Earlier posts have covered selling via an auction, and selling on your own (for sale by owner). Today, I want to share information with you on selling to an investor. This is the method to choose if you are in a hurry to sell and you will walk away with hard cash after the deal closes.



  • You can sell the property as-is without having to make repairs. In fact, the more repairs needed, the more enticing the property is to an investor (more so than a typical home buyer) because of the sheer expense the repairs would cost.
  • You’ll get a quick and solid closing with a dependable, financially sound investor.
  • You’ll avoid commissions and other fees like an inspection.
  • You don’t have to deal with the belongings in the house. You can take anything of value and leave the rest.
  • You’ll have cash somewhat immediately available which, for some people is the quickest, most direct route to helping to move on from the loss of the loved one.


  • You’ll get less money for your property. Investors have a certain margin to be able to make repairs, get it on the market and make a profit. Because of that, you won’t get the amount you would if you listed.



Selling to an investor

Selling to an investor is a great option if you need to sell your property quickly and with minimal hassle. This method is particularly advantageous for those who want to avoid the time-consuming and often costly process of making repairs. When selling to an investor, you can sell the property as-is, which means you don’t have to worry about fixing any issues or updating the home to attract traditional buyers.

Additionally, you can avoid the typical fees associated with selling a home, such as real estate agent commissions and inspection costs. This can save you a significant amount of money and reduce the stress of the selling process. There’s also no need to clear out the house entirely; you can take the items of value and leave the rest, making it a much simpler and faster process, especially if you’re dealing with the belongings of a loved one.

One of the most appealing aspects of selling to an investor is the speed at which the transaction can be completed. Investors often have the financial means to close quickly, which means you can have cash in hand much sooner than you would with a traditional sale. This immediate availability of cash can be a crucial lifeline, helping you to move on promptly and efficiently. However, it’s important to understand that this convenience and speed come at a cost. Investors need to make a profit, so they typically offer less than what you might get on the open market. They factor in the costs of repairs, marketing, and their own profit margins, which means the sale price will be lower than if you were to list the property traditionally.