Our Advantage: Helling Homebuyers vs Traditional Listings

Working with us is quick and easy!

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We can get you a cash offer within 24 hours of contact.

Unlike traditional sales, there’s no commissions or fees to pay.

Put the burden of home repairs and cleaning on us.

We’re flexible and work with you to close when you want.

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A higher sales price doesn’t always mean less headache. Compare your options to see which option is best for you.

The Helling Advantage (What Makes Us Different)

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When it’s time to sell your home in Omaha, working with an agent means doing costly renovations, cleaning and staging your home for showings, dealing with buyer offers (or worse, hearing crickets when it hits the market), and paying a sizable agent commission and closing costs once it sells.

If you think it sounds like a stressful and expensive process, you’re not wrong — but there’s an easier way with Helling Homebuyers. We’re interested in buying your home exactly as it is for cash — no cleaning, repairs, or updates needed.

Selling to us means skipping the traditional process of working with an agent to list your home. When you sell your home to us for cash, we work quickly to close in a matter of days and put money in your pocket before an agent could even list your home.

So when should you consider selling to us versus using an agent?

Both options have their pros and cons, but homeowners who are looking for the easiest, fastest, and most convenient way to sell in Omaha should take a look at the benefits of selling to our company for cash.

If you’ve got the money to handle all the repairs and remodeling your home needs to be competitive on the market, don’t mind paying agent commission and closing costs out of the final sale price, and don’t need to sell right away, working with an agent could be a good option for you.

Let’s take a look at how these different methods compare and what you can expect when you sell your home to us for cash.

Selling to Helling Homebuyers Listing With an Agent
Sales Process
Average days to close 7-14 days 50-60 days
Average days to prep None! 10-20 days
Average showings Only 1 to meet with us Limitless (often 10+)
Appraisal required None! Yes, takes 7-14 days
Financial Costs
Est. realtor commissions None! We pay for repairs 6% on average, paid by you
Closing costs None! 2% on average, paid by you
Repairs None! Limitless but negotiated

Selling to Helling Homebuyers

The simple process of selling to a cash buyer like us starts when you submit your contact info so we can arrange a quick walk-through of your home. You don’t need to clean up or pay for repairs — we just want to see your home’s current condition!

We’ll make a fair cash offer on your home, and if you accept it, we’ll meet you at a local title company to close. That puts cash in your pocket in a matter of days — usually around a week!

Just look at the benefits of selling to us for cash:

  • Close in ~7 Days: We’ll make you a cash offer and close the sale in around 7 days (you pick the closing date). There’s no waiting for offers, mortgage approvals, or far-off closing dates. For homeowners who want to fast-forward through the traditional sale process, this is the ideal option.
  • Sell Your Home As-Is: Whether your home’s in need of little repairs, a deep-cleaning, or big renovations and remodeling, you can sell your home as-is — no expensive, time-consuming repairs or updates needed.
  • Cheaper: Unlike working with an agent, you won’t pay for repairs and renovations, agent commission, closing costs, or need to make another property tax, mortgage, or utility payment once we buy your home for cash. You pay nothing — no fees, no hidden costs — to sell to us.
  • More Convenient: Forget keeping your home ready for showings as it sits on the market for months, meeting with agents and buyers, dealing with contracts that fall through, or jumping through hoops for buyer contingencies. Selling to our company is the most convenient option for homeowners.

You won’t pay tens of thousands in agent commissions, a chunk of your home’s sale price in closing costs, or foot the bill for expensive repairs and renovations before you sell to us — in fact, you won’t pay a dime to sell your home to us.

We’re an Omaha company that knows the local real estate market well enough to recognize a home’s potential when we see it. If we make you a cash offer after doing a walk-through inspection of your home and you accept, the renovations and closing costs immediately shift to us.

Selling your house for cash typically means a slightly lower final sale price, but the convenience, speed, and zero cost to you (no agent commission, paying for renovations, or closing costs) often make it the better option.

And it’s not just about saving money or being freed from the burden of renovations and contract negotiations.

We make the home sale process truly convenient for you, with no need to deep-clean your home in anticipation of an endless parade of showings, open houses, and inspections.

You won’t have to deal with low-ball offers, offers that fall through, or worry about buyer contingencies with us. Just pocket the cash and find your next adventure!

If you’re looking for the fastest, cheapest, and most convenient way to sell your house as-is in Omaha, consider selling to Helling Homebuyers.

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This helps us know how much work needs to be done, helping us to make you the most competitive offer.

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Using an Agent

Selling your house with a real estate agent typically means you’ll get a higher final sale price, but only after you put in some additional work and take on a few necessary expenses to renovate, repair, or update your home to attract buyers.

Here are some of the benefits and disadvantages of using an agent to sell your home:

  • Time-Consuming: Selling with an agent is not a fast process, even in a seller’s market. U.S. News Real Estate found the process takes 71 days on average, and that’s not counting the time it takes to find your agent, finish repairs and remodeling, or restart the process if purchase agreements fall through.
  • Remodeling and Repairs: Unless you’re a seasoned remodeler, the process of fixing up your house for sale is a bit daunting (and very expensive). Finding trustworthy contractors, choosing new fixtures, flooring, paint colors, and appliances that will appeal to buyers, and ensuring quality work is done is a big challenge for homeowners.
  • Expensive: Selling with an agent means you’ll foot the bill every step of the way, including repairs and renovations, professional photos, home staging, closing costs, agent commission, and additional fees that may not be apparent until closing.
  • Less Convenient: The process of locating a great agent, finishing renovations, waiting for attractive offers, and going through the inspection, appraisal, and closing process just isn’t as convenient for homeowners as selling the house as-is for cash.
  • Higher Final Sale Price: If all goes according to plan and no major issues are found during the home inspection, you may be able to net a higher final sale price when selling with an agent (minus the costs you’ve paid to get it ready to sell).

Finding the right agent to use can be hard when each one claims to be the best. You’ll need one with a large network, demonstrable experience in the Omaha market, and fair commissions (which is getting harder and harder to find with average 5-6% commissions in Nebraska).

Chances are, you’ll meet with several agents over a few weeks or months before finding the right one. Your agent will do a home walk-through, making note of any needed repairs or updates it’ll take to be successful on the market.

You’ll have to pony up the cash for all the repairs and renovations your home needs — new flooring, renovating your bathrooms and kitchen, foundation repairs, etc. — and might need to repaint, replace furniture, or do some landscaping to make it more appealing to buyers.

Tens of thousands of dollars later, your home will be ready to list and begin showing to potential buyers. You’ll pay a professional photographer to come in and get photos of your home for the listing and work with your agent to determine the initial listing price.

You’ll need to keep the house sparkling clean and ready for private showings and open houses at any time during this period. If you have kids, don’t like intrusions, or have a demanding work schedule, this can be a real challenge.

Offers may start to roll in — or not, if you’re selling in a competitive buyer’s market — and you’ll deal with some low-ballers and fierce negotiations along the way.

Once you accept an offer, the roller coaster of buyer contingencies and navigating the traditional closing process begins. Buyer contingencies are clauses that void the purchase agreement if an issue crops up with the home inspection, appraisal, lending, or sale of the buyer’s current home.

If you’re able to clear all those hurdles and make it to closing, the benefit of selling with an agent is yours to reap: A higher final sale price, minus your costs for repairs, renovations, staging, professional photos, closing costs, and your agent’s commission.

What It All Means

Deciding to sell your home is one of the most important decisions you can make. That’s why we’re all about honesty and transparency. The truth is, you’ll probably see a higher sale price when you renovate and sell your house using an agent, but this is both time consuming and expensive. With that in mind, here’s how we calculate an offer:

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After Repair Value

What your home is worth after repairs.

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Minus Repair Costs

What it’ll take to get your home in tip-top shape.

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Minus Minimum Profit

What we’ll need to earn to cover the cost of our time.

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Equals Your Offer

The ARV minus all repairs, carrying costs, and profit.

We can’t offer you the After Repair Value (ARV) for your home since we’re buying it as-is and covering the costs of those repairs ourselves, so our cash offer will be slightly lower than what you could fetch after fixing it up and putting it on the market.

But with the slightly-higher final sale price you could see from selling with an agent comes a lot of additional expenses in the form of repairs and remodeling, staging, professional listing photos, agent commission, and closing costs.

And that’s not counting the time it takes — around 2.5 months without repairs and renovations — to actually list and sell your home with an agent.

In the end, you might find that skipping the process of using an agent altogether and selling your house in Omaha for cash instead ends up netting you close to what you’ll keep from the sale of your home through an agent.

You’re looking at advantages from every side when you sell your home to us for cash:

  • Quick and Painless: We’ll do a quick walk-through, make you a no-obligation fair cash offer, and if you accept it, we can close in around 7 days (not 71+ days, as it takes with an agent). We like to work quickly, but always on your schedule. Let us know when you want to close and we’ll make it happen.
  • No-Obligation Cash Offer: We’ll calculate a fair cash offer for your home in its current condition with data on recent Omaha home sales near you — there’s no pressure or obligation to accept. You can decide if you’re ready to sell and pocket the cash or say no thanks.
  • No Cost to You: You don’t pay for closing costs, agent commissions, repair and renovation costs, professional photos, staging — none of it. We’ll take care of everything, including paying utilities, mortgage payments, and property taxes while we own the home.
  • Sell As-Is: Don’t worry about lifting a finger to clean up, get your home ready for photos or showings, make repairs, or ready the house for inspection and appraisal. We’ll buy it in its current condition.

Selling your home doesn’t have to be time-consuming and costly. To get started, just fill out the form below to get a no-obligation cash offer, pick your closing date, and get ready to start the next chapter of your life!

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Why do we ask this?

This helps us know how much work needs to be done, helping us to make you the most competitive offer.

Have another offer? Let us beat it!