The Best Way to Sell My House Fast in San Antonio (Plus Alternatives)

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By Jon Stubbs Updated September 28, 2023

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If you want to sell your San Antonio house fast, cash buyers are often the quickest option. Individuals and companies that buy houses for cash can close in just a matter of weeks, even on properties needing repairs. The downside is that you'll likely sell your house for less than what you'd get on the open market.

We suggest comparing multiple cash buyers before accepting an offer. By shopping around, you'll see who is making the fairest cash offer and who has the fastest selling process. Here are our top picks for cash home buyers in San Antonio, Texas.

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5 best cash buyer companies in San Antonio

Company
Clever Rating
Type
Offer Rating
Service Fee
Time to Close
Best overall
4.8
Cash offer network
Excellent
None
Varies by offer type
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On listwithclever.com
Quick closing and reasonable fees
3.5
iBuyer
Average
5%
14–60 days (flexible)
Most flexible closing date
4.0
iBuyer
Average
5%
8–90 days (flexible)
2.0
Franchise cash buyer
Poor
None
7 days
1.8
Franchise cash buyer
Poor
None
7 days
Best overall

Clever Offers

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On listwithclever.com
4.8

Offer Rating

Excellent

Service Fee

None

Time to Close

Varies by offer type

Editor's take

Overview

Locations

Clever Offers takes all the hassle out of finding cash offers and increases your chances of selling your home for top dollar. 

It's a great fit for sellers who want to sell quickly but don't have time to track down cash offers. Clever will seek multiple offers on your behalf — including lesser-known options like novation agreements and seller financing — and encourage each buyer to offer their best price to secure the deal.

If you choose, you can also get matched with a real estate agent for a professional home valuation. That way, you can compare offers against a realistic sale price.

Once you decide on an offer, Clever stays with you through the process to answer any questions and ensure the buyer follows through.

Pros

  • You get multiple cash offers on your home — for no added fees or commissions.
  • You don't have to track down reputable cash home buyers. Clever has already vetted the investors.
  • You have a dedicated point of contact to connect you with investors and walk you through the offer process.

Cons

  • Clever won't buy your house from you.
  • Some deal types (like novation agreements and seller financing) may have longer closing times.
  • Cash offers will likely be less than what you'd get selling with an agent.

Clever Offers matches you with fully vetted cash buyers in your area. Through this free service, you get to choose from multiple cash offers so you can get the best price within your timeline.

How it works: You submit a short online form, then a Clever Offers concierge reaches out to gather information on your property and discuss your options. You also get matched with a licensed agent who can provide a home valuation, which is useful in negotiating cash offers.

Our concierge then finds motivated cash buyers in your area. Once we fully vet the cash buyer to ensure they're serious about buying, we introduce them to you. You can schedule a call with the buyer whenever it's convenient.

You can continue to request more cash offers as often as you'd like. Once you're ready to move forward with a buyer, our concierge lets the other buyers know.

Clever Offers is available nationwide.

Quick closing and reasonable fees

Opendoor

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3.5

Offer Rating

Average

Service Fee

5%

Time to Close

14–60 days (flexible)

Overview

Locations

Opendoor is an iBuyer that uses technology to make fast cash offers on homes.

To sell your house to Opendoor, you can:

  • Enter your address online and answer a few questions about your property
  • Receive a free estimate
  • Set up a free home condition assessment
  • Get a no-obligation cash offer
  • Choose a closing date

Opendoor is available in 56 major markets in AL, AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, ID, IN, KS, MA, MI, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, and WA.

Most flexible closing date

Offerpad

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On listwithclever.com
4.0

Offer Rating

Average

Service Fee

5%

Time to Close

8–90 days (flexible)

Overview

Locations

Offerpad is an iBuyer operating in more than a dozen states. It can make a fast, no-obligation cash offer on your home and has a flexible closing date of 8–60 days. The offers are better than what you’d get from most other cash buyers, although still below fair market value.

Offerpad also offers free local moves and has good customer service. However, its 5% service fee will significantly add to your closing costs, and it has strict criteria for eligible homes.

Offerpad is currently available in 24 major markets in AZ, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, MO, NV, NC, OH, SC, TN, and TX.

We Buy All Houses San Antonio

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On satxwebuyhouses.com
2.0

Offer Rating

Poor

Service Fee

None

Time to Close

7 days

Overview

Locations

We Buy All Houses San Antonio is a local buyer that understands the San Antonio market. It provides fast offers in just one day and can close in a week. Plus, its glowing reviews suggest that client satisfaction is a priority.

To sell your home to We Buy All Houses San Antonio, you can:

  • Submit an online form, giving details about your property
  • Schedule a meeting for a representative to see your home
  • Receive a no-obligation offer
  • Choose a closing date and sell your home

For more information, including specific areas of operation and terms of service, we recommend contacting the company directly.

We Buy All Houses San Antonio buys homes in the San Antonio and Austin areas.

Texan Home Buyer

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On texanhomebuyer.com
1.8

Offer Rating

Poor

Service Fee

None

Time to Close

7 days

Overview

Locations

As a local buyer, Texan Home Buyer has its pulse on the market in the cities it operates in. The company can close on your home in just a week.

To sell your home to Texan Home Buyer, you can:

  • Submit information about your property online or by phone
  • Set up an appointment for an investor to see your home
  • Receive a no-obligation offer
  • Set a closing date as soon as 7 days after accepting the offer

Texan Home Buyer purchases homes throughout Texas.

How fast can I sell my home in San Antonio?

According to Zillow, the average home in San Antonio, TX, goes to pending in about 15 days. That’s a bit longer than the national average of 10 days. This suggests that selling your house fast in San Antonio may be only slightly more challenging than elsewhere.

Pros and cons of selling quickly in San Antonio

Pros

  • You can sell your house in just a couple of weeks.
  • You may not have to worry about showings or staging.
  • Some buyers will buy your house as is.
  • Cash buyers are less likely to have their financing fall through.

Cons

  • You'll likely make less on your home sale than you would on the open market.
  • Some buyers may require repairs before purchase.
  • iBuyer service fees can increase your closing costs.

Other options to sell my house fast in San Antonio

Sell your house with an agent

A real estate agent can usually get you the best price for your home in San Antonio, TX. Selling with a realtor may take longer than with cash buyers, but realtors can adjust their selling strategy to your timeline.

Even if you decide to sell with a cash buyer, you should still consult an agent before you sell your house. You'll get a free home valuation, which will allow you to negotiate a more competitive cash offer.

Want to see how quickly an agent could sell your home? Take this short quiz to get matched with agents near you and get a free, professional home valuation.

Sell with an iBuyer

An iBuyer is a large corporation that uses technology to determine your home's value and make a cash offer. iBuyers can close in just a couple weeks, and they usually make cash offers that are closer to market value than traditional cash buyers offer.

However, iBuyers have stricter purchasing requirements than other cash home buyers. Typically, homes that qualify are newer homes in good condition and in major metropolitan areas. You may also have to pay for repairs beforehand, which can slow down the selling process. Finally, high service fees can increase your closing costs.

Tips for selling a home fast in San Antonio on the open market

Here are some tips on selling your home quickly from Delaney Juarez of Keller Williams City View in San Antonio.

Talk to realtors of recently sold homes. "If you’re looking at other homes in your area that have sold quickly to try and price your house similarly, I would reach out to the realtor who sold that home to talk to them and get a little information on how and why that home sold so quickly," says Juarez. "You could even use that conversation as a way to try and start getting the word out about your house as well."

Research the local rental market before selling to a cash buyer or investor. "If you’re trying to sell quickly to an investor, knowing things like how much your house would rent for on a monthly basis, whether it qualifies as a short-term rental (like Airbnb) per city ordinances, and any HOA regulations on either long or short term rentals will really help you appeal to those investor buyers," says Juarez.

"A good realtor should gather all of this information for you and present it to investors while marketing the house. So, when you’re interviewing realtors to help you with this sale, make sure to ask them about their marketing plan to see if it includes strategies like this."

Ask your agent if they frequently work with investors or cash buyers. "If you’re trying to entice cash buyers to purchase your house, working with a realtor who already has an extensive network of investors that they work with will be your best bet," says Juarez.

"This is because your realtor can reach out to those investors individually and advertise an excellent cash-only deal. I would even go so far as to have an invitation-only investors open house to bring them in and pique interest in the house."

Offer to buy down the buyer's interest rate. "Right now, buyers are struggling with high interest rates," says Juarez. "Offering to buy down their interest rate for them will create a lot of interest and incentive."

Why trust us

Jon Stubbs has spent hundreds of hours researching ways to sell homes quickly. This research includes interviewing real estate agents and representatives from iBuyers and cash buyer companies. The author has written dozens of articles on selling homes with a listing agent as well as non-traditional selling methods.

FAQ

How can I sell my house fast in San Antonio?

The quickest way to close on your home in San Antonio is to sell to a "we buy houses for cash" company. These companies can close in a week or two, but you may get only 70% of your home's value. You can also sell with an agent who understands your timeline or sell to an iBuyer. Learn more about how you can sell your house fast in San Antonio.

How fast are homes selling in San Antonio?

Currently, the average time to sell in Texas is 77 days, compared to the national average of 83 days. Learn more about selling a home in San Antonio.

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