Q: Will you be listing my house on the MLS or actually buying it?
A: For starters, we’re professional home buyers, not agents. Pinellas Property Solutions purchases homes that meet the criteria we’ve established. We repair and resell some of the house, but may choose to keep others as rental properties.
Q: Do you pay fair prices for properties?
A: Naturally, we are always looking for properties we can resell at a profit and that usually means the houses we purchase are below market value. However, for the seller who needs to sell their house fast with no effort or up-front expense on their part, it’s easy to see the value in a cash offer that closes quickly. There’s no waiting for financing, no agent fees or repair costs. And we’ll give you a no obligation offer, so there is no risk if you decide not to accept it.
Q: How do you determine the price to offer on my house?
A: There are a lot of variables we take into consideration to determine a fair price, but we are completely transparent about how we got to the offer we made. We factor in the location and current condition of the property, any repairs that might be necessary, comparable home sales in the area and home values in general. Home values have taken a pretty substantial hit in recent years and a lot of areas have yet to recover. But our goal is to get to a fair price that works for both parties.
Q: Are there any fees or commissions to work with you?
A: That’s what makes us different – you don’t pay any fees or commissions when we buy your house. Any profit we make happens later once we’ve either repaired and sold the house or rented it out. We make you an offer and if you accept – we buy your house! We’ll even pay closing costs in some cases. It really is just that simple. We take the risk and you get to move on with no hassle, no fees and many times with cash in your pocket!
Q: How are you different from a real estate agent?
A: It’s simple. We don’t list properties. Our company buys homes for cash. And we have the ability to complete a sale in days, as opposed to the average time frame to sell a property, which is currently 6-12 months. And consider that a listing agent typically gets at least 6% of the purchase price of the home, but we don’t charge any fees or commission ever! If your home sells for $150,000, the commission alone could be $9000 or more! An agent can be helpful if you’ve got the time to wait to sell your house and you’re okay with sharing the proceeds. But that is what sets us apart, we’re not agents, we’re actually the ones buying your house. With cash. The risk is all ours. We only sell the houses we’ve already purchased.
Q: Is there any obligation when I submit my info?
A: Our offers are always no-obligation offers. Completely risk free. After an initial call to gather information about the property, we’ll look at all the factors and give you a cash offer that works for both of us. From that point on, it is entirely your decision. We won’t bombard you with calls or harass you about accepting our offer. You are in total control of the process.