How long does it take to sell a house in Atlanta when using a real estate agent rather than an investor?

Sometimes you need to sell your house as quickly as possible. It doesn’t always make a difference. If you’re pressed for time and wondering, “How long does it take to sell my house with an agent versus an investor?” then this blog post will walk you through the process…

You’re looking to sell your Georgia home, and you may be in a hurry to sell it. Most likely, you’ve arrived at this blog post in the hopes of finding the best solution for you, one that will allow you to sell your Atlanta home as quickly as you want it to.

The following is an explanation of the difference between what an agent does and what an investor does before we get to the answer:

When you hire an agent to sell your Atlanta home, you are essentially asking the agent to represent you in the sale and to attempt to find a buyer on your own behalf. In other words, you’re selling to a buyer THROUGH the intermediary of an agent.

When you work with an investor to sell your Atlanta home, you are actually working directly with the person who will be purchasing your home. In other words, you’re selling TO an investor rather than FOR an investor (they are the buyer).

Assuming you understand the distinction, here is an estimate of how long it may take…

In the case of an agent vs. an investor, how long does it take to sell my Atlanta house?

The Agent enlists the assistance of…

An agent is required to show your home to prospective buyers and attempt to persuade them to purchase it. As a result, they’ll want your home to be in immaculate condition, and then they’ll want to find as many potential buyers as they can to show your home to.

As a result, it may take weeks or months for you to make necessary repairs to your home before an agent determines that it is ready to be listed. When your house is listed, it can take months before the agent finds buyers who are interested in seeing it and for one of those buyers to make an offer (on average, it takes 3-6 months… but sometimes it can take up to 12 months for this to happen). And what most people don’t realize is that if the buyer is unable to obtain financing or loses interest in the transaction, they can back out and you will have to start over from the beginning.

Because of this, it may take months to sell your Atlanta home through an agent – it all depends on how quickly you can get your home in “showroom condition,” how quickly they can find a buyer, and whether or not the buyer completes the purchase.

In the case of an agent vs. an investor, how long does it take to sell my Atlanta house?

The Speculator…

In what time frame can I expect to sell my Atlanta house to an investor?

Most people are surprised to learn that an investor can purchase your Atlanta home very quickly – some investors can even purchase your Georgia home in as little as 7-10 days if that is what you desire. Due to the fact that the investor is the buyer (and thus there are no showings required), and because many investors (including us here at Georgia Fair Offer) will buy houses in any condition, you won’t have to spend any time or money fixing up the property.

So, should you sell through an agent or sell to a private equity firm or a venture capital firm? That is entirely up to you. If speed is important to you, you may want to consider selling to an investor rather than to a traditional buyer.

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