We can all agree that these are tough economic times. Many people are looking for different avenues to earn more money for survival. We know of some individuals who have already made up their minds to sell their homes, and that’s a bold step considering selling is not a Sunday picnic. Like chess, you have to move different pieces methodically and meticulously, or else everything crumbles. For instance, you have to decide who you’re going to work with or sell my Houston home to. Are you going to reach out to a home investor or sell to a typical Texas buyer?
Things to take into account:
So we’ve told you about the two options already on the table. The first one involves selling through a Houston realtor to your typical Texas homebuyer and the second one is to directly contact a home investor and listen to what they have to offer.
It’s no secret that both options have merits and demerits. Therefore, the route you choose to take will depend on what you consider a deal breaker. Let’s toss in a hypothetical situation where you decide to sell to a Houston real estate investor. Before going down that road, you should be aware of one key disadvantage:
It’s easy to verify whether a Houston realtor is who they say they are. You see this group of professionals have to take an exam before acquiring a license. So no one can walk up to you and pretend to be an agent. It’s also important to note that they usually get certified by a licensing board and the requirements vary with states.
On the other hand, a real estate investor has nothing to show or prove that they are who they say they are. They don’t have any formal training or certification. Anyone can wake up any day and decide to be an investor. And this means it’s easy to be blindsided, get conned, or work with an inexperienced cash buyer. But, if you ask around, you’ll hear past sellers talk about how they sold their Houston houses to We Buy Houses companies.
How do you find an experienced real estate investor?
The first step is to search online. Focus on the websites and read the reviews. By the way, if they don’t have a well-established site, that’s a red flag to take note of. Then look at the information available in there and ask yourself if it’s sufficient to trust them. Can you easily find testimonials that demonstrate their experience level?
The second step is to call their office so that you can talk to one of the company’s representatives. While having the conversation, try to gauge whether they know what they are doing or if they respect your time. Were they helpful? If the offer they give you has an obligation, then that’s the second red flag to note down.
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