Owned by husband and wife team Jon and Stacy Bichelmeyer, Archway Homes buys homes in any condition: pretty houses needing little to no repair, ugly houses needing everything repaired from leaking roofs to bad foundations, cluttered houses, or houses in need of cosmetic updating. And they do it quickly without the often painful and stressful selling process.
Having the ability to sell quickly to an established and reputable company is the perfect solution for those who need to move because of illness, being transferred and can’t wait for a traditional selling process, facing foreclosure or other financial difficulties, an inherited house, or anyone who has a home to sell.
“We have lived in the community for over 40 years, and I’ve been buying houses, fixing them up and selling to homeowners in the metro area for close to 20 years,” said Jon, who is a third-generation real estate investor. “We started doing this long before HGTV inspired the new investors in town. It’s important for people to know that I’ve been investing in our community for my entire adult life.”
“Our goal is to serve the seller and make the process simple and easy,” Stacy said. “Selling a property can be a stressful process and it is our job to remove the obstacles and complications.”
The Bichelmeyers have received numerous outstanding testimonials over the years from clients who have been more than satisfied with how the couple handled their particular home sale needs.
Among them is Pat Timson who with a new roof, HVAC system and other improvements, 31 years of memories, and a very minimal mortgage payment had no reason to sell her home. But soon after her husband died, she decided it was time.
“Jon was extremely patient with me. He understood that I was going through some pretty hard times,” Timson said. “But I decided to go through Jon because they pay all closing costs, and there are no inspectors. He went through the house himself, so it was much easier, and I didn’t have to worry about making arrangements with other people who would probably have me do some updates.”
S. Lee was moving to Florida and was attracted to Archway’s “As-Is” sales process. “I just wanted to do a quick sale so I didn’t have to go through listing with an agent, showing the home and all of that. That’s why I chose to go with a company like Archway Homes,” said Lee. “I had read something about them that said they were local hometown people, and that appealed to me. Jon made me feel very comfortable, was very easy to work with, and any questions I had he was able to answer.”
Jon and Stacy note that through traditional realtors, many sellers face the common issue of their home needing repairs or updates. With Archway Homes, they don’t have to worry about that.
“For example, a buyer offers them a price, then brings in an inspector, partner or appraiser, and the offer gets chipped away through continual renegotiation by the buyer,” Stacy explained. “The seller feels like they have no choice but to continue with that buyer. The same happens with retail buyers who throw in seller paid closing costs, required repairs, and continually delay the closing. That’s not how we operate. Sellers want a smooth transaction, and we remove the hassles for the seller by doing all the work ourselves after the contract is signed.”
Archway Homes, which has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, buys houses differently from other buyers, cash or conventional, out there. They provide a no-obligation offer process where Jon first walks through the home, then provides an offer within 24 hours. “We can pay cash and close within three days or on a future date of your choice; there are no fees or commissions to pay,” Jon said.
For the Bichelmeyers, it is important that their sellers and buyers know that they are local business owners, not a national franchise or out-of-town investor.
“With us,” Stacy said, “selling your house as-is never felt this good!”