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Working with a Real Estate Investor vs. Working with an Agent

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Martin Boonzaayer

December 14, 2020

When you decide to put your house on the market, many questions come to mind. Among concerns about real estate fees, scheduling showings, and stressing over commissions and closing costs, you may be thinking, “what is the best way to sell my house?” Many sellers struggle with choosing to work with a real estate investor versus working with a real estate agent.

What is a real estate investor?

The Trusted Home Buyer is a real estate investor. This means that if you choose to sell your house to a real estate investor, you will receive a fast, legitimate cash offer for your house, and the sale of your house will process and close on your timeline: no showings, no out of pocket expenses, no stress. We also will make offers on homes “as-is,” meaning that we cover all of those costs even if there is damage or repairs needed.

When you choose to sell with a real estate agent, this is the more traditional route of selling your home. This means that you as the seller will be responsible for renovations, sales costs, realtor fees (up to 6%), any contractor meetings and fees, as well as planning all of the open houses! Not to mention that in this uncertain market, you will need to navigate stress, financial commitments, and low offers from buyers. You are also responsible for any fees and closing costs.

Especially in the time of COVID-19, it may behoove you to consider working with a real estate investor. With the Trusted Home Buyer team, you avoid any stress because we take on all of the intense parts of selling your house. As the seller, you get a fair cash offer, a quick closing date, and you avoid the commotion and stress of selling your house with a real estate agent.

Many sellers may be hesitant to go the route of selling to a real estate investor. However, the Trusted Home Buyer is willing to make an offer on any house. Chances are, we have seen every kind of house in every type of condition. We have helped sellers avoid foreclosure, we have purchased homes from sellers struggling with divorce, and we take over house payments on the

homes we buy.

How can we help?

We are real estate investors, which means we are here to help you. If you have lost your job, need to get out of a mortgage, or have extraneous bills piling up, we can help you. In spite of any situation that you’re going through, we offer outside-of-the-box solutions that can get you a fast cash offer on your house. We have helped numerous clients avoid foreclosure because we are a transparent, creative team that is focused on making sure that you get the best deal possible in the sale of your house. Creativity is key in our discussions with you; we take the time to learn your story, understand your specific situation, and provide a solution that pleases you. Our goal is to leave you feeling relieved, stress-free, and with the financial freedom, you crave. A sale that improves your quality of life is ultimately a significant achievement for our team.

Real estate agents have a bit of a different approach to sellers. For those in struggling situations like foreclosure, major home repairs, or sellers who need to give up their mortgage, sellers will primarily still be responsible for any associative costs throughout the selling process. You will need to cover repair costs, contractor meetings, and fees, and pay for realtor fees. You will also be out cash during the (unpredictable) closing process, as money will be taken out for closing costs.

How to pick your quick closing date?

This leads to another uncertain part of listing your house with a real estate agent - the closing date. Especially in an unsure housing market, there is no guarantee on time that will lead to the sale of your house and your closing date, releasing you from the responsibility of your property. When you choose to work with a real estate investor (like The Trusted Home Buyer), not only will you receive cash for your house, but we can close on your home in as little as a week! The offer is non-obligatory, which means that we don’t move forward until you say so. You also have all control over the process, including when we close on your house.

What if you are going through a divorce?

Listing your property with a real estate investor is also a beneficial choice in the event of a divorce. Divorce is already a challenging event to go through; you shouldn’t have to struggle with selling your house.. Of course, selling your house is one of the toughest parts of a divorce. Most couples choose to sell their house and then split the profits, but no one wants to spend months selling their house with an agent.

Cash home buyers like the Trusted Home Buyer are indeed the way to go as you can make a quick sale, get your cash, and close on your property quickly. There’s no waiting and no frustrating drawing-out of the selling process. Divorce is already painful; don’t make it harder on yourself by working with a real estate agent. Agents will not only cost you more money but add more emotional and financial stress than you are already going through. The Trusted Home Buyer will ensure that your home is purchased in a quick and timely manner so that you don’t have to settle for less.

Final thoughts

Real estate investors offer a lot of benefits over working with a traditional real estate agent. You achieve the sale of your house, receive a cash offer that is fair to you, and we will provide a quick closing date. We buy houses in any condition, can help you avoid foreclosure, and we take over any house payments and repair costs. All of this can be accomplished in as little as week, resulting in your financial freedom and peace of mind.

Traditional real estate agents cost you extra money through fees and commissions, you are responsible for any repairs/contract work, and your closing date can be unclear and unpredictable. It is not favorable to sellers looking to sell quickly, working with an unpredictable housing market, or who have damaged houses to sell. They also do not favor sellers struggling with mortgage payments, inherited properties, or anyone looking to accomplish a quick sale. Traditional real estate agents cannot guarantee a quick sale/closing process, nor is the closing process without additional fees.

The Trusted Home Buyer has helped many clients quickly and efficiently sell their houses for a fair cash offer. If you are looking for a fuss-free, transparent selling process with a quick turnaround, look no further than our real estate investment team. Our number one goal is to work with your situation specifically and get you the financial freedom you deserve.

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