Ken had lived in the same home for over 30 years, and he loved it as well as the area of Alexandria, Virginia where it was located. However, due to the rising taxes as well as the cost of living, he was having trouble keeping up with his bills. To compound the issue, appropriating money for the bills meant that he didn’t have enough to conduct the repairs the property desperately needed. He didn’t want to leave, but he was retiring soon and saw no other option.
Ken was too embarrassed by the state of the home to list it.
He knew that he wanted to go through a home buying company, but didn’t know which one to choose. He did remember that he had seen our commercials numerous times, and did some independent research online before deciding to contact us. He gave us a call and explained his situation, as well as that he wanted to get as much for the home as possible. We gave him a ballpark offer, which he thought was fair but wanted to shop around a bit more before accepting.
He called a few other companies that gave him lower offers, and contacted us again after a few days. He said that he absolutely had to sell and agreed to let us view the home in order to give him our highest final offer.
We met the next day and viewed the property.
After viewing his home for sale and seeing all the repairs that needed to be made, we informed him that we could buy the property as-is and he wouldn’t have to pay out of his pocket to fix anything. This was a big plus for him, and he liked our final offer, so we presented him with the sales agreement.
But Ken had one more problem: he was worried about not being able to find an affordable place to move into while staying in the area in the time frame he had. After a bit of discussion about what exactly he would need to put down in order to pay off all of his bills and qualify for the home loan he would need to relocate, we decided to give him a $35,000 advance in order to help him get settled. This was more than enough for his needs, so we completed the title work to his home and were ready to close in less than a week. He still needed a bit more time to move out, so we waited about 30 days before closing, just 2 days before Ken closed on his new home, which the rest of the proceeds from the sale allowed him to do without any sort of delay or hassle.
Are you relocating due to retirement?
Selling a Home due to Retirement Alexandria Virginia doesn’t have to be a nightmare
You don’t have to list your home while waiting and going through all the troubles of the traditional market. Express Homebuyers can give you a fast and fair offer over the phone in as little as 7 minutes, and buy your house within a week! No other home buying company out there has the qualifications, experience, and resources that we do to provide you with the easiest selling experience possible. Whether it’s relocation, foreclosure, an inherited home, or any situation, we’re happy to get the process started now, so contact Express Homebuyers today or fill out the form on the right! If your home is located in Virginia, but outside of Alexandria, we buy houses Virginia.