Compare Selling Directly vs. Listing With A Local Area Agent

Even in a seller’s market like California, comparing your selling options to see which will help you best reach your goals is a smart move. While a traditional agent may be able to list your house for a higher price, that doesn’t mean you’ll have more money in your pocket (or less headache) at closing. Dive into the comparison below to find out more about your options. 

Selling With An AgentStars and Strips Real Estate - we buy houses
Commissions / Fees:6% on average is paid by you, the seller.None
Who Pays Closing Costs?2% on average is paid by you, the seller.We pay all closing costs.
Inspection & Financing Contingency*:Yes – up to 15% of sales fall through.None
Appraisal Needed:Yes, your sale is often subject to appraisal.No, we make cash offers.
Average Days Until Sold:+/-91 DaysAn immediate cash offer
Number of Showings:Varies widely1 (Just Us!)
Closing Date:30-60+/- days after accepting buyer’s offerThe date of your choice
Who Pays For Repairs?Negotiated during the inspection periodWe pay for all repairs so you don’t have to.
*An inspection contingency lets the buyer have time to do an inspection and back out of the sale or negotiate a new price if there are repairs that need to be done. If you can’t come to an agreement with the buyer, the buyer has the right to back out of the sale. Similarly, a financing contingency gives the buyer the wiggle room to back out of the purchase if they can’t obtain a loan or if the home doesn’t appraise for the value that the bank needs to close the loan.
Here at Stars and Stripes Real Estate, we don’t use bank financing so you don’t have to worry about our ability to close on a deal.

Which Option Works Best For Your Situation?

When you sit down with the numbers and add up the costs of the time, money, and hassle of listing your house through a typical real estate agent, you begin to see the real benefits of selling directly to an accredited company such as Stars and Stripes Real Estate.

We may not be able to offer you full retail value for your house, but we believe our other benefits outweigh that price for some homeowners in Southern California. Sometimes it pays to sell your home to a local investor.

Benefits of working with us include…

From offer to close, you can have cash in your hand in as little as 7 days.

You could list your house and pay for all the costs of holding that property while you wait for the right buyer, or you can avoid one more month of inflated mortgage payments, utility payments, tax payments, insurance payments, and more. When you work with Stars and Stripes Real Estate, we can make you a cash offer in less than 24 hours and close on your house in 7 days (or on your schedule). Best of all, our fair cash offer is 100% obligation-free, so you have nothing to lose!

No need to worry about repairs, upgrades, or hauling away trash.

We don’t care if your house needs expensive repairs (A complete fixer? We love projects!) or you inherited a house that hasn’t been cleaned in years. We buy houses in your area as-is and in any condition! At Stars and Stripes Real Estate, we will save you more time, money, and energy than when you try to sell yourself or work with a traditional agent to sell that unwanted house or property.

Closing costs? We’ve got you covered!

As a trusted full-service professional home buyer in Southern California, we want to make your home selling process easy. This includes paying for all of the closing costs (and never charging any hidden fees). What we offer you is what you get, minus any mortgage payoff or other encumbrances on the property).

When you add up the time you could save by selling directly, our no-hassle buying experience, and the money you’ll save on commissions, fees, and holding costs, it’s no wonder so many Southern California homeowners choose to work with a professional direct cash buyer.

Get a fair all-cash offer on your house today.

Our process is simple. Fill out our short information form below or give us a call at (844) WE BUY IE. We will chat with you about your property and, if it meets our buying criteria, we will make you a fair cash offer. Best of all, you can close on the date of your choice (or as little as one week).

Our offer is 100% obligation- and hassle-free, which means you have nothing to lose by giving us a call to find out what we have to offer.

What Do You Have To Lose? Get Started Now...

We buy houses in ANY CONDITION in California. There are no commissions or fees and no obligation whatsoever. Start below by giving us a bit of information about your property or call (844) WE BUY IE...
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