Selling To John Lemon Buys Houses vs. Listing With A Local Real Estate Agent

Even in a sellers market like CA, it’s smart to look at your options and see what will help you 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 Los Angeles real estate agent, that doesn’t necessarily mean more money in your pocket or less hassle. Check out the details below to compare your options. 

Selling w/ an Agent SOLD To John Lemon Buys Houses
Commissions / Fees: 6% paid by you on average, the seller NONE
Who Pays Closing Costs?: 2% paid by you on average, the seller NONE – We pay all costs
Inspection & Financing Contingency*: Yes, up to 15% of home sales fall through NONE
Appraisal Needed: Yes, sale is often subject to appraisal NONE – We make cash offers
Average Days Until Sold: +/- 91 Days IMMEDIATE FULL CASH OFFER
Number of Showings: Open house to prospective buyers for up to 90+ days 1 (Just Us)
Closing Date: 30-60 +/- days after accepting buyers offer The Date Of YOUR CHOICE
Who Pays For Repairs?: Negotiated during the Inspection Period. You could wind up paying for repairs! NONE – We pay for all repairs!

Take a Look The Numbers and See Which Way Helps You Get There…

When you look the numbers you start to see how you can benefit by selling your California house directly to John Lemon Buys Houses.

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

We Offer Benefits You Don’t Get with a Conventional Real Estate Agent

From offer to close and cash in your hand in as little as 14 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 your house is inside or how many repairs are needed (a complete fixer? great! we love projects)... we’d like to make an offer on your house. John Lemon Buys Houses will save you time and money that you can keep in your pocket.


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

We are a full-service professional home buyer here in California and 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 John Lemon 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.

Are Lemon Home Buyers for You?

See for yourself and get a fair all-cash offer on your house today.

Just fill out the short form below or give us a call at and let’s chat! 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 lose thousands of dollars or months of your time by not testing us out and requesting your FREE house offer below. 


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Here at John Lemon Buys Houses we don’t use bank financing so you don’t have to worry about our ability to close on a deal.

*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.