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

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.

Consequently, it can take weeks or even months for you to renovate your house before an agent deems it ready for listing. Once listed, it may take additional months for the agent to attract potential buyers and secure an offer. On average, this process can span 3-6 months, and sometimes up to 12 months. What many people overlook is that if the buyer encounters difficulties securing financing or backs out of the deal, you’re back to square one, restarting the process all over again.

Therefore, it can take months to sell your house through an agent. It really all depends on how quickly you can get your house in “showroom condition” and how quickly they can find a buyer– if that 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 investorThis part often surprises most people: an investor can purchase your house very quickly—some investors can even complete the transaction in as little as 7-10 days if that’s your preference. This rapid process is possible because the investor is the direct buyer, eliminating the need for showings. Additionally, many investors, including us here at Core Real Estate Properties, buy houses in any condition, relieving you of the burden of repairing the property.

So, should you sell through an agent or sell to an investor? It’s up to you. An investor is faster. If speed is important to you then you may want to think about selling to an investor rather than selling with an agent.

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 239-360-3176 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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