Some two-thirds of all modern Americans are homeowners. Whether you own your house outright or if there’s a lien against it from a mortgage lender, you’re able to sell your home or your stake of equity in it. You can also use it for other lending opportunities in the form of collateral.
While homes have unmistakable value as assets, they’re one of the most illiquid assets you could possibly imagine. When you take your home to market, you’ll have to prepare it, tie up loose ends, and potentially buy ad space for your listing – and that’s all done for a home that might not even end up selling!
How can homeowners more easily sell their homes?
In some cases, it’s a good idea for homeowners to sell their houses for cash to pay for more pressing concerns and avoid foreclosure. Some people have multiple homes and can afford to sell them without having to find a new place of residence.
No matter the situation, you can use the “cash for houses” program to sell your home quickly in exchange for cash.
How does “cash for houses” work?
There are many individuals and businesses out there willing to buy your home on short notice for cash. Not many people or entities are willing to do this, if you didn’t already know. For this reason, sellers often take a slight discount as compared to what they could likely otherwise get for their homes if they took it to market traditionally, given it ends up selling.
First, you’ll need to meet up with the people or organizations that are willing to buy homes for cash with little to no notice. They’re often flexible and are willing to meet you just about anywhere you want.
Keep in mind that you don’t have to complete any ongoing home improvement projects or patch up any repairs before selling your home to these “cash for houses” program participants. They’ll buy your home as-is.
Next, the buyers determine how much they can reasonably buy your house for and still make money from the transaction. They use factors such as current market conditions, the neighborhood homes are located in, and average geographical real estate prices.
After signing an agreement, you’ll usually receive payment in no more than a few business days. Buyers are typically willing to cover most closing costs.