Compare Selling to Homesmith Vs. Listing With A Local Agent
Should I sell my house to a direct buyer or investor like Homesmith or list with a local real estate agent? That is a common question for Columbus area and Ohio homeowners when they decide to sell, and it’s smart to compare your options and see what will actually help you best reach your goals with the sale of your Ohio house. While you may be able to get a higher “top line” sales price listing with a local agent, that doesn’t always boil down to more money in your pocket or less headaches. Dive into the details below to compare your options.
|Selling w/ An Agent||SOLD To Homesmith|
|Commissions / Fees:||6% on average is paid by you, the seller||NONE|
|Who Pays Closing Costs?:||2% on average is paid by you, the seller||NONE – We pay all costs|
|Financing Contingency*:||Yes, up to 15% of sales fall through||NONE|
|Appraisal Needed:||Yes, sale is often subject to appraisal||NONE – We make cash offers|
|Average Days Until Sold:||+/- 91 Days||IMMEDIATE CASH OFFER|
|Number of Showings:||It Depends||1 (Just Us)|
|Closing Date:||30-60 +/- days after accepting buyers offer||The Date Of YOUR CHOICE|
|Who Pays For Repairs?:||Negotiated During Inspection Period||NONE – We pay for all repairs|
Work The Numbers And See Which Way Helps You Get There…
When you really work the numbers you start to see the real benefits that each way of selling your house offers in Columbus or anywhere in Ohio.
Yes, here at Homesmith we won’t be able to offer you full retail value for your house… but we also offer other benefits that going the traditional house sale route can’t offer.
Like… cash, speed and convenience!
From offer to close and cash in your hand in as little as 7 days.
You can get rid of the headache of that property fast and avoid paying any more utility payments, tax payments, insurance payments, mortgage payments, you get the drill. If you list your house and wait 90 to 180+ days to close… you have to figure in all of the costs of holding that property during the time you have that property listed and are waiting for the property to close.
Don’t worry about fixing anything up or cleaning your house again and again for buyer after buyer.
We don’t care how dirty your house is (we’ve seen worse!) or how many repairs are needed (a complete fixer? Great, we love projects!)... we’d like to make an offer on your house. This saves you time and money that you can keep in your pocket.
Don’t worry about paying those pesky closing fees (we’ve got you covered).
Because we are cash home buyers, a full-service professional home buyer here in the Buckeye State, we make it easy for you. We pay for all of the closing costs. What we offer you is what you get (of course minus any mortgage payoff or other encumbrances on the property). Pretty refreshing eh?
So when you add up the time you could save by working with Homesmith, the no-hassle experience, and the money you’ll save on commissions, fees, and holding costs while you wait to sell the traditional route… for many area home owners selling to a professional house buyer is the best viable option. As you compare your options, if speed and convenience are high priorities in what you are looking for, then we might be your very best option.
Is it for you?
See for yourself and get a fair all-cash offer on your house today
While you compare your options, just fill out the short form below or give us a call at (614) 401-3651 and let’s chat! Our process is simple and you can close on the date of your choice. You have nothing to lose by getting an offer (no obligations – no pressure). But you could potentially lose thousands of dollars or months of your time by not testing us out and requesting your FREE house offer below.
An inspection contingency lets the buyer have time to do an inspection the property to verify exactly what the condition of the property is.
*Similar, but not exactly the same, a financing contingency gives the buyer the wiggle room to back out of the purchase if they can’t obtain a loan or if the home doesn’t appraise for the value that the bank needs to close the loan.
Here at Homesmith we don’t use bank financing so, as you compare your options, know that you don’t have to worry about our ability to close on a deal and fast because we use our own funds.
Pros and Cons Of Selling Your House To A Local Professional Home Buyer
Download our FREE Guide here. Or, you can always feel free to contact us anytime if you have questions, want a no hassle Situation Evaluation, or want to just learn more about how we can help homeowners sell unwanted properties for cash.
As you compare your options, get this FREE Guide and then give us a call at (614) 401-3651 and we’ll discuss what your home is worth and what we can offer to buy it for with our Cash Offer Program.
There is absolutely no cost or obligation. Check it out now!