There are a number of ways to sell a house. Listing a house with a real estate agent, selling a house for sale by owner (FSBO), or selling a house to a real estate investor are all house selling options.
When you decide to sell your house you should not rule out any of the three major selling options. What you should do is figure out which selling option is best for your selling situation. Every selling situation is different and so are your selling options.
Lets take a quick look at each selling option and see how you can determine the best way to sell your house.
Listing your house with a real estate agent:
A home seller should consider selling their house with a real estate agent if they are in the following situations. I do not need my house to sell fast. I can wait for my house to sell on the open market while I live in it. My house is in excellent condition and does not need any repairs. My house is ready to be put on the market, it has natural interior and exterior paint colors, and has great curb appeal. I am in no financial hardship that requires me to sell my house. I am happy living in my house no matter how long it takes to sell.
Selling your house for sale by owner (FSBO):
A home seller should consider selling their house for sale by owner if they are in the following situations. I am knowledgeable about real estate. I am willing to sacrifice my time and put lots of effort into selling my house as long as I do not have to pay a real estate agent. I have money to market my property so I can get it sold. My house does not need any repairs and is not a fixer upper. I do not need to sell my house right away.
Selling your house to a local real estate investor:
A home seller should consider selling their house to a local real estate investor if they are in the following situations. I need to sell my house fast. I need to sell my house to stop the foreclosure process. I can not afford my mortgage payments. My house needs repairs and I can not afford to fix it up. I have just been relocated by my job and I need to sell my house. We inherited a house from a family member and we would like to sell it. I am tired of being a landlord and want to cash out of my investment. I am going through a divorce and need to sell my house now.
As you can see there are definitely times when you should list your house, sell your house FSBO, and sell your house to a local real estate investor. If you are in a situation where you need to sell your house quickly, your best option is to sell it to your local home buyer. They will take care of all the paperwork, purchase your home quickly and you can move on with your life.