How to Know if You Should List Your Property in Alaska or Sell it Directly

The traditional listing process of hiring a professional real estate agent to list your property is usually most familiar to sellers – and what they’re most comfortable with. However, statistics show that about 36 percent of sellers attempt to sell without the assistance of a professional. While selling on your own to save money may sound extremely enticing on the surface, of an average of seven percent of FSBO listings that did sell, their final price was up to 26 percent less than homes of equal value on the Alaska real estate market. 

Most people who go to sell just aren’t aware of all their options. Read on as we explore how to know if you should list your property in Alaska.


Like many sellers, you may simply prefer to skip the hassles of listing; if this describes your perspective, it may be best not to list your property in Alaska. Showings are stressful – for those uncomfortable with strangers viewing their property online or walking through in person, you may not want to go the traditional route of selling your home. With everything laid out and in the open, Anchorage Home Buyers will gladly provide the details of what you could earn through a traditional listing vs. our offer. We do this because we’re your neighbors who live and work alongside you here in Alaska, and we want you to be fully informed so you can feel confident when you decide which path you’d like to take when you go to sell your home. With thousands of dollars in potential profit on the line, you can set your mind at ease, knowing you did the right thing.


Other sellers face diminishing circumstances that make listing stressful, especially when time isn’t on their side. If you can’t bear the thought of waiting out the listing process, this is a key identifier you should consider all of your options for your property. At Anchorage Home Buyers, we have the answer. We can provide you with a guaranteed closing date in a matter of days – or if you don’t want to move that quickly, no worries. We’ll find a date that is best suited for you.

Property Condition

You should consider all of your options for your property is if you own a property that doesn’t conform well to buyers’ expectations of listings on the MLS. Whether this is due to a lack of interest, a shortage of funds or you no longer have the physical ability to maintain and keep up with repairs, listings that aren’t ready to move into don’t fare well in the Alaska real estate market. These properties are typically referred to as bargain listings by buyers, drawing insultingly low offers as they linger on the market. Keep in mind, the longer it sits on the market, the more money that comes out of your pocket. At Anchorage Home Buyers, we purchase homes as-is. You won’t pay any commissions, and there will be no hidden fees or closing costs to deplete your profits at closing.

At Anchorage Home Buyers, we aim to help sellers like you. Let us help you explore your options so you’ll know if you should list your property in Alaska the traditional route or sell it directly. Talk to us today about your property and your situation; we’ll answer all of your questions and address any concerns you may have without any obligation whatsoever. Call Anchorage Home Buyers at 907-331-4472.

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