Frequently Asked Questions
It’s normal to have some questions when selling your home. Let’s take a look at some frequently asked questions. Your question may be the same or similar to those already asked here. If you have a different question or would like us to go into more detail about one of these questions, please contact us. We are here to make this process simple and as straight forward as possible.
Q: Are you a real estate agent?
We are not a real estate agent. Real estate agents list properties for sale, in the hopes that a buyer will buy the property. When a listed home is sold, the agent gets a profit from the sale. The average waiting time for a property to sell when using a real estate agent’s service is 6 to 12 months. The average commission made is 3-6% of the sale price of your house. We differ greatly from a real estate agent because we are a home buyer. We buy your home, make repairs and then market the house. What this means for you, is quick cash and less hassle.
Q: What kind of obligation am I under during this process?
You are under No Obligation at any time while working with us. We make a cash offer to you and you decide if you will accept the offer or not. It really is that simple. There are no hidden fees nor are you under any obligation. You decide if you’d like to accept our cash offer. If you don’t, we will not hassle you. Selling a home is a big decision and we respect your choice.
Q: Do you plan on listing my home on the MLS?
Because we are not a real estate agent, we don’t list homes for sale on MLS. Instead, we are professional home buyers. Our plan is to buy homes, make repairs and then resell homes directly to homeowners or keep the property and use it as a rental.
Q: Why should I choose you?
We take pride in that we are honest and upfront with our customers. Frankly, we would not sleep well at night if we weren’t. We also are a locally operated company here in Lancaster. That means that we are able to meet face to face with you. A big reason to choose us is that we strive to make this process fast, and hassle-free for you. Customers who contact us want money in their pockets quickly, and that’s where we deliver. Additionally, we have completed 200+ transactions over the last few years and have been featured by multiple authority sources in the real estate industry.
Q: Why shouldn’t I just contact a real estate agent to sell my home?
The biggest reason that customers choose us is how fast their house sells. Normally within a week, if your house meets our criteria, you will have cash in your pocket. Sometimes we can make this happen in a day. If you are willing to wait longer to sell your home, you may wish to go with a real estate agent. The average wait time to sell a home with a real estate agent is 6-12 months, often longer. Remember, that we are a buyer, so if your house meets our criteria, your home will sell quickly because we buy it directly from you.
Q: How much cleaning do I need to do before moving out?
You do not have to clean at all. Read that line several times if you need to. Really, we mean it. We will not judge nor do we care how dirty or messy your place is. We plan on cleaning and doing repairs anyways. Just take what you want with you, and leave the rest to us.
Q: Will I receive a fair price for my house?
We feel that you will receive a fair price considering that we will be spending money to repair and upgrade the house after we buy it from you. Let’s talk and see if we can get you a good deal. People choose us because they want to unload their house fast and receive cash for it. That is our biggest selling point. Our plan is to sell your house for more than we bought it for, once we fix it up. That is how we stay in business. We provide a service that is appreciated by people wanting cash fast for their house and no headaches that can go along with listing it for sale with a realtor. You are under no obligation to accept our offer.
Q: Will I receive a commission when you sell my house?
The way we work is we make you a cash offer on your house if your house meets our qualifications. You can either accept or reject our offer at no obligation to you. There are no commissions nor fees, just simple cash for your house offer. This is the beauty of how we work because within a week or less you will receive cash if you choose to accept our offer and the deal is done. You get to walk away from all the headaches of waiting for your house to sell. And most importantly you will have the cash in your pocket. There is no waiting on commissions.
Q: Do you “flip houses” and if so what does that mean?
Flipping is a term that means to buy a house, make repairs and market it for resale at a higher price than what was paid for it. So in essence, yes that is exactly what we do. We provide a service for people who want fast cash for their house without the hassle of getting it ready for selling to a buyer. We invest our own money to upgrade your house and market to a buyer. This means that the middleman, the real estate agent is left out of the equation. We become your buyer! You get to leave your house in as-is condition without even worrying about cleaning it.
Q: Is your service right for me?
Frankly, only you can really answer that. Many people find it a blessing to receive quick cash for their home. Often times clients that we get, come to us to unload a property quickly. If you don’t mind waiting an uncertain amount of time for your house to sell, and if you have the time, money and energy to clean it and make repairs, you may want to go with a real estate agent. But only you can answer that. We provide a valuable service for those who want no hassle, fast cash and the burden of selling a home gone.
Q: How fast can I close on my house?
Within 24 hours of meeting with you, if your house meets our criteria, we will have a cash offer for you. Within 7 days or sometimes even just 1 day, you can plan on your house closing.
Q: My house is in foreclosure, what options do I have?
If your house is in foreclosure, allow us to pay it off for you. Foreclosure can be a stressful time for any homeowner. Consider allowing us to remove this burden for you.