NEED TO SELL YOUR HOME? WE BUY HOUSES

NEED TO SELL YOUR HOME? WE BUY HOUSES FAST IN WESTERN MASS!

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Hundreds and thousands of people throughout the Hampden and Hampshire County areas find themselves in a rush to sell their property every year. Many of them even end up losing their homes to their bank, their debtors, the government or their homeowners association. We buy houses fast for cash, and we have helped many homeowners in your situation. As a local and reputable company in Western Mass we understand what you are going through, your challenges, your worries, and your fears.

At Hampden Homebuyers we will work diligently to understand your real estate problem and offer you an effective solution. It doesn’t matter why you want or need to sell your house, we are interested in buying it! We make the process of selling your house as hassle free as possible.

Contact us to get the highest cash offer for your Western Mass Home.

Need to sell your house fast? We buy houses in any condition, any price range, anywhere.

  • WE BUY HOUSES FAST – When you sell your home to us, you can expect a fast sale. Paying cash allows us to close faster than most other buyers.
  • WE ARE PERSONALLY INVOLVED– You won’t be dealing with some big corporation when selling to us. Our process is quick, easy and hassle free.
  • QUICK OFFERS – We try to get you an offer as soon as possible. Usually within 24 hours.
  • WE BUY AS-IS – Don’t worry about making those repairs or even cleaning out that house. We will buy any house exactly the way it is.

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Need To Sell Your Springfield House NOW? We Buy Houses Cash!

How to Sell Your House ‘As Is’ at a Fair Price on the Date of Your Choice

If you want to sell your Springfield area house in the fastest, easiest, and most convenient manner, read this important message. You may discover the perfect solution… because we buy many houses throughout Western MA.

Selling a house is usually an expensive and complicated process. That’s why real estate agents make thousands (sometimes tens of thousands) of dollars on a single sale. But, when we buy your Springfield house, there are no commissions to pay. And you certainly won’t have to tolerate dozens of total and sometimes frightening strangers tramping through your home and poking through your drawers and closets.

We are a real estate investment company that works in the greater Springfield area and we buy a number of houses each month throughout the region… and in every price range. But the best part is… we use private funds that require no long, drawn out bank approvals. So we can act fast! We can usually close within 14 days… or as little as 72 hours. We’re as serious about buying your house as you are about selling it.

That’s the biggest difference between us and listing with a real estate agent. An agent will list your house… hoping it sells within 3 to 6 months. I want to buy your house… now! That’s a huge difference when you’re the one with the house for sale. An agent lists five, ten, even dozens of houses at a time, and it’s rare if an agent can give all of those properties his or her close personal attention. It’s no wonder that a listed home can sometimes take a long time to sell while you, the owner, are stuck maintaining the property and making house payments month after month.

What’s your alternative? Of course you could just sell it yourself – without an agent. After all, who knows more about the house than you do? But consider this. How many houses have you bought and sold in your lifetime? Two, maybe three? If so, you haven’t had to solve even a fraction of the problems that usually pop up – right before closing.

Remember, buying a house is a big decision for most people and it’s easy for them to get “spooked.” At the first sign of a complication or small problem (like a lien, necessary repair, or one of the other typical closing glitches), they can run like a scared jackrabbit.

Then you have to start all over at square one – it’s a frustrating experience. Plus, when you try to sell it yourself, you still have to put up with dozens of strangers tramping through your home – only now you’ll have to be there yourself. For some owners, that’s a scary thought. And what if you need to move fast? You could dump the price and hope someone will steal your house, but can you afford to do that? Or, you could go ahead, move out, and leave it with the agent. And every month, while making two huge mortgage payments (most people find that tough to swallow), you hope and pray that someone will buy your old house next month – and the next – and the next. Of course, that’s assuming you can even qualify for a new mortgage with the old one still on your back.

And when it’s sitting vacant, what’s going to stop someone from climbing through the kitchen window and tearing up your property? Frankly, that’s more worry and aggravation than most people need in a lifetime. Pretty grim, huh?

Which way do you turn? To an agent with dozens of other listings to handle? Selling on your own and sweating out financing details, lost deals, last minute closing “surprises”? Moving out and hoping you don’t get some midnight call with “bad news” about your house?

Here’s a better solution – a way out…

When Hampden Homebuyers buys your house “as is” for CASH on the date of your choice, we might help you AVOID…

  • Putting your house on the market entirely.
  • Coming out of pocket if you have little or no equity..
  • Relying on an agent to perform or keep their promises.
  • Doing fix-up work to please a picky buyer…
  • Becoming an unwanted landlord.
  • Counting on a bank to approve your buyer’s loan.
  • Having your buyer back out at the last minute.
  • Paying prepayment penalties…
  • Having the cash you need NOW tied up in your house…
  • Struggling with the uncertainty of when it will sell
  • Making house payments you can no longer afford
  • Making payments on a vacant house.
  • Foreclosure or bankruptcy.

If your property qualifies and we come out to see it, we will provide you with a firm written offer. We’ll explain everything to you in plain, everyday English. We’ll be 100% direct, clear and honest with you… from start to finish.

In fact, we can usually “pre-qualify” your home right over the phone, in just a few minutes. That can save both of us time. If we come to an agreement, we can pay all cash with no contingencies. That’s because (unlike most potential buyers) we don’t have to sell another house first.

And if you want, we can close in just a few days. We’ll handle all of the paperwork and make all the arrangements and you can get on with your life! We don’t yet know your particular reasons for selling, but we do know how to get your house closed as quickly and professionally as possible.

Imagine, by this time next week your house could be sold!

Can we really buy your house this quickly and easily? Maybe, or maybe not. A lot of it depends on you. If you want to get above market price for your house, don’t bother calling us. We are professionals and we do expect to make a profit. Our offers are very “fair” and well thought out.

Does your property meet our requirements? Call our office and let’s find out. We buy all types of real estate and we can quickly determine if your house fits our investment needs. If we don’t end up buying your house, we’ll be happy to share ideas or advice on what you might try next. You will still have all your other options available. You have nothing to lose by calling us first.

So… give us a call at 413-248-SELL or fill out our “Sell Your House Fast” form on our website http://www.myhousesoldnow.com/ to get the ball rolling. When you need to sell you Springfield house now, we are the #1 choice!!

Learn How to Sell Your House Fast in West Springfield, Chicopee and Western MA!

Hampden Homebuyers specializes in buying houses in need of minor TLC & updating to major renovation & repair. Contact us today at 413.241.6859 or visit our websites www.HampdenHomebuyers or www.MyHouseSoldNow.com or www.FlippingSmart.com to get a no obligation cash offer within 24 hours! Learn how easy it is to sell your house in Springfield, Ludlow, Wilbraham, East Longmeadow and all of Western MA!!

We Buy House in AS IS Condition

We will pay a FAIR PRICE for your property

We will close on the DATE OF YOUR CHOICE

Sell Your house fast by contacting Hampden Homebuyers today!

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Whats the Best Day to Sell Your House??

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I came across this interesting article on www.Redfin.com.

 

If you’re like us and you put a lot of properties on the market, you have probably given this some thought. What is the best day to list your home???

 

Dominic and I are always going back and forth on this. We usually try to put our properties on the market as new on either a Wednesday or Thursday….. this way all the buyers will get it in their email updates and will be able to look at the house over the weekend. We were pretty close but according to this Redfin study it looks like Friday is the best day to list your house.

 

Check out the article below:

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What day of the week should I list my home?

With home sales in the gutter, anyone thinking of selling a home today can use all the help they can get, starting with what day of the week to debut.

Serious sellers know that it is important to make repairs, stage well, and showcase their home online with professional photos, but there isn’t a consensus about which day of the week you should list your home for the best results. This is evidenced by the fact that new listings on the market are spread pretty evenly between Monday and Friday, with each day getting between seventeen and nineteen percent of the total share of listings (Saturday and Sunday are much lower at five to seven percent).

Since you only get one chance to make a first impression with your listing, we decided to dig into our data to find out whether putting your home on the market on a certain day of the week is correlated with sales success. We pulled the data on over a million listings spread throughout the nation over the last twenty-one months, and here’s what we found:

  • Homes listed on Sunday get marginally more online views.
  • Homes listed on Friday are toured 19% more.
  • Homes listed on Friday or Thursday sell for slightly closer to original list price.
  • Homes listed on Friday are 12% more likely to sell in 90 days.
For the best chance of selling your home, list it on a Friday.

The difference in views and sale-to-list ratios were not very dramatic across the week, but in the tours and sales categories, Friday was the clear winner. For the most tours and the best chance of selling your home, list it on a Friday. If you are the kind of seller that is more interested in online views than actually selling your home for a good price, listing on Sunday is a great plan. But since we’re pretty sure that kind of seller doesn’t exist, we’re confident in recommending Friday as the seller’s best day to list their home.

So why would Friday be such a great day to put your home on the market? Our theory is that since home buyers tend to tour homes on the weekends (Saturday and Sunday have 2.5x as many tours per day than Monday to Friday), homes listed on Fridays are the freshest in buyers’ minds when they’re making their weekend plans. It also seems likely that many home buyers sort their weekend “must see” lists by date listed, going to see the freshest homes first so they have the best chance of getting in on a potential good deal before other buyers. These factors put homes listed on Friday in front of more touring buyers on the weekend (which our touring data bears out). More tours leads to more offers, and more offers leads to a better price and a better chance of selling.

That’s our theory, now let’s hear yours! Also, for your viewing enjoyment, we have compiled our findings into the convenient chart form below. Note that while the sales data is based on all listings, the data on views is based only on views at Redfin.com, and the touring data is based only on homes that our agents took our customers out to see.

What day of the week should I list my home?

 

 

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Whether you are an agent or an investor, this is some pretty helpful information.

 

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New Camera and Staging Homes to Sell

I’ve been operating with this really old clunky digital camera for the last 5-6 years. It’s a Kodak easyshare with an incredible 3.2 mega pixels. I used it a ton for my former profession as a commercial property inspector.  It actually took a pretty decent picture, and the file sizes were so small it made uploading pictures to the internet a breeze…..

but lately I’ve been looking at some MLS listings and noticed how nice and crisp the photos were looking of agents who were using newer cameras…. and I started to get a little picture envy. So I went out and picked up the latest and greatest Kodak Easyshare from Wal-Mart. This camera has 14 Mega Pixels and a 4x wide lens that really fits the whole room into each picture.

I am really picky about the photos we use for our finished rehabs…. I usually will take about 50-60 photos of each house and then pick the best 15-20 to use for all the online pictures.

I think your pictures are one of the most important parts of selling your house. With pretty much every buyer nowadays looking at properties online, you’ve got to have amazing pictures to really draw the buyers interest. Nothing baffles me more than when an agent uses dark, fuzzy off center photos in a property listing…. I just don’t know what they are thinking!!!!

OK…. back to my new camera…… I’ve got to say that I’m really impressed with the photos this camera is taking. It’s a really cheap camera from WalMart but the pictures look like a million bucks.

Here are some recent photos I took of some of our staged homes:

Staged Home For Sale Springfield MA

Staged House for Sale

Home Staging

Dining Room Staged

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Wow…. those are some incredible looking photos!!!!

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Now if you’re still holding onto your old camera, like I was, check out the difference between the two.

Living Room pic with Old Camera

Living Room Pic with New Camera

The new camera is really wide and it fits in so much more of each room. It also makes every photo really bright… even when there is not too much light, which is what you want!!!! Nobody likes looking at dark pictures!!

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So that brings me to my next point; staging. I’m really digging the way our homes are looking fully staged. I think we’re gonna try to stage every house like this. They come out looking incredible and the staging just accentuates how awesome our rehabbed homes are!!!!

When you put together the new camera and the staged homes, our pictures are looking killer, and thats what sells houses!!

Staged Master Bedroom

Staged Home for Sale

Staged Living Room

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Ok, time for one more comparison…. check out the staged pictures vs. the unstaged pictures:

Unstaged Living Room/Dining Area

Staged Living Room/Dining Area

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So there you have it….. if that’s not enough incentive for you to upgrade from your old 2.0 Mega Pixel camera and maybe start fully staging your rehabbed homes, I don’t know what is!!

 

And now time for the most important lesson from this Blog post………. Your pictures are incredibly important!!!!!! so Don’t Screw them Up!!!!  🙂

 

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How to Find Buyers for your Houses

With the expiration of the first time home buyer tax credit last spring we saw a pretty good decline in buyer activity. The tax credit pulled a ton of demand forward, as everyone was trying to get in under the wire and grab their $8,000.

Knowing the market would slow quite a bit we had two options; 1. Stop buying and see how things shake out…. or 2. Keep on buying and put a renewed emphasis on finding buyers for our houses.

Now since I’m addicted to buying houses, and I can’t imagine ever stopping, or even slowing down for that matter, we chose the second option.

In the past, For Sale signs in the yard and placement on the MLS was working real good for us to sell houses….. but in this post tax credit era I knew we were going to need to do a little more. So what did I do? I took to the internet and began really pushing our properties there, with my weapon of choice being Craigslist.

Now, I’ve used Craigslist in the past with minimal success. It seemed to me that there was nothing but tire kickers and time wasters on there. However, since really making a commitment to putting up some great ads and being consistent in my postings, we’ve been able to find buyers for 6 of our properties from Craigslist ads since October. Thats pretty darn good!!

There are a few keys that I’ve discovered to make your ads work really well which I have listed below.

1. The most important thing is having a great headline. Your headline must grab peoples attention and make them open the ad. I’ve crafted up a few that have been working awesome, and I think this is the number one reason for our recent success on Craigslist. Once people open our ad and get a look at the pictures of our houses they fall in love…. but the key is getting them to open that ad, and thats done with a killer headline!!

2. The second key to success is being consistent with your ads. Make sure you post them 2-3 times per week so they stay fresh. I used to post an ad here or there, every other week or so, and wasn’t getting any results. There are always new people searching on Craigslist so you want to stay on that first page if you can. This is a great job for an assistant, intern ,or VA.  On the flip side, don’t become a spammer and post your property 6 times per day from multiple email accounts. That just gets annoying and is sure to turn off any potential buyers!!

3. The third key for me has been putting a link to our www.HampdenHomebuyers.com website within the ad where potential buyers can see a list of all our properties for sale. So, if for whatever reason the property ad they clicked on doesn’t suit them, they can browse our other gorgeous homes and find one they like. This worked with one of our recent buyers. She clicked on one of our rent-to-own craigslist ads and while on our website she fell in love with one of our rehabbed houses that was not rent-to-own. She called her mortgage broker right away and found out she was right on the cusp of being able to qualify. We worked with her a little and now she is going to be able to buy our rehabbed property in the next 30-60 days. Obviously you need to have multiple properties for sale at any one given time for this to work… and if you don’t have multiple properties for sale you need to get off your butt and get out there and buy some!!!! What are you waiting for!!!

4. The last thing I’ve found to work is to have multiple ways for potential buyers to contact you. Everybody likes to communicate in different ways, so through our Craigslist ads people can email us, call us, or go onto our website and fill out a buyer form requesting more information.

Not everyone who contacts you is gonna buy one of your houses, so this is a great way to start building your buyers list. Make sure you get peoples names, phone numbers and emails addresses so you can keep in touch with them about any other properties you may have going forward.

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Well thats all I’ve got for tonight. I was going to post some updates on some of our deals, and maybe talk about some of the new properties we have in the works…. but this post got real long.

I hope you find the above information useful in your quest to sell some of your houses.

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