If you are really lucky, you might manage to sell your house within months, either with the help of a real estate agent or by marketing it yourself. In some cases, going through this process can take years or even result in a no-sale.
Another option to explore would be auction houses. Auction houses take less time than real estate agents and you are assured a buyer can’t back out of a sale agreement once the auctioneer’s hammer drops.
But asides from the aforementioned options, there is a faster choice, and that’s selling your home through a Quick House Sale Company/Cash For Home company.
These are companies who offer services that promise to get your home sold fast. Instead of taking months or years to sell your home, you can have it sold in a matter of days. These sort of companies are able to accomplish such quick sales by purchasing your home directly from you.
A typical quick house sale firm will offer you cash in exchange for your home and will pay you as soon as the appropriate contracts are exchanged. But keep in mind that these sort of companies will never offer you a price that amounts to a 100 percent of the market value of your home. Rather, depending on the company and what you agree to, you can receive anywhere between 60-90 percent of the actual market value of your property.
If you need to sell your house fast and have cash in hand in a hurry, a cash for home firm can be a great solution. But asides from the quick sale and access to fast cash, other benefits available include:
While there are quick house sale companies that mean well and offer honest services, there are also unscrupulous ones. Practices of these unscrupulous firms can lead to issues such as:
Keep in mind that the aforementioned issues are only likely if you transact with the wrong cash for home firm. This is why you need to properly research a firm before agreeing to sell your property through them.
While quick house sales for cash are a great option, you need to be careful which cash for home firm you choose to do business with. The average firm offers as much as 70 to 85 percent of the actual value of your home in exchange for getting your property off your hands fast. But if you do your research, you can manage to find a firm that’s willing to offer as much as 90 percent. However, firms that offer this and genuinely mean it are rare, which means you need to carry out sufficient research to find them and ensure you are signing up with a company that can offer you the best deal.
If you decide you want to sell your property through a quick house sale company, make sure you:
If you feel that you have been unfairly treated by a cash for home company, or that the company has acted in an unscrupulous manner, make your grievances known to the company and give them a chance to address your issues.
If your complaint is ignored or not dealt with to your satisfaction, do not hesitate to reach out to the Ombudsman Services: Property. They will take up your case and try to determine if you’ve truly been wronged. Their findings will determine how best to proceed in helping you settle your grievance.
To sell your home as fast as possible and at a good price, you need to ensure the property is in a condition that potential buyers will actually find attractive. The average buyer will be frightened off by a property that they feel will cost them a load of cash to renovate and make habitable. Therefore, to get the best possible price for your property and sell it quickly, you need to spruce it up to boost its appeal and value. But keep in mind that sprucing up your home to boost its value can cost a pretty penny, so you need to ensure that the renovations you are putting in place are actually going to yield a favourable return on investment.
On the other hand, if you are unwilling to spend a little more on your home to get a better price on it, you can rest easy knowing that cash for home firms often aren’t interested in the condition of your home and will gladly take it off your hands regardless its state. But keep in mind that while such a firm will still gladly pay for your home, it will also offer you less for a property that’s not in good condition.
If you want to get a maximal payday upon the sale of your property, be it through a real estate agent, an auction house, or a cash for home firm, here are a few renovations you can engage in.
With these three cost effective steps, not only will you be in a better position to sell your house fast, you will also likely be able to sell it at a higher value.