One of the traits almost all Californians share is the tendency to be very entrepreneurial. This urge is both a hunger and a potential hindrance, since entrepreneurship is anything but the "work a day" way that many people have traditionally thought in the past. The good news is being of a more entrepreneurial stripe also means you're more likely to be open to a lot of different options.
One of the parts of any decision you make is going to involve that balance between your money and your time. Both are important, to be sure, but at some point, each one of the two is going to take precedence over the other one. The choices can get tricky, but you can dissect them and find the best solution for you. This is even true when you're out to sell a home in San Diego, CA.
Top of Market and Top of Mind
There are a lot of factors that go into what people refer to as "the market." Even though Southern California is a hot place in more ways than one, the market isn't simply a place where a buyer is going to magically appear the day you put your property on the market. Often, this takes time and an excellent real estate agent.
It's effortless to get lulled into a false sense of security just because your real estate agent seems to be confident in their ability to sell your property. It's essential to keep in mind that not only is your agent also working for several other people, but they are also not on the hook in the interim while your property sits on the market. In fact, if your property falls away from being at the top of your agent's mind, it's even possible to have your listing expire and have your property not sell for your intended price.
It's also important to keep in mind that the market topping price you get has a few caveats. In addition to the standard closing costs you'll incur, you'll also have to pay agent fees, and potentially even escrow fees. This is in addition to all of the maintenance costs your property will have while it's sitting on the market.
One of the other dangers of the market is the “one more thing.” During the negotiation process, the buyers who approach you will tend to expect you to clean up the property, add or repair this and that, and will cancel if an inspector says to do so.
Professional Home Buyers
There's a definite advantage to working with a professional home buyer. Home buyers you can work with directly don't tack on additional fees and provide an "after everything" offer. They also don't need to arrange outside financing, which speeds up the process considerably. Further, professional home buyers are all about closing on your terms, and without trying to force you into fixing anything.