Many people are skeptical about selling their home for cash – and perhaps you are, too. With more and more companies offering to buy homes for cash, it’s easy to wonder if the person making promises to you will prove to be honest and forthcoming, and whether or not he or she will offer you a fair price for your home. On today’s blog, our home buying experts share the top five things to look for in a cash sale of your home.
When the homebuyer first makes contact, does he introduce himself professionally? How does he answer the phone? When you meet with the buyer, is he dressed appropriately and on-time for the appointment? Homebuyers that present themselves unprofessionally may not have the experience or the knowledge to be able to buy your home for cash.
Selling your home for cash is a big decision, and cash buyers should be open, honest and transparent with you. When they offer you cash for your home, do they tell you how they arrived at their offer price? Do they share with you the steps in the process, and are they open with you about what to expect? Transparency is key with a cash sale – and you deserve to know the steps in the process.
Reputable cash homebuyers are easy to reach and should be available to you during business hours. Ask yourself – how easy is it to make contact with the buyer? When you call with questions, how quickly do they answer the phone or respond to your email? When you search online, can you quickly and easily find a website for them? Are they listed on Google? Reputable companies that buy homes for cash should be easy to reach and respond promptly to inquiries.
When meeting with a potential cash buyer for your home, ask them how many homes they have purchased and how long they have been in business. There are new cash homebuyers coming into the market every day, and you deserve to work with someone who understands your needs and is willing to share with you their experience, history and even references.
Does the homebuyer seem a little too eager? Do you feel rushed to make a decision? Cash homebuyers that call too frequently or tell you that their cash offer is good for “just one day”, in an attempt to hurry you to make a decision, should raise a red flag. Cash buyers should understand that selling your home requires thought and patience.
If you are considering selling your home for cash, be sure to look for these top five qualities in the company you choose to work with. You deserve a company that provides a fair, open and honest process for selling your home.
Integrity First Home Buyers is the #1 buyer of homes in York, Adams, Cumberland, Lancaster, and Dauphin Counties and has helped thousands of individuals, couples and families sell their homes quickly. Our professional team of home buying experts has decades of experience and can help guide you through the cash sale process. We care about our clients and work to meet their goals in selling their home.
If you’d like to learn more about a cash sale of your home, reach out to us at 717-292-8168 or complete our contact form to get started.