Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Who are you?
We’re a team of dedicated real estate professionals from all walks of life who have come together because of our love of buying and selling homes and helping people achieve their goals. — ours included! We’re a people-oriented business and believe that forging great relationships is the key to success. For a more in-depth look at each staff member’s profile, please go to our About page
2. What do you do?
We pay cash for houses in the province of Ontario. We buy homes in any condition or location. We are not like conventional home buyers. We pay all the seller’s closing costs and buy with no types of contingencies. By cutting out the middlemen such as agents, banks, inspectors, and appraisers, we can close quickly — sometimes as soon as a week. For a homeowner who needs to sell fast, for a decent price without any expenses on their part whatsoever, we are the ideal option.
3. Is a “We Buy Houses” company right for me?
That all depends on your needs and expectations. To make it clear, many of the people who choose to sell their homes to us are not desperate to sell. However, after weighing up their options and calculating the costs of using a conventional agent, they chose us. Why? Because an agent cannot predict a set sales price or how quickly the home will sell. That all adds up to additional holding costs (mortgage payments, insurance, taxes, utilities etc). Many homeowners feel that what we offer — a guaranteed sale and a guaranteed price at a guaranteed time — is a better bet than rolling the dice with a listing agent. To fully discuss the pro and cons of using Sell Home Ontario to buy your house, feel free to give us a call and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.
4. What are the compelling reasons to work with you instead of an agent?
We never employ hard-sell tactics to persuade someone to work with us. We do a large volume of deals and understand that not every homeowner will want to sell their home to us. There’s no desperation on our end, just a desire to arrive at a mutually beneficial agreement. However, here are some of the compelling reasons why we feel you should choose us over real estate agents and our competition: Our focus is 100% on you! A real estate agent is busy finding and showing multiple houses. Once they have your listing, they are onto the next listing. They rely on the internet to do its magic. The only problem is, every other agent is relying on the internet too! With us, there is no leaving things to chance. Once you agree to sell your home to us, we will proceed with the title search and move on to the closing. No need to cross your fingers and hope for the best. It’s a done deal! A number you can be sure of Some agents may tell you that they can sell your home for a lofty price just to get the listing. And some may actually have buyers willing to pay their asking price. But there is no way to know this for sure. Often, they’ll use a well-worn agent tactic of listing your home high to get the listing and then gradually dropping the price which loses the buzz on your home and leaves you paying for additional holding costs. If you want to sell your home fast, it’s probably best to go with a sure bet.
5. How do I start the sales process with you?
Give us a call, send us an e-mail, or fill in the form. Tell us about your home. We might request a follow-up call and ask to come and take a look. With this information, we can supply a fair all-cash offer that you are under no obligation to accept. If you accept, simply wait a week or two for the closing date and plan what you want to do with the proceeds!
6. Are there any obligations once I fill in the form?
None whatsoever! Feel free to shop around if you wish. There are many agents, wholesalers, and other real estate companies that might want to get involved with your home sale. A word of warning. Not all buyers are created equal. Wholesalers want to get your house under contract and then try and sell it on to someone else and pocket the difference. No matter what they tell you until they found a secondary buyer you won’t get a penny. Agents will list your house and leave it up to the internet Gods to find a buyer. Even if you don’t end up selling to us, we are happy to advise and help you along your home selling journey.
7. Do I need to clean before I move out?
You don’t need to lift a finger! Take whatever you want and leave the rest. Even if it’s in terrible condition, it doesn’t matter. We’ll have a clean-out crew come in the day after closing to empty the house down to its bare bones. Clothes, appliances, old sports memorabilia, calcified pet food even! We’ll take it all and dispense of it. All we ask is that you don’t leave any pets in the home.
8. How do you make your money?
We are fix and flippers. That means after we buy your property, we’ll fix it up, just as you’ve seen on TV. and then sell your home. We don’t make a penny of profit until we sell your home. By renovating properties we uplift neighborhoods, help previous homeowners sell their home, and increase the housing stock for new buyers.
9. Are you sure I won’t have to pay any fees or commissions?
Perfectly sure. You can leave your home with the clothes on your back if you wish. Just be sure to collect your proceeds at closing and you won’t owe anyone a penny.
10. Do you pay a fair price for properties?
Yes, we do. However, there is a difference between what is considered a fair price and market value. Firstly we’ll do a CMA (Comparable Market Analysis), comparing your home with other similar homes within a 1 mile radius. If your house is in bad condition we will subtract the cost of repairs from the market value of a similar home not in disrepair to arrive at our fair price. We are obviously in this business to make a profit so there has to be an upside for us. However, as we flip so many properties, the sheer volume of deals we do, allows us not to gauge maximum profits from every deal. We always leave some meat on the bone for the sellers.