5 Advantages of Selling Your Home to a Real Estate Investor

Want to sell your home?

If the answer is yes and you’re like most people, you’ve probably already started googling real estate agents in your area.

But have you ever considered selling your home to a real estate investor?

If not, you may want to.

They can offer a whole lot of perks a real estate agent can’t.

Here are 5 advantages of selling your home to a real estate investor, versus going with a real estate agent:

  1. Forego Fees

When you sell your home through a real estate agent you will be required to pay a commission fee, which is 6% on average.

You’ll also be required to pay closing costs (2% on average) – yep, the seller pays those too. And you’ll have to pay for the inspection and the appraisal.

In addition, you may have to pay seller concessions. Not to mention any repairs…

  1. NO Repairs

When you sell your home to a real estate investor they buy it as-is. That means you won’t have to fork over thousands of dollars if you have, say, a cracked foundation or a big termite problem.

  1. Skip House Showings

When you sell your home to a real estate investor you only have to show your house once. So, you can skip having people constantly ambling through your home.

Plus, you won’t have to pay for staging or landscaping, which can get quite pricey.

  1. More Options

While a real estate agent can certainly find you a buyer, a real estate investor can offer you good options for your unique situation. They can do things like help you avoid foreclosure, or give you cash for a house in need of an inordinate amount of repairs you can’t afford.

  1. A Much Quicker Timeline

When using a real estate agent to sell a home, it typically takes anywhere from three months to a year to get it sold. And once the offer is accepted, it typically takes 30 to 60 days to close.

You also have to keep in mind that 15% of sales fall through, which can delay the sale of your home even further. You could end up paying a lot in holding costs (the costs to maintain the home, e.g. mortgage, property taxes, insurance, landscaping, utilities, etc.).

A real estate investor can typically close in seven days. They pay with cash, so there’s no waiting on banks.

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