FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Maybe you have a few questions. That’s okay; most people do. So, here’s a quick collection of some of the questions people ask us along with our answers. If you still have a question, don’t hesitate to contact us (or give us a call) and we’ll be happy to answer it for you.
Q: Will you be listing my house on the MLS or actually buying it?
A: Great question. We’re not agents, and we don’t list houses. We are professional home buyers: We will buy any house in the Portland. From there we may repair the house and resell it to another home owner or keep it as a rental ourselves.
Q: Do you pay fair prices for properties?
A: Home Matters Northwest comes up with a top price offer based on the unique circumstances of each particular property. In some cases, we are able to offer above market retail value. No matter your home’s selling situation we will be transparent about how we come to our offer and what is taken into consideration for that offer. Our clients appreciate that we can offer cash, we close very quickly (no waiting for financing), and no time, effort, or expense is required on your part to fix up the property or pay agent fees. If that’s what you’re looking for and you see the value in getting your house sold fast… let’s see if we can come to a fair win-win price. (Besides, our no-obligation pricing commitment means that you do not have to move forward with the offer we give… but it’s good to know what we’re offering!)
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Q: How do you determine the price to offer on my house?
A: Great question, and we’re an open book: Our process is very straightforward. We look at the location of the property, what repairs are needed, the current condition of the property, and values of comparable houses sold in the area recently. We take many pieces of information into consideration and come up with a fair price that works for us and works for you too.
Q: Are there any fees or commissions to work with you?
A: This is what makes us stand out from the traditional method of selling your house: There are NO fees or commissions when you sell your house to us. We’ll make you an offer, and if it’s a fit then we’ll buy your house (and we’ll always pay the closing costs too!). No hassle. No fees. We make our money after we pay for repairs on the house (if any) and sell it for a profit. Once we buy the house from you, the responsibility is ours. You walk away without further burden of the property and it’s payments and with cash in your hand.
Q: How are you different from a real estate agent?
A: Real estate agents list properties and hope that someone will buy them. The agent shows the properties to prospective buyers if there are any (the average time to sell a property in our market right now 4-7 months) and then take a percentage of the sale price if they find a buyer. Oftentimes, the agent’s commission is 4-6% of the sale price of your house (so if it’s a $300,000 house, you’ll pay between $12,000 – $18,000 in commissions to an agent). Agents provide a great service for those that can wait 4-7 months to sell and who don’t mind giving up some of that sale price to pay for commissions. But that’s where we’re different: We’re not agents, we’re home buyers. Home Matters Northwest actually buys houses. We don’t list houses. Since we’re actually the one buying the house from you, and we pay with all cash… we can make a decision to buy your house within a couple days (sometimes the same day). Again, we make our living by taking the risk to buy the house with our own cash, repair the house, and market it ourselves to find a buyer.
Q: Is there any obligation when I submit my info?
A: There is absolutely zero obligation for you. Once you tell us a bit about your property, we’ll set up a call with you to find out a bit more and we’ll set an appointment to take a look at things. At that time we’ll make you an all-cash offer that’s fair for you and fair for us. From there, it’s 100% your decision on whether or not you’d like to sell your house to us… and we won’t hassle you, won’t pressure you… it’s 100% your decision and we’ll let you decide what’s right for you. If you decide to work with us you’ll become partners with us. We will guide you through this simple process every step of the way!
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