Selling to Sound Home Buyer vs. Listing with a Local Washington Agent

Even in a seller’s market like we have in Washington, it’s smart to look at your options and see the pros and cons of each method people use to sell their house. While you may be able to get a higher “top line” sales price listing with a local Olympia Real Estate listing agent, that doesn’t always boil down to more money in your pocket or less headache. Dive into the details below to compare your options. 

 Selling w/ An AgentSOLD To Sound Home Buyer
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 title/escrow/closing attorney costs
Inspection & Financing Contingency*:Yes, sales can fall throughNONE
Appraisal Needed:Yes, the sale is often subject to appraisalNONE – We make cash offers, and offer other options that do not require an appraisal
Average Days Until Sold:+/- 60-90 DaysIMMEDIATE CASH OFFER, with options to make MORE money with other selling options
Number of Showings:It Depends0-1 (Just Us), Sometimes we buy sight unseen
Closing Date:30-60 +/- days after accepting buyers offerThe Date Of YOUR CHOICE. Usually, 2-4 weeks after our offer is accepted, but we are VERY flexible
Who Pays For Repairs?Negotiated During Inspection PeriodNONE – We pay for all repairs
Who Pays for Transfer Taxes?You.It is negotiable. Technically seller transfer taxes are to be paid by the seller, but we have paid it for some of our sellers in the past.
Who Pays Property Taxes?Pro-rated at closing.Pro-rated at closing.
Septic Pumping and Inspection?Seller.Usually seller, but we can typically find a vendor that will accept payment at closing. There have been instances where we have waived the septic inspection, but it is rare. The county generally likes to have an inspection report filed with any sale. We have NEVER backed out of a sale because of the results of a septic inspection.

Compare the Numbers and See What Works Best for You and Your Family…

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

If you require a lump sum cash sale, we won’t be able to offer you full retail value for your house… but we also offer other benefits that the traditional house sale route can’t offer.


Offer to close in as little as 7-days, or As Fast As We Get a Clean Title Report

You can get rid of the headache of that 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 paying those pesky closing fees (we’ve got you covered)

We are a full-service professional Washington home buyer and we make selling your house easy for you. We pay for all of the normal seller title/escrow/closing attorney costs. What we offer you is what you get (of course minus any mortgage payoff, taxes owed or other encumbrances on the property). Pretty refreshing, huh?

So, when you add up the time you could save by working with Sound Home Buyer, the no-hassle experience, and the money you’ll save on commissions, fees, and holding costs while you wait to sell the traditional route… for many area homeowners selling to a professional Washington house buyer is the best viable option.

Is it for you?

See for yourself and get a fast & fair offer on your house today.

Just fill out the short form below or give us a call at (360) 531-7088 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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*An inspection contingency lets 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. Similarly, 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 Sound Home Buyer, we don’t use bank financing so you don’t have to worry about our ability to close on a deal.