A: Real estate agents list properties and hope that someone will buy them. The average time to sell a property in many markets right now is 4-6 months. As you know, you pay a commission of 6-7% of the sales price when you work with a real estate agent. Often times it’s 6% of the sales price (so if it’s a $100,000 house, you’ll pay upwards of $6,000 in commissions to an agent). Agents provide a great service for those that can wait 4-6 months, along with doing all those repairs…Our company actually buys houses. Since we’re actually the one buying the house from you, and we pay with all cash… we can make a decision to buy your house within a few days (sometimes the same day). Again, we make our living by taking the risk to buy the house with our own cash, repair the house, and market it ourselves to find a buyer. Should your situation meet the criteria to list it with an agent, we can also help and refer you to an agent that specializes in helping homeowners with tired looking houses and may need a little work.