Frequently Asked Questions
Have questions? Most people do. After all, the San Francisco real estate market can be a confusing place where properties can easily sell for a million dollars or more. So, here’s a quick collection of some of the most common questions we get, along with our answers for each. If you still have a question don’t hesitate to send us an email through our contact page (or give us a call at 888-688-8460).
Q: Are you actually listing my house on the San Francisco MLS or buying it?
A: Great question and let’s make this one very clear. We’re not real estate agents and we don’t list houses. That’s what realtors do – we’re investors, not realtors. We buy houses San Francisco that fit our buying criteria. If you’re interested in listing your house, we can certainly make some recommendations for you, but our business is actually buying San Francisco houses. If you want to sell your San Francisco Bay house, not list it, then we should talk today.
Q: Do you pay fair prices for properties in the San Francisco Bay area?
A: We have to purchase a property below its current market value so we can resell it at a profit to another home owner after we’ve put time and money into any required renovations. If you want to put your property on the MLS and kick the tires with retail buyers, then that’s great and we’re happy to recommend one or two realtors for you. However, if you’re in a situation where you’re trying to avoid foreclosure, we may need to negotiate with your bank or lender first, which we can do at no charge to you. If you have another reason why you want to sell your house quickly — divorce, relocation, probate, property disrepair, etc. — then you want someone like us who will buy your house, not list it. In the end, we have to get a fair discount on a property so we have room to make a profit after all of our time, energy and cost that will go into the renovations. But, we offer you a fast, no hassle, all-cash offer. We can close on your property very quickly and can buy your house in any condition. If that’s what you truly need and you see the value in working with a quick cash buyer, then let’s talk and see about agreeing on a price.
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Q: How do you determine the price to offer on my San Francisco Bay area house?
A: Excellent question. First of all, we’re very transparent in how we analyze properties. We’ll look at the location, current condition and any unique features of your property. We’ll also run a CMA (comparative market analysis), also known as “running comps”. This means we’ll look at similar properties in the area that have recently sold as well as what’s currently on the market. From there we can calculate our costs and present you with a no-obligation “as is” cash offer for your San Francisco Bay area property. We certainly hope that we’ll agree on price and terms and all proceed toward a happy closing!
Q: Are there any fees or commissions to work with you?
A: The quick answer: NO. There are no fees or commissions. Because we’re not real estate agents, there are no commissions to be paid. Not only is that illegal, but it seems rather unethical to us as well. If you want to sell your San Francisco house quickly, privately and “As Is”, then we’re going present you with a CASH OFFER that does not include any hidden fees. Just a hassle free closing. We’ll make you an offer and if we agree, then we proceed to
There are NO fees or commissions to work with 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 and no fees – we want to make the process very simple for you. We make our money after we repair and renovate the house at our expense.
Q: Can you help me stop foreclosure or complete a short sale?
A: If you’re facing foreclosure, then the time to act is NOW. The sooner you take action and reach out to us, the better off you will be. What we’ll do is look at:
- How much you owe your lenders/banks, associations, property taxes, etc.
- How far behind in payments you are (arrears)
- Whether any auction sale is scheduled
- The current value of your property.
Once we have this information, we can look at your options, including selling your San Francisco house to use for fast cash or working with you on a short sale — all at no cost to you.
Q: Do you only buy houses? Do you buy condos and townhouses? Commercial property?
A: Yes, while you may see the phrase ‘we buy houses‘ around the internet, it doesn’t literally mean that we only buy houses. We also buy condos, townhouses, vacant land and commercial property as well. San Francisco, especially the city itself, has many different types of property. Talk to us about yours and we’ll analyze it and present you with our offer.
Q: How are you different from real estate agents in San Francisco?
A: Great question and one that gets asked a lot. Real estate agents in San Francisco list properties on the local MLS for retail buyers to find. These retail buyers will usually be represented by their own agents, which means you’re paying two realtor commissions if you sell your house this way. While you may get a great full price offer, you also risk your house sitting on the market without interest. It all depends on your asking price, how desirable your property is, and what other properties prospective homeowners are looking at and comparing yours to. If you’re in no hurry and want top dollar, then perhaps this is the right option for you and we’d be happy to recommend some quality agents that we’ve personally worked with.
However, as already noted above, we’re real estate investors, meaning we actually want to buy your house, not list it. This means no commissions, no public open houses, no bank appraisal red tape and no long closing periods. We can make quick decisions and because we use cash, we can buy your house very quickly.
Q: Is there any obligation when I submit my information to you?
A: None whatsoever. We need to get the basic information so we can perform a proper analysis and present you with our ‘as is’ cash offer, however there is no obligation at all. If you don’t want to work with our offer, then we can point you in the direction of a realtor we’ve previously work with or you can shop elsewhere. It’s always 100% your decision.
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