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Selling To Us vs. Listing With
A Local Realtor

It is incredibly wise to look at all of your options when selling your house, even in a seller’s market like California. You may be able to get a higher sales price listing with a local California Realtor. However, that doesn’t always boil down to more money in your pocket.

Here we list the pros and cons of working with We Buy California Houses versus working with a Realtor.  

Selling with A Real Estate Agent

SOLD To We Buy California Houses

Commissions / Fees 5-7% commission. 100% paid by seller NO Commissions / NO Fees
Who Pays Closing Costs? Paid by the seller NO Closing Costs – We pay all costs
Financing Contingency If the buyer can’t get financed, the sale falls through NO Contingencies
Appraisal Needed The sale is often subject to appraisal NO Appraisal – We buy as-is
Who Pays For Repairs? Negotiated During Inspection Period NO Repair cost – We do all repairs
Who markets the property? Ads, mailers, property website, staging NO Marketing
Number of Showings As many as are required. High Traffic! Just Us, our Partners and Contractors
Average Days Until Sold 30-120 Days 3-30 Days
Closing Date 15-45 days after you accept buyer’s offer You choose the date

We Buy Houses in Bad Conditions or Bad Situations

When you have a house that needs repair, has a clouded title, or bad tenants, We Buy California Houses make more sense. If you have a house in perfect condition and can wait a few months to get top dollar, a real estate agent makes more sense. As real estate investors, We Buy California Houses won’t be able to offer you full retail for your house. … but we also offer other benefits that the traditional house sale route can’t offer.

From offer to close and cash in your hand in just 7 days

You can get rid of the headache of your property fast and avoid paying anymore utility paymentstax payments, insurance payments, mortgage payments, etc. If you list your house with a Realtor, you have to budget up to 90 days worth of carrying costs during the time you have that property listed and are waiting for the property to close.

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

Just fill out the form below or give us a call at 510-954-8857 and let’s chat! Our process is simple. You have nothing to lose by getting an offer (no obligations – no pressure). But you could potentially lose thousands of dollars or months of your time by not testing us out and requesting your FREE offer. 

    We buy houses in ANY condition in CA.


    What do you have to lose? Get started now.
    Or, call (510) 954-8857.



    *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. Similar, 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 We Buy California Houses, we don’t use bank financing so you don’t have to worry about our ability to close on a deal.

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