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Selling Your House Just Got Easier!

Should I Sell to a Home Investor?

These days, many home sellers decide to avoid the stress of a complicated home sale by selling directly to a real estate investor. They know that this way, they’re able to sidestep traditional issues like inspection contingencies, appraisal concerns and buyer’s financing issues.  They also know they can get cash in their pockets quickly.

What you should know about selling your house to an investor

Who are traditional home buyers?  Traditional buyers are people like you, when you bought your current home. They’re purchasing a property to reside in, either as their primary home or vacation home.

Who are home investors?  Investors buy residential properties as part of a business or investment strategy and usually employ one of four key strategies:

Buy-and-hold – A buy-and-hold investment strategy helps an investor grow a real estate rental portfolio over time. They’ll do the math to determine yearly expenses versus potential profit and see if an individual investment pencils out before buying.

Wholesale – Investors who buy properties they resell quickly, without any improvements, are called wholesalers.  They buy homes below market value, then sell to other investors at a higher price. Successful wholesalers identify inactive or off-market homes they can buy inexpensively.

Flip – Investors who buy houses, renovate them, then sell them at a higher price are called home flippers. The goal is to make a profit on the resale after renovations are made.

Renovate and hold – Sometimes investors will buy a property, renovate it, then rent it out while maintaining ownership.

Common reasons to sell to an investor

While most people sell their home the traditional way, there are a few scenarios where selling to an investor might make the most sense.

Pros of selling your house to an investor

Even if your situation doesn’t fall under the common reasons listed above, you might benefit from selling a house to an investor. Here are some of the biggest benefits.

Cons of selling your home to an investor

Although the process is faster and less complicated, selling your home to an investor isn’t always the best idea if you’re looking for top dollar.

Lower offers – The offer you receive from a professional investor will almost always be lower than what you would receive from a traditional buyer, especially if you’re selling in a slow real estate market. An investor will still give you a fair market value, but keep these factors in mind:

If you’d rather have the cash than the headache, you’re not alone. You can try one of those “bandit signs” you see on the side of the road or plastered on telephone poles; you can answer one of those mass-mailed direct mail letters you might get; or you can call us here at Vital Capital Strategies at 302-635-0205 for more help and answers to all your questions.  We’ll get that cash right where you want it – in your pocket.