WHY do people sell to us as a cash house buyer in Berks County instead of listing it on the market? Check out case studies below of real people in Berks County selling their houses for cash. Does your situation sound similar to any of these?
CASE 1 – TENANT DESTROYED THE HOUSE
Hey, Berks County. I’m going to start doing some case studies for you. So welcome to case study number one. This is an example of a house that we purchased in West Lawn and Berks County in Pennsylvania. We bought this house cash. This seller reached out to us via our website. They had tenants in the property. They did have a property manager that was overlooking the property, but not really, as you can tell from the outside. It’s crumbling, the porch roof is falling down. It’s in pretty poor condition. I’m going to flip through the pictures here so that you can see that the tenants were not taking care of the property. This is the exterior. So if the property management company was even driving by it, they could have seen that it wasn’t being taken care of. We own multiple rental properties in Berks County, so we understand what landlords are going through when they have tenants.
We actually tend to like to self-manage because we haven’t had luck with local property management companies. You can see all the bushes are overgrown on this house. We were called by the seller because the tenants were removed. They were moving out and she walked through the property and this is the condition she found it in. And she was obviously devastated. So she was looking for someone to come in and quickly buy the house cash so that she wouldn’t have to clean out all this stuff from the property and make all of these repairs. You can see the garage doors are broken, windows are broken out, doors are broken out, and the house was hoarded. Unfortunately, this happens sometimes. Sometimes we have sellers that don’t want to take a cash offer and they decide to turn their property into a rental. And this is the risk you take with having rental properties.
We know. We have many of them. We’ve been landlords for 12 years in Berks County. We made this seller a cash offer. She at first didn’t want to take it, she thought it was too low. Then magically the property management company that let the house end up like this made her a cash offer, so isn’t that convenient? It’s almost like they let the tenant destroy the house so that they can then swoop in and buy the house cash. So the problem was they wanted her to have the entire house cleaned out and fix some things before they would purchase it cash. I don’t understand that. Our job as cash buyers is to make the seller’s life as easy as possible. We do not ask you to fix anything and we do not ask you to clean out the house. So she came back to us and said, “They made me a cash offer, but they want me to clean out the house. I would rather if you guys purchase it cash, but can you go any higher?”
We weren’t able to go higher, but we have the largest network of real estate investors in the county because we organize the largest real estate investment group in the state of Pennsylvania. So what we did is we put the word out to some investors we know that are buyers that do the work themselves and can pay a little more. And we called one of those buyers and sent him to walk through the house and he was able to get the seller a little bit more than what we could. So our job is to get you the most amount of money possible while making the process as easy possible so that you don’t have to clean out or fix up a house. So we were able to get her a little bit more money than what we originally thought.
We bought the house cash within a week or two. We go to settlement with a title company, just like you would if you listed a house on the market, and she was relieved of this headache. She made some money, she didn’t have to clean out the house, and she could put this whole nightmare behind her quickly. And that is our job, to make it as stress free as possible. You see the same pictures I see. This is extremely stressful. Not only was she a landlord, she knew the people renting the house and they disrespected her and disrespected her house by hoarding it and destroying it. It was a very difficult situation for her. If you’re looking to sell a tenant occupied property, we do buy with tenants in place or sell a house that’s hoarded cash or a tenant has destroyed and you just don’t want the hassle of fixing it up or cleaning it out. Check out the rest of the information on our website, fill out a form and send it over to us. We’ll see if we’re able to help you. Or you can give us a call at 610-816-6205.
CASE STUDY 2: Cash House Purchase in Berks County – House in Good Condition
Hey Berks County. This is a case study of a house that we purchased in Boyertown, Pennsylvania here in Berks County. The seller called us to sell their house fast in Berks County because they were thinking of moving across the country to Washington State. And I’m going to flip through some pictures while I talk to you.
So the reason they didn’t want to list the house on the market with an agent, as you can tell, it’s not in bad condition, it needed some finishing touch work like on some trim and some pains. But the house isn’t in terrible condition. We buy houses in nice condition in Berks County. When they called us to sell this house cash as is in Boyertown, they asked us if we buy houses that don’t need a ton of work. They mentioned that it needed some paint as you can see in the pictures here, needed some finished work. And we do buy houses in Berks County that don’t mean a ton of work.
So why did they sell to a cash buyer in Berks County instead of listing their home on the market with an agent? They did this because they were moving across the country and they needed flexibility. It’s also hard to tell, but there’s a two-car garage out back, and the garage is packed full of stuff.
So when people don’t want to clean out the house and take all the items with them, they usually call us because they need a more flexible settlement. When you list your home on the market with a real estate agent in Berks County, you have to have the house cleaned out. You also have to do certain repairs. They didn’t want to finish the rest of the repairs. They were in the middle of doing some. Didn’t want to have to finish those out, and they didn’t want to have to clean out the house. So they left behind a lot of stuff that we cleaned out for them.
When we buy houses cash as is in Berks County, we take care of cleaning out the house so that you don’t have to. So they just packed what they wanted and moved across the country. We also got them cash in their pocket before they moved. Yes, you heard that correctly. We offer flexible settlement dates and we also offer to give sellers cash before they move.
Why was this important? They needed to get a moving truck across the country. They needed to get plane tickets so that they could fly across the country. They were moving out to Washington State so that they could be closer to family, and they needed a flexible timeline. They weren’t sure when their flights were going to be. They needed money up front to move. They didn’t want to have to time the sale of their house in Berks County with the purchase of their new place. So we actually purchased the home before they moved out of the home so that they could have cash on hand.
So yes, we do buy houses in Berks County, Pennsylvania that aren’t in bad condition. They just need a little bit of touch up work. Maybe you don’t want to clean out your house in Berks County, maybe you don’t want to do the little bit of things that need to be finished, and maybe you just need a flexible settlement date. If this is your scenario, feel free to call us for a free, no obligation consultation for your fair cash offer on your home in Berks County.
CASE STUDY 3: Downsizing, AS-IS, Flexible Settlement Date
Hey, Berks County. This is an example of another house that we recently purchased. This was in DouglasSville, Pennsylvania. This was actually a mobile home in Berks County down in DouglasSville, PA. The title to the mobile home had been retired, so this mobile home was not in a park. The mobile home sat on its own land in Berks County. So it had a little bit of land, a cute little fenced yard. It was down the street from a park. You can see this is the kitchen, not in bad shape, but you can see from the ceiling in the kitchen that it looks like somebody smoked in the house, which is okay. We buy houses in any condition in Berks County. We’ve purchased houses where you can see the nicotine running down the walls.
I’m going to flip through some more pictures here for you. This is the bathroom of the house in Douglassville.Again, this is a mobile home. So we do buy houses in Berks County, Pennsylvania, but we also buy mobile homes in Berks County, Pennsylvania, and we do buy them as is. This seller called us. Her parents were living in the home, but all of the mortgage and taxes, and everything were in the daughter’s name. It was just becoming a lot of maintenance for her parents to keep up with this home. A lot of times when you have a house in Berks County, if you live here you know we get snow. You have to mow the grass. There’s shoveling. There was a deck outside that was in need of a lot of repair and that happens from the weather, from just the elements wearing down on things in houses here in Berks County.
So you can see, again, the walls are a little bit yellowed from nicotine, not a big deal. We bought this house as is. We could have purchased this house as is in Berks County within a week, but we didn’t want to rush the parents out of the home. They wanted time to find an apartment and slowly move the things that they wanted to take to an apartment in Berks County that they wanted to live in that would be closer to where their daughter lived. They were moving out because they wanted less maintenance. So we actually closed in about a month or maybe a little over a month. We’re never in a rush. We really like homeowners in Berks County to feel like they have flexibility with when they sell their house. We don’t necessarily have to purchase the house within a week. We can wait a month or two months. Sometimes we’ll actually buy the house to get you money in your pocket upfront so that you have money to move.
So in this situation, they needed a little bit of time. They wanted to move some things to an apartment and find the right apartment. They weren’t necessarily in a rush, so we presented them with an offer and they agreed. We got the paperwork rolling for them, and then we waited until they were ready. So we had things at the title company. We closed with title companies here in Berks County, and we were just waiting until they were ready to go to settlement, and when they were, we called the title company, and because the paperwork was already there in advance, the title company was ready to go, and we could purchase. The family also didn’t want to have to clean out the home and take any more than they had to. This is typical. When people are downsizing from a house in Berks County to an apartment. Can’t fit as much in an apartment, and they oftentimes don’t want to clean everything out, so we took care of cleaning out whatever they wanted to leave behind.
The other great thing was they didn’t have to fix anything. As you can tell, the home isn’t in bad condition. When we first met with these homeowners in Berks County, we actually suggested that they list the home on the market with a real estate agent, and they didn’t want to. You can watch the video testimonial on our website under our reviews section at Berks County house buyers. Berksdirectcashbuyers.com is our website. You’ll see the review, and the daughter says it was a balance between wanting to get a certain amount of money out of the house, but also wanting the process to be quick and easy,, not having to take tons of time and energy to clean out the home, clean up the home or repair the home that they had in Berks County.
So instead of listing it on the market with an agent, they called us for a cash offer on this house in Douglassville. We presented them with a cash offer and within a month purchased this home in Berks County, and they could take their time, move into an apartment, and they didn’t have to clean out anything they didn’t want to clean out. So we recently started renovating this mobile home. It came along really nice, fixed up the deck, had the whole inside painted, and it went on the market and was recently purchased by a new home owner. So we buy houses in Berks County, and we are helping sellers out of situations and helping to make their life easier with flexible timelines.
Then on the other end, after we purchase it and renovate it and make it like new, we get to sell it to another happy homeowner who’s downsizing and looking for a ranch home that will be moving into this mobile home. So it’s really a win-win, win for everybody, which is our goal. So we provide options and find solutions for homeowners in Berks County, and we help people sell their houses cash. If you have a house that you’re looking to sell, feel free to check out our website, Berks610.com, or you can reach us at 610-816-6205.
CASE STUDY 4: BEHIND ON TAXES & TIRED OF KEEPING UP WITH HOUSE REPAIRS
Hey, Berks County. I just want to give you an example of another home that we purchased for cash in Berks County, Pennsylvania.
This was a seller out of Muhlenberg, PA, that contacted us because he was a little behind on taxes. Couldn’t keep up with his home anymore, and was looking to sell so that he could rent an apartment. But he needed money upfront, so that he could show he had money in his bank account to apply for an apartment.
One of the benefits of selling to a cash buyer is that we can get you money upfront, so that you can put a deposit down on an apartment in Berks County. If you sell your house cash, we will buy it, get you cash in hand up front, so you can start apartment shopping.
As you can see from the pictures, this house in Muhlenberg, PA, is a little bit let go. The ceiling is falling down; you have some water damage. There’s mold in the closet where the hot water heater is. This house did not have a basement. It was a townhome in Muhlenberg.
He would not be able to sell the house on the market with mold on the wall like that. That would have to be repaired, and he didn’t want to have to do any repairs anymore. He was tired of fixing up this place. He wanted to rent an apartment so that he wouldn’t be responsible for repairs.
This is one of the bedrooms. You can tell that the house is very full of stuff. He could just pack what he needed and take it with him. He didn’t have to clean out his house in Muhlenberg, Pennsylvania. He just packed what he wanted to, and he left the rest behind.
We took care of clean-out. There was a lot of smoking in the house, so a lot of the walls were yellowed. There was a lot of trash everywhere. He had started to do some repairs. You can see the yellow streaks on the wall from nicotine, but the house was just very let go. He was busy and working a lot. Didn’t have time to keep up with it. The roof was old. The lawn was a little let go. You can see the driveway’s crumbling a little bit. He definitely was overwhelmed by living there, and trying to take care of it.
Home ownership isn’t for everybody. Taking care of a house takes a lot of work. It’s very time consuming. And sometimes things happen in life where you just don’t have the time to take care of it anymore.
We purchased this home in Muhlenberg for cash. He didn’t have to make any repairs. All that stuff that you saw in the bedrooms, we cleaned it out. He just packed, and took whatever he wanted with him. The bonus was he had time to pack.
So we purchased the house, got him cash in his pocket. Then he went back to this house, and had time to pack what he needed to pack. He actually lived there, I think, for a week or two after we purchased the property, so he could take his time before moving. And he didn’t have to fix anything up.
We buy houses, cash like this, in Berks County all the time. If you’re behind on your taxes like this gentleman was, don’t pay the taxes. Those taxes get paid off at settlement, and the house resells. So you don’t have to pay the taxes on your Berks County house upfront. When we buy the house for cash, those taxes will get paid.
Just another example of a home we purchased in Muhlenberg, Pennsylvania. If you’re interested in a free, no-obligation cash offer on your home, feel free to visit us at berks610.com, or give us a call at 610-816-6205. We look forward to helping you.