If you own a home and are thinking about selling to home buyers in Sacramento, you have a number of options available to you. Let’s look at three ways that can help you determine which way is best for you.
For most people, owning a home is the largest purchase of their lives. Therefore, it’s not surprising that the process of buying a home or selling a home can be tremendously stressful and confusing.
Over the years, three home-selling options have developed that allow you to sell to home buyers in Sacramento. As you think about selling your home, you need to decide which way to sell is best for you, given your goals and timeline to sell.
If you need help thinking about selling your home, we buy houses in Sacramento. Feel free to contact us, and we’ll give you more information about different home selling options.
Here are 3 Home-Selling Methods:
1: Sell Through A Real Estate
This is the traditional way to sell your home, and it’s also the most common. In this home-selling method, the homeowner chooses a local real estate agent who will list the house.
The agent acts as a “go-between,” showing prospective home buyers in the Sacramento area through your house until one of those buyers decides to buy. They’ll make an offer, the agent will negotiate on your behalf, and then you’ll close.
The timeline on this selling method can take often take longer (the average is 3-6 months). Sellers who choose this method prefer to gamble on the timeline and with the hopes of selling at the market price. However, sellers who use this method will often need to spend money up-front to repair their house first, and then spend money after the sale on agent fees and commissions.
There are both benefits and negatives to using a real estate agent. One benefit is access to the MLS to access more potential buyers. But, the negatives are the fees you have to pay a real estate agent to sell your home and the painfully slow process of getting paid cash for your home.
2: Sell On Your Own
This method of selling has risen in response from homeowners wanting to save money on agent commissions. The process is very similar to the above method of selling but it’s done by the homeowner themselves, and not by an agent.
The homeowner lists their house, shows it to prospective buyers, negotiates with the buyer, and closes the deal.
There are a lot of similarities – the timeline is usually the same and the homeowner will still have to pay up-front for repairs on their house to make it sellable. Sellers who choose this method don’t mind the extra work involved in showing their house, and they normally choose this method to save money on commissions.
The problem that often comes with selling on your own is that you attract people who are looking to get a good deal – either low ball offers from buyers who are trying to get a deal.
3: Sell Directly To a Home Buyer for Cash, Fast
This method of selling is gaining popularity as homeowners look for a third way to sell. This process is very different – it’s also faster, easier, and doesn’t cost the homeowner anything.
Rather than listing and showing the house or negotiating, the homeowner simply sells their house straight to a professional home buyer with cash, fast and who is ready to buy the house as-is, right now.
Why sell directly to a home buyer?
- It’s faster: The buyer has money and is ready to buy.
- It’s easier on the seller: There is no expense or effort to repair the house before it’s sold.
- It doesn’t cost the homeowner anything: Professional home buyers usually pay closing costs and fees.
As professional home buyers in West Sacramento, we love helping sellers sell their house faster, easier, and for no fees. If you want to learn more about our service and how we can help you, connect with us here or by calling (916) 206-9989.