Top 6 reasons to sell your home As-Is in San Diego

Sell your home As-Is in San Diego

How often have you thought of of selling your home in San Diego? According to NAR, the National Association of Realtors, 90% of home sellers used a realtor to help them sell their homes. According to a 2021 survey, fully 90% of those home sellers would use the same Realtor to help them sell a house and move in the future.  

You may be asking, what did the other 10% do when it comes time to sell a home? According to NAR, if done correctly, the average home sold for 100% of the asking price within one week of listing the home for sale when assisted by a Realtor. When selling FSBO or For Sale By Owner, without representation by a Real Estate Agent, the average home sold for 18% below fair market value.  

What then is fair market value?

Fair market value is the price an asset would sell for on the open market when certain conditions are met. These conditions include that the parties involved are aware of all the facts. The seller is obligated to disclose all the facts about the property. Both buyers and sellers must be acting in their interest, without any pressures to buy or sell, with ample time to decide. Real-life, we all know, is full of anxieties, time constraints, complicated family dynamics, and work pressures.

I mentioned work pressures, nearly 10% of families in the United States move every year. Can you think of someone you know that has up and moved this past year? Though I know dozens of families that moved for work this past year, I know four moves within my immediate family. One family moved due to retirement, and three relocated for a new job. In fact, according to US Census data, the average American moves 11.7 times in their lifetime. Calculating an average American household size of 2.3 people means 15.3 million American households move each year. In the US alone, nearly 31 million people moved in 2019. That’s 9.8% of all Americans moving every year.  

Moving can be seen as one of the top three stressors behind death and divorce. Trying to sell your San Diego house can be very challenging and doubly stressful. FSBOs accounted for 7% of total home sales in 2020.

Now that we’ve established that nearly 10% of households move every year and 90% of the move with the aid of a Realtor for 100% of the asking price in most cases let’s discuss the top six reasons to sell your house as-is in San Diego.

The good news is that there are some guidelines you can go off of to get the best price for your home in the time frame you want or need, with the least amount of stress.

Experience shows that if you have maintained the upkeep of your home, selling with a realtor’s help is the way to go. If the house has not been maintained and is in disrepair for some reason, you may do better selling to a real estate investor. Since 2018, Sell home fast here in San Diego has worked with several real estate investors, one in particular that purchased 90 homes in 2020. I work with families that have inherited real property and must sell the home to divide the estate’s proceeds. If there is lots of clean-up and repair involved, often, it makes sense to sell the house to an investor and close quickly, often within 1-2 weeks, depending on what is needed. Either way, typically within 24-72 hours of calling us, you will have an offer on the home, and then you can decide to move forward or stay put.

Some homeowners cannot hire an expensive remodeling team; most have minor upgrades and repairs that they have postponed due to time or financial constraints. Others find themselves pressed for time and cannot manage rehab projects that may take weeks or even months to complete.  

Similarly, most homeowners I’ve talked to have no idea what home improvement projects have the most value when it comes to selling their own homes. See my article regarding the top six home improvements that bring the best return on investment.

As a result, some homeowners delay home improvements. Differed maintenance can lead to significant repair costs. Not knowing what repairs to perform that can help resale values can also be costly in both time and money. These cumbersome measures tend to lower homeowner and potential buyer earnings. Many people, 7% of home sellers, decide to sell their homes FSBO and in as-is condition. If you are in the undecided camp, you’re in good company. Though 7% of folks sell FSBO, most have a backup plan. You guessed it, most have talked to a Realtor and have a backup plan. Time appears to be the critical component. Days on the market is a driving force that signals home buyers that a property may be wrong if it sits on the market too long. The longer a home sits on the market without an offer causes buyers to question if there is something wrong with the home. The question arises, what is causing it not to sell, and as a result, some buyers may not even consider a home with a longer than average time on the market. Since most homes get an offer in the first week of their listing, 30 days seems to be the magic number for days on the market. Since 2018, as a Realtor, I’ve had hundreds of conversations weighing the pros and cons of selling FSBO versus a traditional listing. One thing I’ve developed is a backup plan for FSBO sellers.  

Not everyone is willing to spend the time and effort to go through the listing, open house showings, and dealing with negotiations. Some people prefer not to spend a whole lot of time waiting for the sale of their property or are spending money out-of-pocket. We do one valuable thing for potential clients to bring live market data when we meet. Current, up-to-date market information that will help your home sell whether we are listing the home for you or not. We always like to share our backup plan, just in case your initial FSBO plans don’t work out as you had planned. If you decide the job is too much and don’t want the hassle or the liability of selling on their own, don’t worry; we have a fallback plan just in case.

If you are looking for a fast and easy way to sell your home, as-is may be the solution for you. That’s right; it does not matter if you want to sell your home as FSBO, do a traditional listing using a local Realtor, or are interested in selling to a real estate investor. Sell Home Fast can help. Here are five reasons to consider selling your house as-is in San Diego.

Save money

Choose an excellent Realtor if you’re looking to sell your house as-is in San Diego. If you meet with a traditional Realtor who gives you a laundry list of things to do before selling, run the other way. Home Smart Realtors such as Kevin McClenahan, a local realtor here in San Diego, have all the new tools and technology that help agents stay ahead of the rest.

Whether you are trying to sell FSBO or as a traditional listing with and qualified agent, Kevin can help you with live market information that will help get your home sold.

You won’t need to worry about fixing cosmetic damage or updating appliances, counters, interior decorating, or significant repairs.

Our experienced professional investors will buy your house quickly and without any of the hassles that come with preparing it for sale. Plus, you’ll save money on marketing and showing costs!

Save time:

There are plenty of reasons to sell your house as-is in San Diego to a direct buyer, like sell home fast. If you’re facing foreclosure or other financial issues, saving time can be a substantial motivating factor. If you’ve had to relocate while your home is on the market, selling the home as-is can help alleviate stress. You won’t have to make trips back and forth between the properties, and you can focus on settling into your new home.

No repairs

The good thing about working with a direct buyer like Sell home fast you won’t need to hire contractors or other service providers because repairs will be taken care of after the sale. You don’t need to live in a construction zone while your house is being repaired or updated!

No Commissions

Explore your options for selling your home as-is in San Diego. After meeting with us, you’ll get a free no-obligation home valuation; if you decide that a direct sale to a real estate investor makes sense for you, you can look forward to paying zero commissions for the sale of your home. The direct sale features one closing with a date that works best for you, and the deal is done. After closing costs and taxes, you get 100% of the profit without paying a commission.

Stop Your Buyers From Backing Out 

One important reason for selling your house as-is to real investors like sell home fast is that you can quickly establish the timeline you need for a guaranteed sale. Traditional buyers usually ask for a repair allowance to be deducted from the home price at the close of escrow. Worse, some buyers may insist repairs be done before the close of escrow. Experience shows that it’s difficult to find tradespeople and service providers in a busy seller market that can work on such a precise timeline.  

A typical escrow closes in thirty days. Imagine for a moment, repairs representing four different trades are needed before your home can be sold. This happens more common than you may think. Services in Electrical, plumbing, drywall, and painting are required. Imagine hiring out to get repairs done, then inspection, removal of contingency signatures by both the buyers and sellers, all done within thirty days?   

What happens if timelines are not met, and performance demands lead to missed deadlines, and the home falls out of escrow.  

Direct buyers understand what it means to buy a property in as-is condition and are fully prepared to do any repairs or upgrades after the sale is complete. After the sale is completed, you as the seller are no longer responsible for any repairs. We have cultivated relationships with other service providers over the years. Service providers who specialize in rehabbing properties that need some TLC will conduct the rehab after the sale.

Never Worry About Holding Costs Again!

You can sell your home as-is in San Diego because Sell home fast has a network of experienced professional buyers called Real Estate Investors. Unfortunately, maintaining two houses can be pretty expensive if one moves and settles down at a new location. These double expenses are called holding costs. It’s very stressful because you have to settle into your new place while at the same time keeping up the old home. Whether you have it listed for sale or not, there are holding costs; travel and time considerations, service providers, maintenance, landlord obligations, and taxes. It’s a lot to keep track of.

Selling a house can be very challenging since most folks don’t do it all the time. At Sell Home Fast, we understand that selling a house requires more flexibility, understanding the contracts, limiting risks, and often compromises for the seller. This is where Sell Home Fast excels! We are one of the best cash home buying companies in San Diego and can offer you all types of services, including fair offers and fast closings, so you won’t have to worry about looking after the nitty-gritty details. At the same time, we manage everything else behind the scenes!  

Let’s get started right away with a conversation about how we might help you with your next move. Contact us today via phone at 858.284.7778 or if it’s after hours by email at, and one of our team will contact you the next business day. We’ll ask the right questions, answer any of your questions, set an appointment to see the home, get you an offer in 24-72 hours (usually the next business day). Decide what makes sense for you and your family, all with no obligations on your part! Talk about smooth communication. It’s like talking to a real human being because you are.

Whether you’re searching to sell or buy a home, Sell home fast can help you accomplish your goal. Nine out of ten families chose to work with a Realtor when it was time to move. Life gets in the way, and sometimes, because of time constraints, family dynamics, job demands, or other reasons that depend on your circumstances, a quick sale makes sense to you.  

If you intend to sell your home FSBO, For Sale By Owner, and you need help with a valuation on your property, give us a call. In this seller’s market, you should have no problem selling on your own. If for some reason, after 30, 60, or 90 days, you’ve run into a snag, we’ll be sure you have our backup plan in your hands after our first meeting. 

Our specialized backup plan could save you 2-5% of commissions. 

The details of the FSBO backup plan include:


For a lot of people they would still like the option of selling their house on their own. Saving money or realtor commissions is part of that equation. I believe you should be able to do exactly that. My FLEXIBLE COMMISSION PLAN allows you to market and sell the home at a very discounted commission rate. 

  • 1% IF YOU FIND THE BUYER: We handle the complete transaction, and No other agent is involved. We write the contract and act as the transaction coordinator to ensure everything runs all the way to closing smoothly.
  • 2.5% If Kevin McClenahan-Realtor is acting as a DUAL AGENT.
  • 2.5% gets paid to the Selling Agent, and 2.5% gets paid to the Buyers Agent.

Either way, at Sell Home Fast, we have put together a team of seasoned pros. We’ll listen to your needs and then do our best to help you. We buy houses as-is, and our investors can close quickly because they are cash buyers. Just set the closing date that works with your schedule then you have time to focus on what’s next. Our staff will make a fair offer for your home. If it makes sense to move forward, we will. Call and talk to Kevin McClenahan – local Realtor at Sell home fast, today at 858.284.7778 to learn more about what we can do for you!

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