Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have a few questions? Here is 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 give Lance Casey a call at (916)672-2193 and he will be happy to answer it for you.
Maybe you have a few questions about how to sell a house in Sacramento. That’s okay; most people do. So here’s a quick collection of some of the questions people ask us… along with our answers. I understand that we can’t answer every question here and you may have additional questions. 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.
Q: Will you be listing my house on the MLS or actually buying it?
A: We’re not real estate agents, and we don’t list houses. Lance Casey is a professional home buyer: We buy houses Sacramento. We are Home Buyers.
Q: How Much do You Pay For a House?
A: We subtract the repair cost and disposition/holding cost from the fair market resale value and that helps us reach a fair purchase price for you. But, we bring to the table a fast, no hassle, all-cash offer… we can close quickly, we are very flexible on terms of the sale, and will buy your house in any condition. If that’s what you’re looking for and you see the value in getting your house sold fast… let’s talk and see if we can come to a fair win-win price.
Q: How do you determine the price to offer on my house?
A: 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. Even in areas where prices have risen the “Current As-Is Condition” of the house plays a large role in what the house is currently worth. We take many pieces of information into consideration… and come up with a fair price that works for us and works for you too.
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 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 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… and oftentimes with cash in your hand).
Q: How are you different from a real estate agent?
A: Real estate agents list properties and hopes that someone will buy them. The agent shows the properties to prospective buyers if there are any (the average time to sell a property in Sacramento, Stockton, Manteca and Modesto right now is 4 – 6 months) and then take a percentage of the sale price if they find a buyer. Oftentimes, the agent’s commission is 2.5-6% 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 4 – 6 months to sell and who don’t mind giving up some of that sale price to pay for the comissions. But that’s where we’re different: We’re not agents, we’re Sacramento Home buyers. My company 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 (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).
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.