There are some companies who offer to buy your home for quick cash and no-hassle, but did you know that they could only be offering between 60% to 80% of your property's market value?
These deals may sound appealing, but you could be losing out on a substantial sum of your investment. Companies who advertise on billboards and signs on the side of the road are often looking to target sellers who are going through significant life changes and hoping to sell quickly, such as:
Sellers who are relocating for a new job
Sellers who are experiencing bankruptcy
Sellers who can't sell their homes
Sellers who are divorcing
Homes in foreclosure
Homes that are vacant
Homes that are damaged
These types of buyers may prey on homeowners who find themselves in a complicated and stressful situation. They might try to convince a seller that working with an agent will cost them more but sellers may actually earn more by hiring a listing agent which often results in as much as 125% of a home's fair market value.
Another strategy these companies use is offering to take the title “subject-to” your existing loan. Subject-to allows buyers to purchase a property without undergoing a credit report or assuming a loan from a bank resulting in a faster closing time on a financed home. This allows the buyer to become a homeowner and they will also agree to taking over your mortgage payments to your lender.
This sort of agreement is often discouraged by lenders who have written clauses to prevent buyers from taking over someone else's mortgage. If you agree to sell your home to one of these types of companies, you could still be held accountable for the mortgage payments as the original borrower if the buyer misses payments or goes under foreclosure.
It is always best to consult with a home selling specialist before selling your home. We educate you, we don’t cheat you. To learn more about your options, contact Qulia Bryant today for your selling needs! Call us: 833-704-HOME.