Do you really know how much frustrating it can get trying to sell a house in Houston only to see it go stale on the market? Listing a home in Texas has never been easy. I should know! The competition in the housing market is cutthroat so if you don’t have what it takes, you’ll definitely feel overwhelmed.
I want to use today’s piece to tell you what you need to do in case you realize listing the traditional way, isn’t your cup of tea. I’ll also give you a better alternative that helped me sell my Houston house fast, and at a fair price. So I’m not even going to try to sugarcoat anything here. I’ll be as blunt as I can.
Not all homes listed on marketing sites or MLS sell at a better price or fast. As a matter of fact, it will take you at least three months to find a buyer with the right offer in Houston. And that’s if you’re incredibly lucky. Selling a Houston house using the conventional method is a gamble. Chances are you might lose a lot of time and money in the process. Nothing is cut and dry in this market space.
Why not just sell directly?
To be honest I’d advise you to take this route as it saves a lot of time and money. The amount you get to save is enough to help you start a business, invest in yourself, or buy another home. If you go out there you’ll realize more and more Houston sellers are now selling homes to cash investors because they are tired of dealing with retail buyers who tend to be picky most of the time. They know they hold all the power in their hands. The market is currently flooded with inventory, so they can just move on to the next home if they don’t like what you have to offer.
Selling to a cash investor in Houston is pretty simple. You only have to make the call and they’ll take care of the rest. By the way, you’re not obligated to accept anything. You’ll obviously receive an offer and if you don’t like what you’ve been given you can negotiate or look for a different alternative.
A direct sale has gained popularity over the years. This might be because the seller gets to enjoy so many benefits. You can close any time you wish, get all your closing costs paid, and sell the home as-is. It’s basically more convenient than all the other methods if you think about it.
Can I sell my Houston home on my own?
Why not! I also had the option of selling my Houston house on my own, but I chose the former alternative. I learnt that even though this option is better than listing through an agent, it favors those who have perfect knowledge of the market. You have to figure out a great marketing strategy and the expenses keep on piling up. This was the prime reason why I decided to sell my home to a cash investor who would buy fast still pay all the closing costs.
Is renting okay?
I say go for it. You get to have a secondary source of income which could be enough to fund other lucrative projects. It also gives you an opportunity to be your own boss, which is something cool.
As you can see, we have several alternatives to listing the traditional way. Call us to learn more.