Side By Side: You Can List Your House With A Local OR Agent Or You Can Sell Your House To Oregon Cash For Houses… You Decide Which Makes Most Sense For You
Most people are familiar with selling their house through an agent (sometimes called “listing it on the market”). But did you know that there’s another way? You can also sell it to a real estate buying company (like us here at Oregon Cash For Houses).
There are differences between these two services: the agent will try to get you the highest price possible but many people discover that they’re just hoping for the highest price… and there are costs associated with this service. And selling your house to us might not get you the highest price possible but you skip all the fees.
To help you, we’ve created the chart below to lay out both your options side by side so you can “crunch the numbers” and decide which option is right for you…
|Selling w/ An Agent||SOLD To Oregon Cash For Houses|
|Commissions / Fees:||6% on average is paid by you, the seller||NONE|
|Who Pays Closing Costs?:||2% on average is paid by you, the seller||NONE – We pay all costs|
|Inspection & Financing Contingency*:||Yes, up to 15% of sales fall through||NONE|
|Appraisal Needed:||Yes, sale is often subject to appraisal||NONE – We make cash offers|
|Average Days Until Sold:||+/- 91 Days||IMMEDIATE CASH OFFER|
|Number of Showings:||It Depends||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||NONE – We pay for all repairs|
Which Is Best For You?
Most people start out by thinking they’ll sell their house through an agent. After all, you can get more money, right?
But when people learn that there’s another option, they realize that the higher selling price is not always the biggest benefit.
Yes, you’ll probably gamble and get a slightly higher price when you sell on the market for full retail value… but what did you have to do to get that price? You probably had to pay up-front for repairs and clean-up, then you had to wait months while the agent tried to find a buyer (and you paid bills the whole time) and at the end you’re left paying all those expensive commissions, fees, closing costs. When you add up the money, the time, and the stress, some people aren’t really ahead of the game when they sell through an agent!
On the other hand, when you sell to a company like us here at Oregon Cash For Houses, we may not be able to give you full retail value for your house… but we also offer other benefits that going the traditional house sale route can’t offer. Keep reading to find out what those benefits are…
Get cash in your hand in as little as 7 days
If you sell through an agent, you may end up waiting months for them to find a buyer. And all that time, you’ll be paying more utility payments, tax payments, insurance payments, mortgage payments, and so on. It just piles up. So one thing we always tell sellers is this:
Add up 3 months of bills and subtract that from the full retail value of the house… that’s what you’ll really get when you sell through an agent.
But when you sell directly to us, we can close as fast as you want… we can even close in as little as 7 days! Therefore, you can skip all the waiting and put money in your pocket right away (versus spending it on bills over the next few months).
Don’t worry about fixing anything up or cleaning your house again and again for buyer after buyer
We don’t care how dirty your house is (we’ve seen worse!) or how many repairs are needed (a complete fixer? great! we love projects)... we’d like to make an offer on your house. This saves you time and money that you can keep in your pocket.
There are no commissions or closing costs
Did you know that sellers in OR also have to pay a bunch of fees at the end of the sale? If you sell through an agent, you’ll have to pay the agent’s commissions (usually thousands of dollars), and the closing costs too! But at Oregon Cash For Houses, we take care of all of that for you so you don’t have to. What we offer you is what you get (of course minus any mortgage payoff or other encumbrances on the property). How’s that for awesome?
You have a choice
So you have a choice. You can gamble for a higher amount but pay a lot of money (and put up with a lot of headaches)… or you can simply sell your Portland house to us for fast cash. We’re ready to buy and make it easy for you.
There’s no obligation to learn more…
Just fill out the short form below or give us a call at 503-966-7291 and let’s chat! There’s no obligation to learn more so you can at least find out how much we’ll offer for your house. And if you don’t want to accept our offer, that’s fine… we don’t use pushy sales tactics here. But if you do accept our offer then just tell us when you want to close and we can close on that date.
It’s that easy. Just fill out the form to get started…
*An inspection contingency let’s 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 Oregon Cash For Houses we don’t use bank financing so you don’t have to worry about our ability to close on a deal.