We buy houses in Jacksonville, FL. We get phone calls all the time from homeowners who say, “I’m moving, and I need to sell my house in Jacksonville fast!”
Relocating is hard enough when you’ve got plenty of time to plan it. When you don’t have the luxury of time and you’re under the gun to sell your house and move quickly, it adds stress to the situation.
If this is you, here’s the good news: we can help you just like we’ve helped many other homeowners who faced the same predicament. (Jump to the bottom of this article for our number.)
Here’s the process we recommend.
I’m Relocating and Need to Sell My House Fast in Jacksonville, FL
Figure Out the Current Value of Your House
Call a real estate agent that you trust or call us for a no-cost, no-obligation valuation of your home. When you know how much you can get for your house in the current market, that will help you make informed decisions.
Decide How Quickly You Need to Sell
The answer to this question lies in your bank account. How long can you hold a house that’s empty? In other words, how long can you make two mortgage payments—one on the place you’re moving to, and one on your empty Jacksonville home? If you can’t afford two payments for very long, you know you need to sell your Jacksonville home rapido.
Find a Great Realtor
Don’t delay on this point. If you’re going to sell through a real estate agent, find a good one right away. He or she will have recommendations on repairs or upgrades you should make (which will take time to arrange for or do yourself).
Don’t want to go through the hassle and expense of getting your house in shape to sell? Call us and let’s talk. We’re an established local Jacksonville, FL, home buyer. We’ll make you a fair offer, and if you accept it, we can close very quickly. No fuss, no muss, and you’re free to make your move.
Understand What You Will Spend to Get the Best Price
Naturally, you want to walk away with as much cash as possible from the sale of your house. Holding costs aside (meaning the mortgage payment until it sells), what will it cost to get your home in shape to sell? Often, at a minimum, a home needs to be repainted and recarpeted. Sometimes repairs need to be made—broken window panes replaced, leaking faucets fixed, shower tile regrouted, sprinkler heads repaired. Does the landscaping need freshening to boost your home’s curb appeal?
All these items cost money. You could be looking at a minimum of $8000 just for new paint and new carpet throughout.
The point is that getting a house ready to sell costs money and paying the mortgage while you wait for a sale to complete costs money.
You have a couple of options. Your realtor can price your house low enough that you don’t have to make all the repairs. Understand that it takes a certain buyer to want this kind of property, though. Most folks want to buy a place that’s move-in ready.
The second option is to sell your home immediately to a Jacksonville home buyer like Locklear Offers. With this option, you don’t make any repairs or upgrades. We’ll buy your home as-is, close as soon as you need to, and that will be that.
Make the Decision
You need to move quickly, so you must decide quickly how to sell your house. Call a realtor and discuss your options. Call a trusted home buyer like Locklear Offers and discuss your options! Here’s our number: (904) 366-9174