Selling Your Home: Get Ready for the Ride

Selling your home can be a ride unlike any other. It can be grueling—an exercise in perseverance and patience. Challenging events and stressful situations are part and parcel of the home-selling process. However, for homeowners who know what to expect, the challenges are lessened and the stresses reduced.

Homeowners who embark on the traditional route to a home sale face the following necessary events: identifying a good realtor, getting the house listed, dealing with showings and open houses, considering offers, making counteroffers, and, finally, wrapping things up at the closing table.

In this article we look at some of the particulars of those events. First, we briefly look at a faster and easier way to sell a home that avoids most of the traditional challenges.

Selling Your Home to an Investor

Homeowners who choose to sell directly to an investor bypass 95% of the hassles they would otherwise face. Home buying companies such as Sell My House Houston Pros purchase homes quickly and easily. We buy houses in Houston TX and many other areas of Texas and the United States. If you want to sell your house fast Houston property owners should seriously consider this route to a home sale. See the end of this article for more information.

Necessary Events in the Home Selling Process

Identify a Qualified Realtor

Some realtors are better than others. Make sure to find a realtor who 1) knows your market, 2) knows how to price a home to sell, 3) knows how to negotiate, 4) knows you. Check the National Association of Realtors website for tips on finding a good realtor.

Set the Right Price For Your Home

It is your realtor’s job to help you with this task. Price your home too high and it may stagnate on the market. You want the price in that sweet spot where the home will quickly generate a lot of interest, sell, and you’ll come away with your desired profit.

Prepare Your Home For The Sell

Most homeowners intuitively know that a clean and decluttered house is the initial goal in preparing a home for sale. The questions lie in what else is necessary. To what extent should repairs be made or improvements done?

A Show-Ready Home

When the house is listed and potential buyers want to see it, homeowners must keep their home show-ready. This can become tiresome but is an important aspect of the home-sale process.


Potential buyers almost always require inspections on the home as part of their offers—either whole house inspections or inspections of particular systems, or both. Offers are contingent on the home passing the inspections. The possibility of a failed inspection is worrisome to most people selling a house.

Bank Appraisals

A bank that is financing a buyer’s purchase of a home always performs an appraisal to confirm that the home is indeed worth the amount of the loan. If the lienholder defaults on the loan, the bank must be able to sell the house and recoup their funds. Homeowners sometimes worry that the bank appraisal will be too low, and the deal will fall through.

Closing Day

Even when all seems in order for the sale, things sometimes go wrong on closing day. Homeowners who have persevered throughout the sale process face uncertainty even up to the end.

The Quick and Easy Way to Sell Your Home

Given the challenges and stresses of selling a home via the traditional route, we invite you to consider another sale strategy that is quick, easy, and hassle-free.

We mentioned this strategy above: selling your home directly to an investor.

Selling a home to a house-buying company circumvents almost all the obstacles or uncertainties listed above. Reputable Houston house buyers streamline the process and homeowners have a check in hand within days.

Fast Home Purchase

Homeowners who request an offer from Sell My House Houston Pros will receive an offer within 24 hours. We buy homes in their current condition; there’s no need for an inspection or appraisal.

Our dealings are fair and transparent. We do not apply pressure. Once you receive our offer, you can take your time to consider it.  

We’ve been in business for over a decade and have bought $25 million worth of homes. You can trust Sell My House Houston Pros. Call us today.

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