House Buyers KC often works with sellers in challenging circumstances, typically on a tight timeline. Yet they also work with sellers throughout the Kansas City metro area who simply want an easier, faster alternative to the traditional home selling process.
The House Buyers KC team recently worked with a Brookside homeowner to sell a home that had been in the family for more than two decades.
“The client was looking to sell and saw our postcard,” said Kyle Walchshauser, sales acquisition, House Buyers KC. “We met him in the afternoon, signed the paperwork that day and closed within 45 days.”
Once a property like the Brookside house 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.
In the case of the Brookside home, the focus will be on updates to enhance the home’s existing beauty and introduce more modern fixtures and finishes that appeal to today’s buyers.
“This will make a beautiful home — it just needs some updates and a little love,” said Katie Mason, office admin, House Buyers KC.
This unconventional approach to home buying and selling — including the ease and speed of the process—has been a big hit with both buyers and sellers, prompting Chad Lower, House Buyers KC manager and licensed real estate agent, to expand the team.
House Buyers KC welcomed Walchshauser in February. And although he was new to the industry (he previously worked at Freightquote), Walchshauser hit the ground running, excited by an opportunity to work in a field that he admired from afar.
“Real estate has always been a passion of mine, and it’s been a great learning experience and a fun atmosphere,” he said.
Mason, who joined House Buyers KC in December, agreed that the fun, family-like atmosphere is one of the best parts about coming to work.
“Working with Chad and Kyle is like having brothers, and I grew up with three sisters,” she said. “Our personalities mesh well, and it’s a fun place to work.”
Mason, a longtime fan of home improvement shows like “Fixer Upper,” said she’s loved learning more about the House Buyers KC process, especially the home updates and repairs.
“It’s a small company, so we all wear different hats,” she said. “I’ve had an opportunity to learn so much about the business, and with so much always happening, it’s an exciting place to work.”
The company also prides itself on an unwavering commitment to each 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.
No matter the scenario, the House Buyers KC team takes time to understand each seller’s situation, then guides them through the remaining timeline.
“We want everyone to feel happy about the decision they’ve made,” Mason said. “We enjoy working with people and their families and do whatever we can to make it a smooth transition.”
For more information, call House Buyers KC at 913-777-4444 or visit the website at HouseBuyersKC.com.
House Buyers KC
Location: 6900 College Blvd., #930, Overland Park, Kan.
Contact: (913) 777-4444