Frequently Asked Questions

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When you’re selling a house, questions always arise—especially if you want to sell “as is” for cash.  We’ve bought over 125,000 and can help guide you through the process

You’ll find the answers to the most common questions below, but if you have a question that’s not listed, please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information or for a free, no-obligation consultation.

  • Who usually sells their houses to HomeVestors?
    That’s one of the most frequent questions we get here at HomeVestors. Homeowners from all walks of life sell houses, homes and properties to us for a number of reasons, including:
    • Relocating to another city or state
    • Facing foreclosure because of delinquent mortgage payments
    • Needing to liquidate assets due to divorce, medical bills, or other reasons
    • Wanting to sell a home they’ve inherited
    • Not wanting to make the repairs their property needs
    • Getting rid of problematic rental property
    • Wanting to get out of an unfavorable mortgage or high loan payment
    • And more
    People sell to us for a number of reasons. But they generally have one thing in common: They want a trustworthy buyer can make a fast cash offer for their house, and who knows how to close quickly.

  • What kind of properties does HomeVestors buy?
    We buy most types of residential properties — single family houses, townhomes, condos, duplexes, multi-tenant properties, apartments and even an occasional commercial property.

    We buy properties in most areas of the US, and are a particularly good match for home sellers who want a fast cash offer and who want to sell their house “as is”.
  • How does the process work when selling your home to HomeVestors?
    It’s very simple, starting with a free, in-home consultation. Your local, HomeVestors® property specialist will visit in person, review your property, explain the process and answer all your questions.

    From there, we can make you a fair, all cash offer to purchase your house. If you like our offer, we’ll pay cash for your house, pay all normal closing costs and you get to skip all repairs, cleaning & showings. We can close quickly or work with your timeline.

    Best of all, you can trust our fair cash offer.

    That’s the entire process. It really is that fast and easy with HomeVestors.
  • What does selling my house “as is” mean?
    Here’s how traditional home sales go: A buyer makes an offer. You say yes. Then, the buyer calls in an inspector who starts pinpointing all sorts of problems and repairs. So, the buyer asks you to pay for the repairs.

    HomeVestors buys houses “as is.” That means we look at your house, and we can make an offer. We understand that there might be issues or repairs needed. You don’t pay for repairs, painting or clean up. We take care of that.
  • Can I expect a market value offer for my home?
    We give a fair offer based on the market and condition of the house. We take the home “as is,” no repairs or cleaning needed. And, you won’t have to hire a realtor or pay listing fees, either. HomeVestors pays all of the typical closing costs and we pay you in cash. It’s simple and speedy.
  • How do you determine the price you will offer for my house?
    HomeVestors takes a number of factors into consideration when determining a cash offer. After visiting your home, our representative will evaluate:
    • The existing condition of your home
    • The extent and cost of repairs needed to resell your home
    • The time it will take to finish needed repairs
    • The value of your home compared to other comparable homes in the area
    • The real estate commission required to resell your home
    • The costs associated with maintaining your home during repairs, including taxes, payments, insurance, utilities, homeowner dues, and more
  • Does HomeVestors buy condos and townhomes too?
    Yes, this is a great question because many people think our property specialists only buy single family homes. Our franchisees buy single family homes, duplexes, multi-tenant buildings, townhomes, condos, apartments, and occasionally some commercial properties.
  • Do I have to pay a fee for HomeVestors to make an offer on my home?
    No, you never pay anything to HomeVestors.

    If you’re interested in selling your home for cash, we’re interested in making an offer. Our property specialist will visit you at a time that’s convenient for you, evaluate your home and answer any questions you may have. Then, they can make an all cash, “as is” offer with no obligation, and at no cost to you. It doesn’t get easier than that!
  • Who is HomeVestors of America?
    Based in Dallas, TX, HomeVestors of America, Inc., also known as We Buy Ugly Houses®, is a network of franchised home buyers. We’re the number one cash home buyer in the United States and have been in Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Franchise 500” for an incredible five consecutive years. We have over 1,100 independent franchisees in 47 different states.
  • Do I have to sell to HomeVestors if I contact you for a cash offer?
    All of our offers are made at no cost to you and you’re never obligated to sell to HomeVestors. You can choose to accept our cash offer, or you can choose not to. It’s all up to you.
  • Are all companies saying they buy “ugly houses” affiliated with HomeVestors?
    No. This is a very important question. Not every “ugly house” buyer is affiliated with HomeVestors of America® or We Buy Ugly Houses®. Any individuals or businesses outside of HomeVestors of America or We Buy Ugly Houses using the “We Buy Ugly Houses” slogan is not affiliated with us in any way. We take protecting our brand and protecting our franchisees seriously. That’s why we aggressively pursue individuals and businesses trying to defraud or deceive home sellers by using our trademarked slogan.

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