Answers from Janice
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Most frequent questions and answers
Great question. We’re not agents, and we don’t list houses. We are professional home buyers: Georgia that meet our purchasing criteria. From there we may repair the house and resell it to another homeowner or keep it as a rental ourselves.
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 to 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!)
Great question and we’re an open book: Our process is very straightforward. We look at the location of the property, what repairs are needed, the current condition of the property, and the values of comparable houses sold in the area recently. As you know, house values have taken a huge hit in the last 5 years and most areas still haven’t seen prices come back up. We take many pieces of information into consideration and come up with a fair price that works for us and works for you too.
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 to 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 risks 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 its payments and often with cash in your hand).
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 ones buying the house from you, and we pay with all cash… we can make a decision to buy your house within a couple of 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).
There is absolutely zero obligation for you. Once you tell us a bit about your property, we’ll take a look at things, maybe set up a call with you to find out a bit more, and make you an all-cash offer that’s fair for you and fair for us. From there, it’s 100% your decision on whether or not you’d like to sell your house to us… and we won’t hassle you, won’t harass you it’s 100% your decision and we’ll let you decide what’s right for you.
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Resources To Help You Sell Your House Fast
We’ve compiled some resources on this page to help you sell your house fast or save you from foreclosure. We work with homeowners every day who need to sell their house but can’t do it the traditional route through a real estate agent… and people going through foreclosure. So, use us as a resource too. We’d be glad to answer your questions, help you better understand your options, and walk you through how our “home buying” service works… where we’ll make you a fair no-obligation, no-hassle offer. It’s simple, straightforward, and just might be perfect for you.
FREE Guide: Learn The Pros and Cons Of Selling Your House To A Professional Home Buyer
We wrote this guide this year to walk through your 3 options when you need to sell your house.
1) Working with an agent.
2) Selling it yourself.
3) Selling to a real estate investor.
This guide will tell you the pros, cons, costs, and timeline associated with each option… and it’ll show you which options make sense in what situations.
And, learn the costs associated with each option because you’ll be surprised at what “hidden costs” there are in listing with an agent or selling it yourself that most people never even think about until it’s too late.
Free Guide: 5 Ways You Can Stop or Avoid Foreclosure In Today’s Market
After reading this simple to follow 6-page guide you’ll know:
- How you may be able to still save your credit during your foreclosure
- The 5 ways some banks are working with borrowers to lower payments or even sometimes eliminate payments (if you qualify)
- Why a “Notice of Default” can limit your options (and what to do this week if your bank has already filed a Notice of Default against you)
- The 5 options to stop a foreclosure that’s already happened
In the end, foreclosure is never fun and doesn’t always end well.
But, when you’re armed with the right information, know all of your options, and can make a well-educated plan… your odds of coming out of this foreclosure situation with as little long-term damage as possible increase a lot.