Selling To   vs. Listing With A Local Portland Agent

Even in a sellers market like the Portland, it’s smart to look at your options and see what will actually help you best reach your goals with the sale of your house. While you may be able to get a higher “top line” sales price listing with a local agent, that doesn’t always boil down to more money in your pocket or less headache. Discover your options below to compare selling to a company that pays cash for houses vs. selling through a local real estate agent. 

Selling w/ An AgentSOLD To

Commissions / Fees:6% on average is paid by you, the sellerNONE
Who Pays Closing Costs?:2% on average is paid by you, the sellerNONE – We pay all costs
Inspection & Financing Contingency*:Yes, up to 15% of sales fall throughNONE
Appraisal Needed:Yes, sale is usually subject to appraisalNONE – We make cash offers
Average Days Until Sold:approximately  91 DaysIMMEDIATE CASH OFFER
Number of Showings:It depends – usually many1 (just us)
Closing Date:approximately 30-60 days after accepting buyer’s offerThe date Of YOUR CHOICE
Who Pays For Repairs?:Negotiated during inspection period – the buyer is almost always responsible whether by price reduction or paying out of pocketNONE – We pay for all repairs

*An inspection contingency let’s the buyer have time to do an inspection and back out of the sale or negotiate a new price if there are repairs that need to be done. If you can’t come to an agreement with the buyer, the buyer has the right to back out of the sale. Similar, a financing contingency gives the buyer the wiggle room to back out of the purchase if they can’t obtain a loan or if the home doesn’t appraise for the value that the bank needs to close the loan.

Here at Home Matters Northwest we don’t use bank financing so you don’t have to worry about our ability to close on a deal.

Work The Numbers And See Which Way Helps You Get There…

When you really work the numbers you start to see the real benefits that each way of selling your Portland house offers.

Here at Home Matters Northwest we offer many benefits that going the traditional house sale route can’t offer, and we have options that will allow us to pay above retail value for your home.

Here are some of those benefits:

From OFFER to CLOSE and CASH in your hand in as little as 7 days.

You can get rid of the challenge of selling your property fast and avoid paying any more utility payments, tax payments, insurance payments, mortgage payments, you get the drill. If you list your house and wait 90+ days to close you have to figure in all of the costs of holding that property during the time you have that property listed and are waiting for the property to close.

Don’t worry about fixing anything up or cleaning your house again and again for buyer after buyer.

We don’t care how dirty your house is (we’ve seen worse!) or how many repairs are needed (a complete fixer? great! we love projects)... we’d like to make an offer on your house. This saves you time and money that you can keep in your pocket.

Don’t worry about paying those pesky closing fees (we’ve got you covered).

Because we offer a full-service professional home selling solution in the Portland, we make it easy for you. We pay for all of the closing costs. What we offer you is what you get (of course minus any mortgage payoff or other encumbrances on the property). Pretty refreshing, yes?

So, when you add up the time you could save by working with Home Matters Northwest, the no-hassle experience, and the money you’ll save on commissions, fees, and holding costs instead of waiting to sell the traditional route, selling to Home Matters Northwest is the best viable option.

Is it for you?

See for yourself and get our best all-cash offer on your house today.

Just fill out the short form below or give us a call at (503) 622-8227 and let’s chat! Our process is simple and you can close on the date of your choice. You have nothing to lose by getting an offer (no obligations – no pressure). But you could potentially lose thousands of dollars or months of your time by not testing us out and requesting your FREE house offer below. 


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