Frequently Asked Seller Questions and How We Help You
What Are We Looking For In A House?
There is essentially ONE thing we are looking for in a house – your desire to sell. The only thing that we are really interested in is whether your house is really for sale. If we made you an offer today would you be comfortable selling?
If you can answer "Yes!" to that one single question, then it is almost certain that we will want to buy your house. First, we’ll need some information about your property – so if you are serious about selling, take a minute and fill out the Quick Response Form. We will look over this information, and we’ll contact with you to discuss all the different options we can offer you.
- IT DOESN"T MATTER what your reasons for selling are, whether they be a growing family, job transfer, debt or foreclosure – it really doesn’t change our desire to buy your house.
- IT DOESN"T MATTER whether your house is in the best or the worst area – whether it’s a mansion or a humble town-house, whether it’s in great condition or needs serious repairs – just as long as it’s a house.
- IT DOESN"T MATTER if you’re in debt, if you have more debt than equity, if your loans are assumable or un assumable – we still want to, and still can buy your house.
Before Hiring a Real Estate Agent…
While listing with a real estate agent is a traditional way of selling a house, it is not the only way. Why not? Well there are several reasons, and here are just a few: Realtor commissions are usually between 6% of the sales price – which means thousands, or even tens of thousands of dollars you will have to pay them if they can ever sell your house.
Research shows that more than 1/3 of homes DO NOT SELL the first time they are listed with an Agent.
The fact is there are thousands of nice, beautiful houses – competing with yours. Expensive if your house is on the market several extra months. You’re paying the mortgage, taxes, insurance and your bills.
The traditional way of selling a house can often become a nightmare. Think of the open houses, last minute negotiations, midnight closings, etc.
So what are your alternatives? You could sell the house yourself – but then you need to worry about the expensive advertising, legal issues, financing. . . In other words, another nightmare.
Or?. you can let us help!
How are we different than a Real Estate Agent?
We are Real Estate INVESTORS, and we have many different options to buy your house fast, for top dollar and with none of the usual hassles.
Depending on your circumstances, we may be able to buy your house within a few days, for cash! Or, if not, we may be able to immediately take over your mortgage payments. One way or another, we will be able to buy your house. In fact, we will be able to buy your house even if your loan is UN-assumable, or you’re facing foreclosure!
How many agents can do any of this?
While perhaps it can’t hurt to list with an agent, you owe it to yourself to find out about the other alternatives available to you.
For a FREE, no obligation offer, please take a moment to complete the Quick Response Form. Or, if you prefer, please call us at 832-786-8847.
Are You Making Two House Payments?
Many of our clients were making double payments, one on their new house and one on their previous house. Many situations can cause you to get stuck with double payments. The most common problem is when you have bought a new house or you are having a new house built and your first house has not sold yet, or the closing on the first house has fallen through.
The second most common reason for double payments is a job transfer or relocation. Sometimes you are forced to move to a new house or apartment, before you are able to sell your house.
77zips.com can solve this problem by buying your house or making arrangements to take over your monthly payments and maintain the property until we sell it.
Do You Need to Settle an Estate?
Maybe you’ve inherited a property or have the responsibility to get rid of it on behalf of the estate. The death of a loved one is tragic enough, but the added burden of dealing with the estate can become almost unbearable.
Perhaps the property needs repairs before it can be sold. Perhaps you have mortgage payments and no one has the money to keep them paid. Whatever the case may be, the probate and selling process can often be confusing, costly and aggravating.
You work through the endless stacks of paper trying to determine how to split the assets between the heirs and how to legally handle everything. Much of the estate may be easy to dispose of or distribute, but rarely is that the case with real estate holdings. Many times selling the real estate can take months…
77zips.com wants to help. We can often speed up the selling process by giving you a fast, fair offer that is acceptable to all the heirs so you can settle the estate quickly and get on with your life!
Are you going through a Divorce?
No one plans to divorce, at least not at first, but many times situations change in such a way that two people may find that their lives and the house they own together have become a problem for them. Divorce is unpleasant enough without the burden of selling a house, especially when it prevents you from going your separate ways. We deal with divorce situations on a regular basis and we can help you quickly sell your house so you can get on with your life.
Bad Tenants? Tired Being a Landlord?
Being a Landlord is not easy! Whether you are a seasoned professional or you’ve become a landlord “accidentally” by not being able to find a buyer in time for your move. Dealing with tenants calling day or night, potential lawsuits, vacant properties with no income, vandalism, shelling out money for maintenance, irresponsible tenants damaging your investment, etc., all can give you an ulcer before you know it.
Fortunately, you don’t have to continue like this. We can take the problem property off your hands. Whether your property is vacant or not, whether your property needs repairs or not, we are here to help.
Does Your Property Need Repairs?
If you need to sell your house and it is in need of major repairs, chances are many people won’t consider buying it. Most people can’t or won’t get a loan on a house that needs fixing up before they are able to move in. Most lending institutions won’t loan money on properties that are in need of major repair since they make poor collateral.
77zips.com can and will buy houses that need repairs. In fact, we buy distressed properties all the time and make the repairs ourselves. We can take an old, ugly, run-down house and make it look like brand new again. Not only do we help you by buying and repairing your house, we help others by providing them with a beautiful home while helping make their neighborhood a better place in which to live.
Is Your House Vacant?
There are many reasons why a house will often sit vacant. It may or may not be by choice, but it is almost always a problem for the owner. Unoccupied houses have a tendency to draw unnecessary attention to them. Many times it’s the unwanted attention from neighborhood kids or others who see it as an opportunity to break out windows or vandalize the house. During the winter months, you pay for the utilities that are to be left on to keep the house in good condition: otherwise, you shut them off and hope no damage will occur. Furthermore, unless you change your homeowner’s policy, you may no longer be covered by insurance if your home is damaged after being unoccupied over 30 days.
77zips.com can provide a variety of solutions to these problems if your house is sitting vacant. We can buy your house or make arrangements to take over your monthly payments and maintain the property until we sell it.
Is Your House in Foreclosure?
If you are facing a pending foreclosure, the best advice we can give you is to ACT NOW AND DON’T HESITATE ANOTHER MINUTE!
Many people facing foreclosure do nothing but sit around wait for a miracle. We all know the odds of that happening are unlikely at best. But what else can you do?
Many homeowners seek advice from their attorney. And why not, attorneys are supposed to have all the answers, right? Maybe so, maybe not!
They act on their attorney’s well intentioned advice and file bankruptcy, thinking that all their problems will be solved. However, even though bankruptcy does put a hold on everything, all it really does is buy a little more time. The end result is almost always the same… the property goes to Sheriff’s Sale and in addition to losing their home, they now have a bankruptcy and a foreclosure on their credit report. If you are facing foreclosure, this is a situation you definitely want to avoid at all costs.
In most cases, the best thing for a homeowner to do when facing foreclosure, assuming that the homeowner’s inability to pay the mortgage is not temporary, is to SELL THE PROPERTY AND SELL IT FAST!
In doing so, you will avoid having a foreclosure and quite possibly a bankruptcy on your credit report. You’ll be able to get on with your life and avoid having foreclosure haunt you for years to come!
In many cases, we can buy your house, bring your payments current and possibly give you equity back out of your home. We can even help in many situations where your house has no equity.
If your foreclosure has gone public, chances are you’ve been contacted by other investors whom you might deem as a bit unscrupulous. However, unlike these other investors, we will not try to take advantage of your unfortunate situation. We simply work with you to figure out a mutually beneficial solution so you can move on with your life with your good name and credit intact!
In a foreclosure situation, time is of the essence. Call today for a confidential, no obligation consultation on how we can get you cash out of your house and save your credit from foreclosure before it is too late!