Saturday, October 10, 2015

Sisters find perfect solution for inherited house with too many repairs

Cheryl Pierce and Mary Arbuckle were emotionally attached to the Overland Park house they
inherited from their mother. They knew they needed to sell it, even though it was in disrepair, but it held nearly 50 years of memories for them. It was where they grew up, where their children visited their grandparents, the center of family gatherings.

Arbuckle asked her daughter-in-law, China Arbuckle with ReeceNichols, to help price the house. China thought the house would need a cash buyer. She knew Brandon Logan, owner of KC Property Pros, so she called him.

“My daughter-in-law said Brandon is an expert on houses like this,” Mary Arbuckle said. “He was wonderful. He looked at the house and said ‘I’ll buy it and fix it up.’”

Pierce and Arbuckle told Logan they had other estimates from companies similar to his, but Logan’s offer was a few thousand more. Within a couple of weeks, they had closed on the house and Logan was ready to begin renovating it. But the sisters’ relationship with the house and with Logan didn’t stop at closing.

“Brandon was wonderful,” Arbuckle said. “He told us we could come by anytime we wanted to see what his company was doing. We stopped by several times and all the workers were really friendly. They stopped what they were doing and let us tour the house, see the progress. I can’t say enough about how nice they were.”

Pierce and Arbuckle weren’t the only family members visiting. When the project was finished, Logan let the entire family — grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins — spend a couple of hours at the house, viewing the transformation and sharing memories.

“The best part is the house sold and someone from the neighborhood bought it,” Arbuckle said. “We know them and they knew our parents.”

Arbuckle and Pierce said they highly recommend to anyone who is in a similar situation with a house they need to sell that needs extensive repairs.

Inheritance is just one reason people need to sell a house quickly. Others can include being behind on taxes, too many repairs, downsizing, divorce, death of a loved one, job loss, facing a short sale or a looming foreclosure.

When these circumstances arise, KC Property Pros 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 Brett 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’s extensive real estate experience allows him to realistically value the homes his company 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.

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.”

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 and fill out the form or they may call Brandon Logan at 816-582-8100.

KC Property Pros

Contact: Brandon Logan, 816-582-8100.


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