This is something I hear every week from sellers - "I need to sell my house quick." It's a common refrain in the present marketplace, and it may even be familiar to you. Have you had a similar thought lately? Are you thinking the same thing about selling your own home? If so, then you have some decisions to make. This is a good time to sit back and think about those decisions before you take action.
Basically, you need to think about whether you want the most possible money you can get from the sale of your home, which would only be natural, that is what we all want, or if you would be willing to sacrifice some money for a faster sale. It's a very basic issue, and although most sellers would probably say, "I want both," the reality is that we cannot always get both. Finding a buyer who has the money to buy a home and who is prepared to close on it quickly is not necessarily difficult when learning how to sell a house.
But finding a buyer like that who is willing to pay top dollar for your home may be very difficult. What I am saying is that you may have to sacrifice some of your home equity if your preference is for a quick sale. You may have to choose, and the time to make that choice is up front, before you actually list your home. This is exactly how I think about my circumstances whenever I decide to sell my hosue fast.
And, sometimes I make the hard decision to simply accept less money for my home in order to sell it fast. There's no shame in doing that since it's just a business decision. I think of it as selling a home at a wholesale price, and usually I sell it to someone who is going to re-sell it later for more money. Or, perhaps that buyer is going to keep the property as an investment. Whatever he or she decides to do with it, my goal will have been met and I will be happy with my decision to sell my home quick.
In most metropolitan areas it's relatively simple to find real estate investors to come and look at your home in order to give you an offer. You can find them in the Yellow Pages online and also in small classified ads in newspapers and shoppers. Anyone who is advertising I Buy Homes is usually a real estate investor who is prepared to pay cash and close quickly.