What is the Difference Between a Real Estate Investor and a Real Estate Agent?

Do you want to sell your house? You might be thinking about selling your house with the help of a traditional real estate agent. Or, you might want to sell your house to a real estate investor instead. What are the differences between these two options?

• Working with a Real Estate Agent

The traditional route is to sell your house with a real estate agent. A real estate agent is usually a local expert who will try to get as much money as possible for your home. Then, when you sell your home, your real estate agent will take a commission on the sale price of the house. Usually, this is between two and three percent, which could be tens of thousands of dollars. Furthermore, it could take a few weeks or months for a real estate agent to get a good offer for your house.

• Selling to a Real Estate Investor

Another option is to sell your house to a real estate investor. A real estate investor is usually someone who makes cash offers for homes. This means you may be able to save money because you don’t have to pay a buyer’s agent commission, and there probably will be fewer closing costs. Furthermore, because a real estate investor may not have to secure financing, you can close faster.

• Think Carefully About How You Sell Your House

These are two of the most common options available when selling your house. Your house is a valuable investment, so you need to think carefully about how you go through the process. You want to put as much money in your pocket as possible; however, you also want to sell your house quickly. Consider taking a cash offer from a real estate investor.

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