Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any inquiries, feel free to ask us. Below are common questions along with their respective answers. Do not hesitate to reach out at any time for further clarification. We are here to assist you.

Q:  Will you be listing my house on the MLS or actually buying it?

A: Thank you for your interest in our services. It is crucial to note that we do not act as real estate agents and do not list properties on the MLS. At We Buy Houses Bakersfield, we specialize in direct home buying in the Bakersfield area. Our criteria are carefully considered when purchasing properties, and we do not utilize bank financing to streamline the transaction process. After acquiring a property, we may opt to renovate and resell it, or keep it as a rental property.

Q:  How are you different from a real estate agent?

A: At our company, we offer a different approach to selling your property. Unlike traditional real estate agents, we do not simply list your property and wait for buyers to come to us. Our team takes a proactive approach to finding the right buyer for your property in a more efficient manner. Instead of waiting months for a sale, we work diligently to sell your property in a much shorter timeframe. By cutting out the middleman and avoiding hefty commission fees, we can provide you with a more cost-effective solution for selling your property. With our innovative approach, we aim to provide you with a seamless and successful selling experience. Let us help you sell your property quickly and efficiently, without the high costs associated with traditional real estate agents. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you sell your property.

Real estate agents offer valuable services for individuals willing to wait at least four months to sell their homes and are willing to pay a commission for these services. However, our company stands apart from traditional agents as we are direct home buyers. We purchase properties directly from homeowners, offering all-cash deals and making prompt decisions on purchases, sometimes within the same day. Our business model involves taking on the risk of buying properties with our own funds, handling any necessary repairs, and marketing the properties ourselves to find new buyers.

If you require additional detail, please refer to the comparison chart provided below for a comprehensive overview:

 Selling w/ A Bakersfield AgentSOLD To We Buy Houses Bakersfield
Commissions / Fees:Up to 6%, paid by you, the sellerNone
Who Pays Closing Costs?2% on average is paid by you, the sellerWe pay all costs.
Inspection & Financing Contingency*:Yes, sales can fall through.None needed
Appraisal Needed:Yes, the sale is often subject to appraisal.No, we make cash offers.
Average Days Until Sold:+/- 91 DaysWe provide immediate cash offers.
Number of Showings:It Depends1 (Just Us)
Closing Date:30-60+/- days after accepting the buyer’s offerThe date of YOUR CHOICE.
Who Pays For Repairs?Negotiated during the inspection periodWe pay for all repairs.
*An inspection contingency lets the buyer have time to do an inspection and back out of the sale or negotiate a new price if there are repairs that need to be done. If you can’t come to an agreement with the buyer, the buyer has the right to back out of the sale. Similarly, a financing contingency gives the buyer the wiggle room to back out of the purchase if they can’t obtain a loan or if the home doesn’t appraise for the value that the bank needs to close the loan.

Q:  Do you pay fair prices for properties?

A: Our company is dedicated to acquiring properties at competitive prices, typically well below market value, to maximize profitability upon resale. We aim to secure a fair discount through negotiations with sellers, offering quick cash transactions that eliminate the hassles of repairs and agent fees. Our transparent pricing approach allows sellers the freedom to consider our offer without obligation, as we are committed to reaching a mutually beneficial agreement.

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Gary C.

Stress-Free Property Sale

Selling my house was a breeze with We Buy Houses Bakersfield. No open houses, no endless negotiations. Just a fair offer and a closing date of my choosing. They even handled all the repairs!

– Gary C.

Bakersfield, CA


Q:  How do you determine the price to offer on my house?

A: We appreciate your interest in our pricing process for your house. Our method is both transparent and straightforward. We conduct a thorough evaluation of your property, taking into account its location, any needed repairs, its current condition, and recent sales data of similar homes in the vicinity. Through this comprehensive analysis, we are able to determine a fair and mutually beneficial price for both parties.

Q:  Are there any fees or commissions to work with you?

A: One of the key benefits of partnering with our company is our fee-free and commission-free approach when you choose to sell your house directly to us. Unlike traditional listing fees that can eat up to 6% of your sale price, our process is transparent and free of any hidden costs. Once we provide you with an offer that meets your needs, we will purchase your property without any complications or extra fees. In many instances, we even cover the closing costs. Our profit comes from investing in repairs and selling the property for a higher value. By selling to us, you can eliminate the burden of property management and financial responsibilities, all while receiving a quick cash payment.

Q:  Is there any obligation when I submit my information?

A: When you submit your information, there is no obligation on your part. Once you provide details about your property, we will review the information and may schedule a call to gather more information. We will then make you a fair all-cash offer. The decision to sell your house to us is entirely up to you. We prioritize your choice and will respect whatever decision you make.

Q: How quickly can you close on my property once an offer is accepted?

A: We understand the importance of timing in real estate transactions. Once an offer is accepted, we are typically able to close quickly, often within a matter of days, depending on your schedule and legal requirements. Our process is streamlined to ensure a swift and efficient closing, allowing you to move forward with your plans without unnecessary delays.

Q: Will I need to make any repairs or improvements before selling?

A: No, you won’t need to make any repairs or improvements before selling to us. We buy properties “as is,” meaning in their current condition, regardless of any issues or damage. This approach eliminates the need for you to invest time and money into home repairs, making the selling process more straightforward and cost-effective for you.

Q: What types of properties do you typically buy? Are there any you don’t?

A: We are open to purchasing a wide range of property types, including single-family homes, duplexes, townhouses, and more. Our goal is to provide solutions for homeowners looking to sell, regardless of their property’s size, condition, or location. However, if there are specific types of properties we do not buy, we will clearly communicate this, ensuring transparency and understanding from the outset.

Q: What happens if I change my mind after receiving your offer?

A: There is no obligation or pressure to accept our offer. We understand that selling your home is a significant decision, and it’s essential that you feel comfortable and confident in your choice. If you decide not to proceed after receiving our offer, simply let us know. We’re here to provide you with options, not to pressure you into a sale.

Q: What happens if my house is in a distressed situation or facing foreclosure?

A: We specialize in working with homeowners in various situations, including those with distressed properties or facing foreclosure. Our goal is to provide a solution that can relieve financial burdens. We can work with you to purchase your home quickly, potentially allowing you to avoid foreclosure and its impact on your credit. Each situation is unique, so we encourage you to reach out to discuss your specific circumstances and explore how we can assist you.

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