Can I Sell My House Fast in a Tough Economy?
Every day concerns about the local and national economy keep mounting for homeowners in the St. Louis area. Yet with the possibility of a major economic downturn on the horizon, you may still be in a situation where you need to sell your house fast. Foreclosure, bankruptcy, new job, relocation, probate, forbearance, or downsizing may put you in a position where you need to unload your property quickly.
What is the best way to sell your house fast when economic conditions are not ideal, and it’s a buyer’s market? You have three main options: a traditional sale, a For Sale by Owner (FSBO), or a cash sale. Which is best? If you need to sell your house right away, you may want to opt for a cash sale with a local home buyer in St. Louis, Missouri. Let’s look closer at how a cash sale can help you sell your house in a tough economy.
What is a Cash Sale?
A cash sale differs from a traditional sale in that you are working directly with a buyer to close a sale as quickly as possible. The buyer agrees to purchase the property as-is. That means you sell the house in its current conditions regardless of its condition or your current situation. In most cases, the buyer can close the sale in only a few days and pay most or all of the closing costs.
The only potential downside to a cash sale is that the buyer purchases the property just under its current market value. However, it might not make any difference when considering the repairs, closing costs, and realtor commissions that will eat in your profits. Plus, if you have to sell your house fast, making a profit may not be a priority.
Can the Current Economy Affect a Cash Home Sale?
If you try to sell your house in the market the traditional way, you are likely to run into some challenges. Some of your biggest obstacles may include
- Competing with other sellers in your market
- The increasing cost of repairs and building supplies
- No guarantee of when you will find a qualified buyer
- The possibility of an upside-down mortgage (underwater mortgage)
When the economy takes a downturn, it affects the entire real estate market. If you are selling your house on the market, you may have to make some unwanted adjustments just to move the property.
Fortunately, a cash home sale is not affected by economic conditions. In other words, you can sell your house when you want and bypass the challenges of a traditional sale.
- Avoid making repairs or upgrades to the property.
- Sell your house without listing it on the market.
- Work directly with a single qualified buyer.
- Avoid paying realtor commissions and closing costs.
- Sell your house as-is regardless of your current situation.
How Do I Sell My House for Cash?
One of the best things about a cash sale is that you can unload your property quickly regardless of the economy. Klamen Real Estate Group makes it possible to sell your house as-is in four easy steps.
Step 1: Contact Us Today
Contact Klamen Real Estate Group and schedule a walkthrough. We take a quick look at your property. The walkthrough is simple, and you are not obligated to sell your house on the spot. Feel free to ask questions while we are there.
Step 2: We Do a Quick Walkthrough
We arrive at your house and take a quick look at your property. We assess your property’s value to determine if we want to buy the house. You do not have to make any repairs or upgrades to the property. We buy houses as-is.
Step 3: Get a Fair Cash Offer
If we are interested in buying your house, we will make a fair cash offer. You can expect an offer within 24 to 48 hours so that you do not have to wait. Our offer will be based on a percentage of your home’s current market value.
Step 4: Get Paid Cash for Your House
If you accept our offer, then your next step is to schedule a convenient date and time to close on the house. At the closing, we will sign the paperwork. We will also pay most or all of the closing costs to save you money. Selling your house for cash has never been easier!