Why sell to OttawaHouseBuyer.ca?


Sold at a firm price regardless of your market’s forecast. You receive a serious offer from an experienced buyer, unlike a realtor’s “Guaranteed Sale” program that underprices your home while still tacking on commissions and dragging you through the same MLS process.


These can take up to 15 business days and give the buyer almost any “reasonable” excuse to back out of the deal.


These can take up to 15 business days and require you to show the home to an appraiser, or appraisers, and wait patiently while the buyer determines if it can afford to purchase your home at the retail price.


If your home has dated features, knob-and-tube wiring, asbestos, or deferred maintenance it could be subject to defects an insurance company will not underwrite. Even if the insurer will, oftentimes the buyer will be unable to afford the higher premium and have to back out of the purchase.


You eliminate the tediousness of opening your house to buyers and adjusting your schedule to meet theirs. Often, these buyers will be amateur and unable or uninterested in making a serious offer. We’ve encountered many scenarios where sellers had over100 showings and received NO offers in return. You’ll just have 1-2 visits from our team, and we work around your schedule.


Regardless of the purchase price, you will save up to 5% + HST. When a listed property does not sell, even if its price has been marked down, sellers may cancel with their agent but will still owe him or her a “holdover” commission for as long as 365 days if the owner is able to sell the home after the expired or terminated listing.


When thinking of “appraised value”, one often overlooks all the unexpected costs that cut into that figure. There are staging and marketing costs ($5000+), repair costs($2500+), carrying costs ($1500+), and of course those pesky realtor fees. When selling to us, the purchase price is what you NET and, besides paying off the mortgage(s) if there is one, will take home in your pocket on closing day.


When selling to us, the property and its inclusions are purchased as-is, where-is. You do not have to warranty anything or make any disclosures in a Seller Property Info Sheet(“SPIS”). Often, retail buyers will want you to address any and all disrepair with the property for them to go ahead with the purchase. The SPIS is very broad and can potentially hold you liable if the buyer closes and later encounters a problem with the property that you (intentionally or not)failed to disclose.


Need to sell fast? Need time to find the next home? As investors, we have no timeline to move into your home. We can close in as quick as 2 weeks or as late as 6 months. We can time the close so that you receive the funds a day or two before needing the down payment on the next house. Whatever you prefer!


Even in a seller’s market like Ontario, it’s smart to look at your options, compare the process, and see what will actually help you best reach your goals with the sale of your house. While you may be able to get a higher “top line” sales price listing with a local Ottawa 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 OttawaHouseBuyer.ca
Commissions / Fees:5-6% on average is paid by you, the sellerNONE
   
Inspection & Financing Contingency*:Yes, up to 15% of sales fall throughNONE
Appraisal Needed:Yes, the sale is often subject to appraisalNONE – We make cash offers
Average Days Until Sold:+/- 91 DaysIMMEDIATE CASH OFFER
Number of Showings:It DependsJust Our 1-2 Visits
Closing Date:30-60 +/- days after accepting buyers offerThe Date Of YOUR CHOICE
Who Pays For Repairs?:Negotiated During Inspection PeriodNONE – We pay for all repairs