traditional Home Sales: Prep Work
For ages, selling a home has looked the same.
First, you find a realtor. They help you determine when to list your home and how much you should ask. They might suggest some updates or repairs that need to be made before listing.
Then you go through and complete the repairs. This usually involves small things like painting, cleaning or replacing carpet, and patching holes. More expensive fixes might also be required, like changing out the kitchen cabinets, updating the flooring or replacing the roof.
Once that’s complete, it’s time to stage your home. Your realtor might recommend removing large pieces of furniture, taking pictures off the wall or bringing in a new rug. You should also place fresh flower pots on the porch and clean up the yard.
At this point, your realtor will have professional photos of the home taken, and then list your house on various websites.
It’s possible for all of this to happen in a few days, but most often it takes months to complete. And you haven’t even made it to the open house yet!
Tradition Home Sales: The Actual Selling Part
Finally it’s time to get your home sold.
It starts with the open house. This is usually done on a Saturday morning, and depending on the timing you probably have showings before and after the open house. Showings are a real pain because they require your house to remain spotless and you and your family to stay out for hours at a time.
If you are lucky enough to get a few offers, the negotiations begin. This usually takes a few days, but can take longer if you are unable to come to an agreement with the buyer.
When an agreement has finally been made, you are now under contract. If you think this is where things get easier, you’re wrong.
The contract period can drag on and on. Sometimes it’s as short as 30 days, but more often it’s in the 45-60 day range. That gives time for a home inspection, an appraisal, and for the lender to fund the loan.
Finally, after however many months, you are cleared to close and you can safely hand over the keys. There went your whole summer. Selling a house should not be this hard!
KeyGlee Offers a Better Way!
The good news is, it doesn’t have to be this hard! KeyGlee is revolutionizing the way homes are sold. With our simple 5 step process, you can get an offer for your home within 24 hours and close on any day you choose. Even homes in original condition aren’t exempt from our home buying offer.
If you’re considering selling your home and live in Phoenix, Arizona; Austin, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; Las Vegas, Nevada; Orlando Florida; or other major metropolitan areas, don’t settle for outdated, traditional home sales. Sell with KeyGlee! Contact us today to get an offer on your home.