Generally when selling a home one doesn’t think of technology. The normal process is to research and find a real estate agent, hire them and have them sell your home.
This home selling model has been around for generations. The reason is simple, it works.
However, just because something works doesn’t mean it’s the best solution for everyone.
If you have a nice home in a nice area and are not in a rush to sell than in most cases you are better served going with an Agent. On the flip side if you own a property in a not so desired area or want to sell your home fast or without the stress of selling than there are plenty of direct investors ready to step in and buy your property.
Technology has made it possible to connect investors directly with home sellers and skip the real estate agent. There are risks out there so it’s always best to find someone reputable.
How to Sell Yourself
If you own a home and just want it gone the simplest way is to just take a few pictures and list it on Craigslist and Facebook. Many local investors do a search at least once a week on such boards and if you are willing to sell at a discount clearly state that in the ad. You might start getting calls the very first day so be ready to start showing the place.
This option is great if you own a property that needs a lot of work, needs a full re-hab or if you just want to sell ASAP and not nearly as worried about the price you will be offered.
The Problem Property People of Omaha found at http://theproblempropertypeople.com/ have this to say about the subject
“If you want to sell fast you need to motivate the buyer. PPP of Omaha often gets calls from landlords and other investors who just want out of the re-hab or rental game for once reason or another. If there is healthy equity in the property buyers like us can close in as little as 3 days because we know we will make some money on the back end. Normally not as much as people think but generally $5K to $10K after a few months of re-hab and two more months to list and sell a property. Companies like us are here to help people who are ready to sale but if you own an already updated home in a nice area and have time you can capture full market value using an agent vs. going with a re-hab investor”
Selling direct to an investor is easier than going with an agent hands down as long as you know the investor needs to make money on the deal so you won’t get full value. If you are trying to capture full value and don’t mind taking a house on and off market over the course of months or years than an agent is your better option.