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Happy home sellers give top rating to local company

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Many people have turned to KC Property Guys when they have a difficult house to sell, don’t want to go through a more conventional selling process or need a quick, guaranteed sale.
Many people have turned to KC Property Guys when they have a difficult house to sell, don’t want to go through a more conventional selling process or need a quick, guaranteed sale. Special to The Kansas City Star

When Carl and Morine Kempin were ready to sell their house and move to assisted living, they chose KC Property Guys to help them. They couldn’t be happier with the results.

“If we were going rate Brandon (Logan) and KCCashHomeBuyers from 1 to 10, we definitely would give him a 10,” Carl Kempin said. “He is the best guy I ever worked with.”

The Kempins knew their home would need some work before they could sell it, so in addition to calling Logan, co-owner of KC Property Guys, they called a Realtor and another “as-is” home-buying company. After listening to all the presentations, they chose KC Property Guys.

“Before I called Brandon, I expected maybe something like a used car dealer, but to the contrary he was far from that,” Kempin said. “He didn’t misrepresent anything. When he came out, he said the house was well built with a solid core. He liked it right off. He gave us a price the next day and he did everything he said he would do.”

Once the Kempins and Logan settled on the price and signed the contract, things moved quickly and the deal was closed within three weeks on the date the Kempins requested.

“I called the utility companies the day after closing to have the utilities turned off and I found out that Brandon had already transferred the utilities to his company,” Kempin said.

Even though the sale moved quickly, the Kempins had ample time to decide what they were moving, what they were selling and what they were giving to family. “Brandon told us we could leave anything else and he would either donate it to charity or dispose of it,” Kempin said.

Kempin highly recommends KC Property Guys to anyone who needs to sell a house quickly and doesn’t want to go through the hassle and expense of updating and showing it. “We didn’t have a single complaint,” he said. “Our son was involved and the whole family was satisfied.”

The Kempins are among many people who have turned to KC Property Guys when they have a difficult house to sell, don’t want to go through a more conventional selling process or need a quick, guaranteed sale.

Some of the reasons for doing so include downsizing, inheritance, being behind on taxes, too many repairs, divorce, death of a loved one, job loss, facing a short sale or a looming foreclosure. When these circumstances arise, KC Property Guys offers a variety of solutions for homeowners needing immediate relief from the economic burden of ownership.

Logan started the business in 2005 and was joined in 2009 by Brett Shelton, his college roommate. Logan has an extensive real estate background as a member of one of the top-producing sales teams in the Kansas City area. Shelton’s expertise is a background in accounting and remodeling.

Logan’s extensive real estate experience allows him to realistically value the homes his company purchases. And because of his expertise, he is able to offer homeowners the best advice on how to sell their house even if KC Property Guys isn’t their best option.

“Homeowners need a buyer they can trust, that’s us,” Logan said. “They don’t need a national company that just puts their house into a formula to make a low-ball offer. They need to sell but want someone to help them make the best decision. We offer honest solutions for local sellers.”

After Logan tours a house, he can usually make an offer within 24 hours and since the company pays cash, closing can be within as little as a week.

“Many houses are unsellable because they won’t pass inspections,” Logan said. “The owner may have lived there for several years and repairs have not been done. The house may have asbestos tile and lead paint that need to be removed or wiring and plumbing that needs to be brought up to code.

“Most buyers don’t want to buy a house and then work on it. Today’s buyers want a move-in-ready house. These repairs can be very expensive, especially if the seller does not have a background in construction or design. It’s very important to make the right repairs even if the repairs are only cosmetic. I’ve seen good people make expensive mistakes rehabbing their home, either from hiring bad contractors to something as simple as picking out the wrong colors. It’s not an easy process and mistakes can be very costly.

“We do all of that,” Logan continued. “The seller, who might not have the money or the knowledge to make the repairs, is relieved of that burden.”

Logan’s background as a real estate agent for banks is especially helpful to homeowners facing foreclosure or a short sale.

“I have experience working with banks in those situations,” he said. “If you know someone going through hard times and about to lose their home, have them call me as soon as possible. We can help them avoid foreclosure and get them a fresh start in life.”

“KC Property Guys offers advantages that national companies cannot,” Shelton said, “because we know the Kansas City area real estate market and local home values, we use our own local construction company to do the renovation and all of the money generated by buying, renovating and reselling the homes stays in Kansas City. These advantages allow us to pay more than our competitors.”

Those who want to sell their home may visit the website KC Property Guys.com and fill out the form or they may call Brandon Logan at 816-582-8100.

KC Property Guys

Contact: Brandon Logan, 816-582-8100.

Web: KC Property Guys.com.

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