We Buy Houses Scams: PART 1
Brad Chandler explains in this series how those “We Buy Houses” companies operate and how Express Homebuyers is not your typical house buying company in the DC area. This is a 5 part series.
Watch Part 2 https://youtu.be/Cqk2BciYwMg
Watch Part 3 https://youtu.be/fzw2YwtyE6Q
Watch Part 4 https://youtu.be/RLUC0PDGP0U
Watch Part 5 https://youtu.be/9PCvb1KKx4M
Hi. I’m Brad Chandler from Express Homebuyers. Maybe you’ve heard all about the We Buy Houses Scams out there. I figured it was time for an industry insider to pull back the covers on some of the shady practices that unfortunately occur in the house buying industry.
These dishonest practices and we buy houses scams are one of the reasons I started Express Homebuyers back in 2003. I saw a real need in the industry for investors to operate in an ethical, honorable and truthful manner. Taking advantage of people is NOT RIGHT and is something I DO NOT TOLERATE.
First let’s talk about some of the most widespread tricks.
Well, wait. Let’s make sure we all understand something first. All investors, including Express Homebuyers are in the business to make a profit. That’s the reality of running a business – if you don’t make any money, you close up shop. So we all buy homes for a price we feel allows us to put in the necessary repair dollars and then resell the property for a profit.
Here’s where the differences start. Many house buying companies and property investors hide behind those “We Buy Houses” and “I Buy Houses” signs and websites that don’t tell you who they are, if they have an office address and if they have a legally operating and licensed company. Many of the We Buy Houses signs you see on utility poles have only a phone number. No one’s personal name, business name or business address is on there. And many of the 800 numbers go through Google voice or other services that make it untraceable.
Why do property investors do this? They do it for 2 reasons. The first is because is in most areas of the country those signs – which are also known as bandit signs – are illegal. The offender can be penalized with big fines. The second reason is that if the investor does something illegal during the course of your transaction with him, it will be virtually impossible to track him down.
At Express Homebuyers, we’ve run TV ads for years with my face and name on the commercial. Why? Because we operate honestly and ethically and have nothing to hide. Want to come visit our office and meet our team? You are welcome here any time! That’s an offer that would be difficult for most other home buyers to make, as most of them don’t have offices. They operate as a one-man show working out of a home or apartment.
Our process is fast, simple and stress-free. First, call us to speak with an Express Homebuyers sales specialist.
They will ask you a few simple questions about your house. Your questions to these answers, combined with our experienced knowledge and current market research, allow us to make you a fair offer on your house in just seven 7 minutes. Once you accept our offer, Express Homebuyers will visit your house, answer your questions, and complete the sales agreement. We are the local and trusted We Buy Homes company!
Helping you sell your home, is our priority. Since we do most of our research and market analysis during our initial phone call with you, we don’t waste your time with drawn out property visits. In about an hour, we inspect your house and confirm what you shared with us. After the meeting at your house, Express Homebuyers will schedule a settlement date that is convenient for you. On this date we will officially buy your house. We stand by our promise to buy your house fast and can do it in less than 7 days.
We handle all the details and constantly communicate with you from the first time you call, until the settlement date. Put your trust in Express Homebuyers. We’re local, we’re experienced, and we’re better Business Bureau Credited. We go above and beyond with our personal attention and we buy your house as is, which keeps more of your hard-earned dollars in your pocket.
Additionally, you don’t have to experience the uncertainty over if and when your house will sell. Nor do you have to worry about endless buyers constantly walking through your house.
So that’s it, your house is sold, your stress reduced, and your situation is optimized. Your solution begins with one simple, confidential call to Express Homebuyers. Oh, buy the way we don’t charge any fees or commissions. Let us show you just how easy it can be. Call us now at CALL 888.820.7711 and in 7 minutes get an offer on your house.