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I’ve Received a Cash Offer for My House. How Was it Calculated?

Jennifer Lovett

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3 min read

With the constant shifting of the housing market, it can be difficult to know how much to ask for your home when you’re selling. You can know how much your home is worth (and avoid expensive delays and fees) when you sell your house for cash. Here is an example of how a cash buyer calculates your cash offer. 

Getting a Cash Offer

If you’re interested in selling your house to a cash buyer or cash home buying business, you’ll need to contact them and request a cash offer. All kinds of cash buyers provide this cash offer calculation service for free without any obligations or strings attached. Once you’ve requested an offer, they should be able to calculate your personalized cash offer within 24-48 hours. This calculation process is more accurate when you provide them with the information they need about your home. 

Your Home’s Info and Specs

When your cash buyer is working on calculating your personalized cash offer, they’ll usually ask you to share with them some of your home’s information and specifications. For example, they might want to know where your home is located. Your home’s location can help to determine the value of your property even if your home is a little outdated or rundown. Living in a convenient, desirable area is very important for home buyers or renters, so your home’s location could increase your cash offer significantly. Your cash buyer might also want to know what the square footage of your home is, what condition it is in, how old it is, etc. This information can help them to calculate a more accurate cash offer for you. 

How Does this Compare to Traditional Buyers?

When you’re selling your home to a traditional home buyer, they’ll often give you an offer that helps them save money or compete with other potential buyers. However, you rarely get all of the money a traditional buyer promises you. They’ll often want you to pay for expensive repairs, renovations, commission fees, or other costs. They might even expect you to pay for their portion of the closing costs. All of these expenses can significantly lower your profit margin on your home sale. When you sell your house to a cash buyer instead, you’ll receive 100% of the cash buyer that you accepted at the beginning of the sale process. Most cash buyers will purchase your home as-is without requiring you to make any repairs or inspections, and they hardly ever work with real estate agents which saves you from having to pay tens of thousands of dollars in commission fees. 

So, if you’ve been wondering how a cash buyer calculates your cash offer, remember this article. Cash buyers use a personalized process to calculate their highest possible, most accurate cash offer for you. They’ll also save you lots of money in the process of selling your house.

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