4 Things You Should Know About Selling Your House to a Direct Buyer in Portland

When it’s time to sell your house, the most critical decision is selecting your sales method. Unfortunately, when the conventional home sales method comes to mind, working with a real estate agent, the next thought is typically the pain of paying the real estate agent’s commissions and all of those fees at closing, depleting the profits from the sale. Then, quite often, the next thought is of the inconveniences of showings, from maintaining the constant state of perfection to running out of the house during dinner because a potential buyer flew into town and must see the home within the hour. 

Yet others may fear their home requires serious repairs or may not have the ability to physically or financially maintain the house. Finally, many owners dread the ever-looming inspection, being aware their home is aging and could be hiding significant structural or other serious issues. 

Read on as we explore the four things you should know about selling your house to a direct buyer in Portland. 

Inspections and Repairs

“It’s out of my budget,” that is a statement you never want to hear from a potential buyer. Not only that, but it could mean a lot of time and money if the sale falls through. To make sure this does not happen, when selling your house it is important to do what you can — in advance — to prepare the home for buyers. But one thing many people seem reluctant to consider is inspections and repairs.

Fair Price

Selling your house directly to a direct buyer that is experienced may get you the fairest price for your home in Portland. This is because they use an exact science of data and valuation analysis, not opinionated methods of deriving value from comparable homes for sale. Similar to these knowledge-based processes, a seller’s listing agent will also look at the comps and determine a fair market price. However, if their estimate is different from yours or direct buyers, it does not mean one party is more right than another. Educated estimates are just that—educated guesses based on facts found by looking at all available evidence in the marketplace. It could be that you have unique features about your house that give it positive points but the comps do not have the same features. Comparing your home to homes that are not alike puts you at a disadvantage by making it seem like your price is too high or low. Instead, if you knew what you could sell for on the open market, would you list with an agent?

Fast Closings

Your closing can be in a matter of days when selling your house to a direct buyer in Portland. With the power of cash backing their offer and a full-service team of professionals in-house that can quickly jump into action, you can skip all of the headaches of traditional mortgage lenders and the red tape that takes months to untangle. Direct buyers like those at Better Off Home Buyers understand things could be moving just a little too fast, so relax; we can set the closing at a date convenient to your move. A direct buyer can even arrange to have the property cleaned out, so all you have to do is take what you want with you when you move and leave the rest to us.

On Your Side

Direct buyers simply do not buy every house we see. Instead, the direct buyers like those at Better Off Home Buyers live and work in Portland; we care about our community and are proud of the work we do. Direct buyers are not in business to take advantage of our neighbors – we are here to help. We will take the time to listen to your concerns, answer any questions you have about the process upfront and help you overcome any hurdles you face, with absolutely no obligation. We use simple contracts, and there are no commissions or hidden fees coming off the top; the offer we make is the amount paid at closing.

If you would like to learn more about working with a direct buyer from Better Off Home Buyers and how we can help you, why not reach out to us today? Call Better Off Home Buyers at 503-809-4855 or send us a message to learn more.


Hi, I'm Scott Dalinger a real estate investor in Portland, Oregon. I focus on helping homeowners and rental property owners out of negative situations by offering cash for their property. I research and write about real estate on my business website.

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