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Sellers overcome challenges with help from local real estate investment company

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House Buyers KC helps those in need of a quick sell. Once a home is purchased, the House Buyers KC updates the property, which often includes modernizing kitchens (pictured above) and bathrooms and making exterior repairs.
House Buyers KC helps those in need of a quick sell. Once a home is purchased, the House Buyers KC updates the property, which often includes modernizing kitchens (pictured above) and bathrooms and making exterior repairs. Submitted photo

Selling a home can be challenging—and even more so when a homeowner is in need of a quick sell. House Buyers KC works with homeowners in just such circumstances, helping them navigate a speedy sales process required as a result of a job transfer, declining health or financial difficulties.

Consider a recent example, when a seller reached out to the company because he was going through a foreclosure. Chad Lower, House Buyers KC manager and licensed real estate agent, met with the prospective seller on a Friday, with the foreclosure sale already scheduled for the following week.

“We toured the home, made him an offer and he accepted,” Lower said. “We worked quickly with our title company to verify all of the pay-offs and schedule the closing.”

House Buyers KC successfully closed on the house just one day before the foreclosure sale was scheduled. And although the House Buyers KC team would normally proceed with renovations and updates before listing the home, Lower said they made an exception to extend some much-needed flexibility to the previous homeowner.

“We did a lease-back with the seller so he could stay in the home for 30 more days and make arrangements to move,” Lower said.

This single anecdote not only demonstrates the effectiveness of the House Buyers KC process, but also speaks to the commitment that the House Buyers KC team has to each seller and helping them through what’s often a difficult situation.

“We understand that life changes and that houses involve hassles and pressures that don’t always fit in with the big picture,” Lower said. “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.”

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. Recently, Lower teamed up with Julio of Redeemed Hardwood Floors to install new flooring in a home, an update that always makes a big impact with prospective buyers.

In some situations, the need for extensive repairs might be the catalyst for a move. House Buyers KC recently worked with two homeowners who wanted to downsize and couldn’t keep pace with the repairs needed on their home, including a new roof.

After learning about House Buyers KC through a mailing, the homeowners reached out to Lower for help and were thrilled with the resulting experience.

“We sold our house in three days,” said Daisy. “House Buyers KC has been wonderful.”

The homeowners are in the process of relocating to another city to be closer to family, now free from the burden of struggling with home maintenance and upkeep.

House Buyers KC not only helps prospective sellers in need; the company also helps the surrounding community. 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,” said Larry S., who worked with House Buyers KC to sell his dad’s home. “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.

For more information, call House Buyers KC at 913-777-4444 or visit the website at HouseBuyersKC.com.

House Buyers KC

Contact: (913) 777-4444

Web: www.HouseBuyersKC.com

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