How Long Does It Take To Sell My House With An Agent Vs An Investor?

We buy houses in Minneapolis St Paul. If you find yourself pressed for time and wondering “how long does it take to sell my house with an agent vs an investor?” then this blog post will guide you through the answer…

If you are reading this its because you are thinking about selling your house and how long its going to take to sell the house using either an Agent or a real estate investor.  We are going to be walking down both scenarios to determine how long each one takes and the advantages of each.

Before we get to the answer, it’s important to understand the difference between what an agent does and what an investor does:

Whats The Difference Between An Agent vs Investor

When you sell your house with an agent, you are asking the agent to represent you in a sale and to try and find a buyer on your behalf. In other words, you’re selling THROUGH an agent to a buyer. They will have an added service of coming over and giving you ideas of what you can do to prep your house for the sale.  If you agree to work with an agent, they will list your home for sale and market it on the MLS and allow other agents show your house and bring an offer to you.  finally, they will negotiate and write up the contract to sell your home. You pay a commission to do that

When you sell your house with an investor, you are actually working directly with the one who will be buying the house. In other words, you’re selling to an investor (they are the buyer). There is no commission, just the investor paying you for the price of the house.

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Now that you understand the difference, here’s how long it can take…

How Long Does It Take To Sell My House With An Agent Vs An Investor?

The Agent…

An agent needs to show your house to prospective buyers and try to convince them to buy. Therefore, they’ll want your house to be in pristine condition, and then they need to find as many prospective buyers as they can to show your house to.

Therefore, it can take weeks or months for you to fix up your house before an agent feels that it’s ready to list. This could mean doing all those repairs you knew you needed to do. Or painting the house, because it look drab and maybe the paint is chipping around the woodwork.  Once, you agree that the agent is going to lists it, it can take months for the agent to find buyers to show your house to, and for one of those buyers to make an offer (on average, it can take 3-6 months… sometimes as long as 12 months for this to happen). this all depends on the economy and is it a buyers or sellers market. And what people don’t realize is: if the buyer can’t get financing or gets cold feet in the deal then they can back out and you go through the process again.

Therefore, it can take months to sell your house through an agent – it all depends on how quickly you can get your house in “showroom condition” and how quickly they can find a buyer and whether the buyer goes through with the purchase.

How Long Does It Take To Sell My House With An Agent Vs An Investor?

The Investor…

How Long Does It Take To Sell My House to an investorThis part of the comparison surprises most people: an investor can buy your house very fast – some investors ( like us at Minnesota Cash Home Buyers ) can even buy house in as little as 7-10 days if that’s what you want. That’s because the investor is the actual home buyer (so no ongoing showings are necessary) and many investors (including us here at Minnesota Cash Home Buyers) buy houses in any condition so you don’t have to fix up the property either. Process of an investor purchasing your house is as fast as you want it.  You reach out to talk to someone, they take your information on your house and do some research.  They sit down and talk with you about buying your home and maybe look around at it to see what they will need to do to it if anything.  Then give you a full priced offer.  You accept or decline the offer, if you accept, you pick the day you want close.  You close on the sale at a professional title company and go home with cash in your pocket.  Its that easy and you are done.

So, should you sell through an agent or sell to an investor? That’s up to you. An investor is faster so if speed is important to you then you may want to think about selling to an investor.

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