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Right offer leads to quick sale, closing

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Brandon Logan, left, and Brett Shelton, owners of KC Property Guys, buy homes in any condition for cash, then renovate and resell them.
Brandon Logan, left, and Brett Shelton, owners of KC Property Guys, buy homes in any condition for cash, then renovate and resell them.

A job transfer was the reason Linda and Rob Roberson moved from Joplin, Mo., to Lee’s Summit 33 years ago. And now they’re both retired it was time to move back to Joplin to be near their children and grandchildren.

But they had a home to sell and they knew it needed considerable updating. “We knew it needed a lot of work, work that we didn’t want to undertake,” Linda Roberson said. “We’d read several articles in The Kansas City Star about KC Property Guys and we decided to call Brandon (Logan) when it came to make to the move.”

Logan made an appointment to tour their home in a few days, they signed a contract on Nov. 11 and closed on Nov. 30. By Dec. 7, the Robersons were in their new home in Joplin.

“We came to terms easily,” Roberson explained. “I’d done some research on the value of our home and what it would probably cost to update it. Then I allowed for Brandon to make a profit, so I had an idea what we should get. Brandon’s offer was within a couple of thousand of what I estimated we should get out of the house.”

She added that it was a smooth process. “Brandon let us stay in the house a week after we closed so we could finish getting ready to move and we had the money from the sale to help us do that. Brandon was very accommodating. A big part of downsizing is having a lot of things to get rid of. We gave some away and threw some away, but Brandon told us from the beginning if we had some things we couldn’t get rid of to leave them and he’d take care of it.”

Roberson said she and her husband highly recommend KC Property Guys to anyone who faces circumstances similar to theirs. “Brandon is easy to deal with. We never felt pressured. He appears very laid back, but you can tell he’s a hard worker. I can’t say enough good things about him.”

The Robersons 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 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.”

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.”

“KCPropertyGuys.com 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 KCPropertyGuys.com and fill out the form or they may call Brandon Logan at 816-582-8100.

KCPropertyGuys.com

Contact: Brandon Logan, 816-582-8100.

Web: KCPropertyGuys.com.

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