It may seem like a distant memory, but — even before the coronavirus pandemic — it wasn’t easy to sell a home. You had to foot the bill for major repairs, stage each room, hire a real estate agent, invite dozens of strangers over for showings, and deal with the disappointment of failed sales attempts. Now take all of that, mix in a global pandemic, and you’ve got a recipe for something that’s sure to make any home seller feel sick to their stomach.
Luckily — even during COVID-19 — it doesn’t have to be this hard.
The Buy Guys pay cash for single- and multi-family houses, townhouses, or apartment properties “as is” in Florida, Georgia and Texas. Our process has always been completely virtual, which is something that real estate agents are just now trying to figure out. We’ve refined our virtual process over more than a decade.
Here are some of the other benefits of selling your home to The Buy Guys during the coronavirus pandemic.
1. Sell the house quickly, especially if you have an immediate financial need.
More than 36 million unemployment claims were filed within a two-month period, reported The New York Times. Joblessness has put so many people in a tough position financially. If you’re leasing out your home to tenants who’ve lost their jobs, this might mean that they’ve come up short on rent. If you’re living in the home and got laid off yourself, you may be struggling to pay the mortgage. In either scenario, selling your home for cash during the coronavirus pandemic may be your best option. The Buy Guys’ process takes 5 days from signed contract to cash payment for your property. If you list your property with a realtor, it might spend 65 to 93 days on the market, according to Zillow.
2. You don’t have to invite dozens of strangers over to your house during the coronavirus pandemic.
Even pre-pandemic, it was always weird having people you don’t know walk through your own bedroom and bathroom for showings. Now, you might not only be feeling strange about it, but anxious, too, uncertain if they’re sick. Then they’re touching light switches and doorknobs as they walk through, all of which you’ll have to sanitize later. Multiply that by every showing that your realtor does and it’s a lot of deep cleanings. Selling your home to The Buy Guys during the coronavirus allows you to skip the sales process and worry. Even before the pandemic, we followed a completely virtual process. We start out by talking to you on the phone about your home’s value and your personal situation. In as little as 5 minutes, we can make you a cash offer using our advanced buying tools. The only time someone from The Buy Guys physically comes to your house is to take pictures of your property on a scheduled day. During that time, they wear a mask and they’re in and out within 30 minutes. It’s up to you as the homeowner whether you’d like to be present. Bypass the ongoing cleanings and do what you sought out to do in the first place — sell your home and get paid.
3. Skip the staging process and costly upgrades.
Experts are saying that home sellers will have to double down on all of the best practices they followed pre-quarantine. If your real estate agent is doing virtual walkthroughs, your home will need to look that much more desirable to stand out online. That means working extra hard (and spending extra cash) on things like staging your home, costly upgrades and photography. Some of those upgrades might include things like installing hardwood or laminate floors or new kitchen counter tops, which can cost anywhere from $2,000 to $4,000 or more, depending on materials. Maybe staging and upgrades aren’t even your main concern because your house needs major repairs first — like a new roof. Americans typically spent $6,800 to have their roofs replaced in 2017, NerdWallet reported, based on insight from the U.S. Census. You can forgo all of these time and monetary investments by selling your property to The Buy Guys. We buy homes “as is,” which means accepting any defects or problems. You don’t have to lift a finger (or pull out a credit card) to fix anything.
4. Seamless and remote closing process.
When you sell your home through a real estate agent, it can sometimes take a month to a month-and-a-half to close, while buyers try to qualify for a loan. During that time, the sale could fall through — leaving you to start over from scratch. In some cases, The Buy Guys has closed in as few as five days. We have a title agency in-house, which helps to speed up the process. If you list your property, you might find yourself closing the deal with a title company in the parking lot, which is a protocol that some companies have started to follow since the pandemic. We save you the drive, the time and the potential exposure to other people by allowing you to complete the contract and title paperwork from the comfort and safety of your own home.
If you’re thinking about selling your property during the coronavirus pandemic, start by finding out how much it’s worth. For a free, no-obligation estimate, call (888) 204-7603 or fill out this form on our website.