Sell my house fast in San Diego

There’s a buyer for every home, even if yours is in poor condition. Thousands of investors are ready to compete for your house as-is. Get your highest offer just days after your house goes live on our marketplace. Then review your no obligation offer and decide if you want to accept.

  • Close in as little as 10 days
  • Review multiple cash offers
  • 5,266 offers in your market
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Why San Diego homeowners sell with Sundae

If you're telling your friends or family that you want to sell your house fast in San Diego, they might recommend working with a traditional real estate agent. This is a viable option depending on your strategy. But for those with damaged and distressed houses, it might take too long to get it into market-ready condition.

Don’t have the money or time to complete major repairs recommended to sell your house on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS)? With Sundae, you can sell your San Diego house fast to a pool of real estate investors without repairs, no open houses, receive your top offer with no obligation to accept, and pay no seller fees to Sundae.

Benefits iBuyer
Close within 2 weeks
Cash offer
Fees Seller pays Buyer pays
Closing flexibility ×
Compare offers ×
Sell as-is* ×
No hidden fees ×
Human touch ×

* iBuyers may buy as-is, but not extremely distressed homes.

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How to sell your home fast in San Diego

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 November 30, 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 know it can be difficult to sell a house, especially when you’re not the one doing all the work. That’s why we offer a quick and hassle-free way to sell your home in San Diego. We’ll handle everything from the offer stage to closing. You won't have to worry about figuring out what your house is worth, finding buyers, open houses, or confusing paperwork.

We help San Diego Homeowners sell as-is

From very early on, Southern California has been integral to our business. We help homeowners sell houses as-is across San Diego County from Chula Vista to La Jolla, and everywhere in between. We have team members who live in the San Diego area and actively take part in the community. We continue to help more homeowners in San Diego every day.

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

  • Escondido
  • San Marcos
  • Vista
  • North Park
  • Point Loma
  • Mira Mesa
  • Carlsbad
  • Encinitas
  • Lemon Grove
  • Poway
  • City Heights
  • Oceanside
  • El Cajon
  • South Park
  • Ocean Beach
  • Skyline
  • Chula Vista
  • Fallbrook
  • Imperial Beach
  • National City
  • Spring Valley
  • La Mesa
  • Hillcrest
  • Clairemont
  • Encanto
  • Coronado
  • Santee
  • La Presa

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).

San Diego, CA
real estate market trends

39

Homes Sold

88

Average Days to Close

$560,000

Median Sales Price

5,266

Number of Offers

Risks to selling your house fast

A potential risk of selling your home quickly is that you may receive low ball offers. Buyers know that motivated sellers are more likely to accept a lower price, which means you could be leaving money on the table.

Though our mantra isn’t “we buy homes,” we can still help you sell with speed. Sundae’s marketplace offers high upside and low risk to homeowners. When you list your house for sale, we’ll show you your best offer with no obligation to accept. It’s a stress-free process with you in the driver’s seat.

Compare multiple offers for your house on your timeline

Before accepting an offer today, it’s important to know what your house is worth when selling off-market. To get the most from selling a home as-is, you need to bolster competition for your home. That gives you a better chance of getting a higher offer.

Sundae’s marketplace creates competition between investors who want to buy your house. With over 20,000 potential buyers, real estate investors know that they can’t low-ball you and expect to win your business. We present you with the highest offer you received, giving you the option to sell to an all cash home buyer.

iBuyer
Offers 1 Multiple
Offer price $410,000 $380,000
Service fees (8%) -$32,800 ×
Repair costs (3%) -$12,300 ×
Closing costs (1%) -$4,100 ×
Cleaning fees -$1,000 ×
Sale proceeds $359,800 $380,000

This material is for informational purposes only and has been prepared without regard to your individual circumstances. This data may not be representative of all transactions on Sundae’s Marketplace, as some buyers may submit offers which include different terms than specified above. The iBuyer fees set forth above are based on publicly available data. Not all iBuyers operate in the same way, some houses may need more or less repairs, and thus iBuyer fees may vary. Let your Market Expert know if you have an offer from an iBuyer.

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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?

Even though your house may not be at risk of entering foreclosure, you want to move on with your life. When evaluating ways to sell, consider all of the on-market and off-market options.

It can be challenging to sell a house that needs work on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) because it will likely require updates to fetch a higher asking price. The fastest way to sell a house that needs work is by selling off market. This means selling with a fast cash offer either directly to an investor, iBuyer  or using a marketplace like Sundae. In doing so, you’ll be able to save time and money that would’ve otherwise been spent on renovations.

Learn more: How to Sell a House That Needs Work

How long does it take to sell a house in San Diego, California?

Sometimes, a traditional real estate agent will suggest that you complete updates in order to get your home into market ready condition before listing.  This could take months. Even putting your house on the MLS as-is without repairs doesn’t guarantee a fast sale. Closing times are negotiable, but it could be multiple months before you sell. That means your money will be tied up in escrow until then.

Sundae enables you to truly sell as-is and in any condition without the extra work. That way, you can sell fast without the hassle. You’ll get offers within days of your listing going live on our marketplace. If you go with an offer that you received, your closing date can be as fast as 10 business days later. Though it depends on a variety of factors, it takes an average of 88 days to complete the entire process from start to finish on Sundae’s marketplace.

Learn more: How Long It Takes to Sell a House

How do you get the most from selling a house as-is?

Before accepting an offer today, it’s important to know what your house is worth when selling off-market. To get the most from selling a home as-is, you need to bolster competition for your home. That gives you a better chance of getting a higher offer.

When you work with us, we’ll help you estimate your house’s value. We then market your house to our list of over 20,000 investors who can place offers over a four day period. At the end, we’ll present you with the highest offer you received and you have the option to sell to an all cash home buyer.

Learn more: Selling a House as-is

Does Sundae charge any fees?

Our business model is designed to help you maximize your bottom line. That means that you, the seller, won’t pay any fees to Sundae. However, you are responsible for external fees such as HOA payments, liens, or an outstanding balance on your mortgage.

Learn more: About Us

What’s the difference between Sundae and an iBuyer?

Sundae is not an iBuyer, nor are we a “we buy houses” company. iBuyers usually prefer to target properties that they can clean up to resell fast, charge fees to sellers, and give homeowners one “take it or leave it” offer.

Sundae helps homeowners sell as-is, even if your home is damaged or distressed. We also help you get more for your house when investors compete and can pay cash. There are also no fees paid by the seller when you list your house on Sundae’s marketplace.

This increases your chances of receiving a fair offer and allows you to compare your options. There are no closing costs and you may be eligible for up to a $10,000 cash advance when you sell with Sundae.

Learn more: Before Selling Your House to an iBuyer

Is now a good time to sell a house in San Diego?

If you want to sell an inherited property, a rental, or just need to sell quickly, you’re probably wondering if it’s a good time to sell.

In short, it depends. The housing market is moving away from a seller’s market into an equal playing field for all. You can still sell your San Diego house for a fair price, but you need to complete your due diligence.

Compare your price expectations and what the market looks like before you sell your house. When you sell your house, you should look at similar houses that are on the market in your area. That will give you a good indication of the market value and what a fair cash offer for your home would be.

If you decide to sell your house in San Diego, you should also pay attention to local market data. The year-to-date median sale price is $950,000. According to the San Diego Association of REALTORS®, prices in the county are nearly 15% higher year-to-date compared to 2021. By selling, you can cash in on the additional equity you built up.