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FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

You may have questions about our process, how to get a cash offer on your home in Louisiana, or general questions about whether you should list your home for sale or accept a cash offer on your home. Read on to find answers to the most common questions we get from Louisiana homeowners and beyond. If you don’t find the question or answer you’re looking for, please contact us anytime. We’re happy to provide information about Louisiana real estate, how to get a cash offer on your house, what do do with a house in probate, and more. Read on to get answers to all your FAQs.

Q: Should I list my house through a real estate agent or accept a cash offer on my house?
A:  Your home is your largest financial asset in most cases and your decision on how to sell it can affect your financial wellbeing. When deciding between a cash offer vs. listing your house with a real estate agent, you’ll need to weigh several factors. In a traditional listing you can expect to pay for repairs, staging, agent commissions, listing fees, closing costs, and a lengthier closing process, which could add up to a lower equity payment in the end. With a fair cash offer from Right Time Home Offers in Louisiana, you don’t have to worry about fixing up your home, open houses & showings, or paying fees or agent commissions, which add up to 8% in Shreveport/Bossier area. We cover the costs of repairs and closing costs, so you don’t have to worry about lowering your equity payment.

Q:  Would you list my house on the MLS or will Right Time Home Offers purchase my house?
A:  So glad you asked! We don’t list houses on the MLS or sell houses in the traditional way. That means we don’t need to take commissions from the sale of your home like real estate agents do, which is a big plus for many of our clients. We have a vast network of home buyers and real estate investors ready to make a cash offer on your house. If you qualify for our Cash Home Offer program, we research your home and make you a fair offer. If you accept the offer, we purchase your property for cash, and we can move very quickly if that works with your timeline. With a cash offer from Right Time Home Offers, you can sell your house fast and rest assured that you’re getting the most equity out of your home. Depending on the state of the house at the time of purchase, we may need to clean it up and make necessary repairs to resell it to another homeowner. We also keep houses in our portfolio that meet the criteria for short-term or long-term rentals.

Q:  Does Right Time Home Offers make competitive/fair offers for properties you buy?
A:  At Right Time Home Offers, we make competitive cash offers on Louisiana properties. We do a thorough market analysis and take into consideration the time & cost of repairs, resell value, and after repair value. Then, we make you a competitive offer with a fair equity payment. We often purchase houses at a discount below market value to compensate for the work we will do to get the property ready to sell. We work with the homeowner to find a win-win price, an amount that feels good for both parties. We don’t make our profit from commissions like real estate agents, our profit on comes from the next sale or rental income. Our clients appreciate that we pay cash for their home quickly while taking the stress & sweat of a traditional sale off of their plates. Win-win.

Download our free guide to learn the Pros & Cons of selling your home to a local homebuyer, like Right Time Home Offers. This provides a great comparison between selling your property to a real estate investor for cash vs FSBO (for sale by owner) vs listing with a real estate agent on the MLS. It lays out the cost and timeline of all three options so you can make the most informed decision about selling your property.

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Q:  How does Right Time Home Offers determine the cash offer on my house?
A:  Great question! Many factors go into our pricing model. We take a look at the location (neighborhood desirability, etc.), current condition of the property (including repairs & any alterations or updates needed), the value of houses comparable to yours that have sold in the area over the last several months, and the time needed to complete repairs and alterations to the property before it’s ready to sell. Taking all of these individual parts into consideration, we land on a fair price that works for the homeowner and also works for us. We like to land on a win-win amount. You can look forward to straightforward pricing discussions. We’re an open book and we’re happy to answer any questions you have about the offer you receive.

Q:  Do you take any fees or commissions if I sell my house for cash to you?

A: Absolutely not! Unlike a traditional sale, we handle your house sale with zero cost to you. Our clients appreciate that we charge no commissions and none of the fees that you would normally pay in a traditional sale using a realtor. When you sell directly to Right Time Home Offers, we’ll often pay for the closing costs as well. So you get to keep the cash that would have gone to a realtor. We make you an offer and if that offer works for you, we’ll by your house for cash and none of your equity will go to commissions and fees. We make our money after the sale when we make repairs and upgrades to the property and sell it or rent it out. Our clients appreciate that we assume all of the cost, risk, and responsibility of fixing up the home and (if everything goes to plan) selling the home for a profit. Once we purchase your property in Louisiana, you get to walk away with cash in your pocket, knowing that the hullaballoo is behind you.

Q:  What sets Right Time Home Offers apart from a traditional real estate agent?
A: Real estate agents typically enlist properties for sale, anticipating potential buyers. If there are interested parties, the agent showcases the properties (with an average selling period of 6-12 months in many markets) and earns a percentage from the sale price upon finding a buyer. The agent’s commission often ranges from 3 to 6% of the property’s sale price, meaning you could pay between $3,000 to $6,000 in commissions for a $100,000 house.

If you’re okay waiting a bit and don’t mind agents taking some money from your house sale, they can help you sell in 6 to 12 months. But we’re not like them. We’re not agents; we’re home buyers. We use our own money to buy your house quickly, sometimes making the decision in just a day. We take the risk, fix up the house, and find someone to buy it without involving agents.

Q:  Do I have to commit to anything when I provide my information?
A: There is absolutely no obligation on your part. Once you provide us with some information about your property, we’ll carefully assess the details. We may even schedule a call with you to gain a deeper understanding. Following this, we’ll present you with an all-cash offer that is fair for both parties involved. Your decision to sell your house to us is entirely up to you—there’s no pressure. We want you to feel comfortable and empowered to make the choice that’s right for you. Whether you decide to proceed with the sale or not, we respect and support your decision every step of the way.

Q:  What’s the best way to sell my house fast in Shreveport, LA for the most money?
A: Considering all of your selling options in Louisiana will help you find the right balance between a speedy sale and getting the highest value out of your home. You’ve got 3 main options for selling your Louisiana property fast.

  1. List Your House with a Real Estate Agent (Traditional Sale): Usually, before listing, you will make all needed repairs and upgrades, clean and declutter, get professional photography taken, and agree on a listing price with your real estate agent. After listing, you will usually have open houses and multiple showings to find a buyer. After finding a buyer, you’ll have a period of due dilligence and time to allow for financing to process fully (usually 30 days minimum). Depending on the condition and desirability of your property, you may be looking at anywhere from 6-12 months for a traditional sale. If you have the time and resources to go this route, you may be looking at a higher sale price, but that is in no way guaranteed. This option often requires time and money to make repairs and upkeep the property before and during the listing process. Keep in mind that not all repairs/upgrades raise the listing price. You’ll be looking at 3-6% for agent commissions and another 2-4% for closing costs. It’s usually safe to plan 10% for commissions and fees in a traditional house sale in Louisiana.
  2. List Your House For Sale by Owner (FSBO): Similar to the timeframe above, you would make all of the repairs and upgrades and then list the property on your own. Instead of a realtor marketing your property for you and coordinating showings, you would need to do that yourself. Realtors should have a large network and resources that help you promote your property. If you sell on your own, it may be a good idea to get comparables for your property from a real estate professional so that your property is not listed above or below market value. Listing price can greatly affect your property’s time on the market in Louisiana. With newer companies (like Homie), you may get a very low comps on your home because that decreases time on the market and their real estate agents don’t get commissions based on listing price. They get paid a flat fee when your house sells, so the lower the better. We’ve had clients get comps that come in 200K less than the market value on their homes because the agents they use are not familiar with the intricacies of the local Shreveport/Bossier market. Selling your house on your own bypasses the seller commission, but you would still be looking at 2-3% for buyer commissions and closing costs, for a total around 6-7%.
  3. Get a Cash Offer from a Real Estate Investor in Louisiana (Off-Market Sale): Selling your house without putting it on the market could be a good option to save on commissions and fees. Some real estate investors in Louisiana – like Right Time Home Offers – will pay any associated commissions and closing costs, so you save 6-10% on your house sale. Cash offers do not require financing time (usually 30+ days), and can close in as little as 48 hrs. You would not be responsible for making repairs and upgrades, so factor in the time, effort, and money savings there. A fair cash offer should be based on comparable sold properties in the area, desirability of the neighborhood or location, and overall condition of the property. If you want to sell your house fast in Louisiana, a cash offer may be the way to go. It also requires the least amount of effort, time, and money of the three options. In the end, we recommend doing the math. Factor in the time, cost, and energy required to sell your home and choose the best option for you. We give no-pressure cash offers if your property qualifies. To see the value of your home, fill out the quick form below to get started.

Q:  How do I get a cash offer on my home in Louisiana?
A: You may get a cash offer on your house in Shreveport or Bossier Louisiana by filling out the form below. We work with a vast network of local professional investors looking for properties in Bossier and Shreveport, LA area. It is also possible to get a cash offer after listing with an agent, but you would lose 6-10% of your total sale price to fees and commissions. Here’s a quick comparison between selling directly to a cash buyer vs listing with a real estate agent. We make selling your house for cash fast and easy, taking the hassle out of your house sale. If you’d like a free, no-obligation assessment, fill out the form below to get started.

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