How Absentee Owners Can Sell a House in Alaska

Absentee owners often need help managing the logistics of interactions with realtors, buyers, and other professionals – which in turn makes them miss time from their work, family, and friends in order to travel to the property. 

Then, when it comes time to sell, listing the property the conventional route is highly costly. This process is stressful to say the least, especially since this is likely one of your most significant financial transactions. Whether you’re a hands-off investor with renters in place or the property is vacant, if you’re feeling overwhelmed at the possibility of selling your property, read on! We’re going to explore different options on how absentee owners can sell a house in Alaska.

No Commissions

As an absentee owner looking to sell your home, the thought of saving the commissions for yourself by selling on your own is highly appealing. However, selling your house long-distance as an FSBO is a juggling act that most sellers aren’t prepared for. The best option for an absentee owner who wants to save the commissions yet benefit from working with a professional is to sell the house directly to a professional buyer like us here at Anchorage Home Buyers. At Anchorage Home Buyers, it’s paramount to our cash investors that you make an informed decision about the best sales method for your house. That’s why Anchorage Home Buyers will advise you on the profits you’d earn by listing vs. a direct sale. You’ll understand the current market value and the expenses you can expect line by line with each method.

No Waiting

At Anchorage Home Buyers, we know how valuable your time is. It’s impossible for a real estate agent to guarantee the amount of time the traditional listing process will take – from the initial prep work before your house hits the Alaska market until you reach the closing table. However, you can have a guaranteed closing date, often in a matter of days, by selling your house in Alaska directly to Anchorage Home Buyers. We have the flexibility to arrange the closing for you on the most convenient closing date.

No Marketing

Another step most home sellers underestimate is marketing. This step is costly; however, it is detrimental that your listing stands out whether you sell on your own as an FSBO or with an Alaskan real estate agent. The best agents aim for the highest potential profits on their listings by employing professional stagers to assist them. The house should be free of personal items and the decor in neutral colors, removing more oversized furniture that may shrink the size of a room. It’s not uncommon for them to recommend storage for excess furniture or belongings.

Agents also employ professional photographers and drone pilots for your digital imagery. If the thought of having multiple showings makes you uncomfortable, making a direct sale to Anchorage Home Buyers means you can skip the nuisances. In addition to skipping the showings, you won’t have to worry about expensive marketing tactics.

No Repairs

Because most buyers are looking for homes that are ready for their move immediately, you can expect your house to sell for less on the Alaskan real estate market when it’s in need of repairs. In addition to the financial money pit that you could be falling into when you start the repairs, overseeing the project from afar makes the job extremely difficult. On the other hand, selling directly to Anchorage Home Buyers allows absentee owners to sell a house in Alaska without pouring thousands into repairs. Anchorage Home Buyers will buy your house as-is, taking on the costs and risks of digging into the project and making the repairs.

No Closing Costs

In addition to real estate commissions, sellers using the traditional sales method can expect to pay for additional services, fees, taxes, or various prepayments out of their profits at closing. If you’re an absentee owner in Alaska, consider selling directly to Anchorage Home Buyers – we buy houses “as is” without any closing costs, commissions, or the need to make any repairs. The amount of the offer is the amount you’ll have when you leave the closing table.

When you sum up all of the financial and emotional expenses of selling the traditional route, it’s clear that selling directly to Anchorage Home Buyers is the most convenient way for absentee owners to sell a house in Alaska. Working with us means there are no commissions, hidden fees, waiting, closing costs, and repairs or showings. What could be simpler? Call Anchorage Home Buyers at 907-331-4472.

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