Frequently Asked Questions
Do you pay fair prices for properties?
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!)
How do you determine the price to offer on my house?
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. As you know, house values have taken a huge hit in the last 5 years and most areas still haven’t seen prices come back up. We take many pieces of information into consideration… and come up with a fair price that works for us and works for you too.
Will I have to pay you any real estate agent commissions?
This is what makes us stand out from the traditional method of selling your house: There are NO real estate agent commissions to pay 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. No hassle. No commissions. 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… and often with cash in your hand).
How are you different from a real estate agent?
Real estate agents list properties and hope 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 many markets right now is 6-12 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).
Will you be listing my house on the MLS or actually buying it?
Great question. We’re not agents, and we don’t list houses. We are professional home buyers. We buy houses that meet our buying criteria. From there we may repair the house and resell it to another home owner or keep it as a rental ourselves.
Is there any obligation when I submit my info?
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.
How fast can you buy a house?
We close all of our real estate transactions with a licensed title company. When we receive clear title for your property, we can close on your house in 30 days or less.
Are companies that buy houses for cash legit?
In all fairness, we cannot make judgements about other companies in our industry. We Help Sellers are legit cash buyers. You can read our reviews from happy sellers that we have helped if you need confirmation.
Who is the best company to buy your house?
We believe our customer service, reliability, and attention to detail make our company We Help Sellers® the best company to buy your house.
How can I sell my house quickly?
Here are a few tips to help you sell your house quickly.
- Paint the interior and exterior of the property
- Replace carpets
- Reglaze hardwood floors
- Replace kitchen appliances
- Add curb appeal through landscaping
- Make sure all mechanicals are in good working order
- Add staging
How much do investors pay for houses?
The amount of money a real estate investor can pay for your house will be determined by a few factors.
- Condition of the house
- Value of the house after all repairs are made
- Comparable sales in the area
- Market conditions
What makes a house harder to sell?
There are many factors that might make a house harder to sell. These factors can include.
- Undesirable location
- Deferred Maintenance (House needs too many repairs)
- Bad house layout (Bad floor plan)
How can I sell my house without paying any commissions to real estate agents?
If you do not want to pay real estate commissions for the sale of your home. You can sell your house to a real estate investor that will buy your house for cash or you can prepare your house for showings and sell your house yourself as a for sale by owner.
Why should I sell my house to an investor?
In many situations, selling your house to a real estate investor can be a good option. A cash buyer can provide relief to homeowners who need to sell quickly. Here a few advantages you get when selling your house to an investor.
- Cash Buyers Can Close On Your Timeline
- You Pay No Real Estate Commissions
- Closing Cost Assistance
- No Open Houses
- No Risky Bank Financing Needed
How do you sell an old house that needs work?
There are a few factors at play when you are selling an old house. First, if the house is in a historic district, you will have to follow specific guidelines when you begin to renovate. Historic neighborhoods usually try to maintain the historic look and feel of that community. Suppose the house is not in a historic district. In that case, you can improve your chances of selling that old house by updating the kitchens, baths, mechanicals, roofing, landscaping, and moving walls to create an open floor plan that most picky buyers demand in today's real estate market.
What brings down property value?
There are a lot of factors that can bring the property value down. Some of these factors may include.
- Undesirable schools
- Industrial buildings
- Adjacent highways
- High crime areas
- Active railroads
- Flood zones
- Power plants
- Abundance of nearby short sales and foreclosures
How much money do you lose when you sell a house?
If you sell your house with a real estate agent, you will usually pay 5% to 6% of the sale price as a commission fee. You will also pay 3% – 6% of the sale price in closing costs.
When you sell to We Help Sellers, you will not pay any commission fees and we can assist with your closing costs.
Is for sale by owner worth it?
Choosing to sell for sale by owner seems like an easy way to avoid paying real estate agent fees. However, statistics show that FSBOs only accounted for 8 percent of home sales in 2016. Selling a house can be a complicated process. There are holding costs, marketing costs, and legalities that factor into every home sale. Many sellers decide it's not worth selling FSBO despite the money they can save on real estate agent commissions.
We Buy Houses Reviews
“In our dealings with We Help Sellers, we appreciated their prompt communication concerning the property and all negotiations. We would recommend We Help Sellers to anyone seeking to sell their property. We Help Sellers provided outstanding professionalism and remained loyal to the end of the process."
"We Help Sellers helped us in so many ways. They dealt with us in a timely manner. They helped us by paying all the fees and closing costs. We appreciate everything they did for us. To anyone that wants to sell their property, they are very good. We Help Sellers is number one in me and my husband’s eyes. They handled everything for us at no cost. If you want to sell your house, get We Help Sellers."
“We Help Sellers did everything they promised, and they were very, very professional. They explained everything and kept me informed every step of the way. We Help Sellers took care of every detail of the closing of my property. I will definitely recommend We Help Sellers to everyone I know."
“The staff at We Help Sellers were very professional and up front with me from the very beginning, in terms of their offer for my property. The offer they made was my asking price. The overall process was very smooth and painless. I appreciate their honesty and ability to get the job done in a short amount of time!"
“When we needed help, We Help Sellers helped us. They dealt with us very professionally and in a prompt manner. We appreciated their jovial and kind nature; most business people don’t act like We Help Sellers when it comes to selling a home. Everything went smoothly. We would recommend We Help Sellers to anyone who needs the professional help of selling their home. We thank them for all that they did for us during this time.... they were like Angels, because we needed to sell FAST."