What's New

Sell Your Amarillo House Fast—Should you sell your house to a Real Estate Investor?

January 7th, 2012

Sell Your Amarillo House Fast—Should you sell your house to a Real Estate Investor?

How can you know when you should sell your Amarillo house to an investor list it 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 sell your Amarillo house to me.  You think 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 1% 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 18% 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.

If you decide to sell your Amarillo house to an investor like me there are several advantages .

You 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 whenever you want.  The timing in a Real Estate transaction can be just as important as the price.

I take the house in it’s as is condition. That means that you don’t have to fix or clean anything.

I handle all of the paperwork and details. I make things as easy as possible.

If you are trying to decide you should give me a call.  I would love to visit with you.  You can call me at  806-359-7653.  Or visit me online at Sell Your Amarillo House.

Are Amarillo Real Estate Investors Scam Artists?

January 6th, 2012

If I needed to sell my house to an Amarillo Real Estate Investors I have to admit that I would be a little skeptical.  And for good reason!  It seems like there is always some Real Estate Investor making the news who tried to scam home owner out of their house.  It also seems like a lot of Real Estate Investors are, well, for lack of a better word, just plain weird.    Considering the fact that your home is probably your biggest asset, it pays to chose wisely when considering Amarillo Real Estate Investors companies!

Let me say this… just because someone says they are Amarillo Real Estate Investors doesn’t always mean that they are a legitimate company.  I could tell you plenty of stories of people who tried to work with a rookie investor who ended up regretting it!

So how do you know if you are dealing with a reputable Amarillo Real Estate Investors company?  Here are some suggestions:

1.  Try to deal with only local Real Estate Investors.  This makes checking up on a company much easier.

2.  Ask for and call references.  This is so important.  A good company should have plenty of satisfied customers.

3.  Check with the Amarillo Better Business Bureau.  This isn’t always a completely reliable source, but it is still a good place to start.

4.  Insist on using a local title company.

5.  Meet the person face to face if possible.

6. Ask lots of questions.  If something doesn’t seem right, it probably isn’t.

7. Have a local Amarillo attorney review the contract.

It is important to remember that not all Amarillo Real Estate Investors companies are bad.   We buy Amarillo houses but we also help people.  Sometimes we advise people to do something besides selling us their house.  That usually surprises them, but that’s just how we do it.  We have to live and work here in Amarillo 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 we do what we say we will do and our deals close on time. That’s why we are still in business.

If you are looking for legitimate Amarillo Real Estate Investors give me a call.  I would love to visit with you about your house.  You can call me at 806-359-7653 or visit my website at Amarillo Real Estate Investors.

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

January 5th, 2012

sell my house Amarillo TX

This has to be the question that I am most often asked.  How long does it take to sell my house in Amarillo TX?  Well first off, that is just about impossible to answer.  Not all houses are the same.  It depends on the area, condition of the house, time of year, marketing, and on and on.  Most reports that I am looking at show 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 a very long time to sell.  A house like that will take about 6 months to sell.

Everyone knows that our market has slowed down quite a bit.  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 your house in Amarillo or Canyon 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.  You don’t have to fix anything or clean anything.  It is very easy.

When you compare our offer with what you actually walk away from the closing table using a Realtor you will be shocked.  If you need to sell your Amarillo house this week give us a call at 806-359-7653 or visit us online at Sell My House Amarillo TX.

Amarillo Real Estate Investors Con Artists?

January 5th, 2012

When I tell people that I am an Amarillo Real Estate Investors most of the time it is pretty well received.  But sometimes people give me the evil eye.  It’s almost like I just told them that I am a drug dealer or something!  I often hear people saying that Amarillo Real Estate Investors try to steal houses or that they are low-ballers.  But they are just like any other small business owners.  They are just trying to make a living.  Sure there are bad ones out there, but there are also plenty of good ones.  Before you jump to conclusions, here are a few things that you might want to consider:

Amarillo Real Estate Investors work with smaller profit margins than most other retail businesses. Most houses are purchased by investors for around 70-75% of value.  Then they spend money rehabbing the property.  They also have to pay taxes, insurance, and make payments until the property sells.  When it sells they will usually end up paying most of the new buyer’s closing costs plus a 6% Realtor commission.  They will also have their own closing costs to pay.  When all the dust settles, most Amarillo Real Estate Investors will end up making around 5-10% on the total deal.  This is not a very good return when you consider the tremendous amount of risk that is involved.  Realtors make 6% and have no risk.  Most retail stores have between a 30% and 50% mark up, if not more.  Car dealers buy your trade in for $10,000 and sell it for $14,000.  These margins are much better than the margins that Amarillo Real Estate Investors work with.

Price is not the only thing to consider in a transaction. Think about a convenience store.  You pay more for items in a convenience store then you do in a grocery store, but you can get what you need right now!  People always pay more for convenience.  People will knowingly accept less for their house if they can have their money in 3 days instead of 3 months.  The same applies to someone who is trades their vehicle to the dealer instead of selling it on their own.  Each person sells for his or her own reasons.  Sometimes convenience or timing can be more important than price.  That’s why many people sell to Amarillo Real Estate Investors.

Amarillo Real Estate Investors help the economy and provide an invaluable service to the community. They buy houses that are not desirable.   They remodel these houses, increase the value, and sell them.  By transforming these run-down houses they increase the value of the entire neighborhood.   This is a good thing, especially if you live next door to the distressed house.  In many blue collar neighborhoods Amarillo Real Estate Investors account for a huge portion of the houses that are sold.  So the bottom line is that Amarillo Real Estate Investors increase home values and sell lots of houses.  According to the National Association of Realtors, two jobs are created for every house that is sold.  Every house that is sold pumps nearly $60,000 into the economy.  Amarillo Real Estate Investors help drive the housing market.

Amarillo Real Estate Investors provide affordable housing. If it weren’t for these investors there would be no rent houses.  Imagine that… a world without rentals.  There are a lot of people who would be in trouble.  I mean, who hasn’t lived in a rent house at one time or another.

Every month I get calls from people who live in small towns where there are no Real Estate Investors.  These people are desperate for someone to buy their house.   Their house is in such bad condition that it cannot be sold to a home owner.  Unfortunately I can’t help them.  Most critics of Amarillo Real Estate Investors forget that not everyone has a house in a good neighborhood that is in perfect condition.  Not everyone can wait for six months for their house to sell.  Most critics have never faced foreclosure, loss of income, bankruptcy, or divorce.  They have never walked in the shoes of people who are facing desperate situations.  Thank goodness there are a few good Amarillo Real Estate Investors!

If your house needs a lot of work or if you need to sell it fast give us a call.  We can buy your house and close in less than a week.  We are members of the better business bureau and have tons of references.  Call us at 806-359-7653 or visit us on line at Amarillo Real Estate Investors.

Amarillo Home Buyer | Call 806-359-7653

January 4th, 2012

Our phones have been ringing a lot more than usual lately.  Why are people looking for an Amarillo Home Buyer?

  1. The Real Estate market has slowed down. It is so much harder to get a loan.  This hurts the market for obvious reasons.  The problem is not that a house won’t sell, because it will, it is just taking longer and sells for less.  It has to be in better condition and marketed properly.  Also, I think a lot of people are still on the fence.  Maybe they want to see what the economy is going to do.  They just aren’t ready to pull the trigger and buy a home.
  1. People are tired of using Realtors. The best Realtor in the world can’t guarantee that your house will sell.  Most Realtors do a good job. 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. 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 at all times.  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.

When I get calls from people looking for an Amarillo Home Buyer, 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 for a buyer.  When you compare my offer with what you would actually walk away with using a Realtor, you will see that I am actually a pretty aggressive buyer!  Especially if your home needs some work.

So if you need to sell your house fast to an Amarillo Home Buyer, give me a call at 806-359-7653.   Or visit us online at Amarillo Home Buyer

Mitchell Property Group—Amarillo Home Buyer

We Buy Amarillo Houses | Cash for your house in 3 days! Call 806-359-7653

December 13th, 2011

We are a local husband and wife team.  We buy Amarillo houses and the surrounding area.  We buy Amarillo houses that need work or that need to be sold fast, or both!  We can close on your house in as little as 3 days if you need us to. We are members of the Better Business Bureau. Here is what we 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 don’t put a sign in your yard and try to sell your house to other buyers. WE BUY IT!

If you are serious about selling your house give us a call today at 806-359-SOLD (7653) or visit us online at We Buy Amarillo Houses.

Sell My House Fast Amarillo | We Buy Amarillo Houses! 806-359-7653

November 17th, 2011

Have you ever found yourself thinking, “How can I sell my house fast in Amarillo?”  If you have, you are just like a lot of people who call us.  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 houses 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.

No I know what you are 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 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.

Sell My Amarillo House Fast—Should You Sell Your House to a Real Estate Investor?

November 9th, 2011

How can I sell my house fast in Amarillo?

I get calls every day from people who want to sell their house.  Most of these people are tired of playing all of the Realtor games and they 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 an investor like me.

How can you know when selling your house to an investor makes more sense than selling by using a Realtor?  Well it’s pretty simple really.

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 1% 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 18% 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.  They get to pick.  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.  This saves a lot of time and money for the seller.
  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 should also get a copy of my free report “Sell Fast in a Slow Market, 6 Ways to Make Your House Disappear.”  It will help you understand if your house is marketable or not.  Click here for your copy Sell My Amarillo House Fast

Amarillo Home Buyers | Sell Your Amarillo House 806-359-7653

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.

We Buy Amarillo Houses! | Sell your house today! 806-359-7653

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).

Sell My Amarillo HouseSell My Amarillo HouseSell My Amarillo HouseSell My Amarillo House

Contact Information

4105 SW 34th St, Amarillo, TX 79109 | 806-359-7653

wade@mitchellpropertygroup.com | emmy@mitchellpropertygroup.com