Did You Know? – You can Sell Your House In Austin – Without an agent, No listing required
For many years, real estate agents have been the “go-to” experts to help people sell their homes. But increasingly, many people are choosing to sell their homes themselves.
There are many reasons for this; primarily, many private home sellers are learning to save thousands of dollars in agent fees, repairs, inspections, and other associated costs. Also, many home owners and potential sellers don’t want the hassle and fuss of would-be buyers looking through a home that may not be in pristine condition – worrying about stagings, showings, and ‘curb appeal’. With all this in mind, #1 question comes down to… Selling it yourself or getting an agent? Here is a side by side look at both options.
Real Estate agent vs. Home Investor – A Comparison.
List -vs- Buy
The easiest way to compare a real agent from an investor is to ask what they are going to do with your house – list it or buy it? A real estate agent will list your house on a listing service (MLS) as they try to find a buyer. They might need to show it to sever people in order to find one buyer. This process can take anywhere from a couple of weeks to a few months.
On the other hand, an investor, does not list your house. A property investor is an independently financed buyer who will purchase your house directly from you. (The Texas House Buyer)
Sitting -vs- Selling
Another difference between a real agent and an investor is the transaction timeline. Finding a buyer is a time-consuming process and a sales agent won’t know how long it takes. There are many reasons which determine HOW LONG a house will ‘sit’ on a market – market conditions, economic conditions, needed repairs, needed inspections, for example. In many cases, they might be looking at 3-12 months during which includes showing the house to multiple potential buyers.
An investor, however, is looking to BUY immediately. A property investor purchases a home outright, independent and privately. An investor has the ability to finance a transaction and the resources to sell the home to potential buyers. An investor will have an exact timeline to close a deal – anywhere from 7 days/1 week to a determined closing date. (varies, depending on you and how quickly you want to sell).
Commission -vs- No Commission
This one is crucial! An agent makes their money when they find a buyer and collect their commission on the house (which could be anything between 4 to 7% of the sale price – which equals $6,000 on a $100,000 house, $14,000 on a $200,000 and so forth).
An investor, however, does not collect a commission. A home investor will not list your house, so there aren’t fees or commissions. An investor will make money by either renting the house to a tenant or fixing up the house and selling it..
Not everyone wants to go through the hassle of selling their home with an agent OR by themselves. And other people try selling their home and find out that they can’t for one reason or another. If you don’t want to sell your home through an agent or by yourself, there is another way, and that is to sell it to an investment company that buys properties. We pay cash for houses in Austin directly to home owners, often very quickly, in ANY Condition, as-is.
Although it may not seem like much upfront, you will actually save a lot in fees, commissions, repairs and paint, inspections, and other unforeseen costs associated with selling through an agent or by yourself. You’ll also save yourself a lot of TIME and hassle and frustration of renovating and showing the house and negotiating (this is the part that lots of sellers hate). Selling to us bypasses all that and we’ll buy your house, give you the money, and you totally skip all the steps in between. It couldn’t be easier!
If you decide that you don’t want to sell your house through an agent or by yourself, contact us at 512-598-0295 or by filing out the contact form and we’ll be in touch.
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