We Deal With You Rather When We Buy Houses
Let's face it: investors have a reputation sometimes for being predatory in their selling methodologies and in the way they approach people. Perhaps this is because investors have a quota for sales to meet regularly, so they feel pressured to sell homes and other real estate properties as quick as they can to the nearest available buyer. But what if the investor approaches you with this offer: "we treat you fairly when we buy houses"? Would you be startled? Of course! What a switch, we might say - they not only want to buy your home, but they promise to treat you fairly!
Well, believe it or not, there are really investors who promise fair treatment to all who listen to their marketing spiel "we buy houses for quick cash" which as of late has been transformed to "we treat you fairly when we buy houses". Not only will such investors offer to buy your home regardless of the amount of equity remaining in it, or the condition it is in, but they promise to make the process of selling your home as painless as possible, because "we buy houses for quick cash". Cash money talks and it talks big in the real estate industry, where homes can be put up on the market for a long time yet merit no more than a few cursory visits by tepid potential buyers. If your investor tells you "we buy houses for quick cash", that is nothing to laugh at. That is actually a boon for you - particularly if you need cash money badly.
Some investors will even go as far as finding the appropriate financing for future buyers of the homes that they have on their roster. So "we buy houses for quick cash" later turns into ads stating "we sell affordable homes, and may even provide financing for you". Appropriate financing is a must for people who are on a fixed income, are starting out in their respective careers, who must juggle other financial responsibilities (like car payments) in addition to buying a new house; or are still getting their education. These investors who tell you "we buy houses for quick cash" will later tell the public "we sell homes at affordable prices" - because basically that is how they make a living. If you are looking for an affordable home, consider buying a second-hand home (meaning one that has been lived in by another family or couple before) because it costs less, and may have the features that you are looking for.
It is always hard finding someone you can trust (in any business actually.) But don't go around thinking that all investors are out to get you. There are still good eggs in the bunch who will grant you a good deal (whether you are buying or selling a piece of property.) So look for investors who will not only tell you "we buy houses for quick cash" but also follow up that statement with "and we will treat you fairly when we buy houses".
by: Lucio Seutter