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Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Do you need to sell your house fast?

Does your house need a lot of repairs?

Do you want to avoid the hassle of using a Realtor and waiting for months and months to see if it will even sell or not?

What if you could just sell your house to a cash home buyer, in it’s as is condition, and close in just a few days?

My name is Wade Mitchell.  My wife Emmy Mitchell and I are real estate investors here in Amarillo.  Every month we buy Amarillo houses from people just like you.  We can help you too!  Even if we can’t buy your home we can probably give you some good ideas that you may not have considered.  Here is what we can offer:

  1. We are super easy to work with! We make sure you understand all of your options.
  2. We pay cash!  You don’t have to worry about long drawn-out bank approvals.
  3. We close whenever you want! You are in complete control.
  4. We buy property in its as is condition. You don’t have to fix anything or clean anything!
  5. We pay all of the closing costs and take care of all of the details!  You just sign and pick up your check.

If your house is in great condition, in a great area, and you don’t mind waiting months for it to sell then selling to us may not be your best option.  (You should still call us though because we also list houses!)  But if you need to sell it fast or it needs a lot of work we can definitely help!

I just got a call from a guy who I talked to about 6 months ago who wanted me to buy his home in Amarillo.  We couldn’t come to terms so he listed it with a Realtor.  He is a really nice guy, and despite not being able to work with him, we made friends.  I told him to let me know how everything went.  This is what he told me.  In the end, he walked away with about $5,000 more than what I had offered him on his home.  It took him 6 months to find a qualified buyer and get his house sold.  The contract price was higher, but by the time he paid his Realtor 6%, paid 3% in buyer closing costs, and 1% in his own closing costs, he didn’t get as much as he thought he would have.  But here’s the bad part.  He had to keep making payments for 6 months while his house was on the market!  His payment with taxes and insurance came to about $716 per month (This was about a $100,000 house).  So he paid $4296 in payments over that 6 month period.  And to add insult to injury, he had to paint the trim of the home so that it would pass the bank inspection.  As you can imagine, this guy was a little frustrated.  He told me that he should have taken my offer and saved himself all of the trouble!

You see, it is not easy to find a good qualified buyer for your home.  It has become much more difficult than it was even a few years ago.  We are getting more calls than ever from people who are having a hard time selling their home.  Why are so many people contacting us?  Well here is my opinion.

  1. The Real Estate market has slowed down a little bit.  Now I’m not saying that it is time to panic, and I wouldn’t believe what the news media says, but I things have definitely slowed down.  Part of that has to do with the economy.  Another reason is that there has been a flood of foreclosures over the past several years.  The end of the home buyer tax credit is big reason that things have slowed down.  The home buyer tax credit really did help our Amarillo market as well as the rest of the country.  But it caused everyone who was even thinking about buying a house to go ahead and pull the trigger.  Now there are fewer buyers as a result.  In our current market it not really that a house won’t sell, because it will, it is just that it is taking longer and selling for less.  It has to be in better condition and marketed properly.  Finally, I think a lot of people are still on the fence.  Maybe they want to see what the economy is going to do.  Whatever the reason, they aren’t ready to pull the trigger and buy a home.
  1. People are tired of using Realtors.  You can have the best Realtor in the world but they still can’t guarantee that your house will get sold.  Realtors charge around 6% for their services.  They do a good job for the most part but it just takes them several months to get your house sold.  Sometimes it is because they are not marketing the property correctly or following up on showings, but other times it has nothing to do with the Realtor.  When you use a Realtor you can count on multiple showings.  Some people don’t want to keep their house neat and clean and be ready to show it with very little notice.  They also don’t want to make expensive repairs.  Most Realtors will want you to make repairs before they take on the listing.  For some people this is just not an option.
  1. People can’t afford their property.  Many people have no idea just how expensive it can be to own a home.  First you have your house payment, then property taxes (which are just about due), and then you have insurance.  These are the big three.  But don’t forget about maintenance!  It just flat out costs a lot of money to keep a house up and running.  Things break and need to be repaired.  All of these things add up.  I have talked to people before who decided to list with a Realtor instead of taking my offer.  Six months later they called me and told me that they finally got their house sold, but that after they paid their Realtor and paid their closing costs and made the repairs that they didn’t come out as well as they had hoped.  When they factor in 6 months of holding costs it is obvious that they would have been better off taking my offer and getting their money 6 months earlier.

When I get calls from people looking for someone to buy their home in Amarillo, I know what they are thinking… They think I am just trying to steal their home.  But that’s just not the case.  I do the combined job of both a Realtor and a General Contractor, but the big difference is that I am a buyer, and they are a Realtor.  I buy it, they list it and hope to find a buyer.  I have to get it for a good enough deal that I can fix it up and resale it for a profit, but when you compare my offer with what you would actually walk away with if you were to use a Realtor, you will see that I am actually a pretty aggressive buyer!  Especially if your home needs some work.

So if you are looking for a home buyer in Amarillo give me a call.  I can go over the numbers with you and if it makes sense for you to do business with me then great.  If not then that’s ok too.  You can call me at 806-359-7653 or visit my website at Amarillo Home Buyers for more information about my company.

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Friday, October 21st, 2011

It’s no secret that the real estate market has cooled off.  Even here in good ‘ole Amarillo Texas we have seen the housing market slow down.  Several years ago you could just put a sign in your yard and your house would just about sell itself.  That’s definitely not the case today.  Some houses are taking 6 months or longer to sell.

For some home owners waiting for months to get their house sold is just not an option

Do you hate the thought of working with a Realtor for six months and not knowing for sure if your house will end up getting sold or not?

If you need to sell your house sooner rather than later then give us a call.  We are a local husband and wife team who specialize in buying houses that need work or that need to be sold fast, or both!  We have been in business for about 10 years and we are members of the Better Business Bureau. We buy fixer-upper houses.  We buy pretty houses.  We buy just about every kind of house except mobile homes.  Here is how we can help.

  1. We pay cash so we can close whenever you want.  We can close in as little as 3 days if you need to close that fast.  You are in complete control of the closing date.  There are no banks to complicate the transaction.
  2. We take the house as is.  You don’t have to fix or clean anything.  We take care of that for you.
  3. We pay all of the closing costs.  Most people don’t realize that the closing costs on most Real Estate transactions can add up to be thousands of dollars!
  4. We take care of all the paperwork and handle all of the details.  All you need to do is focus on your next move.  We call you when everything is ready and you just sign the papers and pick up your check.  We make it very easy.
  5. We are super easy to work with!  We make sure you understand all of your options.  We have found that when

Sometimes life can throw you a curve ball.  You get transferred with your job or you fall behind on your payments and want to avoid foreclosure.  Those are the times when you need to know for sure that you can count on your house being sold.  That is perhaps the worst thing about working with a traditional buyer.  So many times a buyer’s financing will fall through at the last minute.  Sometimes they just change their mind and back out.  We are not that way.  We close on time, every time.

This is probably the biggest benefit we offer.  It is the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your house will be sold for sure on a certain date, no if’s, and’s, or but’s!

So if you have a house in Amarillo or Canyon that you need to sell, stop what you are doing and call me.  My web guy tells me that I need to also tell you to send me an e-mail or to visit my website at We Buy Amarillo Houses and so I’m telling you to do that.  But it’s just way better to pick up the phone and call me.  I’m a nice guy and I won’t try to force you to take my offer.  Even if I can’t buy your house I can probably give you some ideas that you haven’t thought about.  You can call me at 806-359-SOLD (7653) or toll free at 1-866-554-SOLD(7653).

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Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Do you have a house that you need to sell fast?  Does your house need a lot of work?  Is your house in an area that is not exactly desirable?  Do you want to avoid the hassle of paying a Realtor 6% and waiting for months while you pray your house will sell?  If you answered yes to any of these questions then you should give us a call!  We buy Amarillo houses from people just like you in Canyon and Amarillo.  We can take your house in it’s as is condition so you don’t have to fix or clean anything.  We pay cash so there are no long drawn-out bank inspections.  We pay all of the closing costs and take care of all of the paper work.  We can close in just a few days if you need us to.  We make things very easy.

If your house is in a great neighborhood, in perfect condition, and you don’t mind waiting for a few months for it to sell then this probably isn’t the solution for you.  But if you want to sell it fast and not have to worry about repairs then you should call us for sure.  You can sell your house much easier then you may think.  Even if we can’t buy your house we can probably give you some good ideas that will help you get it sold.  Call us today at 806-359-7653 or visit us online at We Buy Amarillo Houses

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