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How A Athens Real Estate Agent Will Beat An iBuyer Every Time

Selling a home for anyone, but especially busy people with jobs and families can be a painfully complex and overwhelming undertaking. So anything that makes the process easier, faster, and more convenient will be a blessing, right? Maybe . . . maybe not. There’s a relatively new phenomenon in the buying and selling of real estate, one the makes everything easy and simple – iBuying. But the truth is a Athens real estate agent will beat an iBuyer every time.

What Is iBuying?

iBuying involves companies known as iBuyers that purchase homes outright directly from the owners. With iBuying, a seller doesn’t have to list the home, market it, stage it, show it, or pay an agent. The seller just contacts an iBuyer and provides details about the home. Then, using special algorithms, the iBuyer calculates the home’s future value and makes a cash offer. If the seller accepts the offer, she gets her money within a few days or weeks.

It sounds like an easy way to sell a home and get cash in hand quickly, but, typically, an agent will beat an iBuyer in Athens in several ways. First, most iBuyers are investors and want to buy at the lowest price possible in order to make a profit. In addition, iBuyers are big impersonal companies that buyers deal with only digitally, for example:

  • Opendoor– The original iBuyer that operates in nearly 20 markets across the country
  • Offerpad– Similar to Opendoor and operates in 11 markets nationally
  • Zillow – A huge company now branching out into iBuying
  • Redfin – A discount real estate brokerage similar to Zillow

Less Than Market Value

The main benefits of using an iBuyer are the obvious convenience and speed when it comes to selling your home. There will be no onerous listing and marketing and then tedious waiting for offers and more waiting after accepting an offer. With iBuying, you can sell quickly and then move on. It is especially advantageous for people needing to sell quickly because they need cash or because they need to relocate soon for a job.

But that speed and convenience come at a cost, and that’s why a Athens real estate agent will beat an iBuyer every time.

For, as we mentioned, iBuyers are typically investors and are out to make a profit above all. And that means they can’t offer you full market value for your home – which an agent can help you get. Also, iBuyers have to fund the repairs and upgrades that make a home marketable, and this too can reduce what they offer you for your home.

So the bottom line is that your bottom line usually suffers with an iBuyer.

More Reasons an Agent Will Beat an iBuyer in Athens

Besides the major drawback that an iBuyer can’t pay you what your home is worth, there are other important reasons why a Athens real estate agent will beat an iBuyer every time:

  • When you use an iBuyer, it is all technology-based, and there’s hardly any personal interaction, which can open the door for all kinds of misunderstandings and problems. With a traditional sale using an agent, though, you have an experienced person working with you, a partner, who is looking out for your best interests and is available to answer questions and serve as a resource.
  • iBuying and iBuyers aren’t available in all markets, but real estate agents are.
  • iBuyers usually aren’t interested in real fixer-uppers, preferring instead liveable homes.

Supporting Statistics

So a Athens real estate agent will beat an iBuyer almost every time, especially if you want to get what your home is worth. And consumer statistics from Zillow itself support this claim. Zillow revealed that “90%of sellers who engaged its Instant Offers platform decided against the iBuyer offer and chose a traditional agent instead.” That’s pretty telling. Besides, a good agent can make the sale process easier and smoother and more convenient too. Find out how our agents can help you get a good price without the hassle. Contact us today! 706-928-9959

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Georgui Kassaev

Georgui Kassaev was invited to this country in 1996 during the Atlanta Olympic games. The first place he came to call his home after leaving Russia and performing all over Mexico, was Athens. He became a professional mixed martial arts fighter, then coach, and eventually obtained two black belts in taekwondo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He formed a specialty carpentry and construction business which sparked his passion for real estate. He then rediscovered his first passion performing. After all, he has performed in the circus since he was eleven years old in front of thousands of people and then again when he was an adult as a professional fighter. In 2018 he landed his first 3 television roles. While acting, he continued developing his real estate skills, becoming a value-add investor in the Classic City and then getting his real estate license. He has now become a listing specialist in the Greater Athens Area, working with homeowners to protect their interests and get them the right price for their property! However, he never abandoned his construction roots and works with investor clients to help them buy properties based on their numbers with no aversion to making multiple offers. Georgui is fluent in three languages Russian, Spanish, and English. He is proficient in video production and social media marketing.

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