Frequently Asked Questions
We have formulated a list of frequently asked questions so you can read through them. If your question is not listed please feel free to call us at (203)529-4712 or fill in the contact us form below, and we will try to answer any and all questions you may have.
Here are some of our Most Asked Questions:
- Who are you?
- What do you do?
- Will you list my house with an agent on the MLS?
- How are you different from a real estate agent?
- Should I just list my house in CT with an agent?
- How does it work?
- Are there any obligations after I fill In the form?
- Are there any fees or commissions to work with you?
- Do you pay fair prices for properties?
- How do you determine the price to offer on my house?
- What is Wholesaling?
- How many houses do you buy and what will you do with my house?
- How do I get started and get my free no obligation all cash offer?
Can not find the answer to a question you may have? Well that is not acceptable! Please contact us to submit your question directly to either Dixie or Jerryll. When you contact us we instantly get a phone notification so we can get back to you, often within minutes!
Once all your questions are answered, why not check us out and get to know us a bit. Find out who we are and what we are about to see if you feel like we are the right team to buy your house!
1. Who Are You?
We are Dixie and Jerryll. We are the main duo of “We Buy Houses In Connecticut”. Of course we have a team that consists of our most excellent closing attorney, our contractor, and our agent that is listed as CT’s top 10 best agents!
Our “About Us” page will give you a very detailed picture of who we are, and what we are about. Visit that page now, come in and get to know us a little. We are accomplished, honest, and pleasant. We also have provided an easy to absorb video for your convenience below.
2. What Do You Do?
We Buy Houses In Connecticut, in any condition in cash. That is basically the gist of it. We are the ideal alternative if you need to sell your house very quickly. Even if time is not much of an issue, but still would like to avoid the expenses and annoyances of listing your house for sale here in CT with an agent, we are the perfect option.
3. Will you list my house with an agent on the MLS?
We will not list your house. We are not agents. Our intention is to buy your house in cash, and rehab it in case any work needs to be done on it and sell it again at a profit. We have many solutions to buying your house, including seller financing, wholesaling and flat out buying it for cash. All this ensures you will get your house sold fast!
4. How are you different from a real estate agent?
An agent does not actually buy your house. Agents market your house on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), in hopes a buyer will be interested. Agents charge commissions and fees. Listing your house in Connecticut with an agent means you pay closing costs, title fees, and have to tolerate countless of walkthroughs while the house is on the market which can be a long time.
We are two people with the cash and connections to other cash buyers interested in buying houses, rehab them and put it back on the market for sale for a profit. We are cash buyers and investors. We are the ones actually buying your house. We skip the entire “agent” process and jump immediately to the offer and closing on your property you have for sale in Connecticut. We cover the conventional expenses associated with selling a house like closing costs and inspections. The most notable difference is that we do not charge you any fees or commissions. As mentioned, we skip the entire “agent” process.
5. Should I just list my house in CT with an agent?
Honestly, we do not know… (yet)! We would need to take a look at your house, your situation, your timeline, your location your expectations, needs and requirements for us to give you a solid answer. And we are happy to provide you with our professional recommendation.
If you would like that answer now, just fill in our form below and we will get in touch with you with what we believe is your best course of action concerning selling your house in Connecticut.
Keep in mind what it means to list a house that is not brand new with an agent.
6. How Does It Work?
A: This is by far our most frequently asked question. This is the reason why we devoted a separate section to answer this question. You can find a very detailed answer on our “How It Works“page. It basically all starts when you fill out our form.
Now you must be wondering:
Well, what happens after I fill in your form?
Watch the video below for a very easy to understand and follow bird’s eye view of what happens after you fill out our form.
7. Are there any obligations after I fill in the form?
There are no obligations, at all. We understand that you have options. We know there are people out there eager to scam you, and eager to take advantage of you and your situation. To distinguish ourselves from those, we make sure you know there are no costs to you. You truly and absolutely have nothing to lose. We make you an offer and if you accept the offer, great! You will get your cash quickly. If you do not accept the offer we will do our best to guide you in the right direction.
8. Are there any fees or commissions to work with you?
There is no money out of your pocket. All fees are paid by us (we get it back when we sell the rehabbed house to an other buyer).
9. Do you pay fair prices for properties?
Very good question. Yes we definitely pay fair prices. But please know there is a difference between a fair price and market value. If the house is in bad shape, we take the market value of the house and subtract all the cost of repairs needed and we come up with number that obviously is a fair price. In some special cases we can present highly competitive offers at market value. However, usually those cases do not allow us to pay all cash. Seller financing is one such of such cases.For more information on fair offers I have written a simple example on how such “below market offers” may still be the best offer scenario
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10. How do you determine the price to offer on my house?
We look at the market. We look at how much comparable houses in comparable condition are being sold for. In addition we look at location, how much work is needed to ether repair and/or bring the house up to date. (If all the houses in your neighborhood have updated kitchens, granite countertops and quality cabinets, for example, we will need to upgrade the kitchen to those standards (to be able to sell the house again at those comparable prices and thus making profit.). We do not hide facts, we will show you the list of repairs and the estimated costs and brake it all down in front of you so you can be sure the offer is indeed a educated and fair researched offer. This also gives you an idea what work is needed on the house and you can be better informed if you want to go ahead and sell it without having to deal with the repairs, or if you want to do the repairs yourself and list it with an agent.
11. What is “Wholesaling”?
This is a very much debated topic between both real estate agents and investors as well as sellers and investors. There are a ton of differing opinions. It can get very involved so we have dedicated a special page for this question. Find out all there is to know about wholesaling here!
12. Here is a popular question:
How many houses do you buy and what will you do with my house?
—We get this question – all – the – time!!
We buy many many houses ;). And what we do with them? I won’t tell! Instead I will show you!
Every picture below has a dedicated page that gives a little back story about what is going on. This will continuously be updated.
Week 0: “First Contact”
A homeowner just like you, finds us on the internet and fills in our form. During the next few days we do a market analysis and schedule a walkthrough. We then submit an offer, often the next day (please make sure you put in the complete address and a way to contact you to speed things up). Often our offers get accepted. We close on a date most convenient to you, the seller.
Week 1: “Planning, Scheduling & Budgeting The Rehab”
To ensure we get the most out of our CT house purchase, we often have to rearrange the floorplan to make it more desirable for 2017 buyers! In this case we thought an open floor plan would be the best choice.
Week 2: “Rehab Starts”
After the first week of ownership of the house in Connecticut, we start the rehab. Often the roof is the first item to tackle.
Week 3: “DEMOLITION!!”
Once we have a roof that does not leak, we can start the work inside. Demolition!
Week 4 & 5:“Windows, Roughing Framing, Insulation, Sheetrock”
After demo, we now can frame according to the proposed floorplan, we replace windows, and tackle electrical, plumbing, insulation, recessed lighting, and finally sheet rock hanging.
Week 6 & 7:“Priming, Painting & Basement”
Sheetrock is hung! Taping mudding priming and painting is next. As one crew tackles this on the main floor, we are going down stairs to finish the unfinished basement. This includes framing, roughing (plumbing and electrical). Here is where we currently are. For the latest updates and pictures, please visit our blog!
As you can see we are serious about buying houses. For the next week we plan to lay down premium select hardwood flooring, trim, doors, kitchen cabinets and tiling the bathrooms.
We Buy Connecticut Houses Fast
As you can see from the pictures below, we are the ones actually buying the houses and doing the rehab. Although this house that we bought in cash, was in extremely poor condition, we also buy houses in great shape.
Go to our About Us page to see more pictures of our current cash purchase rehab in Clinton and see if it feels right to you, to choose us to sell your house in Connecticut to.
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