Houston Home Buyers FAQ
Houston Home Buyers: Frequently Asked Questions
Need to sell your home fast? Have questions about where to start or which path to take? You’re not alone, many of our clients have questions about us, our process, and what’s in store for them. Below is a quick collection of frequently asked questions we receive as professional Houston home buyers.
Still have questions? Please do not hesitate to contact our team! We believe in full transparently and want you to fully understand the process so that you make your decision with confidence.
Will you list my house or actually buy it?
This is an excellent question! At Flash Realty Solutions, although we are licensed agents, we will not be representing you in any fashion if we purchase your home with a cash offer. We do however have the option in certain situations to list your home for you at a discounted rate to help you maximize your return. Our first solution is to provide you with a cash no hassle offer. If this doesn’t work, please speak with one of our buying specialists about possibly listing with us.
What if my house needs significant repairs?
At Flash Realty Solutions, we specialize in the purchase of Houston houses for cash in any condition. We understand that many homes need significant and costly repairs and that listing such properties can be a challenge. Our teams purchases homes with the following types of damage.
- Fire or smoke damage
- Water or flood Damage
- Storm or wind damage
- HVAC problems
- Requires roof repair
- In need of foundation repair
- Requires HVAC repair
- In need of plumbing repair
- Requires electrical repair
- And more
We take on the cost of repairs allowing you to move quickly without making the necessary adjustments. In exchange for doing so, we will offer a discounted and fair rate.
Do you make a fair cash offer for Houston homes?
Yes. At Flash we pride ourselves in offering top market as-is cash offers. We are one of the largest buyers in Houston meaning we have the capital and scale to offer fair and competitive offers. That said, we are investors and you will trade some equity for the quick cash. We buy houses in any condition and take on the cost and time of repairs. Moreover, you don’t need to take on the added time and expense of preparing the house or listing it with a real estate agent, which can take months. In turn, we look for a fair discount on the property. Compare working with Flash to listing your home to make the right decision for you and your situation.
How do you determine your quote when you make a cash offer?
This is another common, great question! As professional Houston home buyers, our offer comes down to simple math. When we buy houses in Houston, TX, we look at a few common details that balance the current value of the property with the potential value and give you a fair offer accordingly.
- Property condition
- Repairs needed
- Property location
- Value of comparable renovated properties in the area
How do Houston home buyers differ from local real estate agents?
When you work with a real estate agent, they list the property for you and market your house to find a buyer. They set up showings, open houses and network in order to find an end buyer. As compensation for this work, both the selling and buying agent take a Realtor’s commission fee of roughly 3% each to total 6% of the sale price. In addition to the 6% commission fee, a 2% closing cost is paid to the title company. When you have the time to find the right buyer, working with an agent is a great option especially if your home is in good condition. However, it is important to weigh the costs carefully. A long listing period comes with mounting costs that can drag down your overall profit.
Keep in mind that it takes an average of 6-12 months to sell a home from start to finish in most markets. This means 6-12 more months of payments, utilities, taxes, upkeep etc. If you do not have the time to wait, or wish to move hassle free, Flash Realty Solutions is a great alternative option to the traditional route. We purchase homes as-is, pay cash and cover traditional closing costs without assessing a Realtor’s commission fee. Moreover, we can move quickly and close on your timeline.
Is there any obligation after I provide my info for a quote?
There is NO obligation until you formally accept an offer. Our process is very simple.
- You tell us about your house
- We do research and set up an in-person appointment
- If your home fits our buying criteria, we make an offer
- We work together to find a solution that works for all parties
From there, it’s 100% up to you whether to accept our cash offer. You should feel confident in and comfortable with your decision. When we buy houses in Houston, we strive to ensure everyone is comfortable and doing what is best for them.
How fast is your process?
We can close on your Houston Area home in as little as 7 days or as soon as you are ready. We understand that you want to sell your house fast and will work with you on a timeline that fits your schedule and needs. If you have a day in mind or a delay is needed to pack or prepare for moving, we can also arrange for that. We even offer moving assistance up to $500 to make the transition easier.
Have another question? At Flash Realty Solutions, our Houston home buyers are happy to answer any questions you might have. Whether you want to know more about our process or who we are, feel free to contact us!
We love getting to know our neighbors, so let us help you work through your next big move. Contact us today to sell your house in a flash!