Damaged Doesn’t Mean Unsellable
Whether your house has sustained just some structural damage due to a hurricane or it’s been falling apart for years (and hurricane damage was the cherry on top), you should know that you have more options than you might think. In traditional real estate, most homebuyers are looking for homes that are move-in ready (or close to it) because they actually want to live in the house (or rent it out to somebody who will). However, a traditional real estate process is not your only option – and if your house is seriously damaged, it’s probably not even your best one.
Find a Good Cash Buyer
A traditional real estate home sale takes an average of three months in the state of Florida, but selling your house for cash can take as little as a week. Plus, when you sell your house for cash, you’re working with a buyer who expects it to be in less-than-perfect condition; unlike traditional real estate home buyers, cash buyers usually aren’t looking to live in your house. They’re seeing the property for its potential, not its current state. This means that it doesn’t necessarily matter how damaged the house is; you still have a great shot at getting a solid cash offer. The key to making this happen is working with a reliable buyer who you can trust to give you a decent offer – but how can you find this buyer? Your best bet is to look out for a few things:
A website that has no fluff and is easy for you to navigate
A straightforward buying process that lets you know exactly what to expect at every turn
It’s easy for you to request an offer on your house and to stay in touch with the buyer
The buyer gets back to you within one business day of you reaching out to them
You aren’t expected to pay anything at all (more on that in a second).
You Don’t Pay a Dime
The most important thing for you to remember about selling your house for cash is that you shouldn’t be expected to pay a dime. The traditional real estate process puts the responsibility of paying commissions and some closing costs on the buyer. That should not be the case in a cash sale. Make sure you work with a buyer who makes it clear to you, in writing, that you do not have to pay a dime when selling your house for cash. At PlacePitch, we make that pledge; whether you decide to work with us or not, we strongly encourage you to find a buyer who holds themselves to that promise, too.
You can still get cash for your house after hurricane damage; it all comes down to finding a buyer you can count on to give you a solid offer and to keep you informed every step of the way. If you’re tired of dealing with a damaged property and want to get a free offer on it, click here to get started.