All you had to do was hang a “For Sale” sign on your front yard and wait for potential buyers to call you. For a while there you’d get 5 above-asking-price offers before dinner time. In my neighborhood I heard of one deal with 10 above-asking-price offers. I was told that at that point they stopped taking offers.
Things are starting to change now. Our housing market is stabilizing and just about everyone, from homeowners to real estate investors and agents, are seeing buyer push-back when it comes to selling houses fast in some parts of the local market. More and more homeowners are seeking to sell their homes fast thus creating stiff competition. But the buyers are getting pickier. Just this morning, (February 1, 2017) there was a headline in the Oregonian Business section titled “Portland Area puts brakes on rapid rise” (p B11).
However, if you are trying to figure out how to you can get cash for your house in Portland, Oregon don’t lose hope. There are lots of factors you can control. Below are a few tips that can help you sell your Portland Oregon house for cash in the shortest time possible.
Getting Cash For Houses in The Portland Oregon Area
There are a few viable options when selling your Portland Oregon house for cash in today’s market. I’ll walk you through a few options here in this article. By the time you get to the bottom you should have a pretty clear picture of ways to sell your house fast without needing a buyer who requires a bank loan… a process that can take weeks or months, even for a pre-qualified buyer.
Don’t get carried away with emotions.
When trying to sell your Portland house fast, you must start by taking charge of your emotions. When your life and money are tied up in a house, it’s easy to succumb to emotions. Know that you will make a better decision and get the best deal when selling your house if you remain logical and unemotional. I know that’s difficult but you need to do it.
Know your competition here in Portland and your neighborhood.
In trying to sell their houses fast, many homeowners just place a “For Sale” sign in their front yard without researching prevailing market prices. Remember, every buyer wants to get the best value for their money. Some sellers can wait the 3-6 months it may take for a full price buyer to come along…others need to sell immediately.
So if you need to sell immediately… see what similar houses were listed for in your neighborhood. Also get what they sold for. Check to see how long they took to sell, also known as ‘days on market,’ or DOM. If you can’t wait those days on market, how much of a discount are you willing to give a cash buyer? In order to attract a quick sale you will need to discount your property.
Potential buyers will be doing thorough research to find the best house that fits their budget and needs. You need to know what other sellers are offering in order to price your house competitively.
Objectively asses your situation and property.
Establish whether your house can compete effectively against what others are offering. It if cannot, then find out what repairs are required to make your house competitive in the marketplace. Your research should include real estate Internet sites such as Zillow, Redfin, Realtor.com, Trulia or broker web sites. These will provide pictures showing the condition of the interior, surface finishes, any remodeling or updates and landscape amenities.
If repairs or remodeling are necessary, create a budget and timeline for making improvements before putting your house up for sale. Attracting a “retail” buyer (someone who plans to live in the house) will require updates, clean-up and repairs to get the best price. The real estate web sites noted above can help you decide where to put your money.
What if I can’t afford the time or money to fix it up?
If you don’t have the time or finances available to repair the house, you can still sell it fast in “as is” condition. That’s what we do here at AppleTree Group LLC. If you want or need to sell your house fast AppleTree Group LLC may be able to buy your Portland house as is. We pay cash…we can close quickly… and you won’t have to do any clean up or repairs at all.
Give us a call at (971) 246-7954 if you need to sell fast. We can make you a fair all-cash offer within 48 hours. No obligation or hassle at all. Take the offer, chew on it and decide if it’s right for you.
Get the price right.
Most local Portland Oregon home sellers don’t sell their houses fast because they’re asking too much. Its that simple.
Talk with an experienced real estate agent to get your house the right price. We can recommend a great local agent with over 25 years experience in the local market. If you have the time to sell to a full priced buyer… awesome! Price it high and see what you can get!
If your situation requires that you sell your house fast… you’ll need to price your house more attractively and be willing to negotiate. There are many reasons people need to sell a house fast in Portland. Typical reasons include: a pending foreclosure, a recent divorce or death in the family, health issues of their own or a loved one, a need to downsize to save money. Regardless of your reasons, these simple tips can help you sell house fast at a competitive price.
Want to learn more quick home selling tips? Click here. Better still, call us today at (971) 246-7954 for amazing cash for houses deals in Portland. 🙂
AppleTree Group LLC offers cash for houses in Portland. We’re local buyers helping local home owners sell their house quickly with no hassle. We either hold these houses ourselves or remodel them for someone else who wants to live there and enjoy the home themselves. If your Portland area house qualifies, we can you make a quick and fair cash offer.
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