Debbie contacted Express Homebuyers after seeing one of our commercials on a Baltimore television station. Her father had recently moved out and Debbie was looking to sell the home on Hanwell Road in the Parkville neighborhood of Baltimore as-is. That means she wasn’t interested in spending time and money dealing with contractors. She also didn’t want the hassles of selling the home the traditional way through a Realtor. She was looking for a company that she said would “buy a Baltimore home as-is.”
After spending a few minutes on the phone with an Express Homebuyers Home Buying Specialist, she made an appointment for someone to come out and view her Baltimore house three days later.
Selling a Baltimore home as-is can be simple.
Rob showed up at the date and time promised. The house was in decent shape and only needed cosmetic updates to the kitchen, two baths and basement. Some additional electrical work was revealed during the appointment. While the home didn’t need a complete renovation, the work was still large enough in scope that it could have become a nightmare for a homeowner not experienced in dealing with contractors.
Contractors are famous for quoting one price and then adding to it as the job goes along. This tactic is partly because they have you captive once they begin the job and partly because most are not good at accurately bidding a job. Selecting the right contractor to renovate a home can be an exasperating undertaking. Sometimes it’s difficult to just get them to answer their phone or show up to the scheduled appointments. These frustrations are what Debbie wanted to avoid.
If you are going to hire a contractor make sure you hire a reputable one. Check them out online at the Better Business Bureau. If they don’t have an A rating don’t use them. Angie’s list is a good resource because you can see what others have said about their work. You can also check them out at yelp if they have been reviewed there. No matter where you find them, always ask to talk with three references. If they don’t provide references, don’t work with them. There’s a reason they won’t give you references.
Toward the end of the appointment, Rob made an official offer to Debbie. She said she needed a few days to think it over. That was fine; Express Homebuyers never pressures a homeowner to sell.
A few weeks later Debbie called Rob and officially accepted his offer. She was ready to sell her Baltimore home as-is, collect the cash and move on. Express Homebuyers purchased her Baltimore home as-is a week later. It was really that easy.
If you’re wondering how do I sell a Baltimore house as-is, give us a call or fill out the form below. In a just a few minutes, we’ll make you an offer to purchase your home in days.