How Do I Get Cash For My House?
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 are NOT realtors or real estate agents, and we don’t list houses. We are professional home buyers: We buy houses Calgary that meet our purchasing criteria. We will present you with a fair, no obligation offer and if you accept we will put everything we have mutually agreed to in writing and sent it to a local real estate lawyer with a deposit in-trust so that you know the deal will move forward as we have agreed.
Q. I am being foreclosed on. Can you help me?
A. Absolutely. Selling your home to a cash buyer is one of the best ways to avoid being foreclosed on because cash is what the bank or lender is ultimately looking for. In many cases when you sell your house it stops foreclosure and may help save your credit. Download our “How To Stop Foreclosure” free report for more information.
Q: Do you pay fair prices for properties?
A: Many of the houses we purchase are below market value since we are taking all the risk of buying the property as-is. 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 Realtor fees. In fact, many of our clients have told us that the deal we offered was well worth it to avoid the costs of holding the property for as long as it takes to sell, the cost of Realtor commissions and doing necessary cleaning and repairs prior to listing…and without the emotional roller coaster they would go through over months and months of showings. 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!)
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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. As you know, Calgary and area house values have taken a bit of a beating 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.
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 with us. We’ll make you an offer, and if it’s a fit then we’ll buy your house (and we’ll even pay for the closing costs too!). No hassle. No fees.
Q: How are you different from a real estate agent (Realtor)?
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 2-6% of the sale price of your house (so if it’s a $300,000 house, you’ll pay between $6,000 – $18,000 in commissions to an agent plus GST). Realtors 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: 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.
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