Thanksgiving is a time when many of us want to be, “Home for the Holidays.”
For Jon and Stacy Bichelmeyer, “home” means much more than just a house. It also applies to the core values of their business, Archway Homes. The company buys houses 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 because Archway Homes can pay cash and close within three days or on a future date of the seller’s choice, there are no fees or commissions to pay. This aspect appeals to a wide variety of sellers, whether moving due to illness, facing foreclosure, a job transfer, downsizing, they have a difficult home to sell, or some other reason.
“With us, you don’t have to do any extensive or expensive renovations to make your home appeal to today’s buyers, don’t have a parade of buyers judging your property, or the difficult negotiations in a traditional selling process,” Stacy said. “We feel first and foremost that we are providing a service to people to remove those obstacles, complications, and the stress of it all.”
The Bichelmeyers have lived in the community for over 40 years, and Jon, a third-generation real estate investor, has been buying houses, fixing them up and selling to homeowners in the metro area for close to 20 years. “I started doing this long before HGTV inspired the new investors in town,” said Jon. It’s important for people to know that I’ve been investing in our community for my entire adult life.”
In addition to working directly with homeowners, Archway Homes can also work with an owner’s real estate agent to ensure a smooth process that benefits everyone. Jim Wilson, team leader of Jim Wilson & Associates with ReeceNichols, worked with the Bichelmeyers on two of his listings.
One was a rental house owned by Wilson’s mother. “This house needed work and would have been difficult to sell because it wouldn’t have passed inspections,” Wilson said. “I checked with several different companies that buy houses ‘As Is,’ and Archway Homes gave me the best value. In fact, Jon gave me a little more than he originally bid to help with the situation.”
Another was a house for a client that needed $10,000 to $20,000 worth of renovations to sell it conventionally. So, Wilson suggested to his client that they call Archway Homes for a faster sale at a price reflecting the amount of work that needed to be done.
“It was an easy process that took about a day,” said Wilson. “Jon is realistic in the prices he offers. He knows the market, what a home is worth ‘As Is,’ and what it will be worth after it’s renovated. (And) he can offer a higher value because he has his own team of people that do the renovations.”
For sellers who have items they no longer want or can’t take with them, Archway Homes allows them to leave it all behind, donating those items to local charities when appropriate.
“Helping others is important to us, and we keep that at the forefront of everything we do,” Jon said.
The Bichelmeyer’s philanthropic and heartfelt efforts also extend into their professional affiliations, where members volunteer their time, money, and other resources to local and worldwide charitable causes, including supporting an orphanage in Haiti, providing wheelchairs for amputees in Jamaica, and donating permanent housing for patients’ families associated with Shriners Hospitals for Children in Tampa, FL, among other efforts.
“We feel that it is the least we can do to help others,” Stacy said. “Sometimes the needs are for what we may think of as small things, like balls for kids to play with. But they make a big difference to those on the receiving end, and we are always grateful to be a part of that.”
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.”