Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have questions? We are happy to discuss our process anytime via phone or email. Please contact us at any time or give our office a call. 616-920-0585 (or give us a call) and we’ll be happy to answer it for you.
For your convenience, we have provided answers to some of our most-asked questions below.
Q: Will I be under obligation once I get my offer?
A: NEVER! There is never any obligation, just information about the options available to you. Tell us a bit about your property and we will help you understand what different selling options are available to you. We will happily make you an offer, but it up to you whether or not that it is the right decision for you. We are not into high-pressure sales and we will not hassle you or pressure you into any decision.
Q: How much are the commissions and fees when I work with Indigobuyshomes.com?
A: Always $0. This is why selling direct has become increasingly popular. We charge zero commissions because we are a direct buyer. In addition, we pick up all costs associated with the sale and the closing. We make you an offer, and that’s it, that’s what you walk away with! Never any hidden costs or fees. To be candid, we make our profit after we renovate and repair the house. We don’t always see a profit, but we do enjoy restoring homes for the betterment of the local economy.
Q: How are you different from a real estate agent?
A: Agents have you sign a listing agreement with them, then they attempt to sell your house to a third party individual in exchange for a commission. (Typically around 6%.) There are no guarantees that the property will sell for your asking price or in a specific timeframe. In many US markets, the average time to sell is 6-12 months. That can be a long time of waiting and paying bills on a house you don’t want to own. Utilities, taxes, and insurance can add up fast. Working with [compant] will allow you to close quickly, ending your financial burdens almost immediately. If you have time and don’t mind paying out for the costs (commissions, listing, cleaning, repairs, staging, etc) then listing can be a great solution! If you would rather the sale be over and done with, without facing unknown repairs costs, and still putting a great cash amount in your pocket, then a direct sale might be the better choice!
Q: Will you be listing my house on the MLS or actually buying it?
A: We are not trying to sell your home right away, (if at all.). We want to buy in directly from you, no listing required! We are currently buying homes all over West Michigan that meet our buying criteria. From there we may repair the house and resell it to another homeowner or keep it as a rental ourselves.
Q: Do you pay fair prices for properties?
A: Always! No, it is not market value, but in exchange for a lower offer, you get a lightning fast close, zero fees, zero commissions, no waiting, no stress, and you will save money on utilities, insurance, and taxes by selling it sooner rather than later! Many people make out better in the long run! There is never any obligation with our offers, so find out what we can offer you today!
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Q: How do you determine the price to offer on my house?
A: We are always very open about how we come up with our offers. We will explain to you exactly why we offer what we do. First, we look at the location of the property, what repairs are needed, the current condition of the property, and values of recent sales nearby. We take all of this into consideration… and come up with a fair price that will work for everyone!
Our Offer Process:
We look at recent comparable sales within .5-1.5 miles from your home to determine the After Renovation Value of your home (in PERFECT condition) then we add in equity to the home and the cost of repairs to help determine the end price. We truly want to make this experience clean and transparent and make you feel as comfortable as possible with the transaction.
Q: Do you personally close on all of your transactions?
A: We do! We will not assign your contract to other investors. Instead, we utilize what is called a “double close”, what this means is that we will either close on the home for ourselves or we will close on the deal with the buyer we line up and then pay you with the funds from that sale. What is important to note is that you will ALWAYS get the money we agreed upon from this sale.