Should Sellers Go With a Realtor or an iBuyer?

  • Denise Graves
  • 05/10/21

Though iBuyers are tempting, it’s best to go with a professional.

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If you’re looking to sell a home and don’t want to show your property, make repairs, or do any cleaning, an iBuyer company probably sounds pretty tempting. After all, they offer to get you top dollar for your home, and you barely have to lift a finger! 
If it sounds too good to be true, that’s because it probably is. It pays to check the fine print and ensure that what they say is what they mean. For example, they may say they’ll do all of the cleaning and repairs for you—you want to be absolutely sure this is the case. Otherwise, you may get to the end of the process and suddenly be hit with piles of hidden fees. They’ll upcharge you for repairs, charge you around 2% for using their money, and charge you retail prices for cleaning, showing, and everything else. If they can charge you for something, they will.
"Things can be simple with an iBuyer company, but you’re going to pay for it."
If you used a Realtor, however, they could have simply found a buyer for you—one who would give you a fair price and be willing to negotiate any fixes. This isn’t even mentioning everything they’ll do on your behalf, such as marketing your home, conducting showings, giving you simple tips for getting top dollar, taking care of paperwork, and helping you get the price you deserve. 
Things can be simple with an iBuyer company, but you’re going to pay for it. With a little more effort though, you can be competitive and win top dollar for your home. If you’re ready to win in the market by going with a professional Realtor, reach out to me. I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have about selling your home. Until then, I look forward to hearing from you soon.


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