When Larry Sisel needed to help his dad, Frank, with selling Frank’s home, they decided the best way to proceed was to work with as-is buyers. With that decision made, they narrowed their options to three Kansas City companies and soon realized that House Buyers KC would be the best choice.
“House Buyers KC clearly was the highest price offered to us by a wide margin compared to the others,” Larry said.
Other House Buyers KC customers have had similar experiences with the real estate investment company, which buys homes in any condition for cash throughout the metropolitan area then repairs, renovates and updates them before reselling them. It’s an ideal solution for those who need to sell a home quickly that may need anything from minor updating to extensive repairs.
The sellers may have lived in the home for years, they may have inherited it, used it as rental property or just need to move quickly because of a change in circumstances such as declining health, a job transfer or financial difficulties.
Mike Otting, an acquisitions specialist with the House Buyers KC team, works to identify prospective sellers who meet the House Buyers KC criteria, including those “who are in a challenging situation or want to step away from a property they’ve inherited.”
When homeowners faced with these circumstances call House Buyers KC, a team of experts will come tour the home, including Chad Lower, manager and licensed real estate agent, and Otting, who is also licensed in Missouri and Kansas. The team tours the property to evaluate the home’s current worth, the cost of renovations and its potential. Based on that tour, they can make an offer and complete the transaction in a few days or at a later date, depending on the seller’s needs.
Touring the home is an important part of the process, but it’s equally important for Lower and Otting to get to know each seller and understand more about the property.
“I’ve been a part of House Buyers KC for a few months and have already seen Chad’s values behind the company and what he means to our customers,” Otting said. “Chad wants to understand the sellers, what their goals are and make sure the property makes sense for us, too.”
Once a property is initially deemed a fit, the House Buyers KC team draws on expertise in home construction and real estate to estimate the cost of renovating it, thus helping to establish the offer to be extended to the client.
Many times the homes they buy need to be updated by modernizing the kitchens and bathrooms or taking out walls to provide the open flow that today’s buyers want. Other times, the home needs extensive repairs from the roof to the foundation, which might include exterior painting, driveway and sidewalk repairs, landscaping updates and more, all of which make a difference in how the home appeals to buyers.
Since House Buyers KC is a local company, all the money invested in buying, renovating and reselling the home stays in the Kansas City area.
And House Buyers KC benefits the metro area in other ways. By improving a home in disrepair in the neighborhood, it improves the neighborhood as a whole. Also, when the home is repaired, it sells for a higher value, thus helping to increase the potential value of the surrounding homes.
But the greatest benefit is to the home’s seller. Because House Buyers KC purchases homes in any condition for cash, there are no commissions to pay, no appraisals, no waiting for buyer financing and no repairs or renovation. The process typically moves much more quickly, too, rather than burdening sellers with unnecessarily complex transactions.
“House Buyers KC was very easy to work with during the closing process and we actually closed on this sale in less than two weeks,” Larry said. “We found them to be very professional and are pleased with how the sale turned out.”
Even if the house has a damaged roof, flooring problems, plumbing and electrical issues, incomplete remodeling or repairs, or termite damage House Buyers KC will take it off a seller’s hands.
“House Buyers KC is a local real estate solutions company that helps homeowners in challenging situations,” Lower said. “We understand that life changes and that houses involve hassles and pressures that don’t always fit in with the big picture. To simplify the selling process for you, our company works on your timeline, makes cash offers and embraces homes that are in need of repairs.”
For more information, call House Buyers KC at 913-777-4444 or visit the website at HouseBuyersKC.com.
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