Our Most Commonly Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most common questions we are asked.

Most Popular Questions

We understand that you may have a lot of questions about HouseMax and our home selling process. If you’re confused about our process, or you’d like to learn more information, you can contact us anytime. Also, check out our frequently asked questions below.

How is the value of my house determined?

The value of your home is based on the market, location, and details about the property, including bedroom and bathroom count, lot size, roof condition, HVAC, water heater, and more. A member of the HouseMax acquisition team will call you to briefly discuss 15-20 questions regarding the home and schedule a property walkthrough. After gathering the information we need, we will make a ballpark offer to buy your house.

What is a cash offer?

A cash offer from HouseMax is an offer to purchase your home without requiring any financing. This means no delays or added costs from dealing with a mortgage lender. After accepting Housemax’s cash offer, you will sign a single page contract and will receive cash for your property within 24 to 48 hours of closing.

Can I sell a house I inherited?

Yes. If you’re interested in selling a house that you have inherited, HouseMax is happy to provide you a cash offer for the property and handle the clean out and repairs. Get in touch with our home buying experts for more information.

Do you buy houses from tired landlords?

Yes. HouseMax is happy to help homeowners with rental properties sell their rental units. Our team understands the need to sell your properties, simply and quickly, no matter the situation. Being a landlord can be challenging, and if you’re ready to offload your property, we can help. HouseMax makes cash offers for your house and a closing timeline that fits your schedule.

Can I sell a house with a lien or that I still owe money on?

Yes. No matter what your current situation may be, the Housemax team will help you navigate any paperwork or financial details. If you owe money to the IRS, or have a lien on your home, we can help. We are here to guide you through the process every step of the way.

Do I have to move out of my house before closing?

No. HouseMax can close prior to vacancy if you are still in the process of relocation. This is ideal for homeowners who need assistance with funds to make an offer on a new home, pay for rent, or cover moving costs. HouseMax is also flexible on closing timelines, because we want you to receive cash for your home as quickly as possible.

How do I get paid when I sell my house to an investor?

It’s easy! Once you’ve agreed to HouseMax’s offer, you will sign our single page contract. That’s it, the deal is done! If anything in your home needs to be fixed, replaced, or upgraded, we’ll take care of it. You’ll receive cash for your house without lifting a finger or spending a dime. We keep it simple, quick, and stress-free.

Do I have to use a real estate agent to sell my house?

No. Housemax is a real estate investor, which means you don’t need a realtor at all. When choosing to sell your home to HouseMax, you won’t have to worry about real estate agent commissions, closing costs, or putting your house on the market. We cut the overwhelming expenses and time consuming tasks out of the home selling process.

Do I need to do repairs to my house before selling it?

No. Although the overall condition of the home will be factored into offer, you will not need to make any repairs or updates to the house prior to selling. The HouseMax team will perform a walkthrough of your home to see if repairs need to be made. During this evaluation, the Housemax team will note any cleaning and repairs your home may need. If anything needs to be fixed, upgraded, or replaced, we will let you know as soon as possible, but no repairs need to be made by the homeowner themselves.

Do you have to do a physical walkthrough of my house?

Each situation is unique, but it may not be required.  While HouseMax does not always require a physical walkthrough of the home, but many homeowners prefer a walkthrough to ensure they’ll be selling their home for the best price possible. An initial phone discussion about the property is required in order to generate an offer from HouseMax. A huge benefit to working with the HouseMax team is our guarantee to buy your home as-is, so any cleaning or repairs we note are not necessary on your part.

Why sell my house to an investor?

Selling your home to HouseMax is a great way to earn cash for your home in as little as 14-30 days. Our team purchases houses as-is, so you won’t have to worry about cleaning, repairs, showings, or open houses. We keep things simple. Selling your home to HouseMax is the most affordable and stress-free way to sell your home. Reach out to our home buying specialists today!

What is a real estate investor?

In the traditional home sale process, the buyer is someone who would live in your home — therefore, the purchase process includes open houses, walkthroughs, realtors, inspections, repairs, and a long timeline to wait on financing. Unlike traditional buyers, real estate investors don’t have to wait on financing. This means you’ll get cash for your house faster and avoid the lengthy waiting period that typically comes before closing. HouseMax is a real estate investor. Our house buying process is designed around you to be fast, easy, and stress-free.

What is “for sale by owner”?

“For sale by owner” is one method of putting your home on the market for sale. A homeowner who puts their house on the market “for sale by owner” takes on the many responsibilities of selling a home. Photography, online listings, managing open houses, handling the negotiations, making repairs, the list goes on. You might save a little money in realtor fees. But “for sale by owner” means you’re on your own, and you’ll handle all the stress of selling your home. With HouseMax, you avoid those realtor fees AND you’ll be closer than ever to getting cash.

Do I need an appraisal before selling my house to an investor?

No. You don’t need an appraisal before selling your house to an investor. HouseMax is an independent home buying company that doesn’t require you to get an appraisal. We’ll speak by phone to discuss your home’s general condition and the value of your home is based on the market, location, property size, roof condition, HVAC system, and more. Our team may need to do a walkthrough before we can give a selling price estimate to you, but you don’t need an appraisal.

Who pays the closing costs?

With HouseMax, we pay the closing costs. If you sell your home the traditional way, you as the homeowner will pay some closing costs. But the hassle of real estate fees, commissions, repairs, and closing costs are all left at the door when you sell to HouseMax. Our cash offer is good for 30 days, giving you plenty of time to think it over. At closing, we hand you a check for your home!

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