Have a house that you need to sell, and sell fast? Are you wondering what your options are? Wondering how you can get your home sold quickly? Well, that’s what this article is all about.
What are your options?
Most homeowners only know of the traditional method of selling a home through a real estate agent. But if you need to sell quickly, this probably isn’t going to work for you. The time that it takes to find a good agent, reading and signing the mountains of paperwork, then cleaning and putting stuff away, staging, getting the house on the market, then waiting for buyers – so on and so on. In some cases it can take as long as a year to get a home sold with a realtor.
So what else can you do? Check out Christine Bartsch great advice:
- List your house with a top real estate agent in your area who has a proven track record of selling homes quickly.
- Compare cash offers from instant buyers for a no-fuss transaction you can close within days.
- Take matters into your own hands by going the FSBO (For Sale By Owner) route.
- See if you qualify for a short sale in the event that you’re underwater on your mortgage.
- Get buyers bidding on your house by selling it at auction.
Those are pretty much your 5 options to sell your house. Of course some will be faster than others, and others you may not even want to try to attempt on your own (FSBO). And short sales can be a nightmare, if the bank is even willing to do it.
Is it the right time to sell?
Believe it or not, there are better times of the year than others for selling a property. Traditionally during the holidays is probably the slowest time of year for home sales. So when is it best to sell?
Spring and summer are typically the best times to sell your home, as families want to move before the school year starts, and nice weather makes for easier home viewings and inspections. But increased inventory means spring and summer buyers can afford to be pickier, and the climate in different areas can affect the best time to sell a house, too.
Your needs will factor in, too. If you’re moving for a job that starts next month in another state, the time to sell is obviously as soon as possible. Or, if you’re house hunting, the time to sell might be to-be-determined based on when you’re in the process of buying.
So late spring to when school lets out in your area are the best times to attempt to sell your home. But if you really need to sell you might not have the luxury of waiting till spring.
If you are listing or selling “for sale by owner” you are going to have to make adjustments to your schedule so that buyers can see the home when they want to.
Buyers like to see homes on their schedule, which often means evenings and weekends. Plus they want to be able to tour a home soon after they find it online, especially in a hot market where they’re competing with other buyers. If your home can be shown with little or no notice, more prospective buyers will see it. If you require 24 hours’ notice they may choose to skip your home altogether.
The fastest way to sell your house
So lets go back to Christine’s methods of selling a house quickly, in particularly getting cash offers from instant buyers.
There are all kinds of these buyers now days. IBuyers as well as We Buy Houses companies. They all operate differently, but if you have to sell your home fast, this might be your best option.
You will not get top dollar for your house with any of these companies. The convenience comes with a price, plus which ever type of investment company you choose is in business to make money just like any other.
Some of the bigger IBuyer companies may want you to make repairs, while we buy houses companies, or local investors will not. It would be in your best interest to get several offers from multiple buyers.
We happen to be local investors. If you need to sell your home and are looking for a we buy houses company near you in Dallas, visit our site or call us at (770) 756-8680 for a free, no hassle offer on your home.
Learn more about our buying process and selling your house for cash here.