When my husband and I decided to sell our home and move to a bigger place, just the thought of going through the entire process was enough to make us want to stay put!
We're first time homeowners, so we've never been through the process of trying to sell a home while looking for another.
I really didn't like the idea of having tons of people we don't know coming to view our house while we were still living there, but my husband was quick to remind me that we need to sell our house before we can look for another.
I have no clue about this stuff, so real estate blogs quickly became my go-to. While scrolling online one day, I saw someone in a comments section mention Orchard. I assumed it was another realtor company, but this person was raving about how Orchard reinvented real estate and simplified the entire process from start to finish.
Doesn't everybody buy and sell homes using a traditional realtor? I assumed Orchard would be some expensive service offering unnecessary add ons. But, I decided to check it anyway and was pretty surprised to learn a few things.
Unlock equity - Orchard gives you a guaranteed cash offer on your home - the amount they will buy it for if it doesn't sell on the market. This gives you the confidence and cash to go ahead and buy your new home. But 90% of homes sell on the market for above that!
Saves time - Move into your new home, relax and live your life while your old home sells
Orchard's technology makes finding your dream home a breeze. It allows you to narrow your search and rank homes based on your preferences - do you prefer a short commute or a kitchen island?
After you move into your new home, Orchard takes care of the entire sale process for you (including professional photography, showings, cleaning, etc.).
The easy online application gets you a quote in as little as 24 hours. You'll be matched with one of their experienced licensed real estate agents in your area that will help throughout every stage of the process.
After reading all about Orchard, we decided to get started with the process. Real estate can be so unstable, so it feels good knowing the absolute minimum it will sell for before signing up to work with Orchard. Plus, the fees are on par with that of a realtor, and Orchard offers so much more.
Orchard's team will also handle all of the contracts and title work for you, so you don't have to worry about mountains of paperwork! So far, their team has been so helpful, and I feel comfortable knowing I'm in good hands. Even when my husband was a little confused about certain parts of the process, our advisor was able to explain everything to him and ease his concerns. We're well on our way to finding our dream home, and thanks to Orchard, the process couldn't have been easier.