“WE BUY HOUSES!”
“FAST CASH FOR YOUR HOUSE!”
“SELL YOU HOUSE FOR CASH!”
“SELL YOUR HOUSE IN 10 DAYS!”
How many times have you driven past a corner in Baltimore, Glen Burnie, Pikesville or Westminster and seen one of these signs screaming at you? I’ll bet it’s more than twice a day. At every major intersection in the state of Maryland, you see one of those signs. I guarantee it.
Full disclosure: I do buy houses. It’s my business. But I can also assure you that you will NEVER see one of those signs with my phone number on it. It’s not my style.
Does it work for other investors? Absolutely. Is it legitimate? Most of the time.
So if those signs are legitimate, and these folks are investors just like me, then why shouldn’t you call the number?
The answer: CREDIBILITY.
Honestly, would you trust your biggest asset – your home – to someone who just puts a phone number on a sign and attaches it to a pole or light post? Or would you rather trust a local home buyer with a 5-Star Google Rating, a Better Business Bureau A+ Accreditation and a verifiable track record?
A credible, transparent, honest cash home buyer in Maryland does not need to hide behind a nondescript sign and a phone number. It’s that simple.
Don’t get me wrong. I certainly commend these other Maryland cash home buyers hustling around town, putting up hundreds of signs in the wee hours in the morning. I admire the passion and drive. But again, good luck verifying most of these folks. In fact, many of them are actually out of state investors who pay local folks to put out the signs for them. And when you call the number, you could possibly be talking to someone who’s not even in the country.
If you are like me, you don’t make a commitment to any service professional – doctor, lawyer, mechanic, contractor, etc. without doing an extensive search on the internet. You want to see if they are who they say they are and, most importantly, you want to see what other folks are saying about the quality of their work and their customer service. I do not ever hire a professional or make a consumer purchase without doing my homework.
The best part about dealing with a business like mine is that you can easily find all of the information you need just by typing in a few words on Google.
When you are selling your house, it’s not the same as selling an old sofa on Craigslist or Facebook. You are selling the place where you come home to every night after work, where you raised your children, where you barbequed with your neighbors. And when you are ready to move on, for whatever reason, you want to make sure you are trusting the sale to someone who knows the importance and who knows the neighborhood.
Selling your home should not be taken lightly. And if it’s a situation where you can’t sell it with a realtor, do you really want to entrust the place where you built your life to a phone number you saw on a handwritten road sign?
Here are some situations where you usually can’t sell your home with a realtor for the best result:
In any of those situations, you want to deal with a home buyer who has experience in those areas. You won’t find that information on a sign at an intersection. It’s 2022, and having the ability to research businesses is your path to making the right decision when it’s time for you to sell your Maryland house.