Investors use bandit signs posted along the road and intersections in town that read, We Buy Houses for Cash. You probably have never noticed those signs until it happened to you. The moment when you are dealing with a house you need to sell quick and free up some cash. So how do you know if calling an investor is the best use of your time? Let me give you a few tips on when NOT to call a cash buyer and when you should call a professional real estate agent to list instead of calling the number on the We Buy Houses sign.
Have you recently updated the kitchen and bathrooms? Take a look on Zillow and see what has sold in your neighborhood in the last six months how do you compare? If you have spent the money on the upgrades and your home offers the current styles in countertops, cabinets, and flooring the chances are you do not need to sell your home at a discount. Investors are looking to buy homes where they can add value and compete in reselling your home at retail prices. If you have spent the time and money on cosmetic upgrades throughout the life of your home selling at retail should be attainable. We Buy Houses bandit signs should only get your attention if the home would not sell to a buyer at today’s retail pricing.
Don’t call a cash buyer for an offer on your home if you are expecting to make money on your home and have been keeping up with maintenance annually. HomeAdvisor estimated that homeowners spend $1,105 annually in routine maintenance such as pest control, terminate inspections, cleaning gutters, replacing the roof and windows. If the house has a crawl space do you have a moisture barrier installed and have you had it inspected within the last 10 years? If it is an older home have you installed gutters that direct water away from the home? The expense associated with protecting the foundation of your home on a slab or crawl space will pay off when it is time to sell the property. These are the types of repairs investors in Rock Hill look for when making all cash offers on homes. We buy homes in older neighborhoods where the property is in need of cosmetic and structural repair.
The We Buy Houses signs around town are not scams. People sell their house for quick cash and those are typically the houses that have not been updated and maintained over the years. Investors provide a quick and easy way to sell a home that is the “ugly house” on the block and has costly repairs. When you want to sell your well-maintained house and don’t have to sell it quickly get the best offer possible by selling it yourself or listing it with a real estate agent.
JMS Home Buyers is a local real estate company buying properties that need work. These are homes that require at least $20,000 in repairs to address the flooring, kitchen, baths, roofing and HVAC for example. We want you to get top dollar for your house based on what it is worth as is. We have referred many potential customers to real estate agents because they did not require our services. We will refer you to an agent that we know like and trust.
If you need to sell a house and continue to see the We Buy Houses signs along the roadside, maybe it’s time to take action and get that house sold? Call JMS Home Buyers to discuss your options in finding the right solution for you and your family.
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