With roots in the Kansas City community for over 40 years, husband and wife team Jon and Stacy Bichelmeyer with Archway Homes have wide-ranging experience buying 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 can buy them quickly, in as little as three days for cash, in their “As Is” condition.
“One of the advantages of working with us is selling ‘As Is,’ said Jon. “That means you don’t have to do any extensive and expensive renovations to make your home appeal to today’s buyers, or have it ready to show at a moment’s notice, wait for the right buyer, wait for it to close, and then pay a real estate agent’s commission or seller’s closing costs.”
The ability to sell quickly, in lieu of the traditional, lengthy home selling process, to an established and reputable company has been the perfect solution for Kansas City area homeowners needing to move because of illness, downsizing, job transfer, facing foreclosure, or other reason.
For Carolyn Dolan, it was a matter of downsizing from the Overland Park home she shared with her husband after he passed away.
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“My home was a ranch with a full basement, three-bedrooms, a family room and a formal dining room,” Dolan said. “I needed a smaller place with less upkeep.”
Dolan checked into several selling options, but found none to be feasible for her. However, she had saved something she read about Archway Homes, and decided to give them a call.
“Jon came out, did his own inspection, and was very patient and kind. He took his time to talk to me and give me some honest observations,” recalled Dolan. “Let’s face it, the house was 60 years old and a home that old has problems. Jon was honest about those problems, so I figured he was really the one to sell to.”
According to Jon, a third-generation real estate investor, his extensive experience really makes a difference. “I’ve been buying houses, fixing them up and selling to homeowners in the metro area for close to 20 years,” he said. “We started doing this long before HGTV inspired the new investors in town. We work hard to make sure it’s a “win, win” for both parties.”
After reviewing the Archway Homes offer, Dolan talked it over with her daughter and son-in-law. “We agreed that it was worth it not to go through the usual long selling process,” she said. “That’s the main thing I wanted to avoid.”
Once they came to an agreement and Dolan started making moving arrangements, she was happy to learn about another easy feature to the process.
“Jon also allowed me to leave furniture and other stuff in the basement that I wouldn’t have been able to get out in time or on my own,” she said. “And he didn’t charge me for getting rid of it, which was amazing.”
“Selling a property can be a stressful process,” Stacy said, “so we feel like our job is to remove any obstacles and complications. Our clients tell us that one of the things that makes the process less stressful is the ability to just pack up what they want, and walk away.”
In the end, Dolan was very pleased with the ease of it all.
“Contact Jon immediately, get the offer and move forward,” Dolan said. “There were no stumbles; no hick-ups. In a traditional sale, you always have something come up, but this went so smoothly.”
Because people have a personal attachment to their homes, the Bichelmeyers invited Dolan to see the house after they finished the renovations.
“They did such a marvelous job and had the same vision that [she and her husband] had for the house,” said Dolan. “We just didn’t have the time or the money to bring that vision to fruition. All the changes were beautiful, and the work was really top notch. I have recommended Jon to everyone I talk to who is thinking about selling!”
To that Stacy added, “That’s why with us, selling your house ‘As-Is’ never felt this good!”
For more information about selling your home quickly for cash, call Jon Bichelmeyer at 913-599-5000 or visit Archway Homes’ website at www.FastCashForKCHomes.com to fill out an online form or to get a free report on how “Sell Your Home in Three Days.”