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About Selling Your House
Selling your home is a big step in your life—am I right? When you get started, you probably have a ton of questions! That’s completely okay; most people do. We’ve tried to answer some of the most common questions that people like you ask us all the time once they’ve said “It’s time to sell my house fast!”
So here’s a quick collection of some of the questions… along with our answers. If we don’t cover one (or more) questions that you want to be answered, feel free to get in touch with us! Please don’t hesitate to contact us or give us a call at (978) 254-3800 and we’ll be happy to spend the time to give you all the info you need. We want you to feel comfortable working with us and be equipped with everything you need when it comes time to sell your house in MA.
Question: Are you actually buying my house or listing it on the MLS?
AAnswer: This is a really important question! We’re not agents, and we don’t list houses for sale. We are professional home buyers: We buy houses in Massachusetts that meet our purchasing criteria. We buy houses for cash directly from owners like you. There is no listing of your house and no waiting for a buyer to show up. We are your buyer and we buy your house as quickly as 10 days after you accept our offer. Forget about the hassles of Open Houses, cleaning up so an agent can bring people through your house. We’re “The Local Guys” who live right here in the Merrimack Valley and can offer you the highest and best cash offer for your house.
Question: Will you pay me a fair price for my property?
AAnswer: Again—a super important question! And this is where we are different than those national “we buy houses” companies. They are working strictly off a computer and spitting out a (usually low) price. If you don’t like their offer—they just go to the next house. At Summit Buys Houses we operate differently.
We are “The Local Guys”. This means we know your neighborhood. As a result, we can fine-tune our offer to be the highest possible dollar amount when we buy your house. Many of the houses we purchase are below market value (we do this so we can resell it at a profit to another homeowner). The real truth many “We Buy Houses” companies won’t mention to you is that we are a business—and to stay in business, we have to make a profit. So the reality is, we are looking to get a fair discount on a property. The most important word in that sentence is “fair”. That means it’s fair to you and fair to us.
As a result…
In our experience, many sellers aren’t necessarily expecting a large “windfall” on the property but rather appreciate that we can offer cash, we close very quickly (no waiting for financing), and no time or effort, or expense is required on your part of fix up the property or pay agent fees. If that’s what you’re looking for and you see the value in getting your house sold fast… let’s see if we can come to a fair win-win price. (Besides, our no-obligation pricing commitment means that you do not have to move forward with the offer we give… but it’s good to know what we’re offering!)
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Question: How do you determine the price to offer on my house?
AAnswer: Probably the ONE question everyone wants an answer to! It’s an important question, and we’re an open book: Our process is very straightforward. We really want you to be comfortable working with us. Check this page for a complete, FULLY DETAILED explanation of how we create our highest and best cash offer for you.
Question: Are there any fees or commissions to work with you?
AAnswer: This is what makes us stand out from the traditional method of selling your house: There are NO fees or commissions when you sell your house to us. We’ll make you an offer, and if it’s a fit then we’ll buy your house (and we’ll often pay for the closing costs too!). No hassle. No fees. We make our money after we pay for repairs on the house (if any) and sell it for a profit (we’re taking the risks here on whether we can sell it for a profit or not, once we buy the house from you… the responsibility is ours and you walk away without the burden of the property and its payments… and often with cash in your hand).
Question: How are you different from a real estate agent?
AAnswer: Real estate agents list properties and hope that someone will buy them. The agent shows the properties to prospective buyers. With the recent COVID-19 problems, having all kinds of people walking through your house can be very stressful. (the average time to sell a property in Massachusetts and New Hampshire right now is 4-6 months).
If they find a buyer for your house, the agent takes a percentage of the sale price. Most often, the agent’s commission is 6% of the sale price of your house. Take a second and do the math! (If you sell your house for $350,000, you’ll hand over between $21,000 in commissions to an agent).
Agents do provide a great service…
But you have to make sure you’re ready to wait months before the sale is finalized and closed. And you have to be willing to give up a big chunk of that sale price to pay for the commissions.
But that’s why we’re different: We’re not agents, we’re home buyers. Look at this page and compare the advantages of working with a home buyer for yourself. Our company actually buys your house. We don’t list houses. Since we’re actually the people buying the house from you, and we pay with all cash… we can make a decision to buy your house within a couple of days (sometimes the same day). Again, we make our living by taking the risk to buy the house with our own cash, repair the house, and market it ourselves to find a buyer (which is the hard part in this market).
Question: If I submit my info to you, is there any obligation to work with you?
AAnswer: There is absolutely zero obligation for you to accept our offer!. Once you tell us a bit about your property, we’ll take a look at things, set up a call with you to find out a bit more, and make you an all-cash offer that’s fair for you and fair for us. We are all about making a “win-for-you-win-for us” situation. After we give you our guaranteed written offer, it’s 100% up to you whether or not you’d like to sell your house to us… and we won’t hassle you, won’t harass you… it’s 100% your decision and we’ll ALWAYS let you decide what’s right for you.
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