Help Us Help You, Inc. purchases everything “as-is” from old, outdated homes in terrible shape with mold, and/or foundation problems, and rodent infestations and worse.
Where does Help Us Help You, Inc. buy houses?
Help Us Help You, Inc. is currently buying properties in Texas.
If your state isn’t on our list and you want Help Us Help You, Inc. to consider purchasing in your area, simply contact us and we will let you know as soon as we start purchasing in your area.
Does the condition of the property matter?
No! Help Us Help You Inc. buys everything in “as-is” condition so, it doesn’t matter if the property is outdated, has structural damage, fire damage, or other costly repairs—we will still make you a Fair All-Cash offer!
How much does it cost for Help Us Help You, Inc. to look at my property?
Nothing! Help Us Help You Inc. will inspect your property, and give you a Fair All-Cash offer. Unlike many other purchasers and real estate agents, there is absolutely NO FEE or additional fees charged to you once we purchase your property.
How long does it take to receive an offer?
After we view your property and confirm the property details that you jot down on our FREE Cash Offer Form, we will typically email you a formal offer in 24-48 hours
How do you determine the value of my property?
Help Us Help You, Inc.’s process is straightforward. Help Us Help You, Inc. considers several factors when determining a cash offer.
After visiting your home, our representative will evaluate:
The location of your home
The existing condition of your home
The extent and cost of repairs needed to resell your home
The time it will take to finish needed repairs
The value of your home compared to other comparable homes in the area
The real estate commission required to resell your home
The inspections and appraisals that are needed to sell your home
The costs associated with maintaining your home such as doing repairs, paying holding taxes, making payments i.e. insurance, utilities, homeowner dues, and more.
We’ll factor this into our offer, and it will save you the money and the headache associated with getting your home ready to sell.
Will you be listing my house?
No! Help Us Help You, Inc. are direct buyers. We do not want to take your home and list it while you wait for it to close. We want to pay you directly, as quickly as possible for your property.
We do not need financing, which allows us to work on your terms, closing on whichever day is the most convenient for you and when you work with us there are no fees, commissions, out of pocket repair costs or long waiting.
You also don’t have to worry about extra costs coming out of your pocket in order to get your property show-ready. We won’t even ask you to clean or make repairs because we buy as is. We will clean up, paint and take care of all the repairs for you. You simply sit back and wait for your check!
How soon do I get my cash?
We send the money to the title company on the day of closing. Once they’ve verified all the closing paperwork and recorded everything with the county, the funds will be electronically wired to your bank account typically in 1 business day.
Will I get Paid with Cash or Check?
It’s standard practice for title companies to use a secure wire transfer directly into your bank account when disbursing your proceeds.
You may request a cashier’s check or a check from the closing agency. Just remember that banks place holds on large checks, and this is why closing agencies prefer to wire the money directly to your bank account so you can have access to it right away.
How long does it take to close on my property?
Help Us Help You, Inc. usually close on most properties in as little as 7 days, and in some cases, less time than that but in some cases, it can take a little longer so it’s very important that you act quickly and get your FREE All-Cash offer so we can start the buying process.
FYI – It normally takes the closing agency up to 7 days to get the title search back and this is why 7 days is our minimum.
What if the owner and or co/owner doesn’t live in the area?
Most of our closings can actually be done remotely. All you’ll need to do is meet with a notary, which we can arrange, and sign the paperwork.
What if my property has a tax lien or other liens on it?
This is a unique question that completely depends on the circumstances. However, in some cases, we will purchase properties with tax liens, mechanics liens, and HOA liens. You just need to understand that each lien will be settled and whatever amount is owed will be paid to the appropriate parties and then, anything that’s leftover will be paid to you.
What if the amount of liens on my property is more than the value of my home?
If the amount of liens on your property are more than the value of your property, we will not purchase your property from you.
Will I need to clean my property once I agree to sell it to you?
No, just remove the items that you want from the property and leave everything else there. Doing so will allow things to be less stressful for you.
Just remember that once we close on your property, you won’t be able to go back in there and get your items, so be sure to remove everything you want at least 3 days (before) the closing of your property.
Then, do a walk through to make sure you got everything out that you want to keep.
Does it cost to get a cash offer on my property?
Receiving a Fair All-Cash offer on your property from Help Us Help You, Inc. is absolutely 100% FREE! To get started, simply complete our FREE Cash Offer form.
We’ll ask you some quick questions about your property’s condition, features, and upgrades, make a virtual visit to see your property and then, give you a FREE Fair ALL-CASH offer. Although the majority of our visits will be Virtual Visits when viewing properties. We may from time to time have our acquisition managers visit certain properties and take photos and videos. If this is necessary, we will let you know and set up a time to view your property.
What is a Virtual Visit and is it safe with COVID-19 being active?
Help Us Help You, Inc. is taking every precautionary measure to protect the health and safety of our clients and employees by following all of the local guidelines for COVID-19.
In that respect, our staff will mostly do virtual visits to see properties.
What is a Virtual Visit?A Virtual Visit is when Help Us Help You, Inc. looks at your property via a video. That’s when we do a video walkthrough of your property. We simply invite you to sign into our platform, (opt into the video) and then walk us around your house holding your cell phone or computer, so we can tour your house.
Our method is very safe, and it saves lots of time.
What does selling “as is” mean?
Selling a property “as-is” does NOT mean that you don’t have to tell us what’s wrong with your property and that you are allowed to purposely withhold important information about your property.
Purposely withholding such pertinent information is a form of intentional fraud.
Therefore, you should disclose everything that you know is a defect about your property. However, purchasing your property “as-is” just means that after knowing everything that you disclose to us and that we find out during our due diligence, we still agree to purchase your property in its current condition.
It also means that you don’t have to worry about doing repairs, fixing your home up, or getting it ready for showings.
Help Us Help You, Inc. will handle all repairs, inspections, appraisals, etc. after your home is purchased.
Help Us Help You, Inc. will factor the repairs into our offer and it will save you the money and the headache associated with getting your home ready to sell yourself.
Help Us Help You, Inc. pays cash for ALL properties and we buy everything “as is”.
We understand that there might be issues or repairs needed. You won’t have to come out of pocket or pay any money upfront for repairs, painting, or clean-up. Help Us Help You, Inc. will take care of that.
Will your offer change once I get to closing?
You can rest for sure that Help Us Help You, Inc.’s firm offer will NOT change once you get to the closing.
Help Us Help You, Inc. does homework ahead of time and that allows us to stand by our firm ALL-CASH Offers.
Can I expect a Market Value Offer for my property?
Help Us Help You, Inc. will give you a Fair All-Cash offer based on the market, the condition of your property, and what it will take to maintain and resell your property.
Help Us Help You, Inc. will pay all of your traditional closing costs such as title insurance, escrow fees, document preparation, recording fees and notary fees, with the exception of liens and back taxes which will be taking from the proceeds of the sale, so there is no need to bring any money to the closing.
Help Us Help You, Inc.’s process is simple, speedy, and easy!
What does “all-cash offer” mean?
All cash means exactly that – ALL CASH!
Since Help Us Help You, Inc. has its own cash, we don’t rely on traditional financing like retail home buyers.
When you sell to Help Us Help You, Inc., there’s no risk of financing falling through. So, as you can see, selling directly to Help Us Help You, Inc. for cash, may be the best choice for you.
How “fast” is a “fast closing?”
After you send us information about your property, we will typically make you a Fair All-Cash offer in as little as 24 – 48 hours.
After you agree to our offer, we will usually close in as little as 7 days using a local, reputable title company.
Compare that to the 30 to 60 days it can take to close when listing your property the traditional way, with a realtor and you will see the benefits of selling to Help Us Help You, Inc. for cash.
Help Us Help You, Inc. offers an alternative for those who may not have the time or ability to list their property through a realtor.
What if there are liens and back taxes owed?
In preparing the title work, the title company will identify any liens against the property that are due and arrange to make the payments out of your proceeds.
What if my mortgage isn’t current? Can I still sell my property to Help Us Help You, Inc.?
Yes, as long as the property meets our buying criteria. We have a special formula that works for both us and you to create a win-win situation which allows us to purchase your property.
What about foundation, roof problems, termites and a missing condenser?
Help Us Help You, Inc. is buying the house “as is” as long as it meets our buying criteria which means you won’t have to do any repairs, do treatments, or make replacements.
Will you be listing my house on the MLS or actually buying it?
Help Us Help You, Inc. are not real estate agents, and we won’t list your house on the MLS. We are direct, professional, property buyers. We buy properties that meet our purchasing criteria, and we pay cash for them.
Does Help Us Help You, Inc. charge fees or commissions?
There are NO fees or commissions when you sell your property to Help Us Help You, Inc.
How are you different from a real estate agent?
Real estate agents list properties on the MLS and hopes that someone will buy them. The agent shows the properties to prospective buyers if there are any, and then takes a percentage of the sale price if they find a buyer.
Oft times, the real estate agent’s commission is 3-6% of the sale price of your house (so if it’s a $100,000 house, you’ll pay between $3,000 – $6,000 in commissions to an agent).
Agents provide a great service for those who can wait 6-12 months to sell and who don’t mind giving up some of their sale price to pay for the commissions.
This is where Help Us Help You, Inc. is different. We are not real estate agents. We are professional property buyers. Our company actually buys properties.
We are not real estate agents who list houses. And since we’re actually the one buying the house from you with cash, we can decide to buy your house within a few days instead of you having to wait 6 to 12 months.
How does my mortgage get paid off?
Once the contract is signed, an escrow account is opened. On your closing date, the escrow agent will send the payoff amount to your mortgage lender, and the remaining funds will be given to you.
When do I need to move out of the house?
You will need to vacate the premises at least 3 days or longer (before) the closing date of your property, no exceptions.
When do I need to complete the digital checkout process?
One of the last steps to closing with Help Us Help You, Inc. is to complete your digital checkout at 12 noon CST the day before your close date. We’ll ask you to take a few quick pictures of your home and upload them to us to certify that:
Your home is in the same condition as it was during the assessment (e.g. no major damage since we last viewed it).
We will make sure that the home is vacant, meaning that all items inside and outside that you want to keep have been removed and there is no one living in the residence.
Can you sell a house with a mortgage on it?
YES! The long answer, while similar to the first, is: it depends on whether you will end up losing money. To sell a house with a mortgage is possible, but you have to consider a few factors before you do, including:
Viability of the sale price – when you still have a good way to go before you finish paying your mortgage off, you have to make sure your sale price is higher than whatever amount remains of your loan. This is especially true when you are planning on purchasing a new house with whatever money you have left
Equity – if real estate prices in your area have dropped and your house is now worth less than when you bought it, we will not be able to purchase your property from you.
Early termination fees and penalties – check the terms of your mortgage to make sure you are not penalized for terminating early. Especially if you are still in the first half of the repayment period.
What if my property has tenants?
We do purchase properties with existing tenants. We would just need information on your existing lease agreement and we’ll find a solution that works for you and your tenants.
What if I have tenants who are late on rent?
We’re happy to let your problem tenants become our problem tenants. You can still sell us your property if it meets our buying criteria.
Do I have to pay closing costs?
No. Help Us Help You, Inc. will cover traditional closing costs such as title insurance, escrow fees, document preparation, recording fees, and notary fees, with the exception of liens and back taxes.
Do I need to clean up my house before you see it?
We appreciate the courtesy, but please don’t feel like you have to clean or tidy up for us! Our acquisitions managers have trained eyes that allow them to see past any clutter you may have and focus on the property itself.