Maybe you have a few questions. That’s okay; most people do. So here’s a quick collection of some of the questions people ask us… along with our answers. If you still have a question, don’t hesitate to contact us (or give us a call) and we’ll be happy to answer it for you.
Q: Will you be listing my house on the MLS or actually buying it?
A: At First Time Investment Solutions we’re not like traditional investors or agents. We focus on helping you sell your house with the method that will work best for reaching your goals. If you’re looking for speed and convenience, we can buy your house for cash in as little as seven days. If you’re looking for top dollar, our industry-leading marketing strategy can help you sell your Washington, D.C. house faster on the market than the traditional real estate agent.
Q: Do you pay fair prices for properties?
A: Many of the houses we purchase are below market value (we do this so we can resell it at a profit to another homeowner). We are looking to get a fair discount on a property. However, in our experience, many sellers aren’t necessarily expecting a large “windfall” on the property but rather appreciate that we can offer cash, we close very quickly (no waiting for financing), and no time or effort or expense is required on your part of fix up the property or pay agent fees. If that’s what you’re looking for and you see the value in getting your house sold fast… let’s see if we can come to a fair win-win price. (Besides, our no-obligation pricing commitment means that you do not have to move forward with the offer we give… but it’s good to know what we’re offering!)
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Q: How do you determine the price to offer on my house?
A: Great question, and we’re an open book: Our process is very straightforward. We look at the location of the property, what repairs are needed, the current condition of the property, and values of comparable houses sold in the area recently. As you know, house values have taken a huge hit in the last 5 years and most areas still haven’t seen prices come back up. We take many pieces of information into consideration… and come up with a fair price that works for us and works for you too.
Q: Are there any fees or commissions to work with you?
A: Since we are both real estate investors able to pay cash and licensed and reputable real estate agents, we have multiple ways we work. If you choose to have us list your house on the market using our proprietary marketing methods to sell your Washington, D.C. house fast and for more than traditional agents, our fees are similar to other agents. However, we do have a NO FEE option, which is our Quick Cash Close option where we make you a fair all-cash offer, charge no fees, and pay all closing costs as well. Contact us at (202) 519-4361 or submit the form on our site so we can walk you through how we can help you sell your house and reach your goals while putting the most money in your pocket.
Q: How are you different from a real estate agent?
A: Great question! Several years ago we discovered that so many Washington, D.C. house sellers were being ignored and under-served by real estate investors AND agents who were limited in how they could solve homeowners’ problems. For most real estate agents to take on a listing, the house has to be “show ready,” which often requires you to pay for repairs, hold open houses, show the house to several potential buyers, and deal with the often-stressful problem of buyers backing out at the last minute or financing falling through.
On the other hand, many real estate investors make cash offers based off of a formula that works for their business model, but for a seller who isn’t necessarily in a hurry or is indeed willing to go through the traditional selling process, that offer is often way too low.
At First Time Investment Solutions, we are able to serve you with several options to sell, and you can pick the one that best helps you reach your goals.
If you’re after speed and convenience, don’t want to deal with repairs, and you’re willing to give up a bit of equity for that convenience, great! Our Cash Offer program may be right for you.
If you’re seeking top dollar and can wait for the right retail buyer to come long, great! We can list your home on the market and sell it fast to put the most money in your pocket.
Essentially, the primary way we are different is that we don’t box you in to a single option. We offer choices so you can choose what works for you.
Q: Is there any obligation when I submit my info?
A: There is absolutely zero obligation for you. Once you tell us a bit about your property, we’ll take a look at things, maybe set up a call with you to find out a bit more, and make you an all-cash offer that’s fair for you and fair for us. From there, it’s 100% your decision on whether or not you’d like to sell your house to us… and we won’t hassle you, won’t harass you… it’s 100% your decision and we’ll let you decide what’s right for you.
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