iBuyers, Agents, and Local Buyers – Understanding The Differences When Selling Your House in Sylvan Hills Atlanta

iBuyers work but aren’t local, won’t listen to you. Agents can work but will cost a lot, Local buyers, specifically WE BUY HOUSES SYLVAN HILLS ATLANTA will pay you a great price on your Sylvan Hills Atlanta property. We’re your neighbors, we’ll walk you step-by-step through the process and working together with us at WE BUY HOUSES SYLVAN HILLS ATLANTA will make the process quick, painless, and easy!


iBuyers are companies that buy and sell real estate through a technology platform to work directly with homeowners and buyers. These companies aren’t local and do business on a large scale basis and sellers often find that they aren’t being listened to when it comes to their individual questions and concerns. They are looking for properties all over the country in very good condition with minimal or no repairs needed. If the property does need repair, they will often offer way less for the house, or require the seller to make the repairs before closing, in order to avoid extra risk. iBuyers are focused on high volume and less profit per unit. Working with an iBuyer is a very cut and dry process; they have standard procedures for acquiring properties and are usually not willing to break the mold. Their approach can be impersonal and can cause you to sacrifice on price. 

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Using a Real Estate Agent 

An Agent or better yet, a Realtor, will provide you with a list of homes that have sold in your neighborhood that are similar to your home. This is the best way to determine what your house will sell for on the market. There may be homes that don’t show up on the list and those homes were more than likely bought by an investor. Agents are paid based on a percentage of the sale price of your house, there are often other fees and costs associated with selling through a standard real estate agent. When using a real estate agent, the buyer’s agent will almost always order an inspection of the property. If they find something wrong with the property structure, they may require you to fix it out of pocket before the property closes. There are frustrating, middle-of-dinner phone calls asking if you are available to show your house. It will also be necessary to leave your house spotless every day before heading to work, just in case there is a showing while you’re gone. Traditional house purchases usually require qualifications from banks, mortgage underwriting time, property inspection and the buyer may not end up qualifying in the end. 

Local Buyers

Local buyers typically do not charge commission or transaction fees, and if they do, it is extremely low in comparison. By avoiding a real estate agent, there will be no commissions paid to a buyer’s or seller’s agent. That means potentially thousands of dollars in savings! Local buyers that do not use real estate agents are usually investors. Working with these buyers will have aspects of iBuyers and buyers with real estate agents as well. They tend to make all-cash offers with quick acceptance time frames but have inspection tendencies like local buyers that work with real estate agents. They will most likely hire an inspector and request a price reduction for repairs needed. Some investors may need some time to inspect the property or to secure financing. The local buyers will tend to close quickly since they are not waiting for financing. Real estate investors and other direct house buyers typically have a network of other house buyers, so if your property doesn’t fit their portfolio, then it may fit one of their colleagues’ portfolios. Either way, this means very limited waiting time for an offer.  Also, when you sell your house in Sylvan Hills Atlanta, GA to house buyers, they will typically close faster than traditional house buyers, and usually pay full in cash.

Keep in mind there is no right or wrong way to sell your home. You must make the decision to that works best for you. Not for the agent or the investor. Make sure you feel comfortable with the person you choose to work with. Best of all check to see if either one of those parties has online reviews or that you can verify that they are legitimate and they aren’t holding up the sell of your property by actually selling to a wholesaler for more money. You should be receiving the highest price possible.

 By selling your house in Sylvan Hills Atlanta, GA to us at WE BUY HOUSES SYLVAN HILLS ATLANTA, you will not have to worry about wasting your valuable time or going through a roller coaster of emotions. As local buyers, we have time to stop and listen to your individual needs.

Selling your house in Sylvan Hills Atlanta can be simple. Call 678-435-9991 or send us a message today! 678-435-9991

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