Have you found yourself searching “sell house fast San Antonio” online? In the house-selling world, how fast is fast, exactly?… We’re going to go through the three most common ways to sell your house and how long each of those processes takes so you can decide with route is best for you.
Selling with An Agent
Listing your house “on the market” is the most common way people sell their homes in San Antonio. First, you will find an agent that you like and trust and they will go over their listing presentation with you. Their listing presentation will include their marketing plan for how they will market your house to the public, what updates they recommend you make in order to sell your house as fast as possible and sell for the most amount of money (such as painting and landscaping), and possibly how they plan on staging the house to make it less personalized so that other potential buyers can come in and imagine their own belongings in the house.
Once you find a realtor and make some updates to the house, your agent can list your house on the market and schedule showings. Other realtors will bring their clients to see your house and, hopefully, you will receive offers. Then, the buyer will get third party financing and will close on your house within about 45 days.
All in all, this process generally takes about 3-6 months. If your goal is to get the most amount of money for your house and you’re not in a major rush to sell, this is probably the best route for you.
For Sale by Owner (FSBO)
Listing your house for sale by owner usually means that you want to save on agent commissions and want to sell the house yourself. It’s important to remember here that you still have to follow the national and state laws of selling your house when you sell on your own. For example, you will still need to provide a seller’s disclosure and write up a purchase contract.
The reality is that about 85% of for sale by owners end up listing with an agent, so I personally don’t recommend this way of selling. Once you go through the process of trying to sell on your own, realizing you will need the help of a professional, and then the professional getting your house sold… you’re looking at about a 6-month process.
According to the National Association of Realtors, “The typical FSBO home sold for $200,000 compared to $265,500 for agent-assisted home sales.” It seems like working with a professional real estate agent instead of selling your house on your own may be worth the commission if that is the main concern.
However, if you are familiar with the house-selling process, know the laws, know how to make your house visually appealing to potential buyers, you know how to ensure your potential buyers are qualified buyers, and you know how to market the house yourself, then this could be a good way for you to sell your house.
Cash for House Companies in San Antonio
You’ve probably seen the “we buy houses San Antonio” and “sell house fast San Antonio” signs around town. These are professional home-buyers that buy houses in cash. Sell My San Antonio House is a home-buying company that specializes in helping San Antonio home-sellers sell their house fast for cash.
The process is simple. Contact us by calling us filling out the short form below, we will schedule a time to swing by the house, then we will stop by for about 15 minutes and make you a fair cash offer. You don’t have to make any repairs to the house or have any showings, we will take care of all of the standard closing costs and paperwork with the title company, and close on your house in as little as 7 days.
If you need to sell your house fast in San Antonio, this is probably the best route for you. A professional company like Sell My San Antonio House will allow you to choose your own closing date so you can sell your house on your own timeline.
So, how fast is fast?
If you are selling on your own or listing with an agent, you’re probably looking at around 3-6 months before closing. If your goal is to sell fast and not have to make any updates or repairs, a cash for house company like Sell My San Antonio House can close in as little as 7 days.