Should I Work With A Real Estate Agent Or An Investor To Sell My Florida Home?

Are you planning on selling your home? Perhaps you’re stuck trying to decide whether you should sell to an investor or hire a real estate agent to represent and list your home.

Either way, you’re probably weighing up the pros and cons of each wondering

What’s The Difference Between An Investor & An Agent?

If that’s the case, keep reading. Today’s article will discuss the differences between selling to an investor and working with an agent in Miami. It also applies to anyone looking to sell a Florida house in 33055, 33009, 33161, 33014, 33124 zip code or the surrounding area.

INVESTOR VS. AGENT┃Pros And Cons Of Working With An Agent

The first step to discovering who you should work with is to look at the positives and negatives of each option!

Pros

  • Professional firms will have experienced agents that though what they’re doing and understand the market.
  • The agent acts as a representative and takes care of any viewings and awkward negotiations.
  • The agent will guide you step-by-step.
  • You might sell for a higher amount closer to your asking price or market value.

Cons

You’ll have to keep the house pristine and well maintained through including the exterior and garden.

You’ll have to wait while an agent shows your house to buyers – this could take months.

You could be covering bills, taxes, and insurance on the property for months.

Agent commission fees are expensive.

There’s no guarantee you will sell your Florida house soon or get the price you want.

INVESTOR VS. AGENT┃Pros And Cons Of Working With An Investor

We’re addressed the positives and negatives to hiring an agent. Now, let’s look at working with an investor!

Pros:

  • Reputable investors are skilled with years of experience helping homeowners.
  • The offer is up front – there’s no guesswork or gambling on the market.
  • An investor will buy your Florida house AS-IS.
  • No cleaning required.
  • A fast and quick sale. You won’t wait months on end.
  • You won’t have to cover bills, taxes, and insurance on the property.
  • No commissions or fees to pay.

Cons:

You might not get “market value” for your house.

INVESTOR VS. AGENT┃Which Is Better For You?

For many homeowners the answer comes down to a few simple questions:

  1. When do you want to sell? Now? Several months from now? Next year?
  2. Do you enjoy taking risks? You could gamble and see if a buyer will offer you market price. But, you pay more in bills, insurance and maintenance costs.
  3. Are you a fan of cleaning, DIY, or gardening? Houses on the open market need to be in excellent condition. Retail buyers prefer move-in ready houses and typically avoid fixer-uppers.
  4. Would you like to know straight away when and how much you will sell for?

If you answer those questions you’ll discover which option is the right one for you!

“I want to sell my Florida house fast!”

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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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