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: 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 in Houston and surrounding areas. From there usually repair the house and resell it to another home owner or keep it as a rental ourselves.
Q: Do you pay fair prices for properties?
A: Yes. We put a lot of effort into producing the most accurate and fair cash offers possible, but we’re not a one-size-fits-all solution. At the end of the day, our offer is just a math equation (a pretty big one). For some the math works in their favor and we can buy their house for more. For others, it doesn’t work out. However, everyone gets the fast and easy options we provide.
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!
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Q: How do you determine the price to offer on my house?
A: 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 values of comparable houses sold in the area recently. We take those pieces, plug them (and a few others like, taxes, insurances, closing costs, etc) into our fancy spreadsheets, and out comes our offer.
Q: Are there any fees or commissions to work with you?
A: No. 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 acceptable 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 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, repairs, and it’s payments… and often with cash in your hand).
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. Commonly, the agents’ commission are 6% of the sale price of your house (so if it’s a $100,000 house, you’ll pay about $6,000 in commissions to an agent). Agents provide a great service for those that can wait several 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. We just buy 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: Is there any obligation when I submit my info?
A: 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.
Q: Can I stay in the house after you purchase it?
A: Of course. The flexibility that we have is part of what makes it easy. We can offer short term lease back at no additional cost to you. You’ll have you money and the flexibility to move into you new home.
Q: Do I need to clean before I leave?
A: No, just be sure to take all of your belongings. Don’t worry about cleaning anything. We will usually be doing renovations, so we’ll take care of the cleaning.
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