Vet cash buyers and know your home’s worth
Selling to We Buy Houses for Cash companies in Charleston can be a mixed experience. The level of integrity and service you’ll encounter is closely tied to the character of the individual or group behind the offer.
Before saying “yes” to a cash proposal, it’s essential to vet the company thoroughly. Check online reviews, sift through testimonials, and delve into its market presence, reputation, and track record. Read the buying agreement carefully and ensure you understand every clause and term before committing.
HomeLight suggests you consult with an experienced Charleston agent to get a better idea of what your home might be worth if sold on the open market. Then compare your cash offer. HomeLight can connect you with a top-performing local agent in your area. You can also use HomeLight’s Home Value Estimator to get an initial ballpark estimate in less than two minutes.
Other options to sell your Charleston home quickly
Large iBuyers, like Opendoor and Offerpad, offer a mostly online home sale experience using automated valuation models (AVMs) for near-instant home value estimates. Originating in the mid-2010s, these companies provide speedy all-cash offers, usually at prices closer to market value, for homes in good condition.
But it’s important to note, their service fees can be around 5%-6%. iBuyers are ideal for Charleston sellers with homes in areas made up of uniform housing and well-maintained properties.
Listing with an agent
While selling through house-buying companies is speedy, don’t overlook the value of a top Charleston real estate agent. In a seller-friendly market, an agent can achieve quick sales, especially with strategic pricing and top-tier marketing. Homes sold this way often fetch the highest price; in fact, top agents typically sell homes for up to 10% more than average agents.
An added perk: seasoned agents can give you a comparative market analysis (CMA). This report helps determine your home’s value by comparing it to recent local sales, guiding your pricing decision. Some agents will provide a CMA for free, with no obligation to list your home with them.
An established agent will also have connections. They might even find cash buyers ready to pay closer to market value. Before deciding, get a CMA and understand your choices. Interested in this route? HomeLight can connect you with a leading agent in your Charleston area.