Expert Advice for Military Selling a House Quickly
You know the drill and, when you get the call, you’re ready to move fast. As an active member of the military, moving from one location to the next to perform your duties is just a part of the job. And, as hard as it can sometimes be when you’ve had a chance to settle into one spot for a while, it’s also one of the more exciting aspects of the job.
Even your family appreciates the opportunity to live in new cities, experience new cultures, and meet new people. So, in a sense, you’re all ready to meet the call to relocate when the time comes.
Selling a house when you’re military, however, can be very stressful. You may have been in a position before of enduring the pain of paying on two mortgages for months on end. So, you’re looking for a solution that can provide the quickest, easiest return on the sale of your home. We’ve got some tips to help you do just that.
Selling a House When You’re in the Military
How quickly a house sale can go through depends on a variety of factors. But, when you’ve received the call that you’ve been stationed elsewhere, overcoming any opposition to a fast and easy sale becomes priority number one—especially when experience has taught you that paying more than one mortgage isn’t a smart move.
So, whether you’re headed to one of California’s 32 bases to perform your duties or to join one of the 15 bases located in Texas, as a member of the military selling your house, here’s what you can do to move things along:
Require a Fast Transaction
As a part of the terms, you set for the sale of your home, a fast close should top your list. Unfortunately, this will reduce your pool of buyers since most homebuyers need a loan to fund their purchase. And, lenders rarely close in less than thirty days. Plus, closing only happens after inspections have been performed and negotiations are completed.
When you’ve received the call that you’ve been stationed elsewhere, overcoming any opposition to a fast and easy sale becomes priority number one.
Cash buyers, on the other hand, can usually close fast. In fact, the more experienced buyers, who are often real estate investors, can close in as few as seven days. Not all investors have a reputation for making fair cash offers on homes, however, and those few bad apples may give you some pause. The good news is that there are more good apples than bad ones.
So, if you require a fast close for moving forward with the deal, it is possible you’ll find a cash buyer who will also give you a decent price.
Ask for Moving Assistance
Though it may seem too big of an expectation to have, it isn’t unreasonable to hope you’ll get assistance with your move. Real estate investors, in particular, often have industry connections that make their clients’ lives easier.
In addition to paying all cash for your house, they may be able to suggest reputable cleaning services, junk haulers, and even furniture movers. Because of their connections, you may qualify for steep discounts by using these referrals, too. It’ll certainly save you time to take advantage of research that others have already done.
Seek Professional Help with Weighing Your Options
Depending on the condition of your house and your local market’s climate, you have several options for selling your property. For example, selling your house as-is to an all-cash buyer may be the best route to getting out of your old home and into a new one quickly. But, if you live in a hot market, like Los Angeles, you may net more from the transaction—and in record time—if you perform some repairs and list your home on the market with a real estate agent.
Of course, since you may not have a lot of time to weigh the pros and cons of every option by running all the numbers for each selling scenario, it’s probably best that you connect with a trusted real estate advisor in your area who can. If they also have experience working with military families, all the better.
The more experienced buyers, who are often real estate investors, can close in as few as seven days.
After all, you don’t just need someone who can tell you whether or not you should paint your house before selling it. You need someone who can look at your unique situation and offer an individualized solution—fast.
Make Relocation Easy When You’re Called to Move
The homebuying specialists at Sell Your House Direct know how to answer your call when it comes time to move. Not only can we close on your house when it’s convenient for you, but we can also pay you a fair all cash price as well. We can even make an offer on the day that you call.
You need someone who can look at your unique situation and offer an individualized solution—fast.
If we can’t give you the price that you and your family deserve, we’ll connect you with another buyer who can. We’ll even suggest you make repairs and put your home on the market if we believe you’ll net enough money to make the extra time you spend on the house worth it. You’ll get a document that explains the financial breakdown of your options, too, so you’ll know from the get-go which direction you should take.
And, if you decide to sell to us, we’ll also help you move by first calling the moving truck and, then, helping foot the bill. Owned and operated by a disabled veteran, helping sellers however we can—without charging any fees—is our number one job. If you’ll let us, we’d be honored to help you do yours.