As I began writing this post, I received a call from the Escrow assistant at Pioneer Title.. “Hello? Karl? The property just recorded and the closing documents are ready for you at title!” As I hung up the phone I began to think about the circumstances that lead me to meet this couple, and this house. When an injury or illness forces the sale of a home, it isn’t always easy. However, this time, it thankfully was.
Even as I pressed disconnect on my iPhone, I recalled the first time I pressed “Accept” when the Seller called me. They had called me because they had bought their “dream home” a few years ago.. only to have the nightmare of a physical illness rob them of their peace and security.
Hospital trips replaced horseback riding. Physical therapy and painful recuperation stood in the way of a carefree retirement. 6 jobs by one spouse to keep the bills paid, quickly turned relationships hard.
In over 20 years as a Realtor, Broker, and Investor in the Tucson area, I am often confronted by people who are in the hardest places in their life. For me, I serve them to the best of my ability, and give them advice, and suggestions on what they can do.
Occasionally, they will sell their home to me. As it was in this case.
Today, I would like to share with you a typical “Case Study” of a Karl Buys Houses transaction, and how our services are different.
How Will Selling My Home “As Is” Affect My Value?
One of the first concerns that they had was for privacy. They didn’t want a bunch of Realtors, or their clients in and out of their property. I understand this completely!
The challenge that presents is that you will automatically begin to decrease the amount of money that you can get for your home. As you decrease the available buyer pool for your home, the amount of competition, and therefore higher sales price you get, is diminished.
Fewer buyers simply equates to fewer dollars. When you sell to an investor like Karl Buys Houses however, there are certain trade-offs.
One of the trade offs of working with a direct buyer like myself is that you have no commissions, no closing costs, and no interruptions. After a simple home inspection, a well inspection, and a septic inspection, we were ready to close!
When selling your property “as-is, where-is” be prepared for a lower cash offer. If you are in a position where you can take payments over time, many investors will offer more than average returns on your property.
See Related: 5 Reasons To Sell Your Property Rent To Own
How Long Do I Have To Move My Things After A Sale?
One of the benefits of using a direct buyer like Karl Buys Houses, is that you have the time you need to move after closing.
In this particular situation, the homeowners needed to move from their home in the Benson area to Tucson for treatment. Although they loved their home in Benson, it was too far for treatment.
Of course, it is difficult to move things when you are incapacitated or sick. You certainly don’t move as fast as you hope you would!
That’s why you have a benefit and a friend in me here at Karl Buys Houses! Unlike larger corporations, or nameless faces on the Internet, I am a local real estate Broker, and Investor who has been helping Tucsonan’s (and even people in Benson!) for over 20 years!
In this particular circumstance, I arranged for them to have as much time as they needed after closing to move their items. One of the benefits of working with a local like me is that I don’t mind if you take what you want, and leave the rest behind! I will donate whatever items you have of value, and dispose of the rest for you!
Yes, it really is that easy!
I Need To Sell First, Then Move… How Does That Work?
This is one that usually keeps real estate agents and brokers up at night. Not me! In our arrangement, the owners simply told me how long they needed to move. We wrote it down, and agreed to it in writing, and it’s done!
There is no need to make the process any harder than it needs to be. If you have an illness or an injury that is forcing the sale of a home, then you don’t need the aggravation!
We ensure that you have a stress free, hassle free sale of your property. While I’m sorry that your illness or injury forces the sale of a home, please know that I am ready to help in any way I can!
Call me today and tell me about your situation! I can help! (520) 403-6227