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Cash for Houses Amarillo | Scam or Solution?

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Today I googled the term ‘Cash for Houses Amarillo’ just to see what would come up.  I saw that there were many people who said that the ‘Cash for Houses’ advertising is nothing but a scam.  At first this really upset me.  But then I realized that many people do have very negative experiences with Real Estate Investors.  It is just a sad fact.  So I thought I would respond to the three biggest complaints that I kept reading about.

  1.  These companies are just trying to list houses, not buy them.

Here at Mitchell Property Group we buy Amarillo houses.  We buy lots of houses actually.  Yes, my wife Emmy is a Real Estate Broker (and a darn good one I might add!).  Yes we can list your house if you really want us to.  But our main focus is buying houses.  When you call us we are not going to try to get you to list your house with us!  We want to buy it!

  1.  Nobody ever called me back.

It is our goal to answer all calls that we receive during business hours.  But we are still just a very small family business.  We can’t answer them all.  We are out looking at houses every day.  So we try to call everyone back within a few hours.  Sometimes we are out of town or we are closed for a holiday.  But believe me, if you call or e-mail us, you will most certainly get a call back from us asap!

  1.  The offer was ridiculously low.

I have written many blogs about how we make our offers.  You can read one of them at We Buy Amarillo, TX Houses.  You can read another one at Are We Buy Amarillo Houses Companies Scam Artists.  But the bottom line is that we do not offer 50 cents on the dollar.  Our offers are very fair and our terms are excellent!  We do the job of a general contractor and a Realtor.  And we take all of the risk!  Every year we end up losing money on several deals because we make very aggressive offers.

 

I want people to know that not all Real Estate Investor companies in Amarillo are the same.  I want people to know that we are different.  If you have a house that you need to sell give us a call.  We would love to hear from you.  Call us today at 806-359-7653 or visit us online at Cash for Houses Amarillo.

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Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

We buy Amarillo houses and Canyon houses.  As we head into the Holiday season, I think I really need to be advertising that We SELL houses instead of We BUY Amarillo houses!  I have got to start selling some of my inventory…  But at least for the time being, I am still buying houses.  Our Real Estate market has really slowed down.  In a slow market, selling to a cash buyer like me can make a lot of sense.

Most people don’t realize how long it takes to sell a house with a Realtor right now.  It can take six months or longer.  People also don’t realize how much it costs to sell with a Realtor.  Most Realtors charge six percent, plus you have your closing cost, plus you usually have to pay the buyer’s closing cost, plus make the lender required repairs, and most people want to negotiate…. This all adds up to a lot of money!  When you compare my cash offer with what you will actually walk away with if you use a Realtor you will be very surprised.

If I buy your house, I pay all of the closing costs and I take the house ‘as is’ so you don’t have to worry about making any repairs.  I can usually close in just a few days if you need me to.  I make it very simple and easy.  You don’t have to worry about people coming through your house at all hours of the day.

If you have a house that needs work, or you need to sell it fast, or maybe both, then give me a call today at 806-359-7653.  You can also get more information by visiting my website at We Buy Amarillo Houses.  While you are there get a copy of my free report and find out how the experts sell houses faster and for more money!

Amarillo TX Real Estate Market. How long does it take to sell a house in Amarillo TX?

Friday, October 1st, 2010

I try to keep a close eye on our real estate market.  As a Real Estate Investor, I have to make sure that I know what houses are worth and how long it takes them to sell, which is just as important. 

When someone calls me to sell their house I like to give them options.  I not only give them a cash offer which I can close in just a few days, I also try to let them know about what their house would bring if they were to list it with a Realtor.  Then they can make a good choice based on the facts. 

It is usually pretty easy to tell someone how much their house is worth.  There are comparable market sales that help me determine that.  The harder question to answer is how long will it take to get the house sold. 

Right now in Amarillo it takes anywhere from 4 to 7 months to sell a house priced $200,000 or less.  You can figure that out by looking at the Months of Inventory in the chart below.  For example, look at the $70,000-$89,999 price range.  There is a 6.3 month supply of inventory.  What this means is that if there were no new listings that came on the market it would take 6.3 months for all of the current listings to be sold.  It is also a rough indication of how long it will take a house in that price range to sell.  It is not an exact science but it is pretty dang close. 

 

 

Sold

Average

Active Listings

Months

Listings

Per

Of

Price Class

Total

Month

Total

Inventory

$69,999 and Under

217

36.2

156

4.3

$70,000-$89,999

139

23.2

146

6.3

$90,000-$99,999

80

13.3

63

4.7

$100,000-$119,999

188

31.3

145

4.6

$120,000-$139,999,

203

33.8

151

4.5

$140,000-$159,999

137

22.8

157

6.9

$160,000-$179,999

97

16.2

91

5.6

$180,000-$199,999

96

16.0

86

5.4

$200,000-$224,999

74

12.3

64

5.2

$225,000-$249,999

68

11.3

71

6.3

$250,000-$299,999

69

11.5

99

8.6

$300,000-$399,999

61

10.2

93

9.1

$400,000-$499,999

14

2.3

47

20.1

$500,000-$699,999

6

1.0

32

32.0

$700,000-$999,999

3

0.5

27

54.0

$1,000,000 and Up

3

0.5

11

22.0

***Totals***

1455

242.5

1439

5.9

***Average***

$150,101

 

$203,192

 

***Median***

$129,000

 

$149,000

 

 

But remember, this is just a guide.  There are still free market forces at work.  If you have a very nice house that doesn’t need any work and you price it too cheap it will sell sooner.  If you price it too high and it needs a lot of work it will sell much later, if it sells at all.  There are houses all over Amarillo that have been on the market for a year or longer.  Many of these houses are not in good enough condition to be sold with a Realtor. 

In the end it really all boils down to condition and price.  If you price your house correctly you can expect it to sell in about 4-7 months if you use a Realtor.  Of course you will have to pay a Realtor fee of about 6%, plus you own closing costs of about 1%, plus buyer closing costs of 3-6%, and make any necessary repairs.  For some people it is better to take my offer and close the same week.  For others it is better to wait it out and use a Realtor. 

I can tell you this much, regardless of what the charts show, it has gotten much more difficult to sell a house in Amarillo.  Banks are looking for reasons not to make loans.  Buyers are expecting to find bargains and negotiate harder than ever.  They also hire inspectors and expect you to make a lot of repairs.  There just also seems to be more competition than ever.  Every month more and more foreclosed HUD houses come on the market that can be purchased for a discount.  This is stiff competition for you if the house you are selling needs work.

So how long will it take you to sell your house on your own or with a Realtor?  I would say pretty close to 4-7 months if you price it correctly and it is in sellable condition.   It may take longer or it may be sooner.  If you would rather have your money this week then let me make you an offer.  When you compare my offer with the amount that you would actually net if you used a Realtor, you will be very surprised.  If you want more information call me today at 806-359-7653.  Or you can check out our website at Sell My Amarillo House

 

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

wade@mitchellpropertygroup.com | emmy@mitchellpropertygroup.com