How Long Does It Take To Sell My House With An Agent Vs An Investor?

Sometimes you need to sell your house fast. Sometimes it doesn’t matter. If you find yourself pressed for time and wondering “how long does it take to sell my house with an agent vs an investor?” then this blog post will guide you through the answer…

You want to sell your house, and perhaps you need to sell in a hurry. Chances are, you arrived at this blog post because you’re hoping to find the best solution for you that sells your house as quickly as YOU want.

Before we get to the answer, it’s important to understand the difference between what an agent does and what an investor does:

When you sell your house with an agent, you are asking the agent to represent you in a sale and to try and find a buyer on your behalf. In other words, you’re selling THROUGH an agent to a buyer.

When you sell your house with an investor, you are actually working directly with the one who will be buying the house. In other words, you’re selling TO an investor (they are the buyer).

Now that you understand the difference, here’s how long it can take…

How Long Does It Take To Sell My House With An Agent Vs An Investor?

The Agent…

An agent needs to show your house to prospective buyers and try to convince them to buy. Therefore, they’ll want your house to be in pristine condition, and then they need to find as many prospective buyers as they can to show your house to.

Therefore, it can take weeks or months for you to fix up your house before an agent feels that it’s ready to list. And once the agent lists it, it can take months for the agent to find buyers to show your house to, and for one of those buyers to make an offer (on average, it can take 3-6 months… sometimes as long as 12 months for this to happen). And what people don’t realize is: if the buyer can’t get financing or gets cold feet in the deal then they can back out and you go through the process again.

Therefore, it can take months to sell your house through an agent – it all depends on how quickly you can get your house in “showroom condition” and how quickly they can find a buyer and whether the buyer goes through with the purchase.

How Long Does It Take To Sell My House With An Agent Vs An Investor?

The Investor…

How Long Does It Take To Sell My House to an investorThis part surprises most people: an investor can buy your house very fast – some investors can even buy in as little as 7-10 days if that’s what you want. That’s because the investor is the buyer (so no showings are necessary) and many investors (including us here at DoYouNeedToSellFast.com) buy houses in any condition so you don’t have to fix up the property either.

So, should you sell through an agent or sell to an investor? That’s up to you. An investor is faster so if speed is important to you then you may want to think about selling to an investor.

Want more information about selling?

Great! We’re here to help. Whether you need to sell fast or just want to understand the process a bit more, get in touch by calling (920) 350-3050 or by clicking here and entering your information and we’ll gladly spend the time talking to you about the house-selling process for your situation.


Videos are a great way to spend a few quick minutes to learn about what’s important to you.

Selling your house in Appleton, Green Bay or Oshkosh can be a stressful process, but it doesn’t have to be.   Utilize the explanations in the Video FAQ list to ease your worries and concerns about selling your house in Appleton, Green Bay, Oshkosh or the Fox Cities Area.

The process from an initial meeting and our “How to sell your house in 5 easy steps” video to an offer and our “How we determine your home’s value” video.  To closing and “What happens during the closing and title process” to receiving your check, it is all right here for you to view at your convenience.  You’ll know what to expect every step of the way.

Along with other information on this website, the frequently asked questions and videos will help you answer any question you may have about selling your house in Appleton, Green Bay or Oshkosh.   Questions like “Are we listing the house”,  “What kinds of properties we buy”, “Is there any obligation to work with us”, “How fast can we close” and many more.  We have covered all of the questions we get asked on a regular basis and answered them to the best of our ability.

The videos will provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision.

Avoid All Headaches And Sell Fast

Traditionally, professional homebuyers have focused on offering “low-ball” offers to sellers who have little leverage due to mortgage problems, divorce proceedings, inherited property or tenant issues.

Selling in the traditional Appleton, Green Bay, or Oshkosh real estate market has its own shortcomings. You need to deal with agent contracts, repairs on the house to get a better offer, constantly being asked to clean and leave your house for long periods of time for showings and open houses.

These are headaches that you don’t need when you need to sell your house fast!

We have been providing win-win solutions to help homeowners in Appleton, Green Bay, and Oshkosh, get out of their sticky situations… like Foreclosure, owning a burdensome property, probate, or anything else.  If you need to sell, we have a way to help.

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