Sell House Fast – Selling to Steel City House Buyers vs Listing with an Agent
The Pittsburgh real estate market has had some really great years recently, and I’m sure you’ve seen home prices continue to climb. But even with a market like that, it’s still worth your time to find out all of your options and consider your own financial goals before deciding the best way to sell your house. Before we dive in, though, we’ll go ahead and state the obvious – selling a house through an agent will always bring in the highest sale price for your house, but when you factor in all the “costs” associated with selling in this way, it doesn’t always come out to be in your best interest.
If you’ve searched “Sell House Fast” recently, check out the comparisons between selling through an agent and selling to us below:
|Sell House – Agent||Sell House FAST – Steel City House Buyers|
|Commissions / Fees:||6% – avg commission paid by the seller||$0|
|Closing Costs:||4% – avg closing costs in PA||$0 – We pay all costs|
|Inspection & Financing Contingency*:||Yes, sales can fall through||No – we pay cash and buy As-Is|
|Appraisal Needed:||Yes, the sale is often subject to appraisal||No – We make cash offers and don’t rely on bank financing|
|Average Days Until Sold:||91 Days||1 – We make cash offers in 24 hours|
|Number of Showings:||Varies||1 – Just Us|
|Closing Date:||30-60 days after accepting buyers offer||The date of your choice|
|Who Pays For Repairs?:||Negotiated During Inspection Period||We pay for all repairs|
Which of these stops you searching “sell house fast?”
When you take a good look at the numbers and put them up against your actual house, you can really start to see a better picture of which one will work best for you. At Steel City House Buyers, we won’t be able to offer you the full retail value that a realtor may suggest you list it for, but the benefits we offer in place of that have proven to be incredibly beneficial for the sellers we’ve worked with through the years.
Benefits such as:
Knowing you’ll close in as little as 2 weeks
If the property is truly causing you a headache, do you really want to spend more time than you have to paying more house payments, taxes, utilities, etc.? By listing with an agent instead you also have to factor in all these costs that you’ll incur in the 90+ days until closing, which in some cases can be $1,000s of dollars! Why not sell the house fast and be done with it?
Not having to make any repairs of constantly clean your house for every single showing
If you think your house is dirty or cluttered, we’ve seen worse. If you’d call your house a fixer upper, we love those! We won’t ask you to clean or fix anything before we buy. We’ll make you an offer in less than 24 hours and you can keep all that time and money you saved in your pocket.
Not being responsible for closing costs
Did you know that the title transfer alone in PA is 5%? Half of which you have to pay for in a traditional transaction. But because as a professional home buyer in Pittsburgh, we do our best to make it easy for you. We pay 100% of the closing costs. The number we agree to is the number you’ll see on your check at closing.
So think for a minute about all the time you could save by working with Steel City House Buyers. Think about how good it will feel to not have all the hassle involved or the money you’ll save on closing costs, commissions, and holding costs while you wait to sell. If you’re like the hundreds of homeowners we’ve helped in the past, you’ll probably see that selling to us is your best option.
Why not just see what kind of offer we can give you?
Fill out the short form below or give us a call at (412) 254-6188 and our team will be happy to discuss the process with you! At the end of the day, you can always sell through a realtor, but do you really want to risk potentially losing $1,000s of dollars by simply not knowing all your options?
*An inspection contingency lets the buyer have time to do an inspection and back out of the sale or negotiate a new price if there are repairs that need to be done. If you can’t come to an agreement with the buyer, the buyer has the right to back out of the sale. Similar, a financing contingency gives the buyer the wiggle room to back out of the purchase if they can’t obtain a loan or if the home doesn’t appraise for the value that the bank needs to close the loan.
Here at Steel City House Buyers, we don’t use bank financing so you don’t have to worry about our ability to close on a deal.