Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s natural to have questions, and we find that many people do. Below, you’ll find a handy list of some of the most frequently asked questions we receive, along with our responses. Remember, every situation is different, so if your question isn’t covered here, please feel free to reach out. Whether it’s through chat, an email, or a phone call, we’re always eager to help and answer any questions you might have!

Q: Do you list my house on the MLS or are you purchasing it directly?

A: We don’t list houses as we’re not real estate agents. We are professional home buyers, and we purchase homes in Athens that align with our buying criteria. After buying, we might renovate the property and then either resell it to a new homeowner or retain it as a rental property ourselves.

Q: Are your property purchase prices reasonable?

A: We typically buy houses at a price below market value, which allows us to later sell them for a profit to another homeowner. This is how we support our business. We aim for a fair discount on properties. Many sellers value our approach because we offer cash payments, quick closings without the need for financing, and save them the hassle and expense of repairs or agent fees. If a quick, hassle-free sale appeals to you and you recognize the benefit of selling your house swiftly, let’s work towards a mutually beneficial price. Remember, our no-obligation pricing policy means you’re not bound to accept our offer, but it’s worth considering what we propose!

Q: How do you determine the price to offer on my house?

A: Excellent question! Our method is transparent and simple. We evaluate several key factors: the property’s location, necessary repairs, its current state, and the sale prices of similar homes in the area recently. The market essentially guides the price we can offer. As the real estate market has had its ups and downs, with house values fluctuating significantly over the years, we carefully consider all these elements. Our goal is to arrive at a price that is fair and viable for both us and you. Check out how it works for complete details.

Q: Are there any fees or commissions to work with you?

A: Absolutely not. One of the key benefits of selling your house to us is that there are no fees or commissions involved. This sets us apart from the traditional way of selling a house. We’ll present you with an offer, and if it suits you, we’ll purchase your house directly – no complications, no charges. Our profit comes from any necessary repairs and the subsequent resale of the house, and we assume all the associated risks. Once we purchase your house, the responsibility shifts to us, freeing you from the property’s burdens, including its payments. Often, you’ll also benefit from having cash in hand as part of the deal.

Q: How are you different from a real estate agent?

A: The main difference lies in our role and approach. Real estate agents put properties on the MLS (Multiple Listing Service), hoping to find buyers. They showcase properties to potential buyers and earn a commission, typically 3-6% of the sale price, upon successful sale. This is a great option for those who have the time to wait for a sale, which can vary and sometimes extend to 6-12 months, and are willing to pay for the agent’s services.

On the other hand, we’re direct home buyers, not agents. We don’t list houses; we buy them ourselves. Our process is much faster because we pay in cash and make decisions rapidly, often within the same day. Our business model involves using our own money to purchase and repair houses, and then we take on the challenge of marketing and selling them. This approach eliminates the waiting time and commission costs associated with selling through an agent.

Q: Will I be obligated in any way if I submit my property information?

A: Not at all. You’re under no obligation whatsoever. After you share some details about your property, we’ll review them, possibly arrange a call to discuss further, and then make you an all-cash offer that’s fair for both parties. From there, the ball is entirely in your court. You decide if you want to sell your house to us. We believe in a hassle-free, pressure-free approach. It’s entirely your choice, and we respect whatever decision you make.

Q: When and how will I receive my cash payment?

A: The payment is securely managed through an escrow process, overseen by the closing attorney. At the closing, the attorney will arrange for the funds to be transferred to you, either by wiring them directly to your bank account or by issuing a check. If you opt for a wire transfer, the funds are usually available on the same day, depending on the timing of the transaction. If you receive a check, the funds will be accessible once you deposit the check into your account and it has been processed by your financial institution.

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“I had to sell my property, but it was in shambles thanks to a destructive tenant. These folks didn’t bat and eye, presented me with a fair offer, and wrapped up the deal in just 3 weeks. They are the real deal – straightforward and dependable. I highly recommend them.”

Marcus Whitley, Commerce GA.