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Sell Your Amarillo House | We need more houses to buy!

Monday, October 25th, 2010

If you need to sell your house in Amarillo or Canyon give us a call.  We are a local husband and wife team looking to buy houses in Amarillo and Canyon.  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 badly need to sell your house give us a call today at 806-359-SOLD (7653).  You can also visit us online and fill out a confidential request for us to bid on your house.  Sell Your Amarillo House

Sell Amarillo House | Has our market slowed down?

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

I was just setting here thinking about the Amarillo Real Estate market and business and life in general.   It occurred to me that our phones have been ringing a lot more than usual lately.  I was wondering why and this is what I came up with.  I can’t prove that these are accurate but I bet that they are.

  1.  The Amarillo 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 do think that things have slowed down.  If you need to sell your house you just need to plan on it taking longer.  Part of that has to do with the time of year.  School has started and the summer boom is over.  It will get even slower as we approach the holidays.  The end of the home buyer tax credit is another 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.  Those were the good old days…  It is 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.   They need to sell their house much faster.

 

  1. People can’t afford their property.  This may be the number one reason that people need to sell their house.  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. 

 

So the bottom line is this… our market is like the old gray mare… she ain’t what she used to be!  It is not as bad as it could be, all things considered, but it still isn’t great.  If you have a house that you need to sell quickly give me a call.  I can make you an offer the same day.  If you decide to accept my offer I can close whenever you want.  I pay all of the closing costs and handle all of the details.  I don’t ever require you to fix or clean anything!  You just sign and pick up your check and move on with your life.  If you are looking for a home buyer in Amarillo TX, I am your guy!  If you are even half way thinking about selling your home give me a call today at 806-359-SOLD (7653).  You can also get more information by visiting my website.  Sell My Amarillo House.

We Buy Amarillo Houses – Why should you work with us?

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

I know that if you are looking to sell your house that you have a lot of choices.  There are a lot of ‘We Buy Amarillo Houses’ companies out there.  I also know that at the end of the day, the highest bid is what you are looking for, and I understand that.  I want you to know that I consistently offer the most money of any investor in town.  But that is not the point that I am trying to make here.

If I were in your shoes I would probably feel a little overwhelmed.  I would want to get the best price for my house but I would also want to make sure that I was dealing with the right company.

I would like to share an e-mail that I received yesterday.   This lady had been trying to sell her house with a Realtor for months.  She had really gotten the run around!  She was shocked at how good of an offer I was able to make her and how quickly and easily we closed the deal.  I can go on and on about how I pay the most and how I am a member of the Better Business Bureau and how my deals close on time.  But really, what other people say about my company is more important than what I say about it.  So I am sharing this e-mail that she sent me so that you can see what she thinks.

Wade,

I was out of town on Saturday when my check arrived.  What can I say Wade?  You made everything so easy for us and when we had a question you were right there to answer it.  We cannot thank you enough.   We would not hesitate for one minute to recommend you.    We do hope you will find a family that will love the house as much as we did.   We moved there when I was in sixth grade and I was there until I got married.  Over the weeks when my sister and I would talk about the house and you, we both expressed the same thought, “Wade was a life saver for us.”    Do you mind if we write a review on your web site?  Thank you again and if you need anything else from us, please call.

L. Stephens

 

I cannot tell you how happy that makes me feel!  I have a ton of testimonials just like this one.  I have a list of references, including this person, who you can call and find out for yourself just how we do business.

Selling your house is a very important decision.  If you are going to sell it to a real estate  investor you need to make sure that you are dealing with the right peopleIf you have a house to sell in Amarillo, Canyon, or Lubbock, give me a call.  Let me explain what we have to offer and you can decide if you want me to make you an offer or not.   You can call me at 806-359-7653. If you are a little shy but still want some more information you should 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

Real Estate Amarillo TX. How to know when to list with a Realtor or sell it yourself.

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Every month I get this question probably more than any other.  “Do I need to use a Realtor to sell my house?”  Like so many questions in life, the answer is…. well…it depends!

If you are selling your house you must first begin by asking yourself who will buy this house?  What kind of buyer will I be looking for?  If your house is in great condition and in a nice area you can be pretty certain that you are going to sell to a homeowner.  In this situation I think you are crazy to try to sell it on your own.  Here’s why.

  1. Realtors can usually make the house bring about 10% more than you can.  They charge you 6% to sell it, so you do the math.  Plus they do all of the work for you, which is the best reason of all to use a realtor.
  2. A good Realtor, and I mean a good one, is an expert on the entire house selling process.  You want them in your corner.  They can save you time and money and help you avoid a lot of mistakes.  Most transactions are not too complicated.  Sometimes however, a transaction can become very difficult.  It is when things start to go wrong that you really need an expert in your corner.  When the ‘fur starts to fly’ a good Realtor is worth his or her weight in gold.  Realtors can also help you price your house correctly and give you advice on how to stage it properly.  When a house is priced right and staged correctly it is much more likely to sell.
  3. When you list with a Realtor, your house gets more exposure to potential buyers.  Realtors enter your house into the Multiple Listing Service, also known as the MLS.  This computer database makes your house available to every Realtor in your area.  Now you have hundreds of Realtors working to sell your house.  Every time a Realtor searches for a house in your price range they will see your house.  All of this exposure will help your house to sell in less time and for more money.
  4. Realtors have all of the buyers!  Well, maybe not all the buyers, but most of them.  When most people decide to buy a house, they call a Realtor.  They are too busy to look at all of the houses on the market.  They need a Realtor to help them narrow down the list.  Besides helping them find the house, home buyers need Realtors to help them obtain financing, negotiate the contract, meet inspectors, and take the deal all the way through closing.  That is why buyers use them.  When you list your house with a Realtor you have access to this huge pool of buyers.

There are a hundred other reasons why it just makes sense to use a Realtor to sell your house.  The bottom line is that Realtors are professional house sellers.  They can sell your house faster and for more money than you can on your own.  If you are serious about selling your house and your house is in good condition, you should consider calling a Realtor.

So when is it not a good idea to use a Realtor to sell your house?  Remember the first thing that you need to do?  Think of who will be buying your house.  What type of buyer will you be looking for?  What if you can’t sell to a homeowner?  In some cases it may be better to sell to an investor.    So you ask, when is it best to skip the Realtor and call an investor?

  1. Your house needs a lot of work.  If your house needs too much work, you will probably end up selling it to an investor.  Homeowners do not have the desire or ability to make too many costly repairs.  Even if you find someone who is willing to do the work, the house will not pass FHA inspections.  This is a real deal-killer.  Most homeowners want a house that is in good condition and is move-in ready.  There are plenty of nice houses on the market to choose from.  Under these circumstances, you need to sell directly to an investor like me.  I buy properties in their ‘as-is’ condition.  You don’t need to fix anything or clean anything.
  2. Your house is not in a good area.  Some low to middle income areas have been hit especially hard by the recent lending crisis.  There are plenty of people who will want your house, but not too many that can qualify for a new loan.  Most of these people will want you to owner-finance your house to them.  If you own your house free and clear this may be an option that you should consider.  If not, you may end up selling to an investor simply because you cannot find a qualified buyer.
  3. You need to sell your house quickly.  One of the biggest problems with using a Realtor is how long it takes to get your house sold!  In many areas it is taking between 6 months and a year for a Realtor to sell a house.  That’s a long time.  Some people need to sell much sooner than that.  This is when you should consider selling to an investor like me.  I can close a deal in as little as 2 or 3 days, or longer if you want.  Basically, we can close on whatever date you choose.  Sometimes people face situations where a quick sale is very important.  There is nothing quick about using a Realtor.
  4. You fit two or more of the above scenarios! If you fit more than one of these scenarios I can tell you right now that listing with a Realtor is a waste of time.  For example, your house needs a lot of work and you need to sell it fast.  Or if your house is in a not so good area and it needs work.  You get the idea.  If this is the case, you need to call me before you list with a Realtor.  I can save you time and a lot of trouble.

In these situations, you need to realize that if you list with a Realtor, you will probably still end up selling to an investor like me.  This really stinks.  I cannot pay extra just because you have it listed.  Why not save the 6% that most Realtors charge and put that in your pocket?  Most home buyers will need you to pay an additional 6% in closing costs.  If you sell to an investor like me, you don’t have to worry about this.  I pay all of the closing costs.  Here is what you should do….  If you think you may have a hard time selling to a homeowner, or if you need to sell fast, then give me a call.  Let me make you an all cash offer on your house.  If my offer is not right for you then I can recommend a good Realtor based on the location and price range of your house.

I hope these ideas are helpful.  As you can tell, I think that you have two choices.  Either list with a Realtor and sell to a homeowner or sell directly to an investor.  From my experience, people who try to sell their house on their own usually don’t have very good luck.   You have to decide who is most likely to buy your house… a home buyer or an investor.  If you are having trouble deciding, 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 has a ton of good information in it, and it is F-R-EE!  Click here for your copy http://www.sellmyamarillohouse.com/index.php

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

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