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Review of Companies that Buy Houses

Martin Boonzaayer

December 8, 2020

The Trusted Home Buyer team knows that you take care when deciding to sell your house. We understand that you’re looking for a partner in the selling process - someone who can answer all your questions, explain any tricky financial terms, and provide you with a stress-free, direct selling experience. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that your house is sold in the way you want and get a fair financial settlement from your sale.

We also know that several Arizona companies buy houses, and it can be confusing knowing which company to sell your home to. Each firm has its approach to purchasing Arizona homes, and you deserve to know your options when you’re selling your house to make the best decision for you. Here is a list of some companies that buy homes in Arizona to help you make the most informed decision about who you should sell to. 

One of the companies that buy houses is Opendoor. Their goal is to sell your house, “no matter what.” They currently have over 600,000 offer requests from interested house-sellers. However, they also offer to help you list your home if you do not want to sell it directly to them. You have options and ultimately choose the route you wish to take.

Selling with Opendoor allows Arizona home sellers to receive instant offers and payouts, skip on costly showings and repairs, and sell on your timeline. They do offer an expedited approach, similar to The Trusted Home Buyer. 

So how does Opendoor compare to The Trusted Home Buyer? Well, Opendoor is a fast option, but they also tend to offer thousands of dollars LESS than the traditional market. Depending on your situation, taking such a huge hit might not be the right choice for you. They serve house-sellers across the nation, while our team focuses specifically on house-sellers in Michigan and Arizona. In other words, you get a more customized approach with our team. We are knowledgeable in these markets, which is why they are our specialty. Opendoor’s process is more nationwide, and they have a large client base, while we, a family-owned business, take a more personal, client-focused approach. You know that you will be taken care of from start to finish with The Trusted Home Buyer.

Another company that buys houses that we will review is We Buy Ugly Houses. They also make cash offers to house sellers at a national level, similar to Opendoor. If you are looking to sell your house quickly for cash on hand, We Buy Ugly Houses (WBUH) can help you accomplish this. They handle all kinds of house-selling situations, including complicated property title issues and tough circumstances like divorce or foreclosure. Like The Trusted Home Buyer, WBUH will make a cash offer on your home “as-is,” which means that you get to skip the listing and selling process of selling your house! WBUH understands that not every home seller has the time to make repairs, finance realtor commissions, and organize house showings. It’s a huge relief to home sellers knowing that they don’t have to incur extra expenses or spend extra time on their sales. At The Trusted Home Buyer, we also buy your home as-is and always give you a FAIR cash offer. 

We Buy Ugly Houses can make a firm cash offer and close on your house in as little as three weeks! This firm cash offer will not likely change in those three weeks, similar to our processes at the Trusted Home Buyer! We typically can make an immediate cash offer to sellers and close in as little as one week. 

With WBUH the offer is quick. However, you will not receive the same one-on-one experience as you get with The Trusted Home Buyer. As a family-owned company, we do not handle thousands of clients at a time. We take a more personalized approach, which makes us more accessible and focused on your needs. With WBUH, their offers are non-obligatory, and it costs nothing to meet with them and see what your options are. At the Trusted Home Buyer, we offer no-obligation quotes. However, we do take the time to speak with you one-on-one and give our best recommendations even if you decide not to move forward with our team. 

“Outstanding customer service. Even though I did not sell yet, Martin listened and provided personal and professional advice that put me in a comfort zone where he will be the first I reach out to when ready to sell.” 

-Cary, H.

If you are trying to sell your house, you have most likely come across Offerpad. Like Opendoor, Offerpad will make you a cash offer for your house, OR you can choose to list your home directly with Offerpad. If you decide to sell directly to Offerpad, they can send a cash offer within 24-hours (like us!), and you skip out on all the time-consuming showings. Offerpad also allows you to sell on your schedule and offers all sellers a free local move if they sell to Offerpad. They also provide an “extended stay” (up to three days) in your old house if you need extra time to prepare for your next move. 

Offerpad also provides the opportunity for sellers to list their house with them. If you choose to list with Offerpad, they’ll offer free services to get your home ready to show. You’ll also sell with confidence, knowing you have a cash offer from Offerpad for your house if you want to change direction at any point. Offerpad is a house-buying company that sellers can take advantage of nationwide. Since Offerpad does offer quick closing and the typically computerized process, they do have some negative reviews for their business practices. We should note, always look at the reviews of any company before selling. They do have some positive reviews, but the most common complaint was unfair cash offers, and they do not offer the personalized service they claim to. 

With any company, there are always pros and cons. It is important to do your research and go with the company to best work with your needs. 

The Trusted Home Buyer team knows that you, as a seller, have so many great options when it comes to selling your house as-is. We genuinely want you to make the decision that works best for you and your family. Our goal is to make your selling experience seamless and worry-free, and we hope in your research you give us a call to see how we can help you. 

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