Home Selling Challengs

Neighborhood Problems

You may spend years searching for the perfect home but if can all go up in smoke if you have problem neighbors or trouble in your neighborhood. There may be an annoying neighbor, a steady increase in crime, unwanted development, excessive noise, wild and unparented children, scary or dangerous pets, undesirable visitors at all hours, or just neighbors that stop maintaining their yards and homes. Whatever the case, it has a direct impact on your happiness, the value of your home, and its eventual marketability when you try to sell it. After all, the old adage of "location, location, location" is still one of the most critical factors in real estate today. If you have a bad neighbor or a bad neighborhood, then you may be stuck with a very hard home to sell. However, 20 years of experience in renovating homes has taught us there are solutions to every problem and a buyer for every home. And as the largest all-cash homebuyer in the Northwest, we have the financial strength to take on any home with any sort of issue... even the ones that can’t be solved with a hammer and nail. We are committed to the communities of the Northwest and believe in helping rebuild neighborhoods one home at a time.

Increase in Crime:  Crime is an ever present issue in many of the neighborhoods we have helped rebuild over the years. While it is hard to make an immediate change to the crime statistics in a neighborhood, our 20 years of experience has taught us how to properly address this concern as we renovate the homes we own. Therefore, even if there is an active crime problem in your neighborhood, we will still be interested in assessing your home and making an all-cash, as-is offer on your home.

Problems with Neighbors, Pets, and/or Undesirable Visitors: As with crime, changing habits and behaviors of disruptive neighbors/pets/visitors is extremely difficult. Not only do they affect the livability of a neighborhood but they also negatively impact the eventual sale of the home. The simple impact of a dog that barks every time a prospective buyer approaches the front door may cause the average market time of a home to skyrocket and price to plummet. However, similar to crime problems, disruptive neighbors are a manageable problem and not something that would keep us from making an offer on a home. In fact, even if there is an immediate concern with these issues, we have the financial resources to move swiftly to closing and allow you remove yourself from this situation in a matter of days.

Unwanted Nearby Development:  Although development is an unstoppable reality, there is some development that is perceived to be more disruptive to a neighborhood’s livability and marketability. Whether it is an adult entertainment establishment, a noisy bar, a smelly factory built upwind, or just a large multifamily development that adds to the neighborhood congestion, nearby development can have negative impact the value of an area…even if it’s just a perceived impact. We, on the other hand, will rationally consider all elements of nearby development to determine its true impact on an area. While most buyers may have a negative emotional reaction to this sort of development and move on to the next house, we have the ability to look at this development on a more rational, macro level and see its actual value to an area.

Street/Freeway Noise:  AWhile most noise related problems are a significant deterrent to most homebuyers, we again look at this from a more practical standpoint. As professional homebuyers and renovators, we view noise problems like we would any physical deficiency in the home. There are multiple fixes and remedies and we have 20 years worth of experience in dealing with these solutions.