Seeking Home Buying Companies to Buy My House Fast!
When you want to sell your house fast, it is important to find a home buying company with good business acumen and experience. You want a company that can guarantee a fast sale, and that will pay you a competitive rate for your house. These are the two reasons after all why many people prefer to sell to a home buying company than to hire a real estate agent and put up ‘Buy My House’ advertisements.
With a real estate agency, you might have to wait for up to 6 to 12 months before a serious house buyer turns up. Also, the agency will typically charge up to 6 percent sales commission. Also, before the sale, they may ask you to renovate and clean the house to increase its overall appeal to potential buyers. You don’t need to do this with a home buying company.
Here’s how to find the right home buying company:
Search Online and Offline
Have any of your family, friends, neighbors, or acquaintances sold their house through a ‘Buy My House’ company? If so and if they had a positive experience, ask them for the company’s contact information. Alternatively, you can check the local newspapers for advertisements put up by companies offering their home buying services. You can also do an online search of your area and make a list of home buying companies located there or nearby.
Once you’ve compiled a list of promising-looking companies, research each one carefully. Visit their websites and read the information they have provided there. Do they make a convincing case for themselves? Do they have the experience to back it up? Ideally, look for a company with at least ten years of experience, with an accreditation from the Best Business Bureau, and with plenty of positive testimonials from satisfied clients.
Along with their email and phone number, make a note of their physical address. You want a company with a physical office and staff. That makes it less likely that they will fold up and disappear overnight, leaving you in a lurch.
Get in Touch with the Company
Most home buying companies state their preferred way of contact on their website. While calling them over the phone is certainly an option, many companies seem to favor receiving a filled-in online form as the initial contact. That gives them tangible information about your house that they can refer to for taking the next step.
Initially, they will request general information such as your name, address, the type of house you want to sell, how many rooms the house has, the condition of the house, if it is well-maintained or requires minor or extensive renovation, and if you own the house outright or are still paying off the mortgage. They will also want to know if you have the title deed to the house. Without the title deed, they cannot buy the house from you.
A company representative will contact you on the phone within hours of receiving your online form and will let you know how you can proceed further. Most reputable companies have representatives that are polite and professional and who stick to the point, without wasting their or your time. If that doesn’t seem to be the case, you can ask for a different representative or try another company.
Before you decide to sell, confirm that the company will buy your house As Is. If they expect renovation or a ‘Buy My House’ placard, look elsewhere.
Sell Your House Fast
Once the company has assessed your house, they will make you an offer and give you a purchase agreement. Read it carefully and if you don’t understand any of the clauses, ask the company representative to explain them to you. Sign the deal only after you find all points satisfactory. Until then, you are under no obligation to sell your house and can back out at any time. After signing, they will pay you in cash for the home.