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We are Not Real Estate Agents
Let’s be clear. The hardworking and dedicated folks behind EpicInvestments.co are not Realtors and that’s a good thing. Realtors are motivated by one thing only. Money. They are taught to maximize profits while cutting a larger commission check for themselves in the process. Realtors want you to get the most money for your home even if it’s not in the best interest of the buyer. In some less populated areas of this country and during a weak housing market cycle, a home can be on the market for years before a respectable offer is even made on the property. This of course is after the buyer has already burdened themselves with costly repairs and aesthetic upgrades to make the house for appealing and attractive to potential buyers. Realtors do not always respect your wishes as their job is get the most money for that house as possible. In many cases this strategy will pay off, but it can take years. You do not have months or even years to do this. We here understand the urgency of our clients who come to us asking for a quick, honest and fair sale of their home without any of the necessary hassle of dealing with Realtors and buyers.
Our offers are fair, consistent and firm. We want to offer the best price for your home minus the commitments of a traditional sale. We understand you do not have the luxury to wait anymore. As a result we respect your needs and your sense of urgency and do not use that to our advantage. We understand the possible difficulty and sensitive nature that selling a family home can produce. If financial troubles or foreclosure are the reason you are selling, you may not be able to afford the mounting expense of maintaining the property, its quarterly real estate taxes or getting it ready to show buyers. As a result, we offer you a respectable solution that is competitive and leaves everyone in a position to quickly move onto the next chapter of their lives. A Realtor will receive his or her commission regardless of how much mounting debt must be paid down after waiting months or years for the home to sell.
The expenses that can quickly mount in times of financial trouble will come directly off the sale of your home. This includes, infrastructure repairs, real estate taxes, maintenance fees and insurance just name a few. The longer you wait, the less profit you net in the end. Sellers with this sense of urgency benefit from our service because no one else feels the burden of these mounting expenses but yourself. You know when you need to sell to keep financial loses to a minimum and often times a Realtor will be blind to this sense of empathy. A relator has no monetary interest to invest in the personal feelings of your financial troubles. The bottom line or sale price solely determines how much he or she is paid. This is not to say a Realtor cannot work tremendously for some people. In many cases they go above and beyond to earn that three to six percent commission. However, the need to sell a home fast is a unique task not built for every, seller, home or market in today’s economic climate. That why we are here to help and make this a straightforward, fair process that help you move on financially from your property. We can complete the sale of your home in days.
Stop Foreclosure – Get your Life Back
For those that are worried about selling their home because they owe more than it’s worth we can help with that as well. Homeowners that are “upside down” on their home mortgages can also sell their homes with or service. We will walk you through every step of the process to ensure this is the right move for you. Facing foreclosure? We will put a stop to it. Contact us for a detailed, easy to understand, step-by-step guidance on how selling your home can bring you the financial fresh start you deserve and need in these times. After talking to one of our experts, you feel relieved knowing you have an alternative foreclosure and a chance to preserve your credit in the process. Despite your financial or personal reasons for needing to sell your home quickly, contact us and you will be satisfied with just how competitive our offer is. We want to buy homes and we understand your urgency, but at the same time, we do not want to take advantage of our customers either. We pride ourselves on making respectable offers that leave sellers happy and relieved that they have decided to sell their home through our service. Call us to evaluate your options, provide you with an offer and walk you through every step of the process to sell your home fast for cash while skipping the hassles of transitional real estate such as agents, commissions, banks, and expensive costs of waiting for the best offer.
The True Cost of Waiting
The statistics do show that on average, sales assisted by real estate agents do in fact command a higher sales price. However, these statistics fail to report and take into consideration the costs that the homeowner will invariably incur by using a real estate agent. These costs that are routinely glossed over by selling and chalked up to selling expenses that include, administrative, holding, legal and closing costs.
Administrative Costs: When you decide to sell you should perform a financial audit of the property to determine just how much you money you have to pay off before listing the home for sale or how much money will invariably come off the sale of the house itself. Common administrative costs include closing outstanding work permits, unpaid utilities, city code violations, unpaid property taxes, and existing financing. The more you wait, the more these administrative costs continue to skyrocket.
Holding Costs: Ask yourself. What will it cost to continue living in this house for the duration of the sale? Can I afford to continue living here for six months to a year or longer before a Realtor finds a buyer for the property? These costs can include the property taxes, maintenance fees, repairs, and utilities.
Legal Costs: Not every home sale is a straightforward process. Often, the seller must hire a lawyer to navigate tough legal barriers such as government liens, sales through inheritance or a split sale from divorce proceedings. Either way, these costs are expensive and can be avoided with our service. We make a simple cash offer for the sale of your property without allowing legal fees to eat away at the equity and final net profit of the sale.
Closing Costs: This necessary but burdensome cost is increasing every year. Research suggests that sellers can expect to pay as much as 10 percent of the sale price in closing costs. This mean that if your home sells for $250,000 you can expect to pay as much as $25,000 in closing costs. When we buy your house, we pay you cash. No closing costs. Ever.
Repairs and Utilities: As previously mentioned, if you are going to sell your house with an agent they will want you to make repairs to the home in order to increase its selling potential. While this may net a larger profit in the end, how much you will be required to invest combined with the length of time the home stays on the market (remember the holding costs)? When the dust clears, are you really coming out ahead financially? How much of the money will you recoup in the end? Too many variables to consider, especially when you desire to sell the home quickly. Request an offer from us today and see how much easier we can make the selling of your house really be.
True or False
I am legally required to use the services of a real estate broker in order to sell a house?
FALSE: A recent survey, however, found that 75 percent of homeowners thought a real estate agent was required in order to sell a house.
To sell my house I need a real estate License.
FALSE: You do not need an agent or a real estate license to sell you own home. We provide you with other options that are faster, simpler, convenient and even more profitable than selling with an agent.
You can get stuck working with an agent.
TRUE: Most agents will lock you into an exclusive listing agreement. This means you are committed to selling the house with them and agree to pay the commission to the seller no matter how you find a buyer. Once you sign that agreement, even if you found a buyer on your own, the agent is still owed commission from the sale. This is meant to prevent a seller from using multiple agents in order to get the best offer. Exclusive listing agreement however, has negative consequences for the buyer and takes profit away from the sale of your home.
Real estate agents are a natural conflict of interest.
TRUE: Real estate agents work for commissions and don’t always have the best interests of the seller in mind. They are driven by their own personal motivations to make money. Getting paid strictly by commission is a natural conflict of interest leaving a Realtor in a position to not disclose everything you need to know about selling your home. There are usually two agents involved in a sale, a listing agent and a selling agent. However, in many circumstances it’s possible for a selling agent to find the buyer as well. If you agree on a 3 percent commission for selling your house, this means that the agent will make a total of 6 percent commission off the sale of the house. The buyer will pay the agent 3 percent and you will pay 3 percent. While this doesn’t take more money out of your pocket directly, it has some serious indirect consequences that can hurt you in the end. It’s a conflict of interest.
Look at this example:
Offer Amount/Agents Involved/Commission/Seller Agent’s Profit
1,000,000/ Buyer and Seller’s Agents/3%/30,000
900,000/Seller’s Agent Only/6%/54,000
Using the example above, you can lose $100,000 worth of profit while your agent makes an extra $24,000 in commission, simply because they found the buyer. Do you trust that your agent will allow themselves to leave $24,000 worth of commission just lying on the table? While they are legally bound to tell you all available offers, not all sellers are created equally and ethically. Even though your house is selling for $100,000 less, they are making more commission by being both the buyer and selling agent in the sale.
Don’t let this happen. Remember when you are under the pressure to sell your home quickly, you leave yourself vulnerable to unscrupulous agents that are waiting to take advantage of your situation. Our services provide fair and reliable offers that are paid fast without the haggling and burdens of the traditional real estate market. Consider selling for cash. Skip the banks, agents, lawyers and sell your home in less than a week. Contact us for a solid, fair and reliable offer.
Consider the Alternative
If you are looking to sell your house, you should seriously consider this alternative way of selling. Get a cash estimate today. No pressure. Just call and see what your home is worth. The selling process does not begin or end with real estate agents. Our service is fast, painless and secure. Everything you need to know about the sale is explained step-by-step by one of our expert associates who will walk you through the entire process. Get cash for your house, it’s really that easy. No pressure, no gimmicks, just a fair offer every time for every one of our clients. Contact us today to see how we can simplify the process and pay you cash for your home fast.