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 difficult home to sell. That’s where Archway Homes can help.
Owned by husband and wife team Jon and Stacy Bichelmeyer, Archway Homes has almost 20 years of experience buying homes in all conditions, and does it quickly without the often painful and stressful selling process.
The Bichelmeyers have lived in the community for over 40 years, and Jon is a third-generation real estate investor. “My sellers and buyers know that I’ve been investing in our community for my entire adult life. I’m not a national franchise or out of town investor.”
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.
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When S. Lee desired to move to Florida, “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,” she said. “That’s why I chose to go with a company like Archway Homes. I had read something about them that said they were local hometown people, and that appealed to me.”
Lee, who had never sold a home, was a little unsure about the process. “But Jon made me feel very comfortable. He was very easy to work with, and any questions I had he was able to answer.”
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.
Before making a decision, Lee also contacted two other home-buying companies and unfortunately did not have a great experience. “One of them never called me back,” she recalled. “The second (company) came to see me, we had a nice chat, and he was going to call me back with his bid. He called to say they were not going to be able to give me a bid on the day we had agreed, then we played phone tag for a while, and in the end, he never called back.”
Lee’s experience is unfortunately very common, said the Bichelmeyers, who have worked with many sellers over the years that have been frustrated and disillusioned by trying to sell their properties.
“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 our experience has given us the ability to remove the hassles for the seller by doing all the work ourselves after the contract is signed.”
According to Lee, working with Archway Homes was quick, easy and they were very flexible in working around her desired timeline.
“You have a personal attachment to your house and you don’t want to sell it to anybody that you don’t feel good about,” said Lee. “I felt that Jon and Stacy both had integrity and were honest and knowledgeable. That was important to me.”
“Our goal is to serve the seller and make the process simple and easy,” Stacy said. “I know how much I rely on businesses that follow through and do whatever is in their power to make my life less complicated. Selling a property can be stressful process and it is our job to remove the obstacles and complications. With us, selling your house as-is never felt this good!”