Save money on your next house by skipping a Realtor! Before you start, there are a few things you should know. Here are some tips on buying a house and skipping Realtor commissions!
Work Directly With The Seller
A great way to save money when buying a house in California, is to work directly with a seller to purchase their home. At We Buy California Houses for Cash, we can help you buy a house without using a real estate agent so you can keep all the money you would have spent on commission and repairs.
Narrow Your Search
Before you begin your search for right home or investment property, define what you are looking for. Set your criteria, and stick to it. Avoid wasting your time looking at houses that aren’t right for you. This will also keep you from overspending, buying in an undesirable area, and getting in over your head with repairs. Determine which area(s) you are interested in, house size, lot size, budget, condition, features, etc. It is ok to be flexible, but define the areas where you are firm first and then work your way backwards to determine the optional items that make the most sense for your long-term happiness and/or profit. Remember that for investments, your personal opinion is secondary to what makes sense on paper.
Before you buy a property, with or without an agent, you’ll want to have your financing in place well in advance. Many direct buyers pay cash for their properties, allowing them to close quickly on the home of their choice. If this isn’t an option for you, you’ll want to get pre-approved before you begin looking at any houses in the California area. Getting pre-approved is different than getting pre-qualified, so make sure you’ve done everything you need to do ahead of time. Many sellers won’t even look at an offer unless a buyer has been pre-approved or has proof of funds. You don’t want to waste your time or the sellers time by making an offer you aren’t able to follow through with.
Monitor The Market
When searching for the right property without the use of an agent, you’ll need to do a lot of the work the agent would have done for you. This means always knowing what is available, how the market is performing, and who is discounting their homes and when. You’ll want to know how the market is behaving and have a good idea of what to expect next. The team at California Houses for Cash is always here to provide market insight and to help you analyze properties you are thinking about purchasing. It all comes down to doing your research when trying to buy a house without a real estate agent in California.
When you work with the team at California Houses for Cash, you can be notified when properties meeting your criteria become available. You’ll never have to worry about missing out on a house or property that would have been right for you but was unfortunately sold to someone else. All you have to do is tell us about what you are looking for, when you want to buy, where you want to be geographically, the acceptable condition of the home, and how much you want to spend. As soon as a property meeting your criteria becomes available, you’ll be the first to know!
View The Homes You Are Interested In
After finding a property that seems right for you, the next step would be to take a tour. When you view a house with us, you’ll be able to learn everything we know about the property, and have the peace of mind you need, knowing the title is clear and you aren’t working with a team who will buy and sell just any property. As investors ourselves, you can be assured that only high-quality properties are in our inventory. We’re completely transparent, so you will know exactly what you are getting with every home purchased from California Houses for Cash. Be sure to look at a few options before making a purchase. This will help give you some perspective as to what’s available.
Once you’ve found the right house, its time to make an offer and close the deal! When handling things on your own, it’s a smart idea to have a lawyer look over your contract to make sure everything looks good. If you purchase with California Houses for Cash, we will ensure the closing moves along quickly and easily. Before you know it, you could be the proud owner of an investment property in the California area!