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 way to find a cash buyer is to look online for a “sell my house fast” buyer or “cash home buyer” website and reach out to that person. However, you don’t always know what you’ll get when you do that.
Fortunately, we can help – we’re cash buyers with the funds available to buy a property fast – and yes, we even pay cash to buy Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati houses in the winter!
Here’s How To Work With A Cash Buyer
When you do find a cash buyer, they’ll probably want to view your house and then they’ll give you a cash offer. In some cases (such as when you work with us), there’s no obligation, so you get to choose if you want to accept the offer or not. You don’t have to, but it’s nice to know what the offer is.
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.)