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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.

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.

We Buy Amarillo Houses | Why Are Investor Offers So Low?

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Every week I make a lot of offers on a lot of houses.  I end up getting many of them accepted.  Often times people ask me to explain how I come up with what price to offer.  I know that what they really mean is, why is my offer so low?

First it is important to understand a net offer as opposed to a gross offer. Many times a homeowner will hear that their neighbor’s house sold for a certain price.  Let’s just say $100,000.  But what they don’t realize is that their neighbor actually walked away with much less.  They had to pay 6% to their Realtor, 2% for their own closing costs, 3% in buyer closing costs, and they had to make repairs that added up to $3,000.  So they actually netted $86,000.  Since I pay all of the closing costs and don’t require any repairs to be made my offers are net offers.

Second it is important to understand the difference between the list price and the sales price.  Often times a Realtor will advise someone to list their house for entirely too much money.  Let’s use the neighbor for example.  A Realtor may have advised them to list their house for $115,000.  Three or four months later the homeowner realizes that they have over-priced their house and lowers it to $105,000.  Now it is priced correctly.  But the national average for negotiating is about 5%.  So it ends up selling for about $100,000 and they walk away with around $86,000.  Big difference!

When we buy Amarillo houses we pay all of the closing costs.  We take the house as is.  We can close very quickly.  We must be able to buy the house at a price that will allow us to make repairs and sell it for a profit.  When you compare our offer with the amount that you would actually walk away with if you used a Realtor you will see that our offers are actually not that bad and our terms are outstanding.  If you would like a free quote give us a call today at 806-359-7653 or visit us online at We Buy Amarillo, TX Houses.

We Buy Amarillo Houses | Why Use a Realtor?

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Why would anyone ever sell their house to a ‘We Buy Amarillo Houses’ company?  Why not just sell it with a Realtor?

This is actually a great question.  It is a question I am frequently asked.  There are actually several reasons why working with an investor may be a better option than listing with a Realtor.

  1. Timing.  We buy Amarillo houses and close in as little as three days if needed.  No Realtor can get a house sold that fast.
  2. Condition.  Some houses are in such bad condition that they will not qualify for a bank loan.  There is very little chance that they will ever sell with a Realtor.
  3. Hardship.  Sometimes people fall behind on payments.  Sometimes people get divorced or get a job transfer.  There are many hardship situations that investors are much better suited to handle.  In most of these situations people just need to know that on a certain date that their house will close.  No ifs ands or buts.
  4. Area.  Some neighborhoods in Amarillo are in decline.  It is very difficult to sell in these areas.  Most of the houses in these areas are rentals.  Realtors often have a hard time selling houses in these areas.

Now don’t get me wrong.  I like Realtors.  Heck my wife is a Realtor so I understand how hard they work.  If you have a house that is in good condition, in a good area, and you don’t mind waiting for several months so that you can get top dollar then you need to call a Realtor.  But if you find yourself in one of the situations mentioned above then give me a call at 806-359-7653 or visit me online at We Buy Amarillo, TX Houses.

We Buy Amarillo Houses | Mitchell Property Group 359-7653

Friday, October 12th, 2012

We Buy Amarillo, TX Houses

Why in the world would anyone ever sell a house to one of those ‘we buy Amarillo houses’ companies in Amarillo?  Here are the top 10 reasons.

  1. The house needs too much work to list with a Realtor.
  2. People need their house sold in a very short period of time.
  3. The house is in a rough neighborhood.
  4. The owner is being transferred and needs to move quickly.
  5. The owner can no longer afford to make the monthly payments.
  6. The neighbors are crazy.  This is actually a real reason.
  7. The house caught on fire.
  8. The house has been in a flood.
  9. The owners got divorced.
  10. Renters trashed the house and moved out.

Over the years we have bought houses from people with all sorts of different situation.  Many times it is a combination of several reasons.  Whatever your situation, if you need one of those ‘We Buy Amarillo Houses’ companies you should call us.  We are very easy to work with and can probably help you.  We would love to hear from you.   Call us today!  806-359-7653  We Buy Amarillo Houses

Sell My House Fast Amarillo! 806-359-7653

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

How can I sell my house fast in Amarillo?  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 right away!  That’s why they call us!

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 a ‘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.

We Buy Amarillo Houses. Call 806-359-7653.

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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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

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

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

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 Amarillo houses in 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.

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Contact Information

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

wade@mitchellpropertygroup.com | emmy@mitchellpropertygroup.com