Looking to sell your house to a cash buyer and don’t know where to find one? Are there really any cash buyers for your home out there? Well, yes, there are investors and companies that are all cash buyers that want to buy your house. In this short write up we will tell you how to sell your house to a cash buyer and a few other tips.
In a previous article “Who Will Buy My House For Cash?” we talked about whom usually buys your house for cash are real estate investors, either individuals or larger companies. On some occasions you will be able to find a cash buyer that isn’t an investor and may be able to sell your home for more money, but these buyers are few and far between.
How To Find A Cash Buying Company For Your Home
Really it’s not that hard finding someone to buy your house for cash, provided you live near a large Metropolitan area. In all large cities across the country there are companies that pay cash for homes, as well as outside the large cities into the suburbs where people tend to raise their families. Here are few ideas for finding a cash buyer in your area:
Investors find motivated sellers by using direct marketing, which involves letters, bandit signs, websites or billboards. If you see signs that say “we by houses, any condition, we pay cash” that is an investor looking to buy homes cheap or a wholesaler looking to buy homes cheap. There are other ways to find investors as well:
- Look for bandit signs on the sides of roads or at intersections that say we buy houses.
- Search the internet for cash buyers in your area.
- Look up real estate investor clubs in your area.
- Look on Craigslist or Facebook for we buy houses advertisements.
- Ask your friends or family if they know any real estate investors.
We would have to say that probably the best two ways of finding a cash buyer is to first ask friends and family if they know of an investor. If they don’t then the next best option is to use the internet. By making use of the interweb you can gain a large list of buyers as well as being able to check their reviews and learn more about the company to make sure they are legit. More on making sure they are legit a little later on.
Now let’s just touch on some of the pros of selling to a cash buyer –
Pros of Selling To A Cash Buyer
Selling to a cash buyer definitely has it’s advantages, as outlined here:
When a cash buyer purchases a home, they are accepting the condition that the home is in. This can mean that you don’t need to worry about repairing any problems with the home. It can also mean that you save more time by not having to put the home in showroom condition in order to sell it. You won’t need to repaint, decorate, or worry about other things to ensure a buyer will give you top dollar. You will be getting less than the market cost for the home, but the repairs, decorating, and painting will be up to the buyer instead of you, so you won’t have to worry about paying for them.
Being able to sell your property in “as-is” condition is a huge plus for a lot of sellers. Most cash buying companies not only don’t care about repairs that need to be made, but also if your house is a mess or not 🙂 . Not having to clean for showings is great for a lot of Mom’s and Dad’s with a full schedule taking care of the children.
Also, when selling to a cash buyer you don’t have to worry about “buyer mortgage contingency” where if the buyer can’t get approved for a loan they can back out of the deal.
Lastly, another pro of selling to a cash buying home company is that you can avoid a lot of the usual costs and fees when selling the usual route (learn more about how much it can cost to sell your home here “How Much Does It Cost To Sell Your House“).
Cons Of Selling To A Cash Buyer
The biggest draw back of selling to a cash buyer that is a real estate investment company is that you will get less money for your property versus selling the traditional route to a buyer that gets a mortgage. It’s a give and take though, you aren’t having to make repairs or even clean up the property. It’s also important to note that they are a company and they are trying to make money.
With that being said there are some investors out there that will try to take advantage of you or worse, try and scam you out of money. Here is a great tip from the Balance:
But be wary. Some may ask for “application fees” and other upfront payments, meaning they’re probably just trying to scam you. Legit real estate businesses take their cuts at the end.
Additionally, if you’re already near foreclosure, some of these companies may try to stall you until you’re really desperate in hopes you’ll take even less. Get online and check out a company’s Better Business Bureau rating, and surf around for customer reviews and rip-off reports before you contact them.
Those are just 2 of the things that you need to watch out for when selling to a cash buyer. Unfortunately nowdays as with almost any other industry, there are people out there that are wanting to take advantage of other people. Their first piece of advice is really good, no company that wants to buy your house should ever ask for any kind of fee.
Here is a video that kind of sums everything up that we have just spoke about:
Summing It Up
If you were wondering how to sell your home to a cash buyer, the good news is that it’s not that hard to do at all. It’s easiest to search the web for reputable companies that pay cash. All you have to do is sit back and wait for the offers to come in.
You do however do need to make sure that whom ever you decide to sell your property to, they are a bona fide company that really can purchase your property for all cash. If someone wants a fee, move on to the next investor.
If you have a property in Acworth or anywhere in the Metro Atlanta area and are looking for a cash buyer for your house, contact us! We would love the opportunity to make you an all cash offer for your house, no matter it’s size or condition. You can fill out a form on our website, or just call us at 770-756-8680 any time.