When talking to people who are considering selling their house, we are often asked: “Why should I sell my house to you?”
Here is what we say when asked why someone should sell their house to us:
1. We are fast.
In many cases, sellers are in a rush to get their house sold. Maybe they’re facing foreclosure or they’re settling a divorce. Sometimes the seller has moved because of a job and needs to sell the house quickly to avoid two mortgage payments. Or someone might inherit a house and they don’t want the hassle of dealing with the repairs and marketing necessary to sell the house. Some sellers are just looking into downsizing because of different reasons.
Most people who try selling their house themselves or through a real estate agent find that it is anything but a “fast” process in most cases. Unless you are willing to sell your house at a significantly reduced price, in many markets you could find yourself waiting one to three months before you accept an offer.
On the other hand, because we are independent investors with private funds, we can often close a house purchase in 7 days or less.
2. We want to help.
We make our offers fit the seller’s needs. If the seller wants to close quickly, that can be arranged. If the seller wants cash all at once or a monthly cash flow, we can do those, too. We can also make up past payments and take over current payments to immediately relieve money burdens on the seller. If the seller needs to rent the house back for some time or needs cash in advance to move, we will happily arrange that.
3. Our offers are flexible.
We can be a lot more flexible with our offers than the “traditional” offers sellers typically receive. That’s because we are independent and not part of a bank bureaucracy which has to follow lots of rules. We are also aware of possible creative solutions to meet sellers’ needs that your average home buyer wouldn’t think of.
4. We are open-minded.
We might buy someone’s house when no one else will. In many cases we buy houses that have fire damage, termites, mold, foundation and roof problems or need major repairs. Houses with these conditions scare most buyers, and real estate agents hate listing them because they know such houses are hard to sell.
We actually enjoy talking to sellers with houses like these because we can see the house’s potential value after all the repairs are made. We are also not worried about extensive repairs as long as the after-repaired-value of the house justifies the expenses.
We encourage sellers to investigate all avenues of getting their house sold in the way that best meets their needs. If they decide that working with us to buy their house makes the most sense, then we are more than happy to help.