Here’s why you should always have an agent, even if selling to an iBuyer.
Many people have been led to believe that Opendoor, Offerpad, iBuyers, and investors all want to work directly with the seller and aren’t willing to work with real estate agents. However, that’s not true; as a seller, it doesn’t serve you to work directly with them. All of these are professional real estate investors who buy hundreds of homes monthly, so the average person shouldn’t go toe to toe with them. They want you to work directly with them because it puts them at an advantage; you may not know what your home is truly worth and the price you could get from exposing it to the market.
“Many iBuyers will compensate agents for helping you.”
If you want to get the most money possible in any real estate market, the key is to expose your home to the maximum number of people. The only way to truly do that is to put your house on the MLS, allow it to be shown to the widest audience, and you’ll know with certainty that you’re getting the most money. However, sometimes the traditional route isn’t always possible, which is why instant offers or investor offers can be attractive because you don’t have to stage the property or deal with showings, and you can choose your moving date. Even in those cases, agents can help you; many iBuyers will compensate agents for helping you, including Opendoor and Offerpad.
If you’re considering selling your home to an iBuyer company or investor, give me a call. Not only can I represent you, but I also have a network of investors who might be interested and will often pay top dollar, more than iBuyers. iBuyers won’t buy a property if the home doesn’t meet the very specific criteria they’re looking for or if there’s a tenant in place.
Whether you’re considering selling traditionally or to an iBuyer or investor, call or email me first. I’d love to help you expose your property to the right people, get you as many offers as possible, and let you choose which one has the best price and terms for you.