Understanding Your Options
If you’ve been on long-term unemployment, bringing in more money feels more and more urgent every single day. Whether you’ve got a family to support or are simply running out of resources, it can be disheartening not to know when your finances will stabilize. Whether an injury or illness has taken you out of your field or you are unable to find employment that suits your qualifications and experience, what matters most is that you have options in order to maintain you and your family’s stability or security. If you need a solution that puts a lot of money in your pocket quickly, then it’s worthwhile considering selling your house for cash.
Why Sell For Cash?
Why sell your house for cash? If you do decide to sell your house, isn’t it more worth your while to just work with an agent and put it on the market. The answer to that is, to put it simply, that it depends. If you have enough resources that getting a large lump sum of money isn’t urgent, you can consider putting your house on the market. We say this because the average traditional home sale in Florida takes about three months. Even if that window of time would be cutting it close but is doable for you, it’s important to go into it understanding the realities of a traditional real estate process. Listing your home with an agent means fielding offers from buyers, entering an escrow period (which takes a minimum of 30 days), negotiating on repairs and closing costs, and accepting that at any point it could all fall through for a variety of reasons. We don’t say this to be alarmist; we say it to help you make sure you’re fully prepared for this option.
On the other side of the coin, selling your house for cash allows you to avoid many of the uncertainties and pitfalls that come with putting it on the market. When you work with a reputable and reliable buyer, a cash sale can take as little as one business day (as is the case with PlacePitch). A trustworthy buyer also means that you get a fair price for your house that’s based on real-time market numbers, not random opinions. Another bonus of selling your house for cash is that you don’t have to pay a dime the same way you would if you worked with an agent the conventional way: no agent commissions, no closing costs, no repair credits. If you need a lot of money in a short amount of time, not to mention the peace of mind that comes with having options about how to move forward, then it’s worth it to consider selling your house for cash when unemployed.
How Selling Your House for Cash Works
The exact cash sale process is different for every seller, but here’s a look into how it works when you choose PlacePitch (spoiler alert: it’s just three steps, and it can be done in as little as 24 hours).
- Request an Offer. Fill out a super-quick form on our website to request your offer and get the process started.
- Set Up a Tour. You don’t have to give us a tour. Just tell us when to come by, and we’ll be there. We do this so we can see the property ourselves and make sure we’re giving you the best and fairest offer possible.
- Get Your Offer. As soon as we tour the property, we’ll crunch some numbers and give you an offer based on the house’s real market value. From there, all you have to do is accept: no hidden fees or last-minute expenses. With PlacePitch, the offer you get is the money that gets handed to you at the end of the day, plain and simple.