I’m Moving And Need To Sell My House In San Diego

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Moving is always a complicated thing to do. It involves selling your house, packing it up, renting a Uhaul, and finding a place to live. Sometimes this has to be done quickly to make matters worse. We get local San Diego home sellers calling us or submitting their house info on this website every week saying “I’m relocating and need to sell my house in San Diego“.  The great thing is that we’re able to help a good many of those sellers sell their house quickly (because we’re actively buying houses in San Diego CA right now, with cash and closing fast!).

There’s an insane amount of details to keep together, plus the stress of whatever is making you move in the first place – often it’s a new job or a sick relative, but the true need to move always comes with a dramatic change. We are here to help make the process easier for you and have helped many homeowners all in their unique special ways. We can hire someone to pack your house for you and we will also pay for local moving expenses. 

So how do you make the most out of a difficult situation?

Don’t Stress or Agonize – Organize.

You don’t want to be in a situation where you end up paying to own and maintain a vacant house for 2 years. That gets expensive and it doesn’t have to be that way. We see this happen often, where a house will sit vacant for years just because the homeowner didn’t make a decision on what to do or couldn’t find the help they needed at the time. That is what we are here for.

Although the market is relatively stable right now in San Diego, things can change in the blink of an eye. We’ve heard some serious horror stories over the past couple of decades. Unless you’re filthy rich, you probably can’t afford to wait it out. In fact, today March 2021, inventory is so low now is the time to sell.

So how do you make the right choices when you’re relocating and need to sell your San Diego CA house fast?

Relocating And Need To Sell My House Fast In San Diego… Your Options And Steps


  1. Find out what your house is worth: To do this you can contact a reputable real estate agent or connect with us and we can give you a no cost no obligation valuation on your property.  Once you know what the house may be able to sell for in the current market… that sets the basis for how long you may or may not be able / willing to sell the house.
  2. Decide how fast you need to sell your house after you relocate: This is a biggie. I’ve seen professionals who moved out of state for a job who had their house on the market for over a year before selling it for a much much lower price than they hoped. Decide how fast you need to sell your house… and how long you’re willing to keep making 2 mortgage payments, insurance payments, etc.
  3. Find a solid real estate agent BEFORE you start packing boxes: Get the ball rolling early so you don’t waste any time. Every month that you wait or every month that it takes to sell the house… costs you money.  Or if you don’t want to use a real estate agent to sell… we are a reputable local house buyer and we’d love to make you a fast-fair all cash offer. Just fill out the form through this link to get started >>
  4. Calculate the value of selling your house fast vs. “waiting it out” for a dream price: We all want to sell our houses for as much as possible. But one thing many people forget to do is come up with the $ amount of how much it costs you to hold onto this house.  The costs involved include the mortgage (which if you’re still within the first 10 years of the mortgage, the majority of your payment is interest and hardly going to principal at all), insurance, taxes, maintenance, etc. Let’s say you want to sell your house for $800,000… and your mortgage payment is $4,200/mo, taxes $800/mo, $300/mo for insurance, and $100/mo for maintenance (lawn maintenance, repairs while you’re gone, etc.) Those expenses add up to $5,400/mo in “non equity building” expenses. If it takes you 4 months to sell that house through a real estate agent for that $800,000… it cost you $21,600 in DIRECT “holding costs” + you had to pay $48,000 in real estate agent fees (assuming 3% for the buyers agent and 3% for the sellers agent).Totaling $69,600 in LOST money.  That doesn’t even account for the value of your time, your stress in thinking about that property sitting on the market, the opportunity cost of what you could have been doing with that extra money during those 4 months, etc. So the real cost to you was likely closer to $90,000. But, what if you were to sell your house next week and avoid all of that? Even if you sold for a discount below the retail price( like for 690)… you’re still ahead of the game by selling the house NOW at a discount to a home buyer like our company vs. 4 months later at full price (and paying holding costs and real estate agent fees). Make sense?
  5. Take action!: Whatever you decide… decide and take action.  If you want to go the real estate agent route, great! Find a reputable local San Diego CA agent. We also have a real estate agent on our team who has 20 years as an agent, call us and we will refer you. If you’d rather not have to wait and not have to pay real estate agent commissions… then a viable option may be to sell your house to us 🙂

If you’ve got a lot of time on your side and a really great property, you might want to test the market by offering it out at a high price. There’s a small chance someone might just fall in love and be willing to overpay – people do crazy things for love.

Most properties are pretty average, in reality. They tend to be like the other houses around them, in the same way that people who live near each other tend to have a lot in common too. So unless your property is truly exceptional, as in magazine-quality extra-special, you won’t capture the most money in the market by pricing at the highest point.

You can also win by marketing your property for rent and sale at the same time, just to see what happens first. You have to maintain control of the process, which can confuse even seasoned real estate brokers.

In certain situations, we may partner with property owners to help secure lease option agreements where highly qualified purchasers rent the property for an agreed time before buying.

In other cases, we may help renegotiate a loan, help make monthly payments or conduct a short sale with a bank.

We love helping people solve complicated problems. We are great at it by the way and really love helping people.

Creative solutions can bridge the gap to get you where you need to be.

Who Is Chakra Home Buyers And How Can We Help You If You’re Relocating And Need To Sell In San Diego?

We are investors and home buyers who buy California homes. We often flip the houses we buy.  We support ourselves and our families and beautify neighborhoods by buying houses from San Diego homeowners who need to sell fast for one reason or another.

The types of sellers who tend to work with us include people who…

  • Need to sell fast
  • Don’t want to hassle with listing a property with an agent
  • Don’t want to pay real estate agent fees
  • Can’t sell their house for one reason or another (we buy houses in as-is condition)
  • Facing a foreclosure
  • tired landlords
  • inherited a property
  • Many other reasons….

But we’re passionate people, and we believe in the San Diego community.

We’re honest and straightforward.

We’ll quote you a fair price, and we can close fast with cash.

If you’re prepared to wait and can hire professionals to help, you can manage the sale of your property from a distance. In certain circumstances that risk can pay off.

We’re happy to help you find answers to your toughest questions about your San Diego real estate, so please feel free to call us at (415) 234-0548  and chat with us anytime.

Below is an article on pain points when moving and how to resolve those issues. I thought it was a fun article if you were thinking about moving to another city. I hope you enjoy. Please call us with any questions.


Krysta Englestad

I am a real estate investor based out of the San Francisco Bay Area, California and my company has an office in the Houston Metropolitan Area as well. I also buy houses in Los Angeles, San Diego, and anywhere Nationwide. I continue to educate myself by attending real estate seminars, networking, reading books, writing blogs, and keeping up with current affairs. As a business owner I value transparency, open communication, and integrity.

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