Frequently Asked Questions
If you have a question that’s not listed below, please don’t hesitate to contact us (or give us a call) and we’ll be happy to answer it for you.
Q: What makes you different from all the other “We Buy Houses” businesses?
A: You probably see “We Buy Houses” signs all over Massachusetts. Billboards, street poles, on buildings, etc. The big difference between those businesses and ours is that we are from Boston, and we are locally owned and operated. Many of those businesses are national, and they often give you a lowball number. Often times, they won’t even meet with you. At Sell Fast Boston, our top priorities are customer service and keeping the integrity of Boston. We will meet with you (in person) to learn more about what you’re trying to accomplish, and help guide you through the entire process.
Q: Do you pay fair prices for properties?
A: Yes. Our offers are fair and competitive. Often times, we beat the competition as national home buyers are looking to make a deal with a lowball offer, without concern of the seller (just profit). With Sell Fast Boston, we will meet with you at your property, assess the condition, and present you with a cash offer. There’s no obligation to move forward. If you choose to accept our offer, we’ll help guide you through the entire process.
Q: What types of properties do you buy?
A: We buy all types of properties. On the residential side, we buy houses, condos, multi-family homes, investment properties, properties with unwanted tenants, inherited properties, etc. We also purchase commercial properties. No matter the scenario, we’re here to help you sell.
Q: How fast can you close?
A: We usually like to defer this question back to you. Ideally, when would you like to close? Typically, we can close in as little as 7 days, or even sooner. Our goal is ensuring your needs are met, so if you need to close on a specific day, we’ll make it happen.
Q: Will you be listing my house on the MLS or actually buying it?
A: We will be buying your house direct with a competitive cash offer. It takes time to sell a property listed on the MLS, which is why you can benefit from selling to us directly. We can even close on the day of your choice!
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Q: How do you determine the price to offer on my house?
A: Great question, and we’re an open book: Our process is very straightforward. We look at the location of the property, what repairs are needed, the current condition of the property, and values of comparable houses sold in the area recently. We take many pieces of information into consideration… and come up with a fair, competitive offer that works for us and works for you too.
Q: Are there any fees or commissions to work with you?
A: This is what makes us stand out from the traditional method of selling your house: There are NO fees or commissions when you sell your house us. We’ll make you an offer, and if it’s a fit then we’ll buy your house. No hassle. No fees.
Q: How are you different from a real estate agent?
A: Real estate agents list properties and hope that someone will buy them. The agent shows the properties to prospective buyers if there are any (the average time to sell a property in many markets right now is 6-12 months) and then take a percentage of the sale price if they find a buyer. Oftentimes, the agent’s commission is 3-6% of the sale price of your house (so if it’s a $100,000 house, you’ll pay between $3,000 – $6,000 in commissions to an agent). Agents provide a great service for those that can wait 6-12 months to sell and who don’t mind giving up some of that sale price to pay for the commissions. But that’s where we’re different: We’re not agents, we’re home buyers. Our company actually buys houses.
Q: Is there any obligation when I submit my info?
A: There is absolutely zero obligation for you. Once you tell us a bit about your property, we’ll take a look at things, maybe set up a call with you to find out a bit more, and make you an all-cash offer that’s fair for you and fair for us. From there, it’s 100% your decision on whether or not you’d like to sell your house to us… and we won’t hassle you, won’t harass you… it’s 100% your decision and we’ll let you decide what’s right for you.
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