Sell My House Fast, They Say…

Sell My House Fast, They Say… Let us Buy it, We Say!!

In a big hurry to sell your home fast? Even in today’s hot seller’s market where homes attract offers in as few as 6 days, it takes around 2-plus months to sell a house from list to close. And that doesn’t account for the weeks needed to clean, paint, and tidy up the property for its market debut. If you don’t have the patience for this timeline, including the 49 days you’ll spend waiting for a traditional buyer’s mortgage to wrap, you’ll need to get creative with your plans. Thankfully, you do have options.

When you need to sell fast, you do have options

Selling a house has a reputation for being overwhelming, stressful, and time-consuming. But fast? Not so much. That said, you don’t have to leave your selling fate to complete chance. Whether you decide to request a cash offer or work with a top agent who can meet your deadline, you now know your main options for selling a house fast. All that’s left to do is pick a path.

Option 1: Selling Your Home using a Realtor

If you’re on a tight deadline, it’s reasonable to have concerns over whether a real estate agent will work at a pace to sell your home fast. That means not just any real estate agent will do. To give yourself the best shot at selling quickly, partner with an agent who has a track record of selling homes like yours quickly. For that, you can look at days on market data and their transaction history

Days on market (DOM) tracks the time between when a house is listed and when it goes under contact with a buyer. If an agent’s average DOM is lower than the area average, it’s a good sign that they price homes correctly to attract quick offers and come out of the gate with a strong marketing plan for their listings.

HomeLight’s agent platform tracks average DOM and how agents in your area stack up against their competition. Agents awarded with HomeLight’s “Sells Homes Fast” badge are among the top 5% of agents based on average days on market for seller transactions.

Experience in your area
An agent with hyper-local expertise will be able to highlight the perks you’ve come to love more easily and authentically to interested buyers. They’ll also have heightened familiarity with real estate in the area and what types of upgrades would help your house sell for more (and which ones would be a waste of money). The best way to tell whether an agent’s experience aligns with your locale is to look for a concentration of past transactions close to your home.

Is there anything you can do to speed up the sale?

Even if your agent is a total superstar, there’s a lot you can do as a seller to boost your chances of a fast house sale:

Declutter — and be ruthless about it
If you’re going to show your house messy, you might as well request a cash offer because you’re not going to get the best price and hoarder vibes will not result in a fast sale. Create the illusion of space by removing shoes, boxes, and stacks of items from your floors. Relocate bulky furniture and move any clutter that won’t fit into storage spaces. If it won’t fit in a closet, the basement, or the garage, it must go to storage. Countertops should be clear of anything not intentionally placed. At the very least, your home needs to be tidy and organized when the showings start.

Hire a cleaning service
Don’t skip this step, even if you’re in a hurry to sell my house fast. If you don’t have time to mop the floors, vacuum, dust, and get your surfaces sparkling, then hire the job out. An investment of $150-$250 to clean a 2,000 square foot home will pay off. Our home prep study from 2019 found that a deep clean results in an average 935% ROI or $2,000 home value increase on average.

Spruce up your curb appeal
Follow these yard care basics to help your house sell faster:

  • Mow the lawn and edge around your driveway and plantings.
  • Pull large weeds and apply weed killer to any unwanted plants sprouting up through cement cracks, being careful to avoid healthy flowers.
  • Make a run out to Home Depot for mulch and spread it liberally around any plant beds that need it.
  • Clean up your front entryway with a bucket of soapy water to remove cobwebs and grime from your door, entry lights, and mailbox for a great first impression.

In summary, skip any excessive projects that would cost you time but don’t neglect your outdoors.

Pick the right time to list
Let’s say you don’t want to prolong the sale process, but you have a bit of flexibility as to when to put your house on the market for a fast home sale. Use a Best Time to Sell Calculator to find out the fastest time to sell in your market based on local housing market data. Some housing markets see intense seasonal changes based on when parents start looking for homes, popular times for vacation house-hunters to arrive, or shifts in the weather.

Option 2: Sell Your House to a Cash Buyer

Should I sell my house to a cash buyer?

That’s a question we get asked a whole lot! And, we get it—selling your house to a cash buyer is somewhat of a new phenomenon and it could definitely seem too good to be true. The fact is, the real estate industry has advanced over the years and, thanks to state-of-the-art technology and data-based algorithms, Most national house buyers (ibuyers) calculate home values digitally. While we love technology and use it everyday, we don’t feel that the AI has caught up with all of the variables in the real estate market that go into valuing homes. Therefore, we analyze each property individually to create custom home offers for our customers.

The 10 benefits of selling my house fast to a cash home buyer?

  • No Agent Needed You’ll get an instant cash offer online to sell my house fast, so there’s no need for an agent to help sell your home.
  • No Listing Needed 512.Investments, LLC will pay cash for your home direct, so a listing, photographs, etc. aren’t needed.
  • No Repairs Needed Since your home will not be shown first, you will not need to deal with any necessary fixes or repairs.
  • No Upgrades Needed We will take care of all upgrades after we purchase your home fast for cash, so no expensive upgrades are needed.
  • No Cleaning Needed Because you won’t need any showings or open houses, you don’t have to hassle with any deep cleaning.
  • No Staging Needed We buy homes for cash and aren’t concerned with decor, so there is no need to spend money on staging.
  • No Showings Needed You can get an instant offer to sell your house fast for cash online, so you don’t have to accommodate any showings.
  • No Waiting For Offers The best part about selling your house for cash to an us is that there’s no need to wait for a buyer—you can get an offer online today.
  • No Loan Applications One of the benefits of cash home buyers is that there are no loan applications, and no risk of loans falling through.
  • No Closing Issues When you sell your house fast for cash, you also get to choose your own closing date, and move when you want to.

We Can Buy Your House In Austin Regardless of Your Situation

Over the years, we’ve helped many homeowners who found themselves in tough spots. We would never say that we’ve seen it all, but we have seen most every situation that would require somebody to say “Sell My House Fast” If you need to sell your Austin home fast, for cash, as-is, no matter what your particular situation is, we know we can find a solution.

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