Selling Through a Real Estate Agent vs. Selling to DCI Properties

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Do you find yourself weighing the pros and cons of selling your house or property to a real estate agent? Yes, you may have some tough decisions ahead of you, but selling your house successfully is the most important factor. While selling to a real estate agent may be the more traditional way to go, selling to DCI Properties can save you a lot of time, money, and stress!

There are many differences between selling your home to a local real estate agent versus selling your home to DCI Properties. In fact, one of the major differences, is that our estimates show that homeowners can save an average of $6,000 – $10,000 in real estate agent fees alone when selling to us. That alone, is a lot to consider when selling your home.

How do you know what to do to sell your house to real estate agent or not? Well, we’ve put together a simple list on what to expect in both situations. 

Selling through a Real Estate Agent vs DCI Properties

Commissions:5% of Sales Price in Ontario.NONE
Repairs:Most real estate agents will ask for repairs or even the lender will require repairs in order to sell the home.NONE - We pay for all repairs
Time and Carrying Costs:It can take up to 6 months to sell a house. During this time you will have to pay for taxes, maintenance, utilities, insurance and interest.NONE- We can purchase right away
Cleaning:Your real estate agent will want a clean show-ready home to present to potential buyers.NONE - We take care of this for you
Packing:Once you sell, you will have to leave the place empty and clean.NONE - You can leave what you don't want behind
Staging:Many real estate agents require a home to be staged when showing off the home to potential buyers. Meaning a whole lot of decluttering for you.NONE - Not required
Showing:You may have to show your home off 5-30 times to find a buyer.Once (Just Us)
Closing Date:Typically 30-60 days after finding a buyer.On the Date of YOUR CHOICE
Appraisal, Inspection, and Financing ContingencyMost real estate agents have to finance, so an inspection, appraisal and credit approval are all required.NONE

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