Charlotte contacted Express Homebuyers through the website in early fall after hearing about us from a friend. Her parents had owned the 3-bedroom townhouse on Ridge Place SE in the Anacostia section of Washington, DC for more than 45 years. It was where Charlotte had spent her teen years. When her father passed on four years ago, her mom continued to live there. But now that her mother was no longer able to live on her own, Charlotte was in the situation more than 10 million adults over the age of 50 find themselves in – responsible for the care of an aging parent and moving a parent out of a house.
As they aged, and for many of the previous years, Charlotte’s parents hadn’t been able to keep up with the home maintenance, so the property was dated and in poor condition. She didn’t have the time or money to contact, evaluate, hire and oversee contractors to make all the necessary repairs to be able to put the home on the market with a traditional real estate agent.
Moving a parent out of a house doesn’t have to be stressful
During a phone conversation with Express Homebuyers Acquisitions Manager, Tom Parmentier, she received an offer from us to buy the house. After thinking about it for a few days, she made an appointment for Tom to visit the house later in the week. He saw what she was talking about regarding the peeling wallpaper, electrical wiring and overgrown yard. As Tom had mentioned on the phone though, these renovations were not an issue for Express Homebuyers since they’ve worked with hundreds of people moving a parent out of a house.
Since she was acting on behalf of her mother, Charlotte took the paperwork Tom left with her to her mom for a signature. She returned it to him within five days and less than three weeks later they closed on the sale. Charlotte happily delivered the check to her mother. They were both delighted with the ease of the entire process and the freedom from being stuck with a declining property.