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Monday, December 31st, 2012

Well 2012 has come and gone.  We hope that it was a good year for you and your family.  We encourage you to take the time to look ahead at the year to come.  Ignore all of the distractions and focus on what is important to you.  2013 will only come around once.  Make it count!

If you need to sell your house in Amarillo give us a call.  We are ramping up our advertising and we plan on buying more houses than ever.  That means we need your business.  This is a great time to sell your house!

We can close fast, pay all of the closing costs, and we take the house as is.  But best of all, we are VERY easy to deal with.  We don’t believe in high pressure of fancy sales tactics.  We just make you a fair offer and then let you decide if it is right for you!  So give us a call if you need to sell your house.  Call 806-359-7653 or visit us online at Sell Your House Amarillo

10 Ways to Avoid Being Scammed by Real Estate Investors Amarillo TX | 806-359-7653

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Well another big Real Estate Investor seminar has blown through Amarillo.  I always cringe when I hear their advertisements that promise to show people how to ‘get rich flipping houses with no money down.’  Now it won’t be long until we have a whole new wave of so-called Real Estate Investors. These people do not have the money to buy your house but they have just enough training to look and sound like a real investor.  I can tell you right now that you do NOT want to get involved with this type of person.  No wonder Amarillo Real Estate Investors get a bad name.

So how do you know which company to work with?  You have got to make sure that you are selling your house to an established, reputable company.  You need to make sure that they have the funds available to close and that they do indeed plan to close on the house themselves.  Make sure that they aren’t trying to sell their contract to another investor.

Here are the top 10 ways to avoid being scammed:

  1. Deal only with local companies.  This makes checking up on a company much easier.  I personally would never deal with someone who wasn’t local.
  2. Ask for and call references.  A good company should have plenty of satisfied customers.  I can give you a list of references a mile long.
  3. Check with the Better Business Bureau.  Just because someone has a ‘we buy Amarillo houses’ ad doesn’t mean that they are a real company.
  4. Insist on using a local title company.
  5. Meet the person face to face if possible.  There are too many scams out there.  Meeting face to face makes it much harder to be scammed.
  6. Ask lots of questions.  Don’t take anything for granted.
  7. Have a local attorney review the contract if anything looks suspicious.
  8. Don’t work with anyone who wants to put a sign in your yard and sell your house to someone else.  That is just ridiculous.  If you were going to do that you should have just called a Realtor!
  9. Ask for at least $500 in earnest money and a short closing date.
  10. Do not sign a contract with a long option period or a long inspection period.  Anything over 5 days should be a red flag.

It is important to remember that not all Real Estate Investment companies are bad.  When we write a contract on a house, we intend on closing that deal.  We have the funds available to buy it.  Sometimes we even advise people to do something besides selling us their house.  We have to live and work here in this community with the same people we help.  We are very much a local company.  People can stop by our office for a cup of coffee anytime.  But the bottom line is that our deals close on time.  We do what we say we’ll do. That’s why we are still in business.  We can give you dozens of references.

 

If you have a house to sell in Amarillo or Canyon,  give us a call.  We would be happy to make you an offer.  You can call us at 806-359-7653. You can also visit us online at Amarillo Real Estate Investors.

Home Buyer Amarillo | We buy Amarillo houses 806-359-(SOLD)7653

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

If you are looking for a Home buyer in Amarillo TX then you are in luck.  We buy Amarillo and Canyon houses and Canyon.  We have worked with just about every situation and we are very easy to work with.  If you don’t want to get hijacked by a slow Real Estate market then give me a call.

2012 has actually been a pretty good year for Real Estate in Amarillo.  But it still can take up to six months or longer to sell a house with a Realtor.  For some people this is just not an option.  And remember, if your house needs a lot of work or if it is in a bad area it may not sell at all on the open market!  In situations like this you need to talk to a good Real Estate Investor.

When you call us this is what we can offer you:

  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!

 

If you are even thinking of selling your house give us a call today at 806-359-SOLD (7653) or check us out online at Home Buyer Amarillo or We Buy Amarillo Houses

 

Amarillo House Flipping a Scam? | We Buy Amarillo Houses 806-359-7653

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Well I guess it was bound to happen again.  Another Real Estate training company is coming to town.  They have blasted commercials for the last month over just about every radio station in Amarillo.  “Make big money flipping houses right here in Amarillo!  You don’t need any cash or credit!  Come to our FREE seminar!”  In other words… “Get rich quick flipping houses!”

Recently News Channel 10 called me and asked if they could come interview us and ask a few questions about these types of seminars.  I hate being on camera but I would be crazy to turn down that kind of free publicity.  I asked them why they chose us.  They told me that they had done their research on my company and that, in their opinion, we were the most established and reputable company in Amarillo.  They knew that we have been in business for over 10 years.  They called around and checked us out with the Amarillo Association of Realtors and the Better Business Bureau.  They liked the fact that we have an actual office with regular business hours.  They just felt like we were the real deal.

During the interview they asked us many questions about Real Estate Investing here in Amarillo.  But their main focus was on the ‘free seminar.’  They wanted to know if it was a scam or not.   They also wanted to know if House Flipping in Amarillo was a scam or not.  I gave them my honest opinion.  There is no business in the world that can be a success without hard work.  I also told them that in order to have a successful house flipping company that you would need some capital and good credit.  I told them that a lot of people were going to have their hopes dashed once they found out that the ‘free’ seminar was just a big sales pitch.

But I also told them that if they were looking for victims that they were looking in the wrong place!  Sure many people would get caught up in the hype and excitement of this seminar and they would max out their credit cards.  Some would succeed and some would fail.  But the real victims are the unsuspecting home owners who would try to do business with these newly-trained, eager, so-called Real Estate Investors!

Every time a seminar like this comes to town there will be dozens of would-be Real Estate Investors that pop up.  They know what to say and they seem legit.  They know just enough to be dangerous.  The problem is that they have no money!  I mean, after all, isn’t that  what the seminar was focusing on?  People with no money and no credit?  How can this person possibly be a ‘House Buyer?’  They simply want to tie your house up with a contract and try to resell it to a real investor, like me.  They want to be a middle man or middle woman.  But make no mistake, they do not have the ability to buy your house.  They are a waste of your time.  The really sad thing is that they are dealing with people who are in really desperate situations.  People who have lost their jobs.  People who are facing divorce or foreclosure.  People who desperately need to sell fast.  These are the people who can least afford to play games when it comes to selling their house!  In the end, it is the unsuspecting homeowner who falls victim to real estate seminars and the fly-by-night investors that they create.

If you need to sell your house fast, make sure you deal with a real company.  A company who has been in business for years.  One who can give you many references.  One who is a member of the Better Business Bureau.  Ask lots of questions and do your homework.  If you would like more information on how to avoid being scammed click here  Are Real Estate Investors Trying to Scam You?  Of better yet, give me a call at 806-359-7653.

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