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Selling My House for Cash in Blaine

Should you take a cash offer for your Blaine house?

Not always.

I’ll tell you how to sell any property for cash, some reasons to refuse a cash offer – and when you shouldn’t say no.

Selling My House For Cash In Blaine

If you’re selling a property in Blaine to an end buyer (the person living in the home), chances are good it won’t be bought with cash.

Most transactions close with a bank loan, because most buyers don’t have the funds.

This isn’t news.

Even most investors don’t close transactions with cash. It’s easy to let a bank share the risk, even if you have the money – most investors spread themselves too thin.

At The Antonov group we don’t spread ourselves too thin, because our primary goal is to build stable communities around Blaine.

In most cases, we’ll pay cash for your Blaine MN property.

The Benefits Of An All Cash Sale Of Your House

The benefits of a cash sale are real:

  • money fast
  • when you need it most

You don’t have to deal with the hassles of waiting months for a buyer to get a mortgage, only to be told that the lender eliminated the program and you’re back to square one.

You don’t have to list your house with a real estate agent and pay a huge commission.

You don’t have to deal with a lot of people just “kicking the tires” and checking out your property for fun. We don’t waste your time. This is our business.

You don’t need to paint, make repairs, or even clean up. We take properties just as they are. You won’t waste money on junk haulers or contractors.

You don’t need to deal with any paperwork. We have it all covered.

Working With A Reputable Blaine House Buyer / Investor

Always make sure that your cash buyer is reputable. At The Antonov group, we offer great references of past sellers we’ve helped, we can show you examples of some of the latest projects we’ve worked on, and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have so you feel comfortable.

We pride ourselves on being a strong part of the Blaine community.  Our local mission is to help local Blaine MN homeowners who need to sell your Blaine house fast do it quickly, at a price fair to you, and to help improve the beauty of neighborhoods one house at a time.

If you’re wondering about selling your house for cash in Blaine or just need to sell a property near Blaine, we can help you.

We buy properties like yours from people who need to sell fast.

Give us a call anytime at 612-840-6507 or
fill out the form on this website today! >>

How do I sell my house without an agent in New Brighton

If you’re looking to sell your house or investment property in New Brighton without using a real estate agent, we can help.

Although we do cooperate with brokers, sometimes it’s best to avoid paying someone to be in the middle.

After all, paying 5-6% of the sale of a property in a commission is a lot of money. In certain situations, MN brokers and real estate agents can be very useful and earn their commission. Not always.

There’s a few ways to avoid paying high commissions in your MN sale.

First, there’s a tricky custom that you’ve gotta know about.

In most sales in New Brighton, roughly half of the commission you pay as the seller goes to pay for the buyer’s broker.

Doesn’t make much sense, right?

Why should you pay for the agent on the other side of the table?

Truthfully, it defies logic – it’s just what’s typically done.

You can use that to your advantage in a few ways.

First, factor in the commissions paid when you’re looking at the comparable sales. If the properties similar to yours sold for prices that included commissions, take that into account.

Don’t underprice your property – be aware that a savvy buyer may expect to take a discount too. If you’re doing the work of one agent, you can expect to save that money.

Sometimes in New Brighton buyers who aren’t represented by an agent won’t remember to negotiate the buyer’s side commission out of the price for themselves, so don’t remind them if you don’t want to pay them. Just don’t be surprised if it comes up during the negotiation.

You may want to consider offering 2.5% to buyer’s agents who will bring their clients to show your property. Sure, it’s a lot of money. If you’re pricing your property including that commission, you can always negotiate a better deal for a purchaser who comes without an agent.

On the other hand, if you don’t leave room for the buyer’s agent’s commission, you’ll be excluding most of the buyers in the market in New Brighton.

Over 90% of transactions happen through the MLS – that’s the Multiple Listing Service. It’s the main database that all the brokers in New Brighton use to access information for their clients on the houses, condos, land and investment properties for sale, along with data on the sold prices.

Once upon a time, you had to pay a full commission to get your property on the MLS. Now in New Brighton, there are a few brokers who will charge you a fee just to list your property on the MLS. Often, you spend a few hundred bucks and you only pay commission if the sale closes.

Compared to the cost of a newspaper ad, the MLS is a cheap way to market your property to a very wide audience.

All the major real estate search sites like Realtor.com, Zillow, Yahoo Homes, etc. get data from the MLS. Chances are good that when you submit your listing in New Brighton to the MLS, information on your property will end up on most of the major sites within a few days.

Each of those sites sells ads. They’ve got packages that let you pay to enhance your listing, feature it at the top of the search, and a lot of other bells and whistles that might or might not get an interested buyer to buy your property.

Advertising is a gamble. Sometimes open houses in New Brighton MN can be a great way to sell property, and sometimes they’re a waste of time. Same with newspaper ads, craigslist postings, fancy signs – sometimes they work, and sometimes they don’t.

To effectively sell your property on your own, you have to market it well.

Putting up fliers and signs around your neighborhood can generate some calls, and there’s a lot of free websites where you can post information. But often just putting up flyers and an open house isn’t enough if your house doesn’t appeal to the average home buyer.

In theory, real estate agents charge big commissions because they have to spend a lot of money up front to advertise your property. By advertising lots of properties at once, they expect to get more phone calls – and obviously, they’ll make good profits by selling lots of houses.

Certain properties might require thousands of dollars in advertising expenses before the right buyer happens to see the ad and call.

If you want to avoid paying any commissions, you can also sell your house to investors like us for CASH

We fair prices for properties – and we can close fast (in as little as 3-5 days if you need to).

Sometimes we’ll purchase New Brighton houses, fix them up, then rent them out… sometimes we’ll fix them up and sell them to other people looking for great homes in the area, and a lot of other reasons, too – but we love to hear from people like you who are thinking of selling anywhere in MN.

We’re investors who care a lot about New Brighton.

We close fast and pay cash in as little as just 3-5 days. Give us a call now at 612-840-6507 or fill out the short form over here.

Sell Your New Brighton House Fast – Get A Cash Offer Today

Selling My House Fast in Fridley

You need to sell your Fridley house fast right?  If you’re saying… “I’m having the toughest time selling my house fast in Fridley“… you’re at the right place ?

These tips will help you get your property sold.

[NOTE: Most important – if you really need to sell fast, consider the option of selling for cash offer to a qualified local investor like The Antonov group

Selling My House Fast in Fridley – Your Options

Lately the financing world has been really screwy. Lenders change program requirements at the last minute – and for normal purchasers, that could delay your sale.

Keep in mind that anyone can write a cash offer, even if they’re borrowing money to purchase the property.  So when you’re selling a house through a real estate agent to an end buyer… be prepared that if the buyers financing falls through… you’ll have to start the sale process all over again… adding more months to the process, more holding costs you have to pay for, and more.

To avoid having the buyer pull out at the last second because of financing… one option is to sell your house to a local investment firm like us.

Often, qualified investors have access to multiple lines of credit with public and private lenders that is secured by other assets.

That means we can close quickly and we don’t have to wait for a bank loan to come through. You get your sale done and cash in hand quickly. 

You’ll have to do some due diligence to make sure you’re dealing with a qualified local investor. Qualified investors will have no problem providing you access to bankers and references who can verify the investor’s ability to close on the loan.

If you’ve taken a cash offer with an earnest money deposit, you might be entitled to keep the deposit if the buyer can’t close on the purchase.

But how do you get cash offers fast?

You can get a fair cash offer from us actually today.  We’re buying properties in the Fridley MN area, which we’re local to… and we buy Fridley houses … then we either hold them as rentals for ourselves… or we’ll repair / remodel the house if it needs it and sell it to someone who loves the house.

If your local Fridley property qualifies, we can buy your house fast.

Just fill out the form or pick up the phone and call us anytime at 612-840-6507

I’m Relocating And Need To Sell My House In Shoreview

 

Relocation is a complicated exercise in coordination. We get local Shoreview home sellers calling us or submitting their house info on this website every week saying “I’m relocating and need to sell my house in Shoreview“.  The great thing is that we’re able to help a good many of those sellers sell their house quickly (because we’re actively buying houses in Shoreview MN right now!).

There’s an insane amount of details to keep together, plus the stress of whatever is making you move in the first place – often it’s a new job or a sick relative, but the true need to move always comes with a dramatic change.

So how do you make the most out of a difficult situation?

Don’t Agonize – Organize.

You don’t want to be in a situation where you end up paying to own and maintain a vacant house for 2 years. That gets expensive and it doesn’t have to be that way.

Although the market is relatively stable right now in Shoreview, things can change in the blink of an eye. We’ve heard some serious horror stories over the past couple of decades. Unless you’re filthy rich, you probably can’t afford to wait it out.

So how do you make the right choices when you’re relocating and need to sell your Shoreview MN house fast?

Relocating And Need To Sell My House Fast In Shoreview… Your Options And Steps

First…

  1. Find out what your house is worth: To do this you can contact a reputable real estate agent or connect with us and we can give you a no cost no obligation valuation on your property.  Once you know what the house may be able to sell for in the current market… that sets the basis for how long you may or may not be able / willing to sell the house.
  2. Decide how fast you need to sell your house after you relocate: This is a biggie. I’ve seen professionals who moved out of state for a job who had their house on the market for over a year before selling it for a much much lower price than they hoped. Decide how fast you need to sell your house… and how long you’re willing to keep making 2 mortgage payments, insurance payments, etc.
  3. Find a solid real estate agent BEFORE you start packing boxes: Get the ball rolling early so you don’t waste any time. Every month that you wait or every month that it takes to sell the house… costs you money.  Or if you don’t want to use a real estate agent to sell… we are a reputable local house buyer and we’d love to make you a fast-fair all cash offer. Just fill out the form through this link to get started >>
  4. Calculate the value of selling your house fast vs. “waiting it out” for a dream price: We all want to sell our houses for as much as possible. But one thing many people forget to do is come up with the $ amount of how much it costs you to hold onto this house.  The costs involved include the mortgage (which if you’re still within the first 10 years of the mortgage, the majority of your payment interest and not hardly going to principal at all), insurance, taxes, maintenance, etc.Lets say you want to sell your house for $200,000… and your mortgage payment is $1,200/mo, taxes $200/mo, $100/mo for insurance, and $100/mo for maintenance (lawn maintenance, repairs while you’re gone, etc.).Those expenses add up to $1,600/mo in “non equity building” expenses.If it takes you 7 months to sell that house through a real estate agent for that $200,000… it cost you $11,200 in DIRECT “holding costs” + you had to pay $12,000 in real estate agent fees (assuming 3% for the buyers agent and 3% for the sellers agent).Totaling $23,200 in LOST money.  That doesn’t even account for the value of your time, your stress in thinking about that property sitting on the market, the opportunity cost of what you could have been doing with that extra money during those 7 months, etc. So the real cost to you was likely closer to $30,000.But, what if you were to sell your house next week and avoid all of that?Even if you sold for a discount below the retail price (lets say… $175,000)… you’re still ahead of the game by selling the house NOW at a discount to a home buyer like our company vs. 7 months later at full price (and paying holding costs and real estate agent fees).Make sense?
  5. Take action!: Whatever you decide… decide and take action.  If you want to go the real estate agent route, great! Find a reputable local Shoreview MN agent.  If you’d rather not have to wait and not have to pay real estate agent commissions… then a viable option may be to sell your house to us ?

If you’ve got a lot of time on your side and a really great property, you might want to test the market by offering it out at a high price. There’s a small chance someone might just fall in love and be willing to overpay – people do crazy things for love.

Most properties are pretty average, in reality. They tend to be like the other houses around them, in the same way that people who live near each other tend to have a lot in common too. So unless your property is truly exceptional, as in magazine-quality extra-special, you won’t capture the most money in the market by pricing at the highest point.

You can also win by marketing your property for rent and sale at the same time, just to see what happens first. You have to maintain control of the process, which can confuse even seasoned real estate brokers.

In certain situations, we may partner with property owners to help secure lease option agreements where highly qualified purchasers rent the property for an agreed time before buying.

In other cases, we may help renegotiate a loan, help make monthly payments or conduct a short sale with a bank.

We love helping people solve complicated problems.

Creative solutions can bridge the gap to get you where you need to be.

Who Is The Antonov group And How Can We Help You If You’re Relocating And Need To Sell In Shoreview?

We’re investors. We support our families and beautify neighborhoods by buying houses from Shoreview home owners who need to sell fast for one reason or another.

The types of sellers who tend to work with us include people who…

  • Need to sell fast (we can close in as little as 7 days if you need us to)
  • Don’t want to hassle with listing a property with an agent
  • Don’t want to pay real estate agent fees
  • Can’t sell their house for one reason or another (we buy houses in as-is condition)
  • … or a variety of other reasons

But we’re passionate people, and we believe in the Shoreview community.

We’re honest and straightforward.

We’ll quote you a fair price, and we can close fast with cash.

If you’re prepared to wait and can hire professionals to help, you can manage the sale of your property from a distance. In certain circumstances that risk can pay off.

We’re happy to help you find answers to your toughest questions about your Shoreview real estate, so please feel free to call us at 612-840-6507 and chat with us anytime.

5 Updates to Consider Before Putting a Home Up for Sale

Planning to Sell Your Home? 5 Economical Updates to Consider

Anyone planning to sell their home will have a lot to think about, and among those thoughts will be what updates should be made before the “For Sale” sign is placed in the yard.

Putting money into a home that will soon be for sale can be a wasted effort in some cases, but with the right updates it is possible to raise the value of the home and potentially help it sell faster, as well.

1. New, Neutral Paint

Bright paint schemes and unique colors rarely win over buyers. Most buyers prefer more neutral, toned-down color palettes, both inside and outside the home. While it may cost you some money up front, the softer colors and clean, fresh paint may go a very long way toward enticing a buyer to purchase the house, especially if it has been a while since the last round of touch-ups.

2. Replacing old Carpet

Worn, old carpet is not going to appeal to a buyer who wants to purchase a home and move right in. Even though flooring can be somewhat costly, putting in new carpet can really help with a sale. This should typically only be done if the current carpet is in serious need of replacement, however. It is a good idea to ask your agent what their opinion is before making any big decisions.

3. Bathroom Fixtures

Old, worn, or damaged bathroom counters, drawers, sinks, and faucets can make a buyer shy away. Replacing these items before selling a home can bring a lot of value, and can be well worth the expense. In most cases, there is no need for top of the line replacements – you can typically find quality economical options if you do your research. Options that are clean, new, and neutral are the way to go. While you’re at it, you may want to check for any leaks or clogs before anyone comes to see your home.

4. Energy Star Windows

Old, drafty windows can mean larger energy bills and a home that always feels too warm or too cold, depending on the season. Vinyl replacement windows have a reasonable cost in most cases, and provide the potential buyer with a cost savings over time that could mean the difference between purchasing one house instead of another one. Energy Star rated windows may also be a tax write-off, for an added benefit to the seller.

5. Boost Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is one of the most important issues to attend to when selling a house. Buyers who drive by or pull into the driveway want to see a house that looks like home to them. By updating the front door/porch, and the flower beds/landscaping, the entire look of the front of the home can be improved. Flowers, trees, and bushes that are well cared for and neatly trimmed up also show buyers that the house has been taken care of properly, which can help them feel better about their purchase. At the very least, tidying up, pulling weeds, and removing dead plants can be done for free while drastically improving the look of your home.

There are certainly many approaches sellers can take to make their home more attractive to buyers. These 5 projects won’t cost you too much, but can make a big difference when implemented correctly. In addition, make sure to ask your real estate agent what other tasks they think will help you make the sale!

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