Sell your home to a company or through a real estate agent: what is the right choice for you?

How should you sell your house? In most cases, it comes down to finding a real estate agent, list the property, and hope that a buyer will love your home enough to buy it. However, this process often takes time, and results are not always guaranteed.

Sometimes, it is best to sell your home directly to a company rather than wait for the right buyer to come along. Here are some cases where you should consider a company that buys houses rather than go through a real estate agent.

  1. You need to sell your home fast

When time is of the essence, it may be best to sell your home to a company rather than through a real estate agent. Months can pass between the moment you list your home to sell and closing. You will need to keep your house ready for showing at a moment notice. Deals can fall apart at any moment, due to financing or other unforeseen circumstances. If you want to get rid of your home quickly, a company may be your best bet.

  1. You need cash

Cash is king. It is necessary to settle a situation, like a divorce or an estate, or if you need some money to start your new chapter in life. Selling your house to a company is your best chance to sell your home for cash and avoid dealing with financing-related issues.

  1. You need to sell a house in bad condition

Properties in disrepair are a lot harder to sell. Most loans have requirements regarding the condition of the home, which makes finding the right buyer difficult. Renovating a house is also time-consuming and expensive. If you want to sell your house “as-is,” you may want to look into selling it to a company rather than going through a real estate agent.

  1. You need to sell a distressed property

Bad things happen to good people. If your home is in pre-foreclosure or may be going for auction, putting it on the market can be very difficult. Many potential buyers avoid these properties due to the uncertainty of the situation. However, a company can help you negotiate with the bank that holds the lien and hopefully find a solution satisfying for all parties.

  1. You need to sell your home in a down market

When the market slows down, waiting as you go through the traditional selling process can make it harder and harder to unload your property. You want to get out of your house as fast as possible. When buyers are few and far in between, it is worth considering selling your home to a company rather than through a real estate agent.

If you want to sell your house quickly, for cash, and with as little hassle as possible, companies are often easier to deal with than the usual path of listing through a real estate agent. If you want to sell your house located in Cherokee and Cobb County, including Woodstock, Marietta, Kennesaw, Acworth, Canton, and Roswell, Rocking Porch Homes will be happy to help. Contact us today if you would like to discuss your options.

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