How Much Cash For Houses In Charleston Can You Get?
If you’re thinking about selling your house, here’s how much money you can expect to get
Sellers are asking about cash for houses in Charleston – they want to know how much they will get if they sell their house. If you’re thinking of selling and wondering how much you might get, this blog post will help to answer that question.
An Important Definition
Since this blog post will be read by people all over Charleston (and surrounding areas), with various prices reflected throughout the area, it’s difficult to write about a specific dollar figure. However, here’s an important concept that will help you understand how much people pay cash for houses in Charleston…
On The Market: When a house sold “on the market”, that means it’s usually listed by a real estate agent on the MLS and sold after many potential buyers have seen the property and at least one has made an offer. Houses sold on the market will often be sold for approximately the same amount that other similar houses in the area have sold for. This is called “market price”.
Off The Market: When a house is sold “off the market”, that usually means the homeowner has decided to sell their home directly to a buyer instead of list their home. Houses sold off the market will often be sold for slightly less than their market price, this is called “below market price.”
You might be reading this and asking, “why would anyone accept below market price, and less cash for houses in Charleston than others?”
That’s a good question but there’s more to the story:
- Selling on the market usually means you’re selling it to a person who will choose to live in the house. They’re buying the house for themselves and their family. But when you sell off the market, you’re often selling to a company that might be investing in your house to turn it into a rental property or to renovate it and sell it. They might often pay more for it, but the trouble lies with their ability to secure financing for a house that is not in great shape. Banks don’t like to lend on properties that aren’t exactly turn key.
- Selling on the market usually means the buyer needs financing. Selling off the market, in a private sale, often means that a professional home-buying company is will to pay cash for houses in Charleston. (That’s why some people prefer to sell off the market – they don’t want to wait for the seller to get financing; they want to know they’ve sold the house right away).
- Selling on the market actually costs money… sometimes a lot of money. If your house needs renovations and repairs, you usually have to spend money to fix up your house before you sell it on the market. However, when you sell it off the market, such as to a company like us at D Gilpin Properties, you may be able to sell your house as-is – saving the money (and the time and hassle).
- Selling on the market through an agent will often result in commissions and fees to the agent for the work they did to sell your house. But selling off the market to a home buying company like D Gilpin Properties usually means no agent commissions or fees or closing costs. In the houses we typically buy at D Gilpin Properties, we see about a $12,000-15,000 savings.
How much can you get for your home? Selling on the market may mean you sell your house for more money but it takes longer and costs more; selling off the market may mean you sell your house for below market price but it’s faster and there are no expenses or fees.
So, how much will sellers get in cash for houses in Charleston? It depends on how you sell – on the market or off the market… and that is determined by how quickly you want to sell and how much time and money you’re willing to invest to sell.