So, you have decided to sell your house and don’t want to or can’t wait until the spring time to sell. A great option for you is to sell your house during the winter directly to a cash buyer. Keep reading below to figure out how to sell your house quickly to a cash buyer during the winter months.
It’s one thing to try and sell your house during the winter. A real estate agent might be able to find you a buyer who wants to buy right away and can get financing without a lot of delays. But what if you want to sell fast, for cash this winter? What should you do?
Frankly, you’ll probably want to skip working with a real estate agent and instead focus on a cash buyer who is able to move quickly, even during the winter season.
The Difference Between A Real Estate Agent And A Cash Buyer
A real estate agent will list your house and try to find a buyer who can help you. In most cases, that buyer will need to get bank financing.
Between the agent trying to find a buyer, and the buyer trying to get bank financing, you’ll be stuck waiting a while because this process can take months. You may end up waiting until spring, depending on when you list your house.
How To Find A Cash Buyer
One way to find a cash buyer is to list your house “For Sale By Owner” (FSBO). However, you’ll also need to specify that you’re only accepting cash offers, which could actually limit the number of people who will buy from you.
Another great way to find a cash buyer is to search online for a local and reputable home buying company such as Blue Ladder Development. Most reputable home buying companies will have a website with a contact phone number or online submission form you can fill out.
Here’s How To Work With A Cash Buyer
After you have contacted a local cash buyer and provided basic information about the house you would like to sell over the phone, they’ll want to schedule a time to walk through the house in person. An experienced cash home buying company should be able to present a no obligation, cash offer relatively quickly after the in person walk through.
If you do choose to accept the offer then you just tell the cash buyer when you want to close and if they’re a professional company, they’ll make all the arrangements for you.
Be sure to ask if there are any commissions or fees to pay. (We don’t charge any but it’s good to know if others do.)