Learn How To Sell Your Home

There are some companies who offer to buy your home for quick cash and no-hassle, but did you know that they could only be offering between 60% to 80% of your property's market value?

These deals may sound appealing, but you could be losing out on a substantial sum of your investment. Companies who advertise on billboards and signs on the side of the road are often looking to target sellers who are going through significant life changes and hoping to sell quickly, such as:

  • Sellers who are relocating for a new job

  • Sellers who are experiencing bankruptcy

  • Sellers who can't sell their homes

  • Sellers who are divorcing

  • Homes in foreclosure

  • Homes that are vacant

  • Homes that are damaged

These types of buyers may prey on homeowners who find themselves in a complicated and stressful situation. They might try to convince a seller that working with an agent will cost them more but sellers may actually earn more by hiring a listing agent which often results in as much as 125% of a home's fair market value.

Another strategy these companies use is offering to take the title “subject-to” your existing loan. Subject-to allows buyers to purchase a property without undergoing a credit report or assuming a loan from a bank resulting in a faster closing time on a financed home. This allows the buyer to become a homeowner and they will also agree to taking over your mortgage payments to your lender.

This sort of agreement is often discouraged by lenders who have written clauses to prevent buyers from taking over someone else's mortgage. If you agree to sell your home to one of these types of companies, you could still be held accountable for the mortgage payments as the original borrower if the buyer misses payments or goes under foreclosure.

It is always best to consult with a home selling specialist before selling your home. We educate you, we don’t cheat you. To learn more about your options, contact Qulia Bryant today for your selling needs! Call us: 833-704-HOME.









Six Steps to Selling Your Home

  1. Choose the Right Listing Agent. The right agent is a professional who is knowledgeable about the market and will get you the maximum value for your property.

  2. Determine Property Value. A home appraisal provides a professional estimate on the value of your property. This will help determine the price of your property in the current real estate market. The value of your home may also be affected by supply and demand; therefore if there is a high demand for properties but fewer homes on the market, the higher a property seller can demand in price for their home.

  3. Get Your Home Show Ready! Buyers will appreciate a well-maintained home, so it’s highly suggested that you consider a professional deep clean, fix minor repairs, and even invest in a fresh coat of paint. These simple tasks can leave a lasting impression to help sell your home! Learn more tips from our post on “Preparing Your Home For The Sell!”

  4. Market Your Property. Your home won’t sell if potential buyers don’t know that it exists! Get your home on the MLS service and have open houses to get your home seen.

  5. Buyer Showings. Have as many buyers visit the property as you can.

  6. Negotiate and Accept Offer. Congratulations! You’re now under contract to sell your property and get if off the market.

To learn more from a qualified and experienced agent, contact us! Call: 833-704-HOME or email Qulia Bryant via quliasells@gmail.com for specific needs.

Don’t forget to check out our video on the “6 Steps to Selling Your Home” for more tips!




Should You Sell Your House Now? 7 Factors to Consider

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Your home is one of the most important assets you’ll ever own. For this reason, you want to be sure you’ll earn money from its sale – or at least break even – before putting your house on the market.

That being said, finances aren’t the only thing to think about. Life circumstances, community and emotional attachment to a home will also play a role in your decision to sell.

Financial Considerations

Home Equity

The biggest factor affecting the financial outcome of your home sale is your equity in it. Equity is the market value of your home minus what you still owe in mortgage payments.

For example, if your home’s market value is $300,000 and your mortgage balance is $175,000, you have $125,000 of equity in your home. The idea is that, after the sale, you can use this $125,000 to:

  • Put a down payment on your next house

  • Buy a smaller house outright

  • Add money to your nest egg

  • Reinvest the money

  • Pocket the extra cash

Do not sell your home if you have negative equity unless it’s unavoidable. You’ll be left worse off and further in debt. Instead, continue making home loan payments until you build up enough equity to sell.

Listing, Closing and Moving Costs

Even if you have equity in your home, you still may not be ready to sell. Selling your house and buying a new one is a pricey endeavor. There are many associated costs and fees that can quickly eat into what little equity you have, ultimately making a move counterproductive from a monetary standpoint.

Here are just a few of the costs you may incur:

  • Appraisal fees

  • House cleaning

  • Renovations

  • Home staging

  • Landscaping

  • Storage

  • Utility bills while showing your home

  • Closing costs

  • Listing fees/realtor commission

  • Packing and moving services


It’s better to sell when buyer demand is high because you have a stronger negotiating position. Here are a few things to keep in mind if you’re trying to determine whether the market in your area is currently in the seller’s favor:

  • It’s best for sellers when the number of homebuyers exceeds the amount of homes for sale

  • The warm weather of spring – especially May – entices buyers to move

  • Lower mortgage rates motivate more homes shoppers to enter the market, as buyers have a lower barrier of entry, and you have a better chance of getting a good rate on a new mortgage if you are purchasing another home

Other Considerations


Many people decide to sell to either make more room or downsize. Here are a few reasons you may want a different size home:


  • Children have moved out

  • Reduced energy costs

  • Less home maintenance

  • Smaller or no mortgage payments


  • Additional family members or pets

  • Desire to host guests or entertain

  • Fun rooms (den, gym, home theater, etc.)



A home seller may decide to list their home without equity if they dislike their current location or if the local property taxes and cost of living are too high for them to maintain financial stability. In these cases, cutting your losses now may save you money and heartache in the long run.

Emotional Attachment

You may be reluctant to leave a home that you have a strong personal connection to. For example, you may have inherited your childhood home or raised your family in your current house. Perhaps you’ve made modifications to your home to perfectly fit your lifestyle, and the emotional toll of moving would outweigh the financial gains.


Sometimes selling your home isn’t much of a choice. You may need to relocate for a new job or military service. Other times, sellers are constrained by debt and need to foreclose.

Looking for a Realtor in Charlotte, NC?

If you’re ready to sell your home, you should team up with a realtor who understands the local housing market and can fetch the best sales price. Charlotte area homeowners can trust Qulia Bryant of Perfect House Realty to get the job done. She will work with you one-on-one to explain home selling strategies and create a comprehensive plan to market your home to quality buyers in the area.

Interested homeowners can use our online home valuation tool and mortgage calculator or call 833-704-HOME to start the selling process.