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Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

2012 has been a very encouraging year for Real Estate sales.  There is little doubt that artificially low interest rates are driving the housing market.  People who have been nervous about buying a home have taken advantage of ridiculously low rates.  This means that sales are up.

I get calls every day from people who need to sell their house fast. They pose a very interesting question.  If our market is so good, why has my house not sold?  In my opinion there are several reasons.

There are still a lot of houses on the market so competition is fierce.  To make matters worse, it’ still not that easy to get a loan.  Even though rates are low buyers are more picky than ever.  And they want a deal!  The houses that are selling right now are the ones that are in great condition AND priced at a great deal.

In my opinion, the segment of our market that is still very slow is fixer-uppers.  Houses that need work are very difficult to sell.  There are still tons of bank foreclosures on the market.  These houses present the greatest competition because they usually need work and they are priced at a discount.  In the past a person could list a fixer-upper on the market and it would sell.  Now it is not that easy.

So if you have a house that needs work you better be in it for the long haul.  Don’t expect it to sell quickly.   If you are thinking ‘how can I sell my house fast’ then we need to talk.  I buy houses in Amarillo and Canyon TX.  I buy houses in all price ranges.  Even the big nice pretty ones.  But the ones we buy the most of are the fixer uppers.  These are the houses that really have a hard time selling on the open market.

If you need to sell your house fast, or if you have a house that needs a lot of work, give me a call.  I buy houses in Amarillo TX from people just like you all the time.  I pay all of the closing costs and take care of all the details.  I buy the houses as is so there is no need to fix anything or even clean up.  Give me a call today.  I bet I can help.  806-359-7653. Or visit me online at I Buy Houses Amarillo

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Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Every month I get calls from homeowners who tried working with a brand new Real Estate investor.  This investor made a lot of promises but in the end the deal didn’t close. As you can imagine this creates a big problem for the homeowner.  That is when they call me looking for help.

Since many investors can’t get loans to buy houses they just try to make a quick buck by selling the house before they buy it. They just want to be the middle man.  They do not have the ability nor the  intentions of closing on the houses they put under contract.  It sounds crazy but it actually happens.  This is called an assignment of contract.  In a nutshell, one person gets a house under contract and then sells the contact to another investor.

I can tell you right now that you don’t want to be in the middle of a deal like that.  You can end up dealing  with a person who is not able to buy your house.  They put up very little earnest money (or non at all) and are willing to walk away if they can’t find another investor to sell it to.

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.

Here are some things to keep in mind:

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!

It is important to remember that not all Real Estate Investors 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.

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Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Although the Real Estate market in Amarillo is not as good as it used to be it had definitely improved!  Houses are selling and banks are loaning money.  That is great news for Amarillo home owners.  But what if your house is not in good condition?  What if your house needs work?

It is important to remember that there are still a lot of houses on the market for sale.  It is also worth noting that the houses that are selling are the ones that are in good condition.  Buyers are still picky and usually have FHA financing which requires that the house be in good condition to be sold.  There are also a lot of bank foreclosures for sale right now.  So if your house needs work it has a lot of competition.  Fixer-uppers are still a tough sale.

If you have a house that needs a lot of work and you would like to sell quickly you should call us.  We buy pretty houses.  We buy just about every kind of house you can think of!  Here is what we offer.

  1. We pay cash so we can close whenever you want.  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.
  3. We pay all of the closing costs.  Most people don’t realize how much the closing costs on a typical transaction can add up to!
  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 and then come sign and pick up your check.  We make it very easy.

Often people tell us that the biggest benefit we offer is the peace of mind that comes with knowing that their house will be sold, without a doubt, on a certain date.  No if’s, and’s, or but’s!  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.

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 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.  I can probably give you some ideas that you haven’t thought about, even if I can’t buy your house.  You can call me at 806-359-SOLD (7653) or toll free at 1-866-554-SOLD(7653).

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Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

6 years ago today I quit a great paying job and began my life as a full-time Real Estate investor. We had been investing part-time for years but this was the big dream we had been praying would become reality.  I remember being extremely excited but also scared that it wouldn’t work. I was terrified that I might fail. I bought a old clunker minivan that I could drive with the thought that if things got tough I could sell my truck and stay afloat for a few more months. I think it embarrassed Emmy to death but the kids loved riding in it. I even had a second and third job lined up just in case we weren’t making ends meet.

I’ve made a ton of mistakes over the last 6 years, several of which could have knocked us out of the game. It is amazing to me how the Lord has rescued us every time. Emmy has been such a huge help. She can do my job and my assistant’s job but there is no way I can do hers. I am very thankful for such an awesome wife who has not only supported me, but also helped make it happen.

We still have a long way to go to accomplish our goals but man… it is just awesome to wake up every morning and be so excited to go to work! I will never, ever stop being thankful. Thank you Lord, and thank you Emmy Lou!!!!!

If you need a Real Estate Investor to make an offer on your house in Amarillo or Canyon give us a call at 806-359-7653.  You will be hard pressed to find another investor who is happier to help!  Or you can check us out online at Amarillo Real Estate Investor

How long does it take to sell a house in Amarillo TX?

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

How long does it take to sell a house in Amarillo TX?

The number one question that people ask me is ‘how much do you pay for houses?’.  The answer to that one is a little complicated.  The number two question that I get is ‘how long does it take for a house to sell in Amarillo TX?’.

That is a pretty loaded question!  It depends on the area, condition of the house, time of year, marketing, and on and on.  Not all houses are created equal!

You can look at statistics and reports but they are just averages.  No house is just like your house.  Most reports that I am looking at show that it takes about 3-6 months.  That is if you are listing with a Realtor and your house is in good condition.  If you have a house that needs repairs it may take even longer to sell.  Sometimes up to a year.

Everyone knows that our market has slowed down quite a bit from its peak back in the early 2000’s.  That means that if you want your house to sell you need to price it aggressively and make sure that it doesn’t need any repairs.  You need to realize that there is a lot of competition out there.

So what if you can’t wait 3-6 months or longer?  What if you need to sell it this week?  If that is the case then give us a call.  We specialize in buying houses that need to be sold quickly, or that need work, or both.  We pay cash, close whenever you want, and pay the closing costs.

When you compare our offer with what you actually walk away from the closing table using a Realtor you will be shocked.  We can close whenever you want and take the house in it’s as is condition.  You don’t have to fix anything or clean anything.  It is very easy.  If you need to sell your house this week give us a call at 806-359-7653.

Who Buys Houses in Amarillo? 806-359-7653

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Who Buys Houses in Amarillo?  806-359-7653

Who can you call if you need to sell your house in a very short time period?  Who buys houses in Amarillo for a fair price and closes in a very short period of time?

We do! But don’t take our word for it! Find out what other people are saying about Mitchell Property Group by clicking Who Buys Houses in Amarillo.

We are Wade and Emmy Mitchell. We are a husband and wife team of Real Estate Investors in Amarillo TX. We are members of the Better Business Bureau and we have more references than you would probably care to call. If you have a house that you need to sell you should give us a call. Here is how we can help you.

• We can close whenever you want.

• We buy the property as-is so you don’t have to fix or clean ANYTHING!

• We pay all of your closing costs.

• We take care of all the details and paperwork. This means no stress for you!

If you need to sell your house give us a call today at 806-359-SOLD (7653).

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Thursday, March 29th, 2012

How can you sell your house fast? That is the question. Real Estate is not a very liquid asset. It usually takes a while to get a house sold. But some people can’t wait for months and months for their house to sell. They need it sold immediately. That’s where we can help!

We buy Amarillo and Canyon houses from people just like you. We can buy in just about any area, any condition, and any price range. We are very easy to work with. When you call us you will get an offer usually within the same day. You don’t have to make any repairs or even clean the house. We pay all of the closing costs and take care of everything.

Now I know what you may be thinking. You think I am going to make you some low-ball offer right? Well that is not the case. It is true that we have to buy houses at a discount in order to be able to fix them up and put them back on the market and hopefully sell for a profit. But when you compare our offers with what you would actually get after paying a Realtor and making repairs you will see that our offers are very fair. When you sell your house to us you have a check in just a few days, not a few months! Even if we can’t buy it from you we can probably give you some ideas that you haven’t thought about.

So if you need to sell your house fast give us a call today at 806-359-SOLD(7653). You can also visit us online at sell my house fast.

Should you sell your Amarillo house to a Real Estate Investor?

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

I get calls every day from people who want to sell their house. Most of these don’t want to wait for 6 months to sell their house. They want it sold in a few days. That’s why they call me. Of course I would love to buy every single one of them, but sometimes it just doesn’t make sense for someone to sell to a Real Estate  investor like me.

How can you know when selling your house to an investor makes more sense than listing with a Realtor?

If your house is in a nice area, in good condition, and (here is the big one) you have time to wait for a higher offer, then you need to list it with a Realtor.

On the other hand, if your house is in a marginal area, or it needs repairs, or you just want to get it sold quickly, then you need to let me make you an offer. Now I know what you are thinking… A Realtor can get you way more money, Right? Well, let’s take a look and see.

First of all, the nation average for discounting a home is 5%. Most Realtors are going to charge you 6% to sell your house. You can figure about 2% to pay your own closing costs. You can also count on buyers needing you to pay up to 6% for their closing costs. If you don’t believe me just ask around. That’s the new way the Real Estate market works. Buyers just don’t have the money to pay for their closing costs. So you are losing around 19% to the transactional costs. Then you get hit with a list of repairs from the new buyer. This can add up to some serious money. Even if you don’t pay the full 6% for buyer closing costs and you don’t negotiate the full 5%, you are still going to lose around 15%. And you will sometimes have to wait up to 6 months or longer for your house to sell. Many people aren’t in a position to wait that long.

People who sell to me have several advantages.

1. They get to pick when they close. Since I pay cash I can close in as little as 3 or 4 days or I can close in 2 months. Some people need to be able to know that their house will sell, for sure, on a certain date. The timing in a Real Estate transaction can be just as important as the price.

2. I take the house in it’s as is condition. That means that the seller doesn’t have to make any costly repairs. They don’t even have to clean up.

3. I handle all of the paperwork and details. I make things as easy as possible. From writing the contract to working with the title company, I handle everything. The seller can just focus on other more important things.

Now I know what you are thinking. You are thinking that I offer half of what the houses are worth right? I mean, if I were in your shoes I would be thinking the same thing. So the million dollar question is, “How much do you offer for houses?” I get that question a lot. It depends on the area and the condition of the house. I do have to get the house for a price that allows me room to fix it up, put it back on the market, and babysit it until it sells. So yes I have to buy at a discount. But when you compare my offer with what you would actually NET (walk away with) if you were to sell using a Realtor, you would see that my offers are very reasonable. I am doing the job of a general contractor and a Realtor all in one. If you were to add up what you would really spend if you were to call a contractor to make repairs and then sell using a Realtor, you would see that selling to me is not such a bad idea. And the big bonus is that you can have your money now instead of 6 months down the road.

If you are still on the fence, you should give me a call. I would love to visit with you. You can call me at 806-359-7653. You can also visit my website at Sell Your Amarillo House

Real Estate Investors Amarillo TX 806-359-7653

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Real Estate Investors Amarillo TX

I get calls every month from people who tried working with a brand new Real Estate investor.  This person made big promises but in the end, the deal didn’t close and the homeowner was left holding the bag.  They call me looking for help.

The problem is that many investors can’t get loans to buy houses, so they just try to make a quick buck by selling the house before they buy it. They just want to be the middle man.  They have no intentions of closing on the houses they put under contract.  It sounds crazy but it actually happens.

This is called an assignment of contract.  In a nutshell, one person gets a house under contract and then sells the contact to another investor.  I can tell you right now that you don’t want to be in the middle of a deal like that.  You are basically dealing with a person who is not is not able to buy your house.  They put up very little earnest money and are willing to walk away if they can’t find another investor to sell it to.

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.

Here are some things to keep in mind:

1.  Try to deal with only local Real Estate Investors.  This makes checking up on a company much easier.  I personally wouldn’t 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 fancy ad doesn’t mean that they are a real company.

4.  Insist on using a local title company.

5.  Meet the investor 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.

It is important to remember that not all real estate investors are bad.  When we write a contract on a house, we intend on closing that deal.  We have the funds available to buy it.   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. If you are a little shy but still want some more information you can visit my website at Amarillo Real Estate Investors.

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Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Do you have a house that you need to sell?  Has it been sitting on the market for months with no offers?  Maybe your house doesn’t appeal to buyers.

 

With the high number of houses sitting on the market buyers have more to choose from than ever.  Your house must be very appealing to buyers or it will get passed over.  How can you make your house easier to sell?

  1. Start with the outside. Curb-appeal is what gets people in the door.  Make sure the exterior is painted and needs no repairs.  Chipping or peeling paint will scare off most home buyers.  Use a pressure washer to clean the exterior brick or siding.  The yard should be freshly mowed and free of any trash or junk.  Adding flower beds is an inexpensive way to make your house look better.  You may also consider adding shutters to your windows.  These little things will increase the curb-appeal of your house and help it be more competitive.
  2. Next, focus your attention on the kitchen and bathrooms, especially the master bath.   Experts agree that these are the most important areas of your house.  If you are going to spend money on fixing up your house, start here.
  3. Remove all clutter from inside your house. This helps buyers visualize how they will arrange their furniture.  It also makes your house appear bigger.
  4. Make sure to fix any items that need repair. Leaky faucets, stained carpet, old hot water heaters, and stained bathtubs are good places to start.  Just make sure that everything works.
  5. Finally, make sure that your house is spotlessly clean and smells good. You need to be able to show your house with little notice so keep it clean at all times.

If you do these five things and your house is priced correctly, it should sell.  Some people don’t want to fix or clean anything.  They can’t wait for months and months for their house to sell.  If you need to sell your house fast or if your house needs a lot of work, give us a call.  We buy Amarillo and Canyon houses from people just like you.   We take the house as is, we pay all of the closing costs, and we can close as fast as you want.  We are very easy to work with.  Give us a call today at 806-359-7653 or visit us online at  Sell Your Amarillo House

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