Maybe you are wondering, “Can I sell my house fast, myself, on the internet?” Or, “Is it possible to sell my house without using a Realtor and paying hefty commissions?” You are not alone. Thousands of people opt to go it alone and succeed in saving themselves stress, time and money.
Thanks to the internet, sellers can connect with a far greater number of buyers than the traditional way of putting a sign in the front yard used to allow. Even placing an ad in the newspaper classifieds does not come close to the amount of visibility that is available on the internet. For the first time ever, the internet has allowed people to advertise to the entire world, for free, that their house is for sale.
There are several ways to sell your house fast, online. FSBO (for sale by owner) websites are available for free and as paid services. These sites allow you to upload images and enter property specific information to be displayed on their website. Many house buyers visit these sites in hopes of finding a deal on their next house. The thinking is that the seller will be willing to sell a little cheaper because they do not have to pay Realtor commissions.
Another way to sell your house fast on the internet is to list your house for sale with online classifieds websites. There are several that have grown to be very popular. None have been as successful as craigslist.org however. You can post your listing quickly and for free. The newest ads get posted on the top of the page. As more people post ads, your ad will move down. There are a lot of people putting ads on the site and your ad will get buried fast, so you must submit your ad daily.
The FSBO and classified ad websites can provide you with tons of potential buyers, but a sale is not guaranteed. You still might not find a buyer in the time frame that you would like or even need. Thankfully there is a third type of website, one that many people do not even know about. There are people who advertise, ‘We Buy Houses‘ that buy houses as investments. These buyers have the ability to pay cash and close quickly. This will allow you to sell your house fast and with little hassle.
With cash home buyers, you will not have to deal with dozens, or even hundreds, of phone calls and strangers going through your house. With the housing market falling apart and wave upon wave of foreclosures being sold at auction, banks and mortgage companies have made their loan qualification much stricter. This limits the number of buyers that will actually be able to qualify for a loan to buy your house.
An example of a website for a company that buys houses with cash, in San Antonio, is DannyBuysHouses.com. The site allows you to enter the information about the house and your contact information so that they can analyze the property and make you a cash offer. This method is especially useful for people that do not have the luxury of time to wait for the perfect buyer, or is in a situation that is not appealing to normal buyers. These situations can include, but are not limited to: bad tenants, house needs a lot of serious repairs, house is functionally obsolete, house has fire damage, sellers in middle of divorce, bankruptcy, etc. The investor option is just another option that you should consider. There are several ways to sell online and each have should be researched thoroughly before starting to sell your house.