Wow...this is a long one, but I will try to answer this as briefly as possible. For starters, I'll answer your question with a question. What is the purpose of a Realtor? To bring a buyer for your house right? Well, if you have a buyer already, such as our company, does it really make sense to pay anywhere from a 3-6% commission to repeat what you've already done? Like any process, the more parties that are added to the decision pool, the longer and more complicated things can get. When no one is in the middle it becomes much easier. You communicate directly with us and we communicate directly with you. Easy.
Lastly, when you're working with a Realtor more often than not your going to work with a traditional buyer, not an investment company. Here are a few additional drawbacks to that:
1). You're buyer is going to want to finance the purchase. Excessive repairs can drastically affect the ability for your buyer to get financed for the loan and for you to sell the house for a reasonable offer. Most banks won't finance properties when major repairs are present, such as roof needing to be repaired/replaced or if there's a sink hole.
2). If the house is in need of any work whatsoever, since your traditional buyer is not expert at renovating properties like we are, be prepared for them to ask for a "concession" at closing or even to whip out the wallet and cure the repairs before closing. This is a fee above and beyond closing costs and Realtor commissions.
Again, the financial institution also may not be willing to finance the buyers loan and it's highly likely that you will have to "whip out the wallet" prior to closing to cover these repairs out of pocket. This can be a large added expense. You could even be asked to pay around a 4%+ "cash back at closing" fee.
All of these fees are unnecessary expenses that you more than likely will incur during that process.
As you can see, a higher offer from a buyer presented by a Realtor might look good at first. However, that number slowly gets widdled down with items on the back end. This can result in you receiving a lower offer than our company would present.
3). Let's not forget....additional days on market due buyers loans falling through (this can be really frustrating), causing delays resulting in anywhere from an additional 3-6 months+ before your house finally closes. This causes additional stress and costs you valuable time and money.
4). Lastly, you'll also have showings...lot's of showings.
In Summary, there are a few situations where it can make sense to list your house with a Realtor. If that situation does come up, then we have no problem referring you to one of our trusted partners when the time calls for it. However, in most cases selling your home to our company is the best option. By doing so, you'll avoid all of the above, we'll close on your timeline, always at your convenience and you'll keep more money in your pocket too!