Saturday, August 8, 2015

Couple needed a quick sale to downsize

Rich and Kathy Cansler were ready for a change. It was time to sell their Prairie Village home and downsize to something more suitable for their current lifestyle. They wanted a quick and easy sales experience without the hassle of renovating their home and waiting for the right buyer to show up.

Rich’s brother helped them find the perfect solution. “My brother told me about an article he saw in The Kansas City Star about KCPropertyPros, so I gave Brandon (Logan) a call.”

The Canslers had talked to a few other similar companies that buy houses for cash to renovate and resell, but they were most impressed with KC Property Pros.

“Brandon was very professional throughout the whole process, but in a nice way,” Kathy said. “He seemed to know everything he needed to know to correctly price our home. When he walked through the house, he didn’t take any notes but he noticed everything. He asked us about our plans and our hopes, and explained how he worked.”

Within a day, Logan called the Canslers with an offer and worked with them to make it a smooth transition.

“We were concerned about the closing date, because we were undecided on what we were going to do next,” Rich said. “But Brandon said we could set the closing out a few months and then extend it if we needed to. We actually found a place to move earlier than expected, so we moved the closing date up.”

Kathy said the entire process was easy. “Brandon made it comfortable for us. He was very polite, friendly and professional. He even made the move easy. He said that anything we didn’t want to move, we could just leave and he would take care of it. We did leave a few things. By the time we packed and moved, we were worn out, so it was great to be able to do that.”

The Canslers have some friends who are considering downsizing, too, and they are recommending KC Property Pros to them. “I would definitely recommend them to anyone,” Kathy said.

Wanting to downsize is just one reason people need to sell a house quickly. Others can include being behind on taxes, too many repairs, inheritance, 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.

“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.”

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.”

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.