3 Proven Strategies to Sell My House Fast in San Antonio

Jon Stubbs


Jon Stubbs

February 2nd, 2023
Updated February 2nd, 2023


If you have to sell your home fast in in San Antonio, you have a few options:

Each of these methods has its own advantages and disadvantages. If you're prioritizing speed above all else, you may need to sacrifice some money by pricing your home for a quick sale. However, in cases where you need to sell quickly due to a new job or inheriting a home you can't afford to maintain, it may be worth sacrificing some money for a faster sale.

Below, we've outlined the best options for selling your home quickly in San Antonio. Continue reading to find out which choice is the best fit for your situation.

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What to expect when selling a home in San Antonio

In Texas, homes usually sell the fastest during June and slowest during January.

To set expectations for your selling timeline in Texas, look at two factors:

  • Median days on market: Number of days before a seller accepts an offer
  • Average time to sell: Number of days on market until offer, plus the average number of days to close

Average time to sell a house in Texas

Median days on market
67 days
66 days
Average time to sell
83 days
77 days
Based on Realtor.com data (February 2023)

In Texas, the current average time to sell is 7.2% faster than than the national average.

» LEARN MORE: Average Time to Sell a House in Texas

How to sell my house fast in San Antonio

Best option: Sell your house quickly with an agent

⚡ Quick facts: Selling with an agent

  • Percentage of market value you’ll earn: 90–95%
  • Average time to sell: 66 days
  • Fees you’ll pay:
    • Average listing commission: 2.71%
    • Average buyer agent commission: 2.88%
    • Average closing costs: 3.43%

Selling your home through a real estate agent is often the best way to get the most money from the sale, even if you need to sell quickly. If you want to sell your home faster than the average 77 days in Texas, a good agent can work with you to expedite the process. However, they may recommend you reduce the price to attract more buyers.

Other costs that will reduce your profit when selling with an agent include your agent's commission, the buyer's agent's commission, and closing costs. Learn more about the costs involved in selling a house in Texas.

While an agent can help you get the highest price for your home, it may not be the fastest way to sell. Selling to an iBuyer or a We Buy Houses for Cash company can take as little as a week because these companies pay cash. This means you won't need to wait for financing to be approved like you usually do with an individual buyer.

Selling with an agent is best for…

  • People with homes in good condition
  • People with at least 30 days to sell
  • People who want to sell fast while making the most money

Tips to sell fast with an agent

Hiring a listing agent will give you access to their knowledge of the local market, which is very helpful when you need to sell fast. 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."

» LEARN MORE: How does an interest rate buydown work?

💸 How cash offers work

Cash offers are the fastest path to closing because the buyer doesn't need to get a loan. The financial institution doesn't have to spend time checking the buyer's financials (known as the underwriting process). There's also less risk of the buyer's financial situation changing in a way that puts the sale at risk.

When listing with an agent, you can state your preference for cash offers. Keep in mind, though, that this might limit the number of offers.

💰 Clever can help you sell fast and net more money!

Cash buyers can be a good option if you need to unload an unwanted, distressed property fast. However, if you want to sell quickly without sacrificing a ton of equity, Clever is one of your best alternatives.

Clever sellers typically get offers 2.8 times faster than the national average AND save an average of $7,000 in realtor fees.

Better option: Sell to an iBuyer

⚡ Quick facts: Selling to an iBuyer

  • Percentage of market value you’ll earn: 90–95%
  • Average time to sell: 8–60 days (customer preference)
  • Fees you’ll pay:
    • Service fee: 5%
    • Average closing costs: 3.43%

iBuyers put in all cash offers to buy your home. Usually, iBuyers purchase homes in good condition, so if you have major problems with your home, you likely won't qualify.

iBuyers have a strict set of criteria that lets them narrow down which houses to buy. Typical iBuyer home buying criteria include:

  • 🏠 Built after 1930
  • 💰 Valued at $100,000–600,000
  • 🌲 Located on 1.5 acres or less
  • 👤 Owner-occupied

iBuyers are still a relatively new way to sell a house – only 27% of homeowners fully understand what they are. Before you consider using one, research how iBuyers work and familiarize yourself with the top iBuyers across the U.S.

Selling to an iBuyer is best for…

  • People with homes in good condition that meet iBuyer criteria
  • People who are willing to sacrifice about 10% of the sale price for a guaranteed fast sale
  • People who don't want to show their homes or conduct open houses

Sell to Opendoor in San Antonio

Avg. rating
4.3/5 across 3,322 reviews
Service fees
Closing date window
As little as 14 days

You'll pay a 5% service fee, additional fees of about 1–3% in closing costs, and another 1–2% in deductions for repairs requested by Opendoor. When we reviewed Opendoor, we noticed some customers complained about expensive repair costs, but others gave high marks for its fast, seamless transactions.

Sell to Offerpad in San Antonio

Avg. rating
3.9/5 across 524 reviews
Service fees
Closing date window
As little as 8 days

Count on paying about 1–3% in closing costs along with Offerpad's 5% service fee. When we looked into customer reviews for our Offerpad review, we found many customers who appreciated the company for its excellent communication and customer service. But some customers were disappointed with reductions in their offer price after the home inspection.

Beware of the 1% cancellation fee if you back out of the deal beyond four days after the inspection.

Good option: Sell to a We Buy Houses for Cash company

⚡ Quick facts: Selling to a We Buy Houses company

  • Percentage of market value you’ll earn: 50–70%
  • Average time to sell: 3–21 days
  • Fees you’ll pay: None

The absolute fastest way to sell your home in San Antonio is to sell to a We Buy Houses for Cash company, which can close in as little as a week, depending on the company. These companies are made up of investors who buy homes in any condition. They pay cash, so they can close without waiting for financing to be approved.

The downside to using a We Buy Houses company is that they only pay up to 70% of the home's value, as they work the cost of repairs into the offer price.

Just about all We Buy Houses companies in San Antonio have the same buying process. After you reach out to the company, it'll send a representative to tour your home. After the walkthrough — sometimes the same day — the company will present you with an offer.

You're not obligated to accept the offer, so get quotes from several companies to compare.

We Buy Houses companies are best for…

How to choose a We Buy Houses for Cash company in San Antonio

San Antonio has many We Buy Houses companies to choose from. You can get started by reading our top We Buy Houses for Cash companies in San Antonio.

When searching for a "We Buy Houses" company, consider two factors: their customer reviews and how quickly they can close on your home. Some cash-for-homes companies can close the sale of a home within a week, while others may take up to a month.

Homeowners who are disappointed with a low offer from a cash buyer company may wonder if these companies are scams. While the prices offered by these companies may seem like lowball offers, they're focused on making a profit and must include room in their offers for renovation expenses. If you aren't comfortable with the offer, you aren't obligated to accept it — you can simply walk away.

Get fair cash offers today with Clever Offers!

Use Clever's free, no-obligation service to compare cash offers from top local companies with the help of a local real estate agent. You'll get a professional home valuation so you know what your home is worth, and an agent can negotiate on your behalf to make sure you get the best deal.

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.


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 only get 70% of your home's value. You can also sell using an agent who understands your timeline or sell to an iBuyer. How can I sell my house fast 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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