Should I Hire A Real Estate Agent To Sell My Home Or Sell To An Investor In San Leandro, California?, with some fun facts

San Leandro Marina
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Are you thinking about selling your house? Perhaps you’re weighing the pros and cons of how to sell and wondering, “Should I Hire A Real Estate Agent To Sell My Home In San Leandro, California Or Sell To An Investor?” If so then this blog post is for you! (It also applies to anyone looking to sell a house in 94577–94579 zipcodes or surrounding area)…

Selling a house is a big, complex decision, so you’re smart to be thinking through all the steps of the process.

Should I Hire A Real Estate Agent To Sell My Home In San Leandro, California Or Sell To An Investor?

Pros And Cons Of Working With An Agent

Pros:

  • The agent has probably done this before so they know the process
  • You won’t have to do the actual negotiating – the agent will take care of that for you
  • The agent will guide you step-by-step
  • You might get a price closer to your asking price

Cons:

  • You’ll have to pay to fix up your house
  • You’ll have to clean up your house
  • You’ll have to wait while an agent shows your house to buyers – this could take months
  • … which means you’ll have to pay bills, taxes, and insurance on the property the whole time the house is being shown
  • You’ll have to pay the agent’s commissions
  • You might not get a price closer to your asking price

Should I Hire A Real Estate Agent To Sell My Home In San Leandro, California Or Sell To An Investor?

Pros And Cons Of Working With An Investor

Pros:

  • The investor will have done this often and knows what they are doing
  • You’ll know exactly what the offer is right away – there’s no guesswork or gambling on the market
  • You don’t have to pay to fix up your house
  • You don’t have to clean up your house
  • You don’t have to wait months
  • … which means you don’t have to pay bills, taxes, and insurance on the property that whole time
  • You don’t have any commissions or fees to pay

Cons:

  • You might not get “market price” for your house – an investor may pay less

Which Is Better For You?

For many property owners it comes down to just a few simple questions:

  1. How soon do you want to sell?
  2. Would you rather gamble and see IF you can get the market price (but pay more in bills) or know right away exactly how much you’ll get (and save money in all those expenses)?

When you answer those questions then you’ll discover the answer to your question, “Should I Hire A Real Estate Agent To Sell My Home In San Leandro, California Or Sell To An Investor?

Ready To Sell Soon?

If you’re thinking of selling and have questions about the process or to see how much we can offer for your property, just reach out to us and let us know about the house and we’ll see how we can help – we might be able to give you a cash offer to buy your house right away or we might be connected you with a great real estate agent that we know and work with. Just call us at (925) 852-8261 or click here now and fill out the form and we’ll get back to you right away.

 

Here are some fun facts about San Leandro, California

The city of San Leandro is located in the eastern San Francisco Bay area (Alameda County, California), just south of Oakland and about 20 miles southeast of the city of San Francisco. The Oakland International Airport is about a five-minute drive away. Discovered on March 20, 1772, and incorporated on March 21, 1872 (exactly one hundred years plus one day later), San Leandro is today a diverse city with a rich heritage and many cultural amenities including a 450-berth Marina, two golf courses and a large community library. During the late 1800s and early 1900s, San Leandro became widely known for its delicious cherries, giving rise to its annual Cherry Festival, first held in 1909 and still celebrated today.

San Leandro is able to boast an extensive park system consisting of 23 recreation facilities which include neighborhood parks, swimming pools and athletic fields. Three swimming pools and ten large group picnic areas are available for use.

Things to do in San Leandro

The San Leandro Marina is a full service marina with 455 berths and includes two yacht clubs, three restaurants, a waterfront hotel, two golf courses, a golf driving range, a par course, picnic areas, parks, wetlands, and a shoreline trail. Some of San Leandro’s annual events include: the Cherry Festival & Parade, held during the first full weekend in June; Music in the Summer Air and Music at the Marina, featuring weekly concerts during the months of July and August; the Haunted Carnival, held in October; and various holiday programs held during the months of November and December.

Other Bay Area attractions can be found in nearby Oakland and San Francisco. A few of these are:

Oakland area

  • Oakland California Temple.
  • Oakland Zoo.
  • Chabot Space and Science Center.
  • Alice Arts Center.
  • Preservation Park.
  • Christensen Heller Gallery.
  • Montclair Golf Course.

San Francisco area

  • Japanese Tea Garden.
  • Alcatraz.
  • Golden Gate Park.
  • Cable Car Museum.
  • Chinatown.
  • San Francisco Zoo.
  • Fisherman’s Wharf.

Professional sports teams inhabiting the Bay Area include:

  • Baseball:
    • San Francisco Giants (Majors).
    • Oakland Athletics (Majors).
    • San Jose Giants (Minors; Single-A SF Giants affiliate).
  • Football:
    • San Francisco 49’ers (NFL).
    • Oakland Raiders (NFL).
    • San Jose SaberCats (Arena Football League).
  • Hockey:
    • San Jose Sharks (NHL).
  • Basketball:
    • Golden State Warriors (NBA).
  • Lacrosse:
    • San Francisco Dragons (MLL)
  • Soccer:
    • San Jose Earthquakes (MLS)

 

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