Working With An Agent vs. Selling To An Inexperienced Investor vs. Selling To Blue Water Properties
There are many ways you can sell your house in Baltimore, Maryland. You can choose to hire an agent, possibly receiving a higher sale price but with higher costs and more time spent. Or you can choose to sell to a professional investor. Keep in mind, not all investors are alike.
Before signing any contracts, we encourage you to explore all of your selling options and make sure you are dealing with a reputable company. We have over 15 years of experience to help you work through any situation!
We break down some of the differences below!
|Hiring A Real Estate Agent||Selling to A Less Experienced Investor||Selling To
|Are they experienced?||Maybe, but most Agents don’t give you a lot of options or have a lot of experience.||Most investors are part-time and have other full-time jobs and typically are not available when you need them.||Yes, we have been full time since 2003!|
|Who Pays Closing Costs?:||A seller will pay anywhere from 3-6% of the sale price in closing costs.||To profit more, other investors will have you pay closing costs.||We pay any closing costs incurred.|
|Inspection & Financing Contingency*:||Required by lenders. As such, many sales fall through (click here to see why)||Yes, most other investors use financing that can fall through at any time and leave you hanging at the last minute.||NONE – We make cash offers|
|Appraisal Needed:||Also required before a lender will fund a loan.||Yes, sale is often subject to appraisal because of lender||NONE – We make cash offers|
|Average Days Until Sold:||Most houses will sit on the MLS for at least 90 days.||+/- 30 Days||IMMEDIATE CASH OFFER|
|Number of Showings:||Unknown – Could be a lot… But you must always be prepared for a last minute potential showing.||It Depends – normally quite a few because most other “Investors” cannot close on your property and are trying to be the middle man and sell it to somebody else so they can make some money on your home.||1 – Us – WE ARE THE BUYER!|
|Closing Date:||Usually, about 4-6 weeks after an offer has been accepted.||30-60 +/- days after accepting buyers offer and what type of financing and partners they have involved||The Date Of YOUR CHOICE|
|Who Pays For Repairs?:||Negotiated between the buyer and seller after the inspection and appraisals have been done.||Negotiated During the Inspection Period, a potentially creating a real headache for you||NONE – We pay for all repairs and purchase the property AS-IS|
Let’s Run The Numbers For Your Property!
Our greatest motivation is being able to help homeowners in difficult situations or with difficult properties. When you call to tell us about the house you need to sell, we will not only make you an offer, but we also help you understand the costs you can expect when selling. Once you add everything up, a direct sale may be the better choice depending on your situation.
No, we aren’t offering retail value, but we are offering a way to sell without making repairs, cleaning up, dealing with property showings, paying extensive holding costs, paying agent commission, or waiting around to receive your money. When all the numbers have been added up, you might find selling your house directly in Baltimore, may be the most lucrative option for you!
Plus, our team can offer a number of additional benefits that a traditional sale cannot compete with…
Close In Days… Not Months or Weeks
Listing your property comes with no guaranteed sale date. Your house could sit on the market for months while you are forced to continue paying for things like property taxes, homeowners insurance, and utility costs. You could miss out on the perfect property because you aren’t able to sell yours. However, when you sell directly to Blue Water Properties, we can close on the house in as little as 7 days!
Avoid Clean-Up And Repairs
Even the best houses typically require some cleanup and repair work before being put on the market. If your house needs a good amount of repairs, the cost to fix up the house may not be worth it.
Sell Without Any Costs or Fees
When you sell your house directly to Blue Water Properties, you won’t have to pay a dime in agent commission. We buy houses cash in Baltimore and are direct buyers who will never charge you a dime.
Get An Offer For Your Baltimore House Today!
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*An inspection contingency lets 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 Blue Water Properties, we don’t use bank financing so you don’t have to worry about our ability to close on a deal.