When a cash buyer makes an offer on your home, they are doing so without a formal property assessment or a home inspection. Often they will make an offer after only a brief visit. So how do they calculate their offer to you?
Yes, location is the most important factor in determining the value of your home. Average house prices vary from state to state, from city to city, and even within neighborhoods of a city. A desirable location, say near a beach or in a high quality school district, will mean a higher offer.
The cash buyer will take a look at what other homes in your neighborhood are selling for and how your house compares to them. In this way, a cash buyer’s process is not much different from what happens with a traditional home sale.
The cash buyer takes a risk by investing in homes, fixing them up, and reselling them. The faster this process can take place, the sooner the cash buying company can make a profit on their investment. The housing market fluctuates, but it is basically based on supply and demand.
If many homes are available and the market is slow, you may receive a lower price for your home, regardless of how you sell it. By contrast, if fewer houses are available, it will drive up prices all around.
The cash buyer will make an offer on your home “as is,” meaning you don’t have to make any repairs. But, since the cash buyer will need to fix up your house before reselling it, the cost of repairs affects their profit when they go to resell it.
For that reason, the condition of your home will be figured into the offer they make to you. A home in very poor condition will naturally cost more to fix up than a house that just needs fresh paint, new carpet, and a little updating.
In most respects, the process of calculating an offer for your home is made on basic factors affecting its resale: the location, the market, and the condition. The offer also considers that you will pay no commission or closing costs. In those ways, a cash offer can be quite comparable.
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