While we may not like to admit it, these days there are quite a few companies that buy houses in Killeen… Or Temple… Or, well, you get the picture. Truth is, there are a number of solid companies out there and I truly do encourage you to check a few of them out and decide who you want to work with. Below are a couple of pointers to help you screen and make the best choice possible.
If you are looking to sell your house fast there is a good chance you will start with an internet search, typing We Buy Ugly Houses or We Buy Houses in Killeen, or something along those lines. There is a good chance you will wind up looking at a few of the “big guy” sites that do tons of online advertising, television commercials, etc. There’s not necessarily anything wrong with any of that of course but it does have an effect on how much they can offer or even how accurate the offers are.
When picking a home buyer in Killeen I recommend using a local, Texas based company that at least has a real live person close by. If someone isn’t looking at your home in person there is just no way they can make you an accurate offer and that means a “lowball” price or a buyer that isn’t really committed and can back out, wasting your time and creating a frustrating situation. A good, local home buyer will meet with you (if you want to of course) and get as much information as possible to make sure it is a win-win situation.
They can look at the home and see if there is anything that might affect the price (good or bad!) and then take a little time to get you a legitimate offer. Typically this can be done in less than a day and sometimes just a few hours depending on how fast or slow you want to move.
Avoid Chains & Franchises
You may not realize it but Homevestors, the We Buy Ugly Houses people, is actually just a franchise network of independent companies. That means that your local branch might not be nearly as good as what you might have heard about. It also means that they have a ton of advertising and franchise fees to cover and guess who ultimately pays for them? You guessed it!
Most of the offers that are made through companies that are not local will have a large amount of room built in for repairs that your house may or may not need. And many of these companies are not even really planning to buy your house, they just resell the contract for more money!
Transparency is Key
When you are looking for a company that buys houses you want someone who you can trust. Seems obvious, right?! If they won’t explain to you how they came up with their offer or explain the process of selling your house then how do you know you got the best offer possible? In general, if anything feels off about the experience move on to the next company. You deserve a company that is going to take care of everybody, not just themselves.
Here at Liberty we know that not everyone will love every offer we make but we are ALWAYS honest about the process and try to give homeowners the most information possible so that they can make an informed decision… whether it is with us or somebody else!