If you’re selling your home for the first time, you may not know where to begin. Most people know at least 5 Realtors® whom they can reach out to, so that’s not the problem. The question to ask yourself is this: Is working with a traditional real estate agency the best option?
Isn’t it always?
No, it isn’t. Although the goal is the same—sell the house—each sale is unique. Your needs may be different than those of another. You may want to have more control. Because of this, the person you choose to work with must be the one best suited for the job. A traditional real estate agent isn’t always the one.
Does this mean you should list your house for sale by owner? Sometimes this works, but there’s another option you may not be familiar with. There are real estate professionals who will work directly with you and taking your personal and financial goals into account help you get what you want sooner than you think.
These professionals are real estate investors. They work with a team of buyers and investors and can put cash in your pocket days after you begin working together. So if one of your goals were to sell fast, a real estate investor would be worth meeting.
Where Can I Find a Real Estate Investor?
Many investors place classified ads in the real estate section of local papers or tabloids. Their ads might use phrases such as, “We Buy Houses” or “Cash For Your Home” and similar terms. If you already have a For Sale By Owner sign on your property, you might find business cards or postcards from investors who pass by and want to offer their services.
You might also get information in the mail. Many real estate investors use direct mail to market their services. They might even send you an email if yours is listed on the sign. Welcome their call. It’s well worth your time to hear what an investor has to say about options when selling your home.
The best advantage to working with real estate investors is that they don’t work on commission. You get to keep your money from the sale. That in itself is attractive.
So if you’re curious, start looking into real estate investment as a way to sell your home. Find out how it can be a win-win-win situation for all parties involved.