Selling Your Atlanta House To An Individual vs An Investor
Is selling your Atlanta house to an investor an option for you?
If you are considering putting your Atlanta house on the market, you may be thinking of selling it the traditional way with the services of a real estate agent, or even For Sale By Owner (FSBO).
However, it’s to your advantage to consider an alternative way to sell. Selling to an investor may be a more favorable route for you. Understand that selling your house to an individual vs. an investor involves different processes.
Advantages and conveniences of selling your house to an investor
If you are considering selling your home to an investor, keep in mind the benefits. Selling your house to an investor means you won’t have to make any renovations, updates, or repairs to the house.
If you are a busy person, it’s possible that you want to avoid the inconvenience of finding and hiring contractors, painters, roofers, etc., and then overseeing their work and putting up with delays, miscommunications, choosing materials, and other annoyances.
Aside from the hassles, renovations often take much longer than anticipated. A 3-month project can easily take half a year to complete. If you happen to have an old historic house, unforeseen problems can arise during renovations.
Selling and closing is much faster when selling to an investor. When selling the traditional way, closing (from offer to finalization) can take up to two months or more. For a variety of reasons, investors can close quite fast.
Furthermore, house investors can give you a cash offer quickly. When selling your house the traditional way, your house could be on the market for months.
If you are selling to a cash home buyer, you won’t have to waste time and money on the many things required when selling the traditional way, like hiring a real estate agent, having professional photographs of the house taken, staging the house, and keeping the house immaculate for house showings and open houses.
The pros of selling your house the traditional way
When selling your house to an individual vs. an investor, the main benefit is that you will most likely get a higher offer and selling price on your house. That is because the house will be in a move-in ready state, which is what most buyers are looking for.
Conversely, when an investor purchases a house, they don’t expect it to be in tip-top shape.
How to find a reputable cash house investor
If you decide that selling your house “as is” to a cash house investor is wise for your situation, it’s important to make certain that the investor is reputable. Check out the investor with the Better Business Bureau and read online reviews. Ask for a list of houses that the investor has recently purchased.
If the investor doesn’t have an online presence, proceed with caution.
You can trust HomeVestors®
HomeVestors® has been in business since 1996. With over 25 years of service and over 140,000 houses purchased, our satisfied sellers give us a 96.1% satisfaction rating.
Unlike many cash home buyers, we pride ourselves on the personal touch. Our local property specialists are happy to answer all your questions and put you at ease.
How to sell your house to HomeVestors®
Give us a call to set up a free, no-obligation appointment with us at your Atlanta house. You'll give us a tour of your property while we’re there, and we’ll explain the selling process. Feel free to ask as many questions as you like.
Frequently, we can give you a fair cash offer the very same day. If you accept our offer, we will proceed to closing as soon as possible—often in as little as 3 weeks. Call us at 866-200-6475 to get started.