Traditionally, if you’re like most people in the United States looking to sell your house, your first thought would be to use a Real Estate Agent. Even though they were ranked #2 in a recent poll of “least liked professionals” (lawyers were 1st!), unfortunately for many people they are seen as a necessary evil.
A small number of people are successful at selling their houses themselves by doing their own marketing and putting up their own For Sale By Owner signs, but as their property does not appear in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) or an agent’s website, the results are sketchy and stressful to say the least.
Even when a buyer is secured, typically many months later – the sale can still fall through. In fact, one in three agreed upon sales do not complete, meaning that the sale process has to start all over again.
For any seller that is relocating for work, moving across town, or just trying to get rid of a vacant, distressed, or unwanted property, this is extremely frustrating and annoying to say the least as plans have to be put on hold. For people with financial difficulties or in danger of having their house repossessed, it can be very serious indeed.
A Realistic Alternative To Estate Agents
At last there is an alternative to using a Real Estate Agent. Using a Local House Buying company offers the speed and certainty lacking if selling on the open market through a Real Estate Agent.
Companies like Jack BUYS Houses – FL, or Quick Sale – Fair Price, are now offering a service that more and more people see as a better alternative than waiting and hoping for an elusive buyer. They will normally make an offer to buy a property within a few days, closing on a date that suits you, so that sellers can move on with their lives.
So, what’s the catch? Well, the main one is that they will be looking to buy the property at a reduction from the retail market value. How much of a reduction often depends on the type and size of property but is likely to be at least 10%.
Questions To Ask
If the speed and certainty of selling to a house buying company appeals to you, what do you need to look out for? Probably the first question to ask is – will it cost me anything to get an offer on my property? A popular national house buying company was featured on Watchdog last year after numerous complaints from people who had paid a valuation fee and then offered much less than their property was worth.
You wouldn’t expect to pay a Real Estate Agent for a valuation, so why pay these companies?
The next question most people need answering is – can I rely on this company? Can they fit around me? These companies should be asking you about your timeframes and deadlines and tailoring a solution around these. Look carefully at their literature and website to see if they are flexible and offer a range of solutions. It is also a good idea to ask them for examples or testimonials from previous customers.
So, if you have a property to sell, before you call a Real Estate Agent, it might be worth checking out a couple of these companies who can offer you a quick sale.
Jack BUYS Houses – FL is Florida’s premier local house buying company. We pay CASH for our properties, which allows us to close in as little as 7 days. We purchase all types of houses, As-Is and in any condition, so there’s no need to fix up the property. If you or someone you know needs to sell their house quickly for any reason, please visit our website or CALL 407-307-3245 NOW and say, “I WANT A CASH OFFER FOR MY HOUSE“, and you will get one in 24 hours, GUARANTEED!!