Selling your house can quickly expose you to online scam artists and companies trying to take advantage of your situation. Follow these guidelines to ensure you’re getting the right offer from the right place.
Don’t trust a survey.
When companies ask you to self-evaluate your home, they’re more likely trying to find out more information about your house and neighborhood.
No visit, no offer.
A survey, phone call or anything other than a personal visit may not produce an accurate offer and investors know that. That’s why some will reduce the initial offer once they visit the house.
Know what you pay for.
Some companies have been known to charge outlandish service and market risk fees that greatly reduce the offer. Is any experience worth a percentage of your house?
Don’t get deserted.
When people sell their houses quickly, some investors will include a clause in the contract that says they can pull out of the sale as many as ten days after the contract is signed.
Do your research.
Some companies have been around for 15 minutes, and some just moved into town. Trust investors that are experienced, and can help you throughout the process.
Make it personal.
Make sure you deal with a real person that keeps you updated throughout the process. Call centers or remote offices may be unable to give your house the attention it deserves.
Go with number one.
HomeVestors®, the "We Buy Ugly Houses® People" has bought over 95,000 houses, making us America’s #1 home buyer. Here are just a few reasons why:
- You get cash and avoid most normal closing costs.
- You sell directly to us and there are no commissions.
- You sell your house “as is” so there is no cleaning or repairs.
- You can close quickly. We make it easy.
Most of all, we handle your unique situation personally and professionally. Because after all, you deserve to be treated like a person not an algorithm.