Options for Homeowners in Chicago: Advantages of Selling Your Property to a Home Investor
Selling a house quickly or one that needs some work can be a daunting task. When it comes to moving on from a house or property you own, many homeowners may feel like they have limited options. Please know that there is more than one way to sell a property, and one option that is often overlooked is selling directly to an investor. In this post, let’s explore some of the benefits of selling your property directly to a Chicago real estate investor as opposed to hiring a real estate agent. Disclosure: We are a licensed Illinois real estate agent as well as local real estate investors, and we are not trying to sway you one way or the other. Merely to present the facts so that you can make a more informed decision. 🙂
More Money In Your Pocket
First and foremost, selling your house to an investor can save you time and money. When you work with a real estate agent, you will typically pay a commission equal to 6% of the sale price of your house. This equals hundreds if not thousands of dollars, which can significantly impact your bottom line. In contrast, when you sell your house directly to Property People, you can often avoid paying a commission altogether, which means more money in your pocket.
Sell Your Property Quickly
Additionally, selling your property to an investor can be a much faster process than working with a real estate agent. With an investor, there is no need to clean, photograph, spruce up or stage your home, hold open houses, or deal with potentially tiring back and forth negotiations that can drag out the selling process. Instead, you can often receive a cash offer within a matter of days, which means you can close on your house, on your timeline, and move on with life much more quickly than had you gone the traditional route.
Sell Your House As-Is
Another benefit of selling your house directly to an investor is that we buy houses and land in as-is condition. Forget about making costly repairs or upgrades to your home before putting it on the market–we’ll take care of that! Investors are often willing to buy–and sometimes even look for– properties in need of repair or renovation. This can be a huge relief for homeowners who don’t have the time, desire, or resources to fix up their house before selling it.
Take Control of the Sale
Selling your Chicago house to an investor can also give you more control over the sale process. When you work with a real estate agent, they’ll likely make suggestions on how to market your property as well as what price to list it at. While this can be helpful it also means, ultimately, the agent is in control of the sale. With an investor, however, you negotiate directly with them and have more say on the terms of the sale. This can be especially beneficial to homeowners who may be facing a difficult or unusual situation, such as a foreclosure, inherited property, or divorce.
Get the Security You Need
Finally, selling your house directly to an investor can be a more secure option than working with a real estate agent. Unfortunately, there are many scams and fraudulent schemes in the real estate industry, and some homeowners have fallen victim to unscrupulous agents or buyers. By selling your house to a reputable investor in Chicago, you can avoid many of these risks and have peace of mind knowing that you are working with someone who has your best interests in mind. Which brings me to my final but MOST important point:
TIP: Do your due diligence! Whether you choose to work with us or another investor, please research Google and other reputable reviews online and don’t be afraid to ask questions when you speak to us. Honest investors are transparent investors–we are willing to disclose all of the pros and cons so you can make the most informed decision possible.
Selling your house directly to an investor can be a great option for homeowners who want to save time, money, and hassle when selling their property. By working with an investor, you can often avoid paying a commission. You can sell your house as-is, you’ll have more control over the sale process, and you can avoid many of the risks associated with working with a real estate agent. If you are considering selling your house, be sure to explore all of your options and find the one that is right for you. Property People can help you simplify the selling process. Reach out to our team today to find out how!