Who’s Really Behind “We Buy Houses” Signs?





we buy houses in maryland sign

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.

we are BBB accredited home buyers and have a 5 star Google rating

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:

Expensive Repairs

Fast Relocation

Tired Landlord

Inherited Property

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.


Sell Your Home Fast on the Internet!

Real estate in Maryland is HOT!

And selling your house fast is easy to do on the internet. If you are looking for someone to buy your house in Maryland as soon as possible, here are some quick and easy tips for harnessing the power of the internet to get a fair offer on your home. And these tips will work no matter where you are selling your home in the state of Maryland: Baltimore, Glen Burnie, Westminster, Reisterstown, Dundalk, Laurel, Frederick, etc.

Go Where the Buyers Are

Buyers are always scouting the most popular real estate web sites: Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, Realtor.com – all of them. Why? Because these sites show everything listed on the MLS and some For Sale By Owner properties. They do an excellent job at showcasing your Maryland home and they definitely attract the most buyers.

Plus, in many cases, you will only need to use one service for listing your property for sale and that service will make sure it goes to all of the major real estate web sites.

Consider Premium Listings

If you want to really highlight your house in Maryland and set it apart from other listings, many web sites offer the opportunity to keep your property at the top of the page or as a featured listing. You will pay for this service, but your property will be seen by the most buyers in this scenario.

Create a Website for Your House

If you have a little time and some basic web site building knowledge, you can actually create a web site for selling your Maryland house. There are several sites with free web builders that are very easy to use. Add some search engine optimization (SEO), a few quality key words in your content, and enticing imagery and you can quickly build a build a web site that puts your house for sale at the top of the page on Google!

Use Great Photos & Vivid Descriptions

Take some time to de-clutter your home so that you can take amazing pictures. Make sure you show the best attributes of each room, from the kitchen to the dining room to the master bedroom to the garage. Use words like “spacious”, “immaculate” and “modern” as opposed to “small” out of date” or “crowded”. First impressions are paramount on the internet so your pictures and content need to be as memorable as possible when you are competing with other home sellers. If you can, hire a professional photographer and someone to stage your house for the highest quality imagery.

Describe the Property with 100% Accuracy

Accuracy and detail are critical. If you aren’t telling the truth about your property then a potential buyer will know the minute they step inside. Don’t try to hide defects or fail to disclose any major issues. They will all come out in the inspection anyway if you get that far. Honesty is the best policy when you are trying to sell your house quickly for any reason.

Make Good Use of a Thesaurus

House hunters glaze over when they read descriptions of similar houses in the same neighborhoods over and over again. Use your imagination and make your property standout. For example, you don’t just have “a northeast Baltimore row house” for sale, you have a “stunning, updated end unit in Parkville” to sell.

Be a Data Junkie

Understanding the data about your neighborhood will give you an advantage over other sellers in this scalding hot real estate market. Use the real estate sites to find recent comps (preferably similar houses sold in the past 6 months in a half-mile radius). Read reviews of local real estate agents and reach out to some of them for pointers. Learn the trends in the market – best time of year to sell, most popular upgrades, buyer demographics. Arm yourself with as much knowledge as possible.

If you employ all of these strategies and tactics, you are well on your way to selling your house for the best possible offer. It doesn’t matter whether or not you are selling to relocate, deal with an inherited property, don’t want to pay for expensive repairs or want to sell for cash without a realtor. By following these simple tips, you will sell your house quickly.