Frequently Asked Questions
Maybe you have a few questions. That’s okay; most people do. So here’s a quick collection of some of the questions people ask us… along with our answers. If you still have a question, don’t hesitate to contact us (or give us a call) and we’ll be happy to answer it for you.
Q: Do you pay fair prices for properties?
A: Many of the houses we purchase are below market value (we do this so we can resell it at a profit to another home owner). We are looking to get a fair discount on a property. However, in our experience, many sellers aren’t necessarily expecting a large “windfall” on the property but rather appreciate that we can offer cash, we close very quickly (no waiting for financing), and no time or effort or expense is required on your part of fix up the property or pay agent fees. If that’s what you’re looking for and you see the value in getting your house sold fast… let’s see if we can come to a fair win-win price. (Besides, our no-obligation pricing commitment means that you do not have to move forward with the offer we give… but it’s good to know what we’re offering!)
Q: Are there any fees or commissions to work with you?
A: This is what makes us stand out from the traditional method of selling your house: There are NO fees or commissions when you sell your house us. We’ll make you an offer, and if it’s a fit then we’ll buy your house (and we’ll often pay for the closing costs too!). No hassle. No fees. We make our money after we pay for repairs on the house (if any) and sell it for a profit (we’re taking all of the risk here on whether we can sell it for a profit or not, once we buy the house from you… the responsibility is ours and you walk away without the burden of the property and it’s payments… and often with cash in your hand).
Q: Will you be listing my house on the MLS or actually buying it?
A: Great question. We’re not agents, and we don’t list houses. We are professional home buyers: We buy houses Houston that meet our purchasing criteria. From there we may repair the house and resell it to another home owner or keep it as a rental ourselves.
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Q: How are you different from a real estate agent?
A: Real estate agents list properties and hope that someone will buy them. The agent shows the properties to prospective buyers if there are any (the average time to sell a property in many markets right now is 6-12 months) and then take a percentage of the sale price if they find a buyer. Oftentimes, the agent’s commission is 3-6% of the sale price of your house (so if it’s a $100,000 house, you’ll pay between $3,000 – $6,000 in commissions to an agent). Agents provide a great service for those that can wait 6-12 months to sell and who don’t mind giving up some of that sale price to pay for the commissions. But that’s where we’re different: We’re not agents, we’re home buyers. Our company actually buys houses. We don’t list houses. Since we’re actually the one buying the house from you, and we pay with all cash… we can make a decision to buy your house within a couple days (sometimes the same day). Again, we make our living by taking the risk to buy the house with our own cash, repair the house, and market it ourselves to find a buyer (which is the hard part in this market).
Q: How is the closing process of selling my home?
A: Sign purchase and sales agreement, complete title research, receive pay offs, title clearance and subsequently closing.
Q: How quickly can I seel my home to you?
A: The short answer to that is your timeline. We will try to work with what you are needing for us to close by. That means it can be as little as a few days and as long as a couple of months, but there are some factors that Johell will talk a little bit more in about that. Absolutely. So, there’s really two main factors that will drive the timeline. The first one is how quickly can we get clear title on the property so we can work as fast as we can, but we need to make sure that we get clear title on the property and help you through that process. So what that means is if you have a mortgage or if there’s lenders involved, we need them to be able to provide a payoff statement for the title company as well as maybe any other sort of liens against the property or maybe even if the property is inherited. Traditionally, investors are able to close much quicker than traditional financing means because we’re cash or have cash, like access to be able to purchase property. So if you are a person that rather a quick sale or timeline is important to you, click the link below, fill out a very basic form, and we’ll get that contact and property information so that we can see about helping you, get closed within your timeline. Whether that’s days, weeks, or months.
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