Saturday, March 15, 2014
Need to sell a house? Too many repairs?
Even in today’s market, some homes won’t sell for a variety of reasons. Or the owners may need a guaranteed sale in a short amount of time.
Those reasons can include being behind on taxes, divorce, death of a loved one, inheritance, a home that needs extensive repairs, job loss, facing a short sale or a looming foreclosure.
When these circumstances arise, a local company can help you. KC Property Pros, owned by Brandon Logan and Brett Shelton, offers a variety of solutions for homeowners needing immediate relief from the economic burden of ownership.
Logan started the business in 2005 and was joined in 2009 by Shelton, his college roommate. Logan has an extensive real estate background as a member of one of the top-producing sales teams in the Kansas City area. Shelton’s expertise is a background in accounting and remodeling.
Logan knows the Kansas City area real estate market, so he is able to realistically value the homes KC Property Pros purchases. And because of this expertise, he is able to offer homeowners the best advice on how to sell their house even if KC Property Pros isn’t their best option for selling.
“Homeowners need a homebuyer they can trust, that’s us,” Logan said. “They don’t need a national company that just puts their house into a formula to make a low-ball offer. They need to sell but want someone to help them make the best decision. We offer honest solutions for local sellers.”
The amount KC Property Pros pays for a house depends on the comparable value of other homes in the neighborhood as well as the amount of work needed to renovate it. Logan said after touring a house, he can usually make an offer within 24 hours and since the company pays cash, closing can be within as little as a week.
“Many houses are unsellable because they won’t pass inspections,” Logan said. “The owner may have lived there for several years and repairs have not been done. The house may have asbestos tile and lead paint that need to be removed or wiring and plumbing that needs to be brought up to code.
“Most buyers don’t want to buy a house and then work on it. Today’s buyers want a move-in-ready house. These repairs can be very expensive, especially if the seller does not have a background in construction or design. It’s very important to make the right repairs even if the repairs are only cosmetic. I’ve seen good people make expensive mistakes rehabbing their home, either from hiring bad contractors to something as simple as picking out the wrong colors. It’s not an easy process and mistakes can be very costly.
“We do all of that,” Logan continued. “The seller, who might not have the money or the knowledge to make the repairs, is relieved of that burden.”
“We buy all over the Kansas City metro,” he added.
Logan’s background as a real estate agent for banks is especially helpful to homeowners facing foreclosure or a short sale.
“I have experience working with banks in those situations,” he said. “If you know someone going through hard times and about to lose their home, have them call me as soon as possible. We can help them avoid foreclosure and get them a fresh start in life.”
“KC Property Pros offers advantages that national companies cannot,” Shelton said, “because we know the Kansas City area real estate market and local home values, we use our own local construction company to do the renovation and all of the money generated by buying, renovating and reselling the homes stays in Kansas City. These advantages allow us to pay more than our competitors.”
Those who want to sell their home may visit the website KCPropertyPros.com and fill out the form or they may call Brandon Logan at 816-582-8100.
KC Property Pros
Contact: Brandon Logan, 816-582-8100.