Listing with a Real Estate Agent vs Selling Your Home for Cash
Trying to decide what is the best option when selling your home? No worries! We will walk you through the pros and cons of listing your home to a real estate agent versus selling to us, the cash buyers.
Real Estate Agent Pros
- Marketing and listing resources
- The “selling eye”
- Know interested buyers
A real estate agent is very beneficial when selling a home. They will tell you what needs to change in your house in order to appeal to a buyer, and then they will list your home for you. They will use all of their marketing and listing resources to get your home out there and to be seen by others. They will bring the buyers to your home and work to sell it for you.
Real Estate Agent Cons
- 4-6% fees of the final selling price
- Require you to repair home
- Require you to renovate home
- Takes months to sell
- Everything is on the agent's time
- Agent decides the selling price
Real estate agents may seem all rosy when thinking about the selling process. But don’t be fooled! With everything good, there comes a great price. You may not have to actually sell your home, but you will have to fix it up. In order for your home to sell you are going to need to make it look presentable. This means you will have to spend thousands of dollars in repairs and renovations. Keep in mind these minor changes don’t add any value to the home either. On top of paying for repairs, you’ll have to pay the realtor 4-6% commission of the final sale.
Cash Buyer Pros
- Quick sale
- Sell home as is
- No repairs
- No renovations
- Pays with cash
- No realtor fees
- No backing out
- Guaranteed cash offer
As you can see, there are so many benefits that come with selling your house to a cash buyer.
Cash Buyers Cons
- We are fast!
There is only one “con” to selling to a cash buyer. The time it will take for us to buy your home may shock you. But that actually isn’t a problem! We can purchase your home whenever you are ready to move out. All we need is seven days to get the deal sealed. We don’t require you to make any repairs or renovations. Sell your home to us and save both money AND time!
Contact us today at 813-296-6200 for a free quote. We look forward to hearing from you!