How Long Does It Take To Sell My House Through An Agent vs. An Investor?

Do you need to “sell my house quickly”? If you’re short on time and wondering about, “How long does it take to sell my house with an agent vs an investor?” This blog post will walk you through the process…

You’ve probably arrived at this blog post hoping to find the best solution for you that will sell your house as quickly as YOU want.

Before we get to the answer, it’s important to distinguish what an agent does from what an investor does:

When you hire an agent to sell your home, you are asking the agent to represent you in the transaction and to find a buyer on your behalf. In other words, you’re selling to a buyer THROUGH an agent.

When you sell your home to an investor, you are working directly with the person who will purchase the home. To put it another way, you’re selling TO an investor (they are the buyer).

Now that you know the distinction, here’s how long it can take…

The Agent…

An agent must show prospective buyers your home and try to persuade them to buy it. As a result, they’ll want your home to be in pristine condition, and they’ll want to find as many prospective buyers as possible to show your home to.

Therefore, it may take weeks or months for you to fix up your home before an agent believes it is ready to list. And once the agent puts it on the market, 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, 3-6 months… sometimes as long as 12 months). People don’t realize that if the buyer can’t get financing or gets cold feet in the deal, they can back out and you have to start over.

With that being said, selling your house through an agent can take months – it all depends on how quickly you can get your house in “showroom condition,” how quickly they can find a buyer, and whether the buyer completes the purchase.

The Investor…

Most people are surprised to learn that an investor can buy your house fast – some investors can even buy in as little as 7-10 days if that’s what you want. Because the investor is the buyer (no showings are required), and many investors (Goliath Homes) buy houses in any condition, you won’t have to fix up the property either.

So should you sell to an investor or through an agent? That is entirely up to you. An investor is faster, so if you want to sell your house fast for cash, Goliath Homes can help you out.

Want more information about selling?

Great! We’re here to help. Whether you need to sell fast or just want to understand the process a bit more, get in touch by calling 314-932-2052 and we’ll gladly spend the time talking to you about the house-selling process for your situation.

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