Sell my house fast in Orange County

Get a competitive off-market price for your home in Orange County, even if it needs repairs. Thousands of local investors are ready to compete for your house as-is. Get your highest offer just days after your house goes live on our marketplace.

  • 5,474 cash offers generated
  • 22 offers per property, on average
  • 6,000+ investors in California
  • Close in as little at 10 days
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Why Orange County homeowners sell with Sundae

If you want to sell your house fast in Orange County, you might first go to a traditional real estate agent. However, it can take a lot of time and money to get your property market-ready and list on Multiple Listing Service (MLS) to get the best price. You may also get contacted by a cash buyer in your market. However, when you work with one cash buyer, you only get one offer, oftentimes a low-ball offer with predatory bait and switch tactics.

With Sundae, you can sell your house fast and get a competitive price by auctioning your property to a large pool of local Orange County real estate investors without repairs or open houses, pay no fees to Sundae, and receive your top offer with no obligation to accept.

Traditional MLS Single Cash Buyer
Process Multiple offers though an off-market auction Multiple offers through a public listing Single offer, often times with bait-and-switch tactics
Best for Properties that need repairs Properties that are move-in ready Properties that need repairs
Time to sell 10-60 days 30-60 days Varies
Sell as-is Yes Typically requires cleaning, repairs, staging, and showings Yes
Fees None to Sundae Yes May have hidden fees at close
Access / Showings 1 time access May have multiple open houses, inspections, appraisals Can require multiple inspections
Contingencies None Varies Buyer may cancel at any time
Reputation 4.8/5
500+ reviews
Varies Varies
Cash advance Up to $10,000 Varies Varies

Typical seller fees do not include payoff of loans, prorated/property taxes, HOA charges, or payoff of other secured liens against property. At Sundae, although Sellers typically pay no commission fees, we do receive a commission from the buyer which is deducted from the gross offer. The information for MLS and/or iBuyer transactions and data are not representative of all MLS and/or iBuyer transactions, and is solely provided here as an example of how Sundae transactions may compare and contrast to a MLS and/or iBuyer transaction. Other terms, conditions, and/or fees may apply for all transaction types shown above. The information provided is solely an estimate based on data currently available to Sundae and not, in any way, a promise of an actual offer to be received from Sundae's marketplace.

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How to sell your home fast in Orange County

By Kyle Spearin
Kyle Spearin is Sundae’s Real Estate Editor. As both an investor and content marketing professional, Kyle combines his passion for real estate investing and educational background with his love of helping others. His experience with real estate tech companies, including contributing to BiggerPockets Pro, gives him insight into markets across the United States.

Updated December 12, 2022

  1. Tell us about your property. Fill out our form or speak with a Sundae local expert to find out if Sundae is a good fit for your property.
  2. We’ll prepare your listing. Let us do the work. We’ll prepare your listing for auction with photos, a 3D tour, and order a home inspection as needed.

  3. Review your offers within days. Competition drives multiple offers and a fair price on our marketplace. We’ll present the highest offer to you.
  4. Sell as-is and move at your pace. Close in as little as 10 days or within 60 days. You may also be eligible for up to a $10k cash advance.

We believe that selling your house should be fast, easy and on your terms. Listing your house on Sundae's marketplace comes with the added benefit of a dedicated team here to help you. Get guidance on pricing after a walk-through, learn more about the selling process, and anything else you need.

It can be very confusing navigating the home-selling process by yourself. You shouldn’t need to worry or stress about what steps to take. Our team makes selling easy.

We help Orange County Homeowners sell as-is

Sundae’s dedicated team of experts span across Southern California. We have thousands of cash home buyers who specialize in rehabbing distressed properties looking to buy your house as-is. If you live in Anaheim, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, Irvine, or the surrounding areas, we can help.

We help Orange County homeowners sell as-is in these cities:

  • Aliso Viejo
  • Anaheim
  • Brea
  • Buena Park
  • Costa Mesa
  • Cypress
  • Dana Point
  • Fountain Valley
  • Fullerton
  • Garden Grove
  • Huntington Beach
  • Irvine
  • La Habra
  • La Palma
  • Laguna Beach
  • Laguna Hills
  • Laguna Niguel
  • Laguna Woods
  • Lake Forest
  • Los Alamitos
  • Mission Viejo
  • Newport Beach
  • Orange
  • Placentia
  • Rancho Santa Margarita
  • San Clemente
  • San Juan Capistrano
  • Santa Ana
  • Seal Beach
  • Stanton
  • Tustin
  • Villa Park
  • Westminster
  • Yorba Linda

How it works

How do we make money?

We want to help you net as much money as possible, that’s why there are no seller fees paid to Sundae. Sundae makes money primarily through transaction-based buyer premiums, paid subscription services for property investors, and additional services we offer to our property investors (such as title, escrow, and brokerage services).

Sundae in Orange County, CA

51

Homes listed

$692,523

Median sales price

5,474

Cash offers generated

Risks to selling your house fast

There is a degree of risk involved when selling your house quickly. To make sure that you understand the risks and how to avoid them, we’ve highlighted some of the most common problems.

Overpricing is probably the biggest mistake you can make. While it might seem like you’ll get more for your house this way, the reality is that it will sit longer until the price is reduced to market value. To avoid wasting time with this, Sundae’s Market Experts evaluate your home and help you price it appropriately to sell quickly on our marketplace.

Another risk is selling your house to someone with a low-ball offer. It’s easy to get tempted into selling after getting your first offer, but without comparing offers you won’t know for sure if you’re getting the best price. There are some unsavory people who might promise a high price only to come back with price reductions due to issues with your house.

When you sell as-is with Sundae, potential buyers know exactly what they’re getting into. We often provide photos, an inspection report, and other items to give full transparency. Sundae's marketplace also gives you a chance to receive multiple offers. That way, you can take the highest one or walk away knowing that you have options.

The final common mistake is to ignore the importance of marketing your property. If no one knows about your house, how can you sell it? And if there are bad pictures or inaccurate descriptions, buyers will notice. We take care of that for you when creating your profile so that our pool of 20,000 real estate investors can see your house.

Compare multiple offers for your house on your timeline

When you list your house on Sundae’s marketplace, it’s possible to receive multiple offers. In fact, our latest data shows that homeowners average 22 offers when selling with Sundae.

The reason is simple: a marketplace format generates competition. Our large pool of investors are incentivized to put their best offer first to stand out because they know others are placing offers as well. The possibility of multiple offers increases your chances of maximizing your profit. It may even help you get more than you asked for in the first place.

Traditional MLS
Sample offer price $410,000 $430,000
Typical Seller Fees
· Commission / Service fees $0 $21,500 (5%)
· Closing costs $0 $4,300 (1%)
· Repair costs $0 $8,600 (2%)
· Cleaning charge $0 $1,000
· Admin / Misc. $0 $500
Total fees $0 $35,900 (8%)
What you could actually get $410,000 $394,100

Typical seller fees do not include payoff of loans, prorated/property taxes, HOA charges, or payoff of other secured liens against property. At Sundae, although Sellers typically pay no commission fees, we do receive a commission from the buyer which is deducted from the gross offer. The information for MLS and/or iBuyer transactions and data are not representative of all MLS and/or iBuyer transactions, and is solely provided here as an example of how Sundae transactions may compare and contrast to a MLS and/or iBuyer transaction. Other terms, conditions, and/or fees may apply for all transaction types shown above. The information provided is solely an estimate based on data currently available to Sundae and not, in any way, a promise of an actual offer to be received from Sundae's marketplace.

What our customers are saying

When you should turn to Sundae

Sundae helps you sell your house off-market for the highest price, without any work, in any condition. We specialize in selling houses as-is. We’ve helped sellers in situations like these and more.

Property is dated or in need of repairs

Downsizing or relocation due to retirement

Structural issues, unpermitted work, or condemned houses

Inheriting a property you can’t keep

Financial distress such as medical bills or foreclosure

Sudden or unexpected life events

Vacant or problematic rental house

Damage from natural disasters

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the fastest way to sell a house that needs work?

It’s important to know that you have a variety of ways that you can sell your house. The first choice you need to make is to sell on-market or off-market.

On-market means working with a traditional real estate agent and selling your house on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). The MLS in your area will market your house to potential buyers. Usually these buyers are individuals or families that will move into your house. For that reason, they often prefer turnkey houses with little work required to get it into move-in ready condition.

When your house is dated, damaged, or distressed, it may require significant time and money to get it into move-in ready condition. If you want to sell fast without making repairs, selling off-market is another option.

Off-market suggests that you’re taking an alternative to the MLS such as an iBuyer, an individual investor, an investment company, or Sundae’s marketplace. Selling with Sundae means no open houses, no contingencies, and no updates. Within days of putting your house on our marketplace, you’ll be presented with your highest offer. You might even net more money

Learn more: How to Sell a House That Needs Work

How long does it take to sell my house in distressed condition?

There are many factors that impact the amount of time it takes to sell your house. For example, interest rates, the economy, and the demand for properties in your market. Though these are mostly beyond your control, you do have the ability to decide how you sell your house.

Generally speaking, it can take longer to sell your house on-market. From start to finish it can take a market-ready house multiple months to close. The traditional home buying process often includes open houses, showings, back-and-forth negotiations, appraisals as well as real estate agent fees. It can also take longer to get your house onto the market in the first place if you decide to do renovations. And if you decide to sell as-is on the MLS, your house is likely less sought after than a turnkey home.

When you sell off-market, there’s typically a bit more flexibility. Many off-market buyers pay cash for houses and might not need contingencies such as financing. Sundae’s marketplace offers a fast closing process: you can close in as little as 10 days after accepting an offer. While you wait for your money in escrow, you may be eligible for a $10,000 cash advance as well.

You’ll need to speak with a team member, do walkthroughs with us so that we can build your profile, and agree to let us list your house first.

Learn more: How Long It Takes to Sell a House

Does Sundae charge any fees?

Our mission is to help you get the best outcome when selling your house. That means helping you get a fair price and net more money. Sellers pay no fees to Sundae. However, if you have outstanding HOA dues, a mortgage balance, liens, or otherwise you will still need to pay them.

Learn more: About Us

What’s the difference between Sundae and an iBuyer?

People want to sell for quick cash for a variety of reasons. Perhaps it’s an inherited house, an unwanted property, or a rental property gone sour. Others want to avoid foreclosure, probate, or have another unforeseen circumstance.

iBuyers and “we buy houses” companies may promise a cash offer today, which can be very appealing if you want to sell your house quickly. Sundae and iBuyers provide speed when the time comes to sell your house, but there are several key differences. Before committing to one option, know that there are other stress-free options to get a fair offer.

  • When you sell your house to an iBuyer, they may charge you fees as part of the transaction. There are no seller fees paid to Sundae, which helps you net more money.
  • iBuyers usually target houses that only require cosmetic updates, not properties that need extensive repairs. If you have a cracked foundation or other major damage, you probably won’t even get an offer. In contrast, Sundae’s pool of investors will buy your house as-is in any condition.
  • With iBuyers, they purchase your house directly and will often give you one “take it or leave it” offer. Sometimes this is the same with “we buy houses for cash” companies as well. There’s no chance to negotiate or field other offers. Sundae’s marketplace allows investors to compete over your house. That way, you can rest assured knowing that you explored all of your options for a fair cash offer before selling.

Learn more: Before Selling Your House to an iBuyer

Should I sell my house now in Orange County, CA?

There is no such thing as a national real estate market. However, there are some trends that impact housing across the country, for example the economy and interest rates.

There has been a lot of uncertainty lately with large layoffs in the tech space, supply chain issues, and more. That’s why we’re seeing declines in overall purchases in some markets.

Rising interest rates have also caused some would-be buyers to feel that they should wait-it-out. With higher interest rates than we’ve seen in recent years, people can’t afford as much on a month-to-month basis. As a result, the potential buyer pool for your house is more limited.

Despite everything mentioned above, the Anaheim real estate market continues to see steady growth. The year-over-year median home price increased by 4% to $806,000.

As you prepare to sell, consider what similar houses to yours are going for and what the average days on market are in your part of Orange County. Also consider the amount of equity you have in your house and what your next living situation will be.

We can’t predict what interest rates or other events will impact future home prices, so be sure to focus on what your desired outcome is and complete your due diligence.

Learn more: How to Sell a House as-is