Thinking about selling your NC property?
Make sure you aren’t duped into believing some of the home-selling myths out there.
At DKL, we buy houses, and we’ve heard each of these myths. In this post, we’ll debunk six of the most common myths, and we’ll use real stories from some of our homesellers.
Let’s dive in!
Myth 1: You can’t sell your NC house off-market
You can if you’re working with wholesalers like us. As a wholesaler, we buy off-market real estate, saving you the trouble of putting your house on the market.
Myth 2: You can only make a profit on your home sale by using a real estate agent.
Not with us! If we like your house, we’ll offer you a fair cash value. And you’ll likely save more money than you would with a traditional real estate agent, since we won’t charge you an agent commission.
Myth 3: You need to host an open house to get the best deal.
Open houses can add a lot of stress to your life. Putting the effort in to stage your house for potential homebuyers can be tedious and costly.
But you may not need to host an open house. For instance, we buy North Carolina houses as they are — no matter whether they are staged beautifully or not.
Myth 4: You have to fix up your house to sell it.
It’s understandable to think your house needs to be in working order before selling it, but that’s not the case.
For instance, we met with a homeseller who bought a house in disrepair, but he doesn’t have the time or money to continue repairing it. He is a single dad going through a divorce and a job loss. He’s overwhelmed and wants to walk away into a fresh start.
In addition, he wants to rent and raise his boys and start making (and saving) money again. He knows that not having the house repair looming over his head would help him do that. So, he sold his NC house to us, as-is
Myth 5: You can’t get your money from a sale sooner than 30 days.
Again, this is not true. We can have your cash in-hand within 10 days.
Myth 6: You have to get all your stuff out before closing.
As we say at DKL, “We’ll take out the trash for you.” So, there’s no need to get everything out before selling to us.
We recently met with a widow who wants to move. Her house is in a good neighborhood and in decent shape, but it needs updating and some repair. She has boxes and stuff from the past 30 years everywhere. It will be impossible for her to have the work done with her things everywhere.
And at her age, it just makes more sense to sell the house as is to us and leave a lot of her unwanted things behind before she moves somewhere else.