House moving is one of the most stressful life events you’ll likely experience. So, if you are feeling daunted by the idea of putting your house on the market, we don’t blame you!
But does home selling have to be as stressful as we expect? Or do we need to start considering other ways to make the process run a little smoother?
We think it’s the latter. To help, we’ve gathered this list of six fantastic alternative ways to sell your home quickly and without the hassle.
1. Sell for Cash
There are now businesses that will buy your home for cash, so it’s a fast and foolproof way to sell your home.
Since several different cash buying companies are on the market, shopping around first and comparing offers makes sense.
A cash buyer might not offer you as much as a traditional sale. But when you consider all the other expenses of moving house, it will save you money.
Auction sites online offer a fantastic alternative for people looking to sell their houses.
One of the benefits of using an auction is that you can set the auction end date, which means you can fix the time it takes you to make that all-important sale. The most well-known auction sites are Auction and Hubzu.
Did you know that owner financing might be the easiest way to get your hands on the money you need from a house sale?
With owner financing, you as a homeowner will effectively become the bank. According to the terms you set, you’ll offer credit to the seller, who will then pay you as they would a mortgage.
Home financing gives you the chance to reach buyers who might not qualify for a traditional mortgage.
4. Go Online
Do you want to skip the traditional real estate option? Nowadays, several online real estate services will list your house. They charge lower fees than a more traditional real estate model.
Zillow is probably the most well-known service, but it’s worth examining what else is there.
Since these platforms have grown in popularity, you’ll reach increasing numbers of buyers.
5. Sell to a Private Investor
Here is another idea that could work for you, and this is a good scenario for those of you with a house in need of work or a home in a popular, high-demand location.
House investors are always looking to snap up a home with potential. You can cut out the middleman (the real estate agency) and go direct to home investors to see if they are open to buying your home.
6. Sell Directly
Our final suggestion involves you taking up the mantle of a realtor role!
Perhaps you feel confident you have what it takes to sell the brilliant features of your home. In that case, you can skip getting a real estate agency and do everything yourself.
That will involve listing your home, taking photographs, and showing prospective buyers around your property. To bypass the same problems sellers experience on traditional sales, read through these 5 things to avoid.
Six Ways to Sell a House
Which of these six ways to sell a house is your favorite? Not all of them will be right for you. Still, together they’ll give you lots of possibilities about how you can get your house sale sorted quickly and successfully.
We have many other helpful articles in our real estate and housing section, so check them out now!