Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Maybe you have a few questions. That’s okay; most people do. So here’s a quick collection of some of the questions people ask us… along with our answers. If you still have a question, don’t hesitate to contact us (or give us a call) and we’ll be happy to answer it for you. Before the questions are links to some of our pages with much more detailed information.
LINKS to MORE DETAILED INFORMATION
Q: Will you be listing my house on the MLS or actually buying it?
A: Great question. We want to buy your house…not list your house. We are professional home buyers: We buy houses in the Salt Lake City and Northern Utah areas that meet our purchasing criteria. From there we may repair the house and resell it to another home owner or keep it as a rental ourselves. And we are not “Assigning” the contract. We are buying and taking title…Not shopping for the highest bidder.
Q: Do you pay fair prices for properties?
A: Many of the houses we purchase are below market value (we do this so we can resell it at a profit to another home owner). We are looking to get a fair discount on a property. However, 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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Q: What other things can you help me with?
A: Gary Parker and his team can offer YOU help in many other ways. Do you need cash now but want to move later? We have a special program that will allow you to sell your house NOW and move LATER! while getting the cash you need today. LEAVE Things IN THE HOUSE. We will talk with you to understand what you want to do with any or all of the contents in the house or in the yard. What ever you want to leave in your house, we will determine if we can donate it to Good Will, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Deseret Industries and so on and get that done. We will dispose of anything that remains. Or, we can help you move the things you want moved. We can buy your house even if tenants live in your house. Even if you live in the house with the tenant. Yes you can sell and move while the tenant or family member stays. We will work with them on relocation. We can take care of citations you may have received from the city. We can help you pay bills before you sell and move. What do you need done to help? Just ask Gary and his team. 801-382-9199 Call now.
Q: How do you determine the price to offer on my house?
A: Great question, and we’re an open book: Our process is very straightforward. We look at the location of the property, what repairs are needed, the current condition of the property, and values of comparable houses sold in the area recently and come up with a fair price that works for us and works for you too. You are NEVER obligated to accept our cash offer to buy your house, and at the very least you will have learned some things along the way.
Q: Are there any fees or commissions to work with you?
A: 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 all of the risk 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 it’s payments…with cash in your hand).
Q: How are you different from what a real estate agent would do?
A: Real estate agents list properties and hope that someone will buy them. The agent shows the properties to prospective buyers (the average time to sell a property in the Salt Lake City or Northern Utah area right now is 2-6 months) and then take a percentage of the sale price if they find a buyer. Oftentimes, the agent’s commission is 3-6% of the sale price of your house (so if it’s a $100,000 house, you’ll pay between $3,000 – $6,000 in commissions to an agent). Agents provide a great service for those that can wait 2 to 6 months to sell and who don’t mind giving up some of that sale price to pay for the commissions. But that’s where we’re different: We are home buyers. Our company actually buys houses. Since we’re actually the one buying the house from you, and we pay with all cash… we can make a decision to buy your house within a couple days (MOST of the time 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). It doesn’t matter how extensive the repairs are.
Q: Is there any obligation when I submit my info?
A: There is absolutely zero obligation for you. Once you tell us a bit about your property, we’ll take a look at things, maybe 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. From there, it’s 100% your decision on 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 let you decide what’s right for you.
Q: Can I sell a house no matter what the condition is?
A: Yes. We buy land, meth condemned houses, fire damaged houses, the roof is falling in house, anything!, even nice houses that just need to be sold fast.
Q: What if I decide listing my house is the best thing for me?
A: We can help with that. Please call Gary Parker at 801-382-9199 for more information.