Frequently Asked Questions
Maybe you have a few questions. That’s okay; most people do. So here’s a quick collection of some of the questions people ask us… along with our answers. If you still have a question, don’t hesitate to contact us (or give us a call) and we’ll be happy to answer it for you.
Q: Will you be listing my house on the MLS or actually buying it?
A: Great question. We’re not agents, and we don’t list houses. We are professional home buyers: We buy houses Atlanta that meet our purchasing criteria. From there we may repair the house and resell it to another homeowner or keep it as a rental ourselves.
Q: How do you sell a house in Atlanta that needs repairs?
A: While traditional home buyers are going to want a fully renovated home they intend to occupy as a primary residence, companies like ours will buy a home specifically because it needs work. Since we are investors and have access to cash, we have multiple options at our disposal to determine the best way to get any house back in shape.
Q: Do you pay fair prices for properties?
A: Many of the houses we purchase are below market value (we do this so we can resell it at a profit to another homeowner). We are looking to get a fair discount on a property. However, in our experience, many sellers aren’t necessarily expecting a large “windfall” on the property but rather appreciate that we can offer cash, we close very quickly (no waiting for financing), and no time or effort or expense is required on your part of fix up the property or pay agent fees. If that’s what you’re looking for and you see the value in getting your house sold fast… let’s see if we can come to a fair win-win price. (Besides, our no-obligation pricing commitment means that you do not have to move forward with the offer we give… but it’s good to know what we’re offering!)
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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. As you know, house values have taken a huge hit in the last 5 years and most areas still haven’t seen prices come back up. We take many pieces of information into consideration… and come up with a fair price that works for us and works for you too.
Q: How do I sell my house in 7 days in Georgia?
A: According to realtor.com, average homes in Georgia sit on the market between 65 and 93 days between the initial listing and the closing. If you need to sell quickly due to divorce, financial hardship, tired of bad tenants, etc., it’s not as hard as you might think. Joint Venture Real Estate specializes in buying homes in any condition, for any price and can do it in 7 days (or less in some cases).
Q: How can I sell my old house fast in Atlanta?
A: Find a cash buyer that will purchase your home as-is. Here are a few benefits of selling directly to a cash buyer:
- You typically pay no fees ( if you work with Joint Venture Real Estate, you NEVER pay any fees)
- No need to cleanup.
- No Showings
- No repairs.
- Close in as little as 7 days
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 to us. We’ll make you an offer, and if it’s a fit then we’ll buy your house (and we’ll often pay for the closing costs too!). No hassle. No fees. We make our money after we pay for repairs on the house (if any) and sell it for a profit (we’re taking the risks here on whether we can sell it for a profit or not, once we buy the house from you… the responsibility is ours and you walk away without the burden of the property and its payments… and often with cash in your hand).
Q: Who buys houses for cash near me?
A: Joint Venture Real Estate specializes in buying homes for cash all around the metro Atlanta counties. Whether you’re in Cobb, Fulton, Clayton, DeKalb, Henry, Douglas, Fayette, Coweta or any other county in a 100 mile radius of Atlanta, we can buy your home for cash in any condition.
Q: What is the fastest way to sell a house for cash in metro Atlanta?
A: Selling as-is to an investor is, hands-down, going to be the fastest way to get rid of a problem property. We have been able to purchase homes in as little as 7 days due to the fact we don’t have to wait for bank financing or any other approvals to move forward.
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. We don’t list houses. Since we’re actually the one buying the house from you, and we pay with all cash… we can make a decision to buy your house within a couple of days (sometimes the same day). Again, we make our living by taking the risk to buy the house with our own cash, repair the house, and market it ourselves to find a buyer (which is the hard part in this market).
Q: How can I sell my Georgia house for free?
A: Joint Venture Real Estate specializes in helping homeowners who are looking to avoid expensive realtor commission and closing attorney fees. We pay you a fair price for your home and take care of all of the closing costs. Best of all, there’s no commission.
Q: Should I sell my Atlanta home for cash?
A: If you are looking to sell your property as fast as possible, Yes. Most times, cash sales will be the fastest home purchase because there are no loan approvals, appraisals, inspections or contingencies. However, if you are looking for the highest price for your home, the best route is to go the traditional route. Listing with a real estate agent will take on average 60-90 days, but because the pool of buyers on the MLS is larger, you have a better shot at finding a home buyer that has a loan approval for the amount you want to sell for.
Q: Who is the best company to buy your house in Georgia?
A: While larger, out-of-town companies have flooded the metro Atlanta market with low-ball offers, the best choice for many metro Atlanta homeowners is going to be a local company that lives, works and plays right here in GA.
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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