Why A Cash Offer?
The answer is why not. If you have any interest in selling a property you should always have as many options as possible. You should look at selling it yourself, using an agent, and a cash buyer. And whatever of those options seems like the right fit then do that one. The great thing about contacting a cash buyer is that there is no obligation and it’s easy. All you do is call them, talk about your property and situation, they may or may not meet you in person(that is up to you). Then they do there research and give you an “as is”-no repairs cash offer with no commissions or closing costs. Then you can decide whether you want to do it or not. Where if you are using an agent it is not guaranteed. It’s what they think they could sell it for rather than what someone is going to buy it for. It’s kind of like knowing what’s behind door number 1(cash offer) and not knowing what’s behind door number 2(for sale by owner or listing). You may get more listing it or selling it yourself but it is an unknown. Everyone should get a cash offer so they know what they can get. A lot of the time it is more than they think and it’s free.
Peace of Mind
It’s also nice to know how much you can get for your house if for some reason you need to sell quick or just want an easy, no hassle sale. Selling a house is not an easy process the traditional way. There are showings, loan contingencies, appraisal contingencies, cold feet, request for repairs, long escrows, and other surprises. Whether you take a cash offer or not it’s a good thing to have one in your back pocket. A quicker close, no showings, no repairs, and easy sale might be worth a couple thousand dollars at the end of the day. Or maybe not, but you will never know unless you call a house buyer and get an offer. So next time you get a mailer or advertisement from a house buyer give them a call. You might be pleasantly surprised at what you find out.