How Do We Help Homeowners in Salem?
Willamette Home Buyers is a local, veteran owned company that is here to help solve your real estate problem. We buy houses in any condition throughout Salem and the Willamette Valley. Take a look around our website, or reach out to us and we’ll help you sort out your options.
We take the hassle out of selling your house.
Do you want to sell your house without all the drama that comes with a traditional sale? That’s what we’re here for. Listing your house with an agent and waiting for a buyer can be so frustrating. We eliminate the hassles like choosing an agent, making repairs and cleaning the house, dealing with showings and open houses, and waiting around wondering if a buyer will make you an offer.
Willamette Home Buyers is prepared to make you a fast, fair offer for your house. Our offers will never require you to make any repairs to the property or even clean it up. We won’t make you sit through multiple showings and open houses. And we don’t rely on bank financing, so we will never back out of a deal because a loan fell through.
Our offers never require you to pay any sort of commissions or hidden fees, and we pay for all the closing costs. Getting a no-obligation offer from us is absolutely free, so what are your waiting for? Fill out the short form at the top or bottom of this page and see how easy we can make it to sell your house.
“I need to sell my Salem house fast! What are my options?”
There are three ways to sell your Salem house.
Many homeowners assume listing with a real estate agent is their only option to sell, but there actually three ways.
List Your House with a Real Estate Agent
This is the most common way to sell a house, but not necessarily the best. Real estate agents primarily market to traditional home buyers. These buyers are usually looking for the “perfect” house to live in themselves, and they will rely on a bank and a traditional mortgage to complete the purchase.
Before a bank agrees to make a loan on a house, they require an inspection, and the inspection has to show the house is in pretty good condition. If the house has a leaky roof, bad plumbing, an outdated electrical system, or any other major problems, those problems have to be fixed before the deal can close. Buyers often expect the seller to make the required repairs, at their own expense, in order to complete the sale.
Sometimes a mortgage application can be denied for other reasons. Banks change their lending standards on a regular basis, so even if a buyer is pre-qualified when they make an offer, there’s a chance their loan will fall through if the bank suddenly decides they don’t make enough money or their credit score is no longer high enough.
A house listed by a real estate agent is competing with every other house currently listed. If the house down the street has a nicer lawn or a bigger kitchen, it’s likely going to get more attention from buyers than your house. Not only can this result in a lower offer price, but it can also result in your house sitting on the market longer while you wait for a buyer. Every month you wait for a buyer is another month you have to pay the mortgage, taxes, insurance, and utilities. Even in this current market, many houses in Salem take three to six months to close.
Once you do find a buyer, and make all the necessary repairs, and the bank agrees to give your buyer a loan, your real estate agent will keep a percentage of the sale price as their commission, usually 6% (that’s $21,000 on a house that sells for $350,000). You will also likely have to pay at least part of the closing costs, which can cost you thousands more.
Listing your house with a real estate agent should get you the highest and best possible offer for your house, but don’t forget that high offer will be offset by thousands in expenses. And you might be waiting months before you get that offer.
List Your House Yourself (For Sale By Owner)
People who choose to put their house on the market themselves do so to save money by avoiding the agent’s commission. They’re willing to put in the effort to market their house themselves, in exchange for (hopefully) thousands of dollars in savings.
Most of the time these houses are marketed to the same traditional buyer that agents are marketing to. The buyers are still looking for the “perfect” home. They still need it to be in good condition to get a loan, and those loans can still fall through if the bank changes their lending standards.
Marketing a house without a real estate license can be challenging, but it’s easier now than it has been in the past. You can pay a flat fee (usually a few hundred dollars) to have it listed on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), but even if you don’t put it on the MLS you can still get it listed on Zillow, Redfin, and the other major real estate websites.
Although the total commission you pay is less when you sell on your own, you may still have to pay a commission to the buyer’s agent. Most buyers use an agent because it doesn’t cost them anything, since both commissions are traditionally paid by the seller. If you don’t offer a commission to a buyer’s agent, they have no incentive to bring their buyers to see your house. Many people selling without an agent offer at least a 2% commission ($7000 on a house that sells for $350,000) to buyer’s agents. Even then many agents will not work with a FSBO seller. Fewer buyers considering your house means you’ll likely have to settle for a lower offer and it will probably take even longer to sell.
Frankly, we don’t recommend the FSBO route to anyone. You’ll end up putting in lot of work and ultimately the money you “save” will probably be lost because your house will sell for less than if you had used an agent.
Sell Your House to Willamette Home Buyers
If listing your house and waiting around for a traditional buyer sounds like a hassle, we have an alternative. Willamette Home Buyers will make you a fast, fair offer to buy your house. No listing, no agents.
Selling to Willamette Home Buyers or any other investment firm will not get you the highest sale price, but by selling to us you won’t have to pay any commissions, any of the closing costs, or any other fees. You’ll also be able to minimize your holding costs by selling it quickly, sometimes as fast a 7-14 days.
While we do typically order a home inspection before closing on a house, this is simply to help us estimate the cost for us to make repairs after we buy the house. We buy houses in any condition and will never ask you to make any repairs.
We don’t rely on banks to fund our deals, so we don’t have to wait weeks to get a mortgage approved. And there’s no chance the sale will fall through because a bank decides to change their lending rules. We can offer cash for your house, or, depending on your situation, we can come up with other creative offers that better suit your needs. Our goal is to solve your real estate problem and make the selling process quick and easy for you.
There are lots of reasons people choose to sell to us instead of using an agent. Avoiding foreclosure? Facing divorce? Moving? Inherited a property you don’t need? Liens? It doesn’t matter whether you live in it, you’re renting it out, it’s vacant, or not even habitable. We can even make a fast, fair offer on your apartment building, mobile/manufactured home, commercial property, or vacant land.
Willamette Home Buyers specializes in finding win-win solutions for property owners who can’t or prefer not to sell the traditional way. If this describes you, fill out the form at the top or bottom of this page, or call or text us at 503-383-1686. We look forward to discussing how we can help you.
“So How Does the Process Work?”
We research the details of your home and start crafting a great offer for you.
GET YOUR OFFER
We present you with a fast, fair offer with no obligation and no fees.
Get the cash you need now. You do NOT have to wait 6 – 12 months to get your house sold.
You’ll get a fast, fair offer – You choose the closing date. We pay all costs and take care of all the hassles!
Remember, even if an agent can’t sell your house, we can help. (Sometimes selling a house through a real estate agent is not for everyone.)
And as a bonus…
- you don’t need to clean up and repair the property
- don’t waste time finding an agent who you trust and who can deliver on their promise of selling your house quickly
- you won’t need to sign a contract that binds you to an agent for a certain term
- or deal with the paperwork and the waiting and wondering (and hoping)
We strive to help every single homeowner that contacts us, and unlike selling through an agent, you don’t have to wait to see if the buyer can get financing… we’re ready to buy right now!
All that hassle can add stress, months to the process, and in the end after paying the agent’s expensive fees, you may or may not be ahead of the game.
We work differently at Willamette Home Buyers. When you contact us and submit the short property information form (below), we’ll give you a fair offer on your house… and the best part is: we can close whenever YOU choose to close – it’s entirely up to you. It doesn’t matter what condition the house is in, or even if there are tenants in there that you can’t get rid of… don’t worry about it. We’ll take care of it for you. And if you need the cash quickly, we can close in as little as 7-14 days because we can buy houses with cash and don’t have to rely on traditional bank financing. (Click here to learn about our process)
No matter what condition your house is in; no matter what situation or timeframe you’re facing…
Our goal is to help make your life easier and get you out from under the property that’s stressing you out… while still paying a fast, fair, and honest price for your house.
Or Give Us A Call or Text Us Now At: 503-383-1686
We help property owners just like you, in all kinds of situations. From divorce, foreclosure, death of a family member, burdensome rental property, and all kinds of other situations. We buy houses in Oregon… including Salem and surrounding areas and pay a fair price, fast. Sometimes, those who own property simply have lives that are too busy to take the time to do all of the things that typically need to be done to prepare a house to sell on the market… if that describes you, just let us know about the property you’d like to be rid of and sell your house fast without the hassle.
If you simply don’t want to put up with the hassle of owning that house any longer, and if you don’t want to put up with the hassle and time-consuming expense of selling your property the traditional way, let us know about the property you’d like to be rid of and sell your house fast. Talk to someone in our office before submitting your property information by calling or texting us today at 503-383-1686
In an area originally known as Chim-i-ki-ti ( “meeting place”) by the native Kalapuya tribe, a large Methodist Mission was established in 1834, a few miles north of the current location of Salem. The current town site was laid in 1842 and became the territorial capital in 1851, but wasn’t formally incorporated as a city until 1857. Oregon’s statehood was established on February 14, 1859 and Salem became the state capital.
Today, Salem’s population is an estimated 175,000. In addition to being the capital, Salem is home of the Oregon State Fair, the Oregon State Hospital, and Willamette University. Salem is the hometown of Alfred Carlton Gilbert. Gilbert was an athlete that set world records in numerous athletic events and tied for the Gold Medal in pole vaulting in the 1908 Summer Olympics. He went on to co-found the A.C. Gilbert Company, where he invented the erector set and sold over 30 million copies of the toy between 1913 and 1935. He accumulated over 150 patents during his career.
We buy houses in Salem, Oregon and throughout the Willamette Valley – 97301, 97302, 97304, 97305, 97306, 97317, 97330, 97331, 97333, 97321, 97322, 97389, 97303, 97128, 97355, 97071, 97132, 97338, 97381, 97386, 97448, 97361, 97351, 97383, 97378, 97325, 97002, 97352, 97392, 97032, 97446, 97370, 97114, 97362, 97374, 97115, 97026, 97101, 97127, 97385, 97327, 97111, 97148, 97456, 97358, 97396, 97360, 97348, 97347, 97137, 97344, 97377, 97346, 97371, 97342 – and all surrounding areas in Oregon. If you need to sell your house fast in Oregon, connect with us… we’d love to make you a fair no-obligation no-hassle offer. You’ve got nothing to lose.