When you put your home on the market, you have a lot of concerns. You want to get as much money as you can, and you probably want the home to sell fast. You might also worry about the inconvenience of having people tour your home for weeks while you wait on a buyer. To make things easier on you, find a way to sell your home that fits your budget and preferences. Here are some options.
1. Sell Your House By Yourself
If you've been through the selling process a few times and are familiar with how things work, you may want to sell your house yourself. You can list it on a website that lists homes for sale by owners, but the drawback is you won't get nearly as much exposure for your home as you would when you list it with a real estate agent.
Some buyers may even be leery of buying a home without going through an agent so they have someone watching their back. Even though you don't use an agent when you sell a home yourself, you may want to use an attorney so you have some protection with the sale.
2. Sell To An iBuyer
An iBuyer, or instant buyer, is a real estate company that buys homes in certain markets and then puts them back on the market. Selling your home this way is convenient, but you pay for the convenience. You'll pay higher fees, but if you like the idea of a quick sale and quick closing, you may be more than willing to take a lower profit on your house.
You can provide information about your house online and get an offer shortly thereafter. If you like the price, your home is viewed in person to look for anything that might need to be repaired. If damage is found, the cost might be negotiated. However, you don't have to worry about cleaning and fixing up the house since iBuyers fix up homes themselves to get them ready for the market.
3. Sell To A Flipper For Cash
If you sell to an iBuyer, your home usually has to be in pretty good shape. If your home is in disrepair, you could sell it to a flipper for cash. You won't get as much as you might want from your house, but you also won't have to put money in repairs and updates so it will sell.
If you have a home that won't sell because of all the work it needs, selling it for cash to a flipper might be an option to consider.
4. Sell Your Home With A Real Estate Agent
Listing your home with a real estate agent is the traditional way to sell your home, and it may be the way that makes you feel the most comfortable. An agent is a valuable resource when you sell your house because they offer advice on improvements you need to make, and they work to get you a good price on your home.
Plus, an agent can advertise your home on a variety of major real estate websites and with other agents so your house gets a lot of exposure.