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Traditional vs. instant home selling: which is right for you?

A key benefit of a traditional real estate agent is that the home seller has a single, experienced point-of-contact who is readily accessible to answer questions and to provide counsel throughout the entire sales process. (kuran/Big Stock Photo)

A key benefit of a traditional real estate agent is that the home seller has a single, experienced point-of-contact who is readily accessible to answer questions and to provide counsel throughout the entire sales process. (kuran/Big Stock Photo) This story was written for our sponsor, Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston . Looking to sell your home and wondering whether you should follow the traditional home selling process or test the waters with an instant home buyer? Here are some of the key differences between the two processes: Selling through an Instant Home Buyer When selling through an instant home buyer (also known as an iBuyer), homeowners simply: Log on to the iBuyer’s website. Enter the address of the property that they wish to sell. Take approximately five minutes to complete an online form about the home. Receive an offer from the iBuyer within 24 hours via email. The key benefits of working with an iBuyer include: Receiving a cash offer for your home in 24 hours or less. Avoiding the traditional processes of listing the home, prepping the home and showing the home. Having the option to complete any needed repairs, or skipping the repairs and deducting the cost of the repairs from the price of the home. Enjoying flexibility of the loan’s closing date. In addition, some iBuyers offer the added convenience of free, local moving by a professional moving company. Selling through a Real Estate Agent When selling through a real estate agent, homeowners simply: Call […]

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