When the Traditional Real Estate Options Don’t Work
In May, Chris and Adrienne Walsh contacted us about selling their home in Dallas. They were hoping to sell it in order to buy a bigger house for their growing family but had run into some hurdles along the way.
When we first spoke to them and heard “growing family,” we couldn’t help but imagine a number of possibilities for the condition of the house. In many cases, we’re contacted by sellers whose home in in such disrepair that selling to a professional “we buy houses” company is about their only option. In fact, over the course of the last few months, we’ve bought homes in varying states of disrepair, in some cases requiring major foundation work.
Needless to say, we were intrigued when the Walsh Family told us their house was essentially move-in ready in a very desirable neighborhood in Dallas. When we met, the house was exactly as described: excellent condition with only a few minor odds and ends repairs that required attention.
Back to the hurdles I mentioned earlier.
As it turned out, the house had already been on the market for a few months with a realtor, but unfortunately for the Walsh family, they hadn’t received a single offer despite reducing the asking price twice.
Time didn’t appear to be on their side; they were eager to move, but the market was moving at its own unpredictable pace.
When Time & Convenience Are Priorities, Cash House Buyers USA is a Great Option
In Chris and Adrienne’s case, they were doing the opposite of downsizing.
They were in the process of buying a larger house and needed the funds out of the current home to qualify for a new mortgage–they needed the equity out of the house for a down payment on the bigger home.
Given the unpredictability of the traditional real estate market, the Walsh family decided Cash House Buyers, USA was their best option.
To put it plainly, they were in a hurry, and the conventional route wasn’t serving them well. One major concern was that if they didn’t sell their house, they might lose the one they were buying to someone waiting in the wings. We understood the urgency of their situation and worked with them to make it happen.
“There was never a part of the process where we were in the dark about what was going on,” said Adrienne. “The Cash House Buyers USA team was really great at communicating with us.”
Cash House Buyers USA was able to step in and buy the house, enabling the Walsh family to sell their house exactly on their timeline, get the proceeds, and transfer them to the purchase of the new home. As an added bonus, they didn’t have to pay any realtor fees or closing costs.
“A lot of people might think you may not get a fair amount when you sell to someone like Cash House Buyers USA,” said Chris. “I think we were really excited by the fact that we got a great offer, especially when you factor in things like closing costs and commissions for real estate agents.”
“We got what we needed, and they were willing to work with us on that number too. It was very much appreciated,” added Chris.
If you find yourself in a similar situation where the traditional real estate options are failing your needs, contact us and we can make an offer in as little as a few hours. It might just be that we’re able to do for you what we were able to do for Chris and Adrienne.