When it comes to dealing with professional home buyers you don’t have to worry so much about encountering shysters.
But what you do have to worry about is the people who heard good things about real estate investing, went to a seminar, and decided to give it a whirl – despite little know-how. These are the people you need to run from. Fast.
They will waste your time and lose you money. Not because they’re hustlers. But because they simply have no clue what they’re doing.
Since selling a house is one of the biggest transactions you’ll make in your life, working with a professional home buyer you can trust is pretty critical.
But how do you know if they’re the real deal or not?
Glad you asked.
Here are 4 ways to ensure that a professional home buyer is legit:
- Google Them
Do a quick search. Check out their website. Do they have an ample amount of decent testimonials? Is their site authoritative, chock full of informative content, or is it a bit sparse?
Check for markers of trust. Is their site verified?
Take a look at their social media channels? How’s their presence? If they’ve posted recently and have a decent following that actually engages with their content, you’re probably good to go.
- Verify Their Experience
You want to be certain the professional home buyer has actually bought more than one house.
Reading testimonials is good way to confirm they know what they’re doing, but it’s better if you can actually speak to their happy customers directly.
Ask them if you can have the contact information for some of the homeowners they’ve bought a house from.
- Discuss Their Process
If you ask a professional home buyer about their process and they stumble over their words, respond to your questions with vague answers, or don’t really seem to be able to clearly explain how they operate, you’ve got a problem.
- Listen to Your Gut
Lastly, listen to your gut. It will likely tell you loud and clear whether or not the cash buyer is a legitimate professional.
And be sure to go with what your gut tells you because, as we probably don’t have to tell you, going against your instincts doesn’t tend to fare well.
Want to learn more about how the cash buying process looks like so you can detect a newbie right away? Click here.