4 Reasons Why It Is Better To Sell Your House Directly vs. Hiring A Milwaukee Real Estate Agent

You’ve decided it’s time to sell. You keep asking yourself if you should hire an agent to sell your house in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Do you want to pay large commissions? How long are you willing to wait for the house to receive an offer? How long will it take to close? What sort of repairs will you have to make? How does the house look when I leave for work in the morning? Are you available to show your house with 24-hour notice, or less? 


If you decide to sell your house directly to a professional house buyer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, you will not have to worry about going through a roller coaster of emotions. There are no frustrating, middle-of-dinner phone calls asking if you are available to leave your house so it can be shown. You don’t have to worry about leaving your house spotless every day before heading to work, just in case there is a showing while you’re gone. You don’t have to worry about possibly running into a buyer’s agent or their clients or dealing with them asking you questions that you really shouldn’t answer anyway. You also don’t have to worry about buyers arguing with you over which furniture you are taking and what you are leaving.

Commissions and Fees

Real estate agents are paid based on a percentage of the sale price of your house. If you do not use an agent, there will be no commissions paid to a buyer’s or seller’s agent. That means thousands of dollars in savings! The usual commission is 3% per side, so if you sell your house for $400,000, you would have to pay $24,000 out of your proceeds in commissions alone, along with the traditional seller’s closing fees and other possible transaction fees to the closing agent and the real estate agents office. Professional house buyers typically do not charge commission or transaction fees, and if they do, it is extremely low in comparison.  Best Choice House Buyers never charges a commission or transaction fee to the sellers.

Waiting Time Frame

Real estate agents have access to the multiple listing service, or MLS, which allows your property to be found in searches for certain features of a property. This may sound great, but how long will it sit on the market? How fast will you receive offers? Professional house buyers are not looking for a buyer, they are the buyer. The best are ready to buy quickly with cash. The best are ready to submit an offer when they first see the property or in 24 hours or less. Also, when you sell your house in Milwaukee, Wisconsin directly to professional house buyers, they will typically close faster than traditional buyers. Traditional house purchases usually require qualifications from banks, mortgage underwriting time, property inspection, an appraisal and the buyer may not end up qualifying in the end.  Best Choice House Buyers is ready to make an offer on the first visit, buys without contingencies, with cash, and can close in 10 business days or less. If time is of the essence, Best Choice House Buyers is your answer.

Inspections & Repairs

Professional house buyers in Wisconsin will usually purchase houses as-is. As a seller, this means you do not have to worry about repairs before closing or any other additional expenses you were not planning on. There are some companies that do not require inspections which makes it a truly as-is transaction. Best Choice House Buyers does NOT require third-party inspections. When you use a real estate agent, the buyer’s agent will almost always order an inspection of the property. If they find something wrong with the property, they typically require you to fix it out of pocket before the property closes.

There are a lot of situations to think about when you are ready to sell your house. We can help you decide which avenue would be best for you. 

Please give us a call today at (414) 877-0047 or send us a message to discuss these and other reasons why it is better to sell your house directly vs. hiring a Milwaukee real estate agent.