When a Lee’s Summit family had an opportunity to relocate to Texas to live on family-owned land, they wanted to quickly sell their brick farmhouse and surrounding acreage.
“We needed to move quickly and House Buyers KC was on our list of people to call,” said Jim in a House Buyers KC testimonial. “After having met with them, they were the only people we picked.”
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.
“Our Lee’s Summit clients are a great example that shows the range of our company,” said Katie Mason, office admin, House Buyers KC. “Not every situation is dire. Sometimes sellers just want to avoid the typical process and not have to make updates themselves before they list their homes.”
Once the House Buyers KC team meets with a prospective seller, they assess the home and, using expertise in home construction and real estate, determine what repairs or renovations need to be made. That estimate is factored in to the offer, which is then extended to the client and, if accepted, followed by a fast closing.
Many of the homes purchased by House Buyers KC are in need of various updates, including 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.
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 Kyle Walchshauser, sales acquisition, 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, is a longtime fan of home improvement shows like “Fixer Upper.” 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.”
Added Jim, “The House Buyers KC staff has been wonderful to work with. We’re pleased to be doing business with them.”
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