Selling To AJL Home Buyers vs. Listing With A Local Texas Agent
When getting ready to sell your home in Houston, you have two main options: work with a real estate agent or sell your home for cash. Both options have pros and cons that you will need to consider based on your goals and what you hope to get out of the property.
I Want to Sell My Home in Houston. Can You Help?
Yes, we can. And we are happy to buy any home, in any condition!
People are often aware that cash buyers take homes in less favorable conditions, but it’s possible that selling your move-in ready home for cash can be just as lucrative, if not more, as working with a real estate agent. Getting top dollar for your home doesn’t necessarily translate into cash in your pocket, so it’s important to run through both scenarios and which one feels right for you.
Here is a simple chart to use for reference when comparing selling with an agent or selling to our cash buyers.
|Selling w/ An Agent||SOLD To AJL Home Buyers|
|Commissions / Fees:||6% on average, is paid by the seller.||None|
|Closing Costs||2% on average, is paid by the seller||None. We pay most closing costs.|
|Inspection & Financing Contingency||Yes, buyers can only get financing if the home passes the inspection.||None|
|Appraisal||Yes, most sales are subject to appraisal.||None|
|Average Days to sell||On average, most homes sell in 3 months.||We give an immediate cash offer.|
|Number of Showings||It depends on how long it takes to sell and how popular your home is.||None – unless you want to count our visit!|
|Closing Date:||Typically 30-60 days after the accepting the offer.||Your choice. Most people choose to close in one week.|
|Repairs||Negotiable, though sellers often get stuck with repairs and updates to get the home sold.||None. We handle all repairs cleanup, updates, etc.|
Work the Numbers to See the True Benefits
Think it’s the best time to sell a house in Houston? We suggest that all sellers run the numbers to see what works best for them. If you plan on getting $30K more by selling your home with a real estate agent, but you have to pay commissions, closing costs and repairs, this gap can quickly close.
Let’s recap the benefits of selling your home in Houston for cash versus working with a real estate agent.
- Cash in your hands in one week. In seven days or less, you can be walking away with cash in your pocket. Just think. If you inherited a property, you no longer have to be responsible for utility bills, lawn care, insurance payments, tax payments, etc.
- No need to make repairs. Does your property need a lot of repairs and updates? Save that for us! We love projects and will reach out to our contractors for quick repairs.
- Eliminate commissions and fees. Keep your money. AJL Home Buyers covers most closing costs and does not charge commissions or fees to use our service. We are the buyers, and the offer we make is the offer you walk away with.
Is selling your home for cash right for you? You will only know if you get a cash offer on your property. Request one today – it’s free and no obligation. If you like what you see, you can close in as little as seven days. What do you have to lose?