If you’re thinking about selling your house, you might be weighing your options about how to sell. Keep reading to learn the key disadvantage of selling to an investor over a traditional buyer in Baton Rouge…
Disadvantage Of Selling To An Investor Over A Traditional Buyer
There are a few options for you if you want to sell your house. The most common is listing through an agent and looking for a traditional buyer. You also can list it yourself with a FSBO (For Sale By Owner). A third common option is to sell directly to a real estate investor like us at BuyHousesBR.
There are pros and cons for both, but the major disadvantage of selling to an investor is there isn’t much regulation for investors. When you sell through an agent, you know the agent has passed an exam and is certified. They have to pay money to their brokerages and a licensing board too, with codes of conduct for both.
On the other hand, an investor doesn’t have to do any formal training. Anyone can say they are investors, and they can be, without any training whatsoever. This can hurt house sellers like yourself if you are looking for help in your situation but end up working with an investor with no experience.
Fortunately, there ARE investors out there who have the skills, knowledge, and experience to help you in your situation, no matter how complicated it is, as well as a lot of investors who are agents too, so they know the regulations as well as the creative solutions (like me).
Here’s How To Find A Great Investor To Sell To
Start by looking for the investor’s website. Do they have one? What information is on there? Are they helpful? Do they give you lots of information? Do they have testimonials or case studies that demonstrate their experience?
Next, you can call the number on their website and chat with them. Are they professional? Do they respect your time? What about what they are talking about? Do they sound knowledgeable? Can they answer your questions and are they helpful? I recommend asking them about their process and how they work with you. They shouldn’t be pushy and should offer no-obligation offers to you.
You can learn a lot about investors simply by asking a few questions. And while there are a lot of good investors out there, there are a few bad ones, so it is worth taking a little bit of time to vet them to make sure you are working with someone capable and have your best interest at heart.
Consider our company, BuyHousesBR LLC, for example: you are welcome to click around our site and learn more about us. We are an open book and always happy to help. Feel free to get in touch with us to ask our team questions before you decide.
When it comes down to selling your house through an agent or to an investor, selling to an investor is faster and easier… as long as you find the right investor! We’re happy to talk to you before you make any decision! We want to get to know you and earn the right to buy your house.