How to Sell without an Agent
Selling your house as-is, without an Agent involved, does not have to be complicated or difficult. It can be a smooth and easy process, as long as you find a great local homebuyer who has funds at the ready, and who has a proven track record for performance and service. How do you decide which cash buyer to sign a contract with, though? Where do you even start?
We Buy Houses! Finding a Cash Buyer
The first step, after you’ve decided that you might want to sell your home, rental property, or inherited house, is to speak to someone who would be interested in buying your house from you. There are several homebuyers around Cincinnati, Dayton, and Columbus, but not all of them have been around for very long, and not many of them have the funds on hand at any one point in time to be able to purchase your house in cash (we pay cash for houses, of course). It’s important, therefore, to locate someone who buys houses that can put their money where their mouth is, and who will work with you to create the best win-win scenario possible. How do you screen a potential buyer, though?
- Ask your friends, family, and community for recommendations. You may learn that one of them has worked with a cash buyer and had a great (or terrible) experience with them. You can also try social media groups and check out reputable accreditors such as the Better Business Bureau, Google My Business, local Chambers of Commerce, and Yelp.
- Call! If you’re not comfortable speaking over the phone, most trustworthy homebuyers are also fine with communicating by text, email, or live chat through their website or social media pages. There shouldn’t be any obligation to speak to the buyer, and they should be happy to work around your schedule. Call us at 513-815-5000, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Sell Your House Fast
Once you’ve gone over the basic details, you can sell your house quickly to a seasoned homebuyer. If they aren’t willing to work on your timeline, then you should move on to a different buyer. Sometimes you might need to sell a house later down the road, rather than right now. It’s a great idea to go ahead and establish a relationship with a great local “we buy houses” buyer early on in the process, so you aren’t stressing about finding one later.
Sell Your House As Is
Selling a house as is can be nearly impossible if you list your home through an Agent. Most interested buyers will expect you to do a long list of repairs and improvements before they’ll agree to close on your house. That can mean long delays, hefty repair bills, and repeat inspections or appraisals…not to mention Agent’s commissions and fees! When you sell your home to a local professional homebuyer like us, you skip ALL of that unnecessary hassle and headache. We buy houses as is, and no renovations are too big or too small!
Reviews, Testimonials, & Ratings
Trust, but verify! Anyone can tell you they’re great, and that they’ll totally do everything they say they will. How do you know for sure that they’re not a scam, though? Well, the best way is to do some digging. See what other people say about them, especially on places like Google and the BBB. Google makes it very difficult to remove a negative review, and the BBB goes the extra mile to verify that reviews are real, so they’re great, reliable places to start. From there you can surf other websites and social media to make certain you have a well-rounded and realistic perception of the homebuyer and their trustworthiness and ethical standing.
Also: Avoid Foreclosure, Navigate Probate, & More
Sometimes we find ourselves in situations and circumstances that aren’t terribly straightforward and easy to navigate. If you’re wanting to sell a house because you’re attempting to avoid foreclosure, you’re going through Probate court, you’re going through a divorce, you’re wanting to retire and move into assisted living, etc, make sure your cash buyer is experienced and well-equipped to help you through your situation successfully. It’s much better to deal with a homebuyer who understands your circumstances, and the steps necessary to get you through them, than to deal with someone who is inexperienced and likely to cause more problems than they solve.