How Long Does It Take To Sell My House? Agent VS Investor!

Do you want to sell your house right now? Do you want to hold out and test the market?

Maybe it doesn’t matter how fast you sell. Or perhaps, it’s vitally important that you get the cash right now to cover unforeseen medical expenses, or relocate due to work, or avoid foreclosure, or any other serious financial issue.

Do You Need To Sell Fast In Miami?

Then, first, you need to know the two primary options for selling a property in Miami.

With an Estate Agent
Directly to an Investor

How fast you can sell your property will depend on which option you choose! Chances are, you found this blog post because you were hoping to find the best solution for you that sells your house as quickly as YOU need. Before we get to the answer, it’s important to understand the differences between what an agent does and what an investor does:


When you sell your house with an agent, the agent represents you and your property. They will try to find a buyer and negotiate the sale on your behalf. In other words, you’re selling THROUGH an agent to a buyer.


When you sell your house with an investor, you are actually selling DIRECTLY to an individual or firm who will purchase your home. In other words, the investor is the buyer – not a middle man.

How Long Does It Take To Sell My House?

An agent should take care of the following tasks:

  1. Advise you on whether or not your property is market-ready!
  2. List your property the MLS.
  3. Advertise your property to potential buyers – spread the word!
  4. Organize house viewings.
  5. Convince buyers that they want to put an offer down.
  6. Negotiate on a price that’s near what YOU want and what the BUYER wants.

Altogether this can take months!

Plus, there’s no guarantee that the process will go smoothly.

What happens if the buyer’s financing falls through at the last minute? What happens if redecorating and fixing the “roof” (or any other issue) gets delayed?

The speed at which you can sell through an agent depends on so many UNCONTROLLABLE factors.

  • The market
  • The economy
  • The agent
  • The buyer
  • The repairs
  • And more!

This part surprises most people:

A reputable investor or House Buying Firm will have the CASH available almost immediately!

A lot of investors, including us at:

Don’t rely on the traditional bank-loan-route!

Meaning there’s NO RISK that the sale will fall through due to financial issues.

An investor can buy your house very fast – in as little as 7-10 days if that’s what you want.

That’s because the investor is the buyer!

  • You don’t need to book viewing upon viewing for multiple buyers that are only “window shopping”.
  • You don’t need to clean, redecorate, or even repair your property!

Check out our website >>> We Buy Houses Miami!

So, should you work THROUGH an agent or sell DIRECTLY to an investor?

That’s up to you. An investor is faster so if speed is important to you then you may want to think about selling to an investor.

Would you like to know more about how selling to a House Buying Company works in Miami?
If so, great! We’re here to help.
Whether you need to sell fast or just want to understand the process a bit more, get in touch by calling (305) 916-3328. A member of our team would love to speak with you.
Or, click here to fill out our short form. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible with a fast, fair ALL-CASH offer on your home.

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David Veras

David Veras was born in Hialeah, Florida and has been involved in Real Estate since February 2019.

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