How Long Does It Take To Sell My House With An Agent Vs An Investor?

When it comes to selling property (or anything for that matter) sometimes you need to sell fast, and sometimes you’re okay to wait. How do you know which camp you fall in to? Read on below to find out…

So you’re looking to sell your property, and maybe you need to sell it quickly. I assume that you’ve arrived on this blog post because you’re wondering what is the best way to sell your home on YOUR timeline.

You can generally sell the property using an agent, or directly to a buyer or investor. Let’s explore what the difference between an agent and an investor is.

Selling your property using an agent means hiring the agent to market the property, find a buyer, and guide you through the sales process through closing. You’re selling the property through an agent to an end buyer and paying the agent for that service.

When you sell your property to an investor, you’re selling the home directly to them. So there is no need to pay anyone to sell your home. They are the end buyer.

Now that you understand the difference, here’s how long it can take…

How Long Does It Take To Sell My House With An Agent Vs An Investor?

The Agent…

The agent process involves getting your home ready for sale. To get the best price and quickest sale, the property will need to be in “HGTV ready” (read: pristine) condition. The agent will then try to get as many people interested in the home through showings to create a competitive sale and get the highest price.

This whole process can take months before the agent will be ready to even list the home if there are major repairs. Once the home is listed, the showing and closing process can take another several months before the whole process is complete (on average, it can take 3-6 months… sometimes as long as 12 months for this to happen). And what people don’t realize is: if the buyer can’t get financing or gets cold feet in the deal then they can back out and you go through the process again.

So all in all, it can take months before the property is sold and you get the cash in your pocket. Again, this is assuming that the process goes through right away and that they buyer doesn’t back out for some reason.

How Long Does It Take To Sell My House With An Agent Vs An Investor?

The Investor…

How Long Does It Take To Sell My House to an investor

An investor on the other hand can buy the property surprisingly fast, often in as little as 7 days if that works for you. There’s no fees or showings and many investors (including us here at Green Sparrow Properties) buy houses in any condition so you don’t have to fix up the property either.

So should you sell using an agent or directly to an investor? Well that depends on how fast you really need or want to sell the property!

Want more information about selling?

Great! We’re here to help. Whether you need to sell fast or just want to understand the process a bit more, get in touch by calling 816-800-9238 or by clicking here and entering your information and we’ll gladly spend the time talking to you about the house-selling process for your situation.

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