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‘Unconventional approach’ helps sellers succeed

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House Buyers KC’s Chad Lower (left), Katie Mason and Kyle Walchshauser work with sellers throughout the Kansas City area. They recently purchased a home in Brookside (pictured), which will be updated, then listed for sale.
House Buyers KC’s Chad Lower (left), Katie Mason and Kyle Walchshauser work with sellers throughout the Kansas City area. They recently purchased a home in Brookside (pictured), which will be updated, then listed for sale. Submitted photo

Whether sellers are dealing with challenging situations like a foreclosure or a tight timeline due to a job transfer or declining health—or simply want a faster, more efficient alternative to the traditional home selling process—House Buyers KC is ready to assist.

Take, for example, a Brookside homeowner who recently reached out to House Buyers KC to sell a home that had been in the family for more than two decades.

The homeowner learned of House Buyers KC from a direct mail piece. From there, things quickly fell into place.

“We met the homeowner in the afternoon, signed the paperwork that day and closed within 45 days,” said Kyle Walchshauser, sales acquisition, House Buyers KC.

In addition to meeting with the seller to better understand their timeline and any possible challenges, the House Buyers KC team also visits and assesses each property to determine needed updates and repairs. 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 and landscaping updates. Or, in the case of a Lee’s Summit home recently purchased by House Buyers KC, exterior repairs include removal of a large tree limb that fell during a storm.

The final estimate is factored into the offer, which is then extended to the client and, if accepted, followed by a fast closing. This unconventional approach to home buying and selling 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. Since then, he’s hit the ground running, excited to work in a field that he’s long admired.

“Real estate has always been a passion of mine, and it’s been a great learning experience and a fun atmosphere,” he said.

Katie Mason joined House Buyers KC as an office admin in December. A longtime fan of home improvement and renovation 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.”

In addition to maintaining a close-knit, family-like working atmosphere, House Buyers KC also prides itself on an unwavering commitment to each seller, working with them to understand and overcome their specific challenges. 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 to ensure they’re pleased with the outcome.

“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

Web: www.HouseBuyersKC.com

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