Understanding the Selling Process

we want you to feel confident when selling your home

We understand that selling your home can be a daunting experience. We would never want you to make a decision like this for your family without all the facts. That’s why we took the time to create these informational videos, and are ready and willing to walk you through each part of the process. Questions are important. Please go through our Frequently Asked Questions section below as many of the answers you need may be found there. If you need further assistance, please feel free to call us anytime.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why wouldn’t I just list my house with a Real Estate Agent?
Listing with an agent is the way to go if you have a property in perfect condition and can afford to wait for the right buyer. The housing market in the Foothills of Northern California is hot, and retail-ready houses are selling fast. However, the hassles of a traditional sale might not benefit your real-life situation.

When you sell on-market, you will have dozens of people walk through your home with open houses, buyers who might have their financing fall through, and home inspection worries. Each item can add stress and months to the sale process. Then, when you take into account the agents’ fees and items the buyer requests you to fix, the actual amount you get in your pocket is almost never the price for which you sold it.

What are ALL my options to sell my house?
1. List your house on the retail market with a real estate agent. From the day you list to the day you have your check, it’s usually 45-90+ days. Plus you have the hassles of open houses, you will pay commissions and no deal is certain until the date of closing.

2. Sell the house yourself (For Sale By Owner): You’re doing all the work an agent would: taking photos, creating listings, showing the property and organizing contract signings. You will definitely save some money this way, but your time investment is substantial. Plus, you’re still on the hook for all repairs and clean-up.

3. Sell now to I Buy NorCal Houses: Avoid all of the hassles with listing on the market and having to take care of every repair. You just let us know when you need to close and what your needs are, and we will give you our fair, no-obligation offer. Difficult situations, irritating tenants and properties in disrepair are our jam!

What’s my easiest option?

Sell directly to I Buy NorCal Houses—we buy houses directly from you, the homeowner. Sell your house fast without the hassle of dealing with on-market buyers or the cost of commissions.

1. Sell “As-Is:” Does your house need repairs you don’t want to or can’t afford to make? Great! We’ll take care of that.

2. We’ll Clean Out and Declutter: Have extra projects you have laying around that you can’t take with you? Old furniture you don’t want? Don’t worry about it! We’ll take care of that.

3. No Commissions (and We’ll Pay All Closing Costs!): We don’t charge commissions, because we’re the only buyer you have to worry about. We don’t make our money by sneaking in extra costs to you. We’re in the business of fixing up houses and going through the hassles ourselves to sell them.

4. Fully Confidential and Discreet: Avoid having to share your information with the world through the MLS- with agents and dozens of buyers. Our process is completely private and discreet.

Can you even help me? My situation is really complicated.
We help property owners just like you, in all kinds of situations.

Divorce, foreclosure, death of a family member, burdensome rental property, and almost every other real-life situation you can imagine. Sometimes, our clients are simply too busy to take the time to deal with what typically need to be done to prepare a house to sell.

We’ll know very quickly if we can help you, and unlike selling through an agent, you don’t have to wait to see if the buyer can get financing- we’re ready to buy right now!

Can I leave my troublesome tenants in the house?
Yes! If that’s what you need, we can take care of the entire headache of the tenant eviction for you. Let us take care of it. You just take the cash and walk away.
How quickly can I get paid?
Because we pay cash and don’t rely on traditional financing, we can close faster and more seamlessly than any traditional buyer. Typically, our clients find that they get their cash and walk away in 30 days or less.
What does “as-is” mean?

We buy your Northern California house in “as-is” condition, which means you don’t have to worry about doing repairs, decluttering, or getting it ready for showings. We’ll handle all repairs, inspections, etc. after we purchase your house. We’ll factor this into our offer, of course, but it saves you the money and the headache associated with getting your house ready to sell.

What does “all-cash offer” mean?
All cash means exactly that—all cash! Because we are real estate investors who are purchasing your house directly, we don’t rely on traditional financing like retail homebuyers. When you sell to us, there’s no risk of financing falling through or closing being delayed. When we make you an offer, that’s the full amount you’ll receive.
What if I don’t need a fast closing?
We work within your time frame. If you don’t need a fast closing to take care of personal business, we can schedule the closing on the day that works best for you!
Are you just going to give me a low-ball offer?
Our goal is to provide you with the fairest offer possible. Unlike other investors or the big online home-buying giants, we’re transparent with how we arrive at an offer amount.

What we offer is based on what the value of the property may be once we make the necessary improvements and upgrades. We’re entirely transparent with this offer process and happy to walk you through how it works. The old-fashioned way, person to person and in most cases, face-to-face.

Is this legit?

Yes—thousands of your neighbors are exploring their options when it comes to selling their house the easiest, fastest and most transparent way.

If you don’t have the time or ability to list your house on the market for top dollar, we offer an alternative. We’ll work with you to assess your situation, make you a transparent all-cash offer and close on your timeline.