Uncategorized January 22, 2022

Listen with Suspicion

What of those TV commercials that “guarantee” they will buy your home for cash, or for the price it is listed? Sound too easy and good to be true? It just may be!

While there may be some life situations where a quick cash out may be the only viable alternative, before a seller acts, it may be wise to reach out to a local TRUSTED agent and get a few genuine, reliable comparable value numbers before jumping into an agreement!  These “telesellers” generally have a pipeline to cash, will pay you approximately 70% of the home’s resale value, and land a work crew onto the property the day the seller vacates, complete cosmetic repairs and spruce it up a bit and re-list it. Depending upon the amount of deferred maintenance needed, usually the home is back on the market within 3 weeks!  The surprising truth is that if sellers would investigate listing the home traditionally with a local, reputable agent and sell it “as is”, priced accordingly, they would probably spend just a few more days in transaction and realize an additional 10 to 15 % above the telepitcher’s offer!

Truth grounded in TRUST, almost always turns out well!