Real Estate Resources and Advice For Growing Families

Ready to Sell Out and Get Moving? Look at the Fiction and Facts about Selling Your House

Are you ready to sell your house? It is oftentimes an unexpected life change that can spur the decision to put your current home on the market and get started on your journey to a new place to live. If you are ready to sell and get moving to the next chapter and the next home in your life, it is important that you have a clear understanding of the process. To do so, it is good to get the misinformation out of the way to understand the process. 

1. Fiction: You must hire a real estate agent to help you sell your home. 

Fact: You don't have to hire an agent, but it can definitely help.

You can choose to hire an agent to help you with the sale of your house, but there is no rule that you have to. Of course, having a real estate agent can help you make sure your home is properly marketed and advertised. However, if you are planning to sell your home quickly by reaching out to a few home-buying agents, you don't necessarily need a real estate agent for help. 

2. Fiction: You really shouldn't work with home-buying agencies when you need to sell your home fast. 

Fact: Home-buying agencies can be a saving grace when you need a quick sale. 

Home-buying agencies that usually advertise with "sell your home fast" or similar terms are fine to work with if you need to move out as quickly as possible. These companies cut straight to the point and give you a cash offer for your house. Yes, the price may be somewhat lower than a typical asking price, but you can save a ton of time, which can be important when you are just ready to move. 

3. Fiction: It takes a long time to start getting offers for your house. 

Fact: You may get offers as soon as you talk to the right people. 

People who are looking to buy a home in a certain area will usually keep close tabs on new listings. If you are working with a real estate agent to sell your house, the real estate agent may already know a few people who may be interested. Of course, with a home-buying agency, you may get offers as soon as you call. Therefore, in any respect, you can expect to start getting offers from buyers pretty quickly.