Even in a seller’s market, it’s smart to look at your options and see what will actually help you best reach your goals with the sale of your house.

While you “may” be able to get a higher “top line” sales price listing with a local agent, that doesn’t always boil down to more money in your pocket or less headache.

Dive into the details below to compare your options. 

Fees & Expenses Comparison

Fees & ExpensesSelling With An Agent SOLD TO US
Commissions6% paid by you (THE SELLER)NONE
Closing Costs2% Paid by you (THE SELLER)NONE
Appraisal Paid by SELLER. Often Needed.NONE
RepairsPaid by you (THE SELLER)NONE
*Sample Calculation if sold by agent: if house sold at $100,000 and requires $5000 worth of repair with a cost , total expenses are
$6000 Commissions + $2000 closing costs + $5000 repairs + $450 appraisal costs which totals to: $13,450.
$86,550 is what remains to the SELLER. Compare that to our offer!


ContingencySelling With AgentSOLD TO US
Inspection Contingency*YESNONE
Financing Contingency*YES, Sales Can Fall ThroughNONE
*An inspection contingency lets the buyer have time to do an inspection and back out of the sale or negotiate a new price if there are repairs that need to be done. If you can’t come to an agreement with the buyer, the buyer has the right to back out of the sale. Similar, a financing contingency gives the buyer the wiggle room to back out of the purchase if they can’t obtain a loan or if the home
doesn’t appraise for the value that the bank needs to close the loan.
Here at Nick Buys Houses, we don’t use bank financing so you don’t have to worry about our ability to close on a deal.

Timeline Comparison

EventSelling With AgentSOLD TO US
Average Days Until Sold+/- 91 Days7 – 30 Days
Number of ShowingsVaries with Situation1
Closing Date30 – 60 Days after accepting buyers offerDATE OF YOUR CHOICE

Work The Numbers And See Which Way Helps You Get There…

When you really work the numbers you start to see the real benefits that each way of selling your house offers.

Yes, here at Nick Buys Houses we won’t be able to offer you full retail value for your house… but we also offer other benefits that the traditional house sale route can’t offer.


From offer to close and cash in your hand in as little as 7 days

You can get rid of the headache of that property fast and avoid paying any more utility payments, tax payments, insurance payments, mortgage payments, you get the drill. If you list your house and wait 90+ days to close… you have to figure in all of the costs of holding that property during the time you have that property listed and are waiting for the property to close.

Don’t worry about fixing anything up or cleaning your house again and again for buyer after buyer

We don’t care how dirty your house is (we’ve seen worse!) or how many repairs are needed (a complete fixer? great! we love projects)... we’d like to make an offer on your house. This saves you time and money that you can keep in your pocket.

Don’t worry about paying those pesky closing fees (we’ve got you covered)

Because we are a full-service professional home buyer , we make it easy for you. We pay for all of the closing costs. What we offer you is what you get (of course minus any mortgage payoff or other encumbrances on the property). Pretty refreshing eh?

So when you add up the time you could save by working with Nick Buys Houses, the no-hassle experience, and the money you’ll save on commissions, fees, and holding costs while you wait to sell the traditional route… for many area homeowners selling to a professional house buyer is the best viable option.

Is it for you?

See for yourself and compare our offer today.

Just fill out the short form below or give us a call at 563-227-3952 and let’s chat!


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Our process is simple and you can close on the date of your choice. You have nothing to lose by getting an offer (no obligations – no pressure). But you could potentially lose thousands of dollars or months of your time by not testing us out and requesting your FREE house offer. 

We buy your house in any condition. This means we cut out all the middle men and other parties (real estate agents, inspectors, banks, etc.) that usually partake in the difficult traditional home selling process. Our service really is all about creating an easy and hassle-free experience.

We Can Buy Your House Fast In A Hassle-Free Way.
Here Is How…

Fill Out The Form

We are 100% aware that you do not like to submit your contact details all over the web. For that reason we are requesting the least contact information possible (property address, phone, & email) that would enable us to deliver an offer. You can try to fill in the form below now.

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Schedule A Walk Through (VIRTUAL)

To be able to serve you with the best possible offer, we would like to schedule a walk-through of your property at a time of your convenience. This could be either an on site visit or a virtual tour. We would also like to provide you with the opportunity to sit down with us and go over any questions you may have. This allows you to get to know us even better. In addition, we love building relationships in our community rather than just finalizing transactions. Of course, this is only optional and we are always available to you via other communication methods as well.

Receive Your Offer And Close

And that means NO LOW-BALL OFFERS!. EVER. To be able to provide you with an accurate and best offer, we do put in the time to crunch the numbers to deliver you THE BEST OFFER. Well, we will let you decide that for yourself…