Picture this scenario: You have a house in disrepair and don’t know how you’re going to pay to fix it. And you need money fast. The answer to these problems may lie in one solution: Selling your house off-market.
Selling your house off-market refers to selling your house without ever listing it for sale.
You may be wondering if there are any benefits for doing so. In short: Yes, there are. Let’s look at five.
1. You can typically close faster
Off-market homebuyers like us pay cash for houses. And because it’s a cash sale, the sales process involves fewer people. This helps close the sale quicker than most on-market sales. If you need to sell your North Carolina house fast, selling off-market will likely be the path you want to take.
Another way you’ll save time by selling your house off-market is by avoiding a home inspection. This brings me to the next benefit…
2. You don’t need a home inspection
Home inspections in NC can cost upwards of $500, depending on the size of your house. If you sell off-market, you won’t need to pay for one. Cash buyers like us buy NC houses as-is, meaning we’ll take care of any home inspection costs.
3. The agreement price won’t change
Sometimes, when you sell your house on-market, the agreement price can change. Often, this happens after your house is appraised. When you sell your house on-market, your bank will require you to get an appraisal.
An appraisal is a third-party appraiser’s opinion on how much your home is worth, based on how it looks and how much other houses sold in your NC area.
Since there’s no need for an appraisal, the agreement price won’t be adjusted. This gives you the piece of mind that the offer stands as-is.
4. No need to host an open house
Hosting an open house can be a tedious task. And you may need to pay for your house to be professionally cleaned before hosting one. Staging everything just right and setting aside several hours on the weekend (or throughout the work week) takes a lot of time and planning.
Selling off market to a buyer like us won’t require you to host an open house. You won’t need to clean or stage your home, because our focus is on the layout of the house and its construction, not how nicely decorated it is.
5. It’s more common to leave stuff
It’s not all that common for homes that sell on-market to sell with a lot of trash still inside. With an off-market buyer, however, it’s different.
In our experience, it’s much more common for folks who sell their NC house off-market to leave a lot of trash behind. And it’s something we don’t mind. That’s why, “we take out the trash,” is one of our favorite sayings.
If you’re a homeseller who is planning to sell off-market, I hope you’ll keep us in mind. I think you’ll be happy with the benefits of selling it this way. Feel free to contact us, and let’s see if we’re a good fit for you.