With more professional home buying investors entering the market in Nebraska each month, we wanted to share a few tips if you decide to sell your house directly to one of them rather than going through the traditional sales route. Learn about what makes for a great buyer in our latest post!
As we move into the summer of 2020, with Covid-19 changing the way we think about so many things, selling a house may be even more daunting than it used to be. Concerns about various people coming through the home, touching cupboard and door handles, and who knows what else!, can be especially hard to think about right now. Consequently, more homeowners are considering the pros and cons of selling directly to a professional home buyer, an investor who will remodel the property for resale, or keep it as a long-term rental investment. Selling to an investor also means the homeowner doesn’t need to make repairs, can avoid listing on the MLS, eliminate a lot of property showings, and close the sale in a shorter amount of time.
A direct sale to a buyer investor can be a great solution for many properties and situations, however, as with professionals in all areas, it’s important to research the buyer you’re working with to ensure you’ll receive a fair price and honest treatment. Below, we offer a few tips to help you determine what makes for a great home buyer in Omaha.
Do They Keep Their Word?
A trustworthy home buyer is going to follow through on what they say they’ll do. If they promise to call back, they will. If they say they’ll meet you at a certain time, they show up on time. A dedicated home buyer who wants to help local homeowners will always follow through on their promises. You definitely don’t want to get to the closing table and have the deal fall through or find that you are stuck with unexpected costs or fees. The professional home buyer you work with should discuss the process so you know what to expect each step of the way.
Have Good References, Reviews, and Recommendations?
Before you agree to sell your house to a professional home buyer in Omaha or any city for that matter, take a look at what others are saying about them. Ask the buyer for references. You can also check the buyer out on Google Reviews, Facebook, the Better Business Bureau (BBB), and other local community forums. If you know someone who has sold their house directly to a buyer investor, ask them about the process, who they worked with, how it went, and what they would have liked to have done differently. Ask if they might recommend their buyer to you, and if so, give them a call to start the conversation and check to see if their style fits well with yours. The most important thing is simply to do your homework on your buyer before you agree to sell your house to them.
Are They Informed?
A great home buyer will have a solid understanding of the local real estate market. They’ll be able to place an accurate market value on your home while providing you with all the information you need when choosing how to sell. Some homeowners will benefit from a direct sale, while others will definitely be better off listing their house with a realtor. It really depends upon the individual’s situation. A professional home buying investor will understand recent sales, trends, and the state of the current market, analyzing the data to provide you with the most accurate offer price possible.
Do They Make the Situation Pressure-free for You?
A truly great buyer investor isn’t going to put on any pressure on you to sell your house. Instead, they’ll provide you with several options, letting you know what to expect from the different selling methods. At Anna Buys Houses, for example, we aim to be a resource for those wanting to sell a house “as-is” and quickly in Omaha. We strive to be completely professional, honest, and fair. We want to do everything we can to provide you with the information you need. We can run the numbers together so you can make the best decision possible when deciding how you would like to sell your house. There is never any obligation, cost, or pressure to sell your property to us.
Working with a professional home buyer is an excellent option for those who want to sell their homes without sales costs or long waits for closing. Repairs usually don’t need to be made and often, the homeowner can take what they want to keep and leave the cleanout to the investor buyer. The simplicity of this option can help eliminate some of the stress many people feel when selling their home. And stress elimination can be a very good thing!