Typically, when you want to buy or sell a home, you hire a real estate agent or a Realtor. However, there are plenty of alternative means of selling a house, too. Here are some of the more unusual markets for your home, and why you might want to give them a try.
Landlords and landladies are always looking to buy new properties to turn into rental cash. Yours may be the next house they scoop up and rent out. Contact some of the area's rental proprietors, particularly the ones that seem to own a lot of properties. They do not advertise themselves as Realtors or real estate agencies because they are not licensed to be either, but they are rental proprietors that own and operate several rental properties. If any of them are interested in your home as an addition to their list of rental properties, he or she may make you an offer.
These people advertise "homes for cash." They are private buyers and sellers of property hoping to buy your home cheap and sell it for more. They make a profit off of every home they are able to turn around and quickly sell to someone else. They do not have to be licensed to do this, but you will have to hire a real estate lawyer to make sure the sale is valid. This may be a good option if you want and need to sell quickly, and you do not want to wait for an agent or Realtor to sell for you.
The Foreclosure Market
Homes are foreclosed upon when one of two things happen: if you have not paid your property taxes for a year or more, or if you have not made your mortgage payments on time for three months in a row or more. If you have fallen on really hard times, you may be at the converging point of both types of foreclosure. The good news is that the foreclosure market will unburden you of your home. The bad news is that there may be remaining debt with the mortgage lender that you may still have to repay. When the home is sold at auction, the buyer pays the back taxes and maybe a little extra based on what he/she bid for the property. You are released of whatever debt amount the buyer pays, but you may still have to pay your lender whatever else is due while you are homeless.
Reach out to a professional for more information about house selling services.