The Trusted Home Buyer Logo602-456-4440

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

Martin Boonzaayer

December 5, 2019

Sometimes you need to sell your house fast. Sometimes it doesn’t matter. If you find yourself pressed for time and wondering “how long does it take to sell my house with an agent vs an investor?” then this blog post will guide you through the answer…

You want to sell your house, and perhaps you need to sell in a hurry. Chances are, you arrived at this blog post because you’re hoping to find the best solution for you that sells your house as quickly as YOU want.

Before we get to the answer, it’s important to understand the difference between what an agent does and what an investor does:

When you sell your house with an agent, you are asking the agent to represent you in a sale and to try and find a buyer on your behalf. In other words, you’re selling THROUGH an agent to a buyer.

When you sell your house with an investor, you are actually working directly with the one who will be buying the house. In other words, you’re selling TO an investor (they are the 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…

An agent needs to show your house to prospective buyers and try to convince them to buy. Therefore, they’ll want your house to be in pristine condition, and then they need to find as many prospective buyers as they can to show your house to.

Therefore, it can take weeks or months for you to fix up your house before an agent feels that it’s ready to list. And once the agent lists it, it can take months for the agent to find buyers to show your house to, and for one of those buyers to make an offer (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.

Therefore, it can take months to sell your house through an agent – it all depends on how quickly you can get your house in “showroom condition” and how quickly they can find a buyer and whether the buyer goes through with the purchase.

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

This part surprises most people: an investor can buy your house very fast – some investors can even buy in as little as 7-10 days if that’s what you want. That’s because the investor is the buyer (so no showings are necessary) and many investors (including us here at The Trusted Home Buyer) buy houses in any condition so you don’t have to fix up the property either.

So, should you sell through an agent or sell to an investor? That’s up to you. An investor is faster so if speed is important to you then you may want to think about selling to an investor.

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 866-488-9923 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.

Explore more

July 30, 2021
How to Sell Your House Webinar With Martin Boonzaayer
Read More
July 21, 2021
How to Sell Your House in Arizona

Arizona is a hot spot for people looking to buy a house. The state has the second-highest rate of homeownership in the country, with two-thirds of homes being owner-occupied. It also ranks near the top when it comes to home price growth, so if you're considering selling your house, now may be a perfect time!  […]

Read More
June 10, 2021
When is the right time to contact a Senior Advisor?

A Guest Post From OasisAdvisor When it comes to such an important aspect in your life or the life of a senior you know and love, you want a trusted advisor to guide you every step of the way. Being proactive and planning is the best approach. We want you to know that we understand […]

Read More
June 2, 2021
Things You Can and Cannot Do When You Have an Exclusive Contract with a Real Estate Agent?

Things You Can and Cannot Do: When You Have an Exclusive Contract with a Real Estate Agent? Having an exclusive contract with a real estate agent leads to numerous benefits, some expected and perhaps even unexpected. However, when a real estate agent asks you to sign an exclusive contract with him or her, he or […]

Read More
The Trusted Home Buyer Logo
Copyright © The Trusted Home Buyer
WE BUY HOUSES IN: