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Archway Homes buys your home in three days or on the date of your choice

Real estate investors Jon and Stacy Bickelmeyer, owners of Archway Homes, buy homes in any condition, then renovate them before selling them.
Real estate investors Jon and Stacy Bickelmeyer, owners of Archway Homes, buy homes in any condition, then renovate them before selling them. Special to The Kansas City Star

Do you have an unwanted home that you’d like to sell? Jon Bichelmeyer’s company, Archway Homes, helps sellers who want or need to sell a home without going through the often drawn out and sometimes painful traditional selling process.

To support these sellers, 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. Bichelmeyer is a hometown investor who can make an offer and complete the sale in as little as three days or set a closing on the date of your choice.

Jon and his wife, Stacy, have lived in the community for over 40 years and built Archway Homes as an alternative to the traditional home-selling process. They buy directly from the seller and offer a fair price for homes throughout the metropolitan Kansas City area. Jon is a third-generation real estate investor, following the career of his father and grandfather, also in town. Archway Homes has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and, since this is a local company, all the funds stay right here in the community.

When asked about national or regional investors coming into the area to buy, Jon just shrugs. “I’ve been buying houses, fixing them up and selling to homeowners in the metro area for close to 20 years. I have been buying houses long before HGTV inspired the new investors in town. Also, right now, the national investing spotlight is on Kansas City, mostly Missouri, but somewhat in Kansas, too. My sellers and buyers know that I’ve been investing in our community for my entire adult life and I continue to do so. The investors from Nebraska, California, Florida, etc. aren’t personally invested here like I am. They will be gone when the next hot market beckons, but I’ll always stay.”

Archway Homes offers a no-obligation offer process. The first step is to call the office at 913-599-5000 to schedule an appointment. Jon will then walk through the home and can provide an offer price within 24-hours. Archway Homes can pay cash and close within three days or the date of your choice.

One story Stacy told may describe best the expertise, important relationships and the experience they have developed. “Earlier this year, Jon got a call from an acquaintance whose son’s property was in foreclosure. The call came in on a Monday afternoon and Jon made the appointment for Tuesday to see the property. While at the property, Jon discovered the house was to go to foreclosure on Thursday morning. Jon called his title company and requested title work at the house, signed the contract Wednesday, and closed with cash on Thursday morning.”

Some sellers need the opposite approach — they need a delayed closing months away. They may be downsizing and need time to find their next home or they are building a home and need for it to be completed. In that case, Archway Homes sets a closing date that takes their needs into consideration.

“We had one client who was waiting for a home to be built and construction was delayed,” Jon said. “They wanted to close on the home they were selling before the end of the year but the new home wouldn’t be finished until late January. We closed on the home on the date they needed, but didn’t take possession until the new one was completed, so they had the money they needed and didn’t have to move twice.”

Recently, many of the houses purchased by Archway Homes are owned by baby boomers or empty-nesters who are downsizing. By selling to Archway Homes, these sellers don’t have to go through the hassle of preparing their homes for market, having it ready to show to potential buyers at a moment’s notice and waiting for an offer. Sellers don’t have their schedules dictated by nosy strangers going through their property at all times of the day and night. They know quickly what they can get for their home and move on to the next stage of their life.

“We love buying these types of homes,” Stacy said. “Usually the owners have lived there for years and have kept the house in good shape, but it needs updating. We understand the unique challenges of baby boomers. Their time is precious: caring for elderly parents and young grandchildren, their personal health concerns, and wanting the retirement they deserve. The ease of selling to us can make a difficult time of transition worry-free.”

Jon noted an experience with a recent client in such a situation. “When walking through the home and offering a price, I explained that what we were offering is about what they could expect to net if they made the necessary updates and listed the home with a real estate agent. Once they paid the real estate commission and the closing costs, they would have about the same amount of money as we were offering.”

Archway Homes has purchased houses in all sorts of situations. Sometimes they are filled with clutter and are inherited property that would be difficult for the heirs to clean out. If this is the situation, Jon’s reply is always, “I want the family to take what is of value to them and they can leave the rest. I want this to be easy and stress-free for my sellers.

Sometimes the properties need extensive repairs, including poor foundations or roofs. Again, Archway Homes will buy the home and make the needed repairs relieving the sellers of the hassle and expense.

Archway Homes has also purchased rental properties, with and without tenants in them, when the owner no longer wants to be a landlord; in fact, they have purchased multiple rentals from the same owner at the same time.

Anyone who wants to sell a home quickly for cash should call Jon Bichelmeyer at 913-599-5000 or email him at jon@archwayhomesinc.com. Or they can 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.”

Archway Homes

Location: 15301 W. 87th St. Parkway, Suite B35 in the ANB Bank building.

Contact: Jon Bichelmeyer at 913-599-5000 or jon@archwayhomes.com.

Web: www.FastCashForKCHomes.com.

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