If you’re not quite ready to tackle the arduous process of staging, showing, setting up open houses, listing and all of the other tasks that come with putting a house on the market, you’re not alone. You might want to consider selling your Stephenville, Texas home as a pocket listing.
You might be thinking, “What is a pocket listing?” It’s where instead of advertising your home with a multiple listing service (online or print), you have the real estate professional you are working with show your home privately to potential buyers. This system takes a lot of the hassle out of selling a home and is gaining popularity in the real estate circuit. However, this is a double-edged sword, as with the decreased foot traffic by potential buyers, your home will get less exposure and the chances of a bidding war are less likely, which could ultimately result in you getting less for your Stephenville, Texas home.
The main reasons homeowners are going the pocket listing route to sell their homes, instead of listing their home with a listing service to generate the most hits on the property as possible, is to preserve a sense of privacy and also to make the process less difficult. Time can be another factor in the reasoning behind a pocket listing. Just because your home gets a lot of foot traffic by the use of a listing service doesn’t mean all of the buyers are qualified and serious. With pocket listings, the real estate professional you are working with usually pre-screens everyone that he or she shows the property to ensure that you’re getting the best possible matches for a purchase in the “quality over quantity” fashion. Consult your local real estate professional on which method of selling your Stephenville home could be most suited to your needs.
If you would like to sit down and discuss your options, or simply have a quick question or two regarding selling your Stephenville, Texas home, we would love to assist you.