Houses are selling right and left in Kansas City and you have more than likely been contacted by agents who are interested in helping you sell your home. You may have also been contacted by real estate investors looking to make an offer on your house.
And while most people are familiar with real estate agents, many people are less familiar with the process of working with an investor. Why would someone choose to work with an investor as opposed to going the more traditional route and hiring a real estate agent?
Who We Help and Why People Work With Us
There are many different answers to this question. For one thing, it used to be necessary for most people to hire a real estate agent. Agents were privy to a lot of information that the general public just couldn’t find on their own.
But now information like property listings and school ratings are easily accessible to the public. This gives many people the incentive to bypass agents and the five percent, or higher, commission that comes with it.
But often, real estate agents simply cannot meet the needs of the seller. And that is where we come in. Here are seven reasons why many people choose to work with us:
- You are at risk for foreclosure
If you are at risk for foreclosure, you may not have the time to wait months and months for your house to sell. Every week that passes is another week that you get more and more behind on your mortgage. And if your home is foreclosed on, you’ll be left with nothing.
By working with us, you can work out flexible payment arrangements. We can work out arrangements with you to ensure you don’t go through foreclosure and offer you cash for your home in Kansas City.
- You inherited unwanted property
Sometimes people will inherit property from deceased relatives. Unfortunately, this can quickly turn into more of a burden than a blessing if the new owners don’t have the time or the capacity to do anything with it. This is especially true if the house is in serious need of being fixed up.
And to sell that property through a real estate agent, you will need to spend months fixing it up first. You will then need to stage it and keep it clean and looking nice for showings with potential buyers. We require none of that — we offer a fair price and will buy the home as is.
- Your home isn’t selling with an agent
Many people are surprised by how long it can take to sell their home with an agent. And the truth is, your agent does not have to give you a timeline for how long this process will take. This can mean months of appraisals, financing issues, constant cleaning, and back-and-forth negotiations with possible buyers.
We work with homeowners every day who got tired of waiting for their house to sell with an agent. By working with us, you’ll get a fair cash offer and we can close on the property in as little as seven days.
- You have burdensome rental properties
Often people will purchase rental properties to diversify their investments. And at some point, they may realize that they either made a bad investment or that they are unable to keep up with the responsibility of caring for the property. This could be due to difficult tenants or property that is located in a less than desirable area of town.
But this brings a whole new set of problems into the equation — if you don’t even want this property how are you going to sell it to new buyers? We have helped numerous clients get out from under burdensome rental properties.
- There are tax liens on your home
Sometimes when people find themselves in a difficult financial situation they can end up with tax liens on their home. This means that the homeowner failed to pay their property taxes so the county placed a lien on that property. A lien is basically a legal claim against that property and the home cannot be sold until those taxes are paid and the lien is removed.
This puts many homeowners in a bit of a catch 22 — they can’t sell the home until the taxes are paid but they need the money from the sale to pay their taxes. You can imagine the dilemma this would put many people in. We are willing to work with homeowners who have tax liens on their property and help them find a good solution.
- You want to save money
Traditionally, when you put your home on the market you have to invest quite a bit of money at first. You will need to make general improvements and make sure your home is ready to sell. After all, most buyers will not want to buy a house with thirty-year-old flowered wallpaper.
These investments can get quite pricey, especially if have an older home that needs a lot of work. When you work with us, we don’t require you to make any home improvements. And we won’t charge a five percent commission fee off of the sale. This means more money in your pocket at the end of the day.
- You need to move quickly
If you are selling your home through an agent, there is a lot of waiting involved. You have to wait to find the right buyer and even then it can be a long road with financing and inspections.
And many people don’t have the time to wait on the sale of their house. They need to get out quickly due to a job relocation, bad neighbors, a death in the family, or various other reasons. And some people just don’t want to wait that long to move.
We have worked with countless homeowners who got tired of waiting on their agent to sell their home. They were amazed at how quickly we were able to get them cash for their home in Kansas City and close on their property.
HouseMax is a family-owned company with employees who are knowledgeable about the Kansas City real estate market. We specialize in helping homeowners in both Kansas City and the surrounding areas find solutions to their real estate problems.
If you need to sell your home due to foreclosure, probate, divorce, or any other reason, we are here to help. We want to help you sell your home quickly so you can move on with your life. Contact HouseMax in Kansas City today for a fair cash offer on your home — it’s the best way to sell a house in Kansas City.