Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that bypassing the traditional real estate method for selling a house can be a bit daunting. After all, why shouldn’t you go with what works, and what has been the established protocol for decades? We understand your hesitation, we know you have concerns. So allow us to take a few moments and address some of the more common questions and even misconceptions about who we are and what we do.

Who Are You and What Do You Do?

We Buy Houses of Chicago is a licensed and reputable real estate investment firm that buys houses for cash throughout the greater Chicago area. We look for homes in any location, in any condition, and can usually make an offer within 24 hours of your inquiry. We have more than two decades of experience purchasing homes of all kinds, from run down shacks to multi-million-dollar mansions, condos, apartments, pretty much any sort of real estate property.

What Makes You Different From A Traditional Agent?

Simply put, we are ready to purchase your home right now. Today. As opposed to listing your home, allowing it to sit on the market for days, weeks, or months in the hope that the right buyer will eventually happen along. We take no listing fees, no agent fees, no commissions, and you are not required to make any repairs or upgrades to the home before selling it. We buy the house, for cash, and then we make the necessary repairs and upgrades that may be required. We also are able to close much faster than traditional sales allow, which means you get cash in hand that much sooner and are able to get on with the next chapter in your life. 

Will I get A Fair Offer? Are You Going to Lowball Me?

Well, unless we offer fair deals, no one is going to work with us! It is therefore in our best interests (and yours!) for us to make a solid, competitive offer right out of the gate. True, you may be able to get a higher price with an agent, but again, considering all that goes into a traditional real estate sale, with repairs, upgrades, upkeep, having to maintain the home in “ready to show” condition for prospective buyers, any additional profit you might be looking at can be exhausted in no time.

Is the Purchase For a Specific Percentage of the Home’s Value?

No, because every property is unique and presents its own share of problems, advantages, and needs. The result is that every deal is customized to accommodate the needs of our customers. ‘One size fits all’ definitely does not apply to our business model! The vast majority of the time, our clients are amazed at how much we are able and willing to offer them. We think you will be as well!

How Does the Process Work?

Simple. You contact our office either by phone or online, and answer a few simple questions about your property, such as condition, location, etc. Then our appraisers go to work and we present you with a solid, free, no obligation cash offer, usually the same business day. Once you accept, we set up a time to meet at your home for a walk through and inspection, we finalize the offer and do the paperwork, and that’s it! You just sold your home without the months of uncertainty and waiting that accompany traditional real estate sales routes!

When Do I Have to Be Out?

Well, we recommend you start packing, because we think you’ll like our cash offer, and because we aren’t waiting on things like appraisals and lenders, we can often set closing dates in as little as seven days! Did we mention you should probably start packing?

And I Don’t Have to Fix the Property Up?

Not a bit. We actually prefer it that way. Because we know the changes and upgrades we are going to want to make, we prefer a ‘blank slate’. We’d rather not have to undo what someone else has already done.

This Sounds A Bit Too Good to Be True. How Do I know You Are Legitimate?

Because we have been in business for over two decades, we are members in good standing with the Better Business Bureau, and perhaps most importantly, you can check out our customer testimonials (because what the customer says is the final, best word on a company’s reputation and character). So look us up, check us out, and ask all the questions you’d like to ask. We’ve worked hard to become the leading real estate investment firm in Illinois, our commitment is to continue earning that reputation with every client we work with!

Okay, How Much Does This Cost Me?

Get ready….are you ready? Nothing. Zip, zero, nada. Our services are free with no obligation to accept our offer. We put cash in your hand for your property. We make our money once we have flipped the house and sold it, or leasing it to tenants.

We Buy Houses of Chicago has been the leading real estate investment company in the Windy City area since 2005. We buy houses in any location, in any condition, and we pay in cash, which allows for rapid closings and no agent fees or commissions. Our process is fair, simple, fast, and has been the choice for thousands of satisfied clients. If you are looking to sell your home without the usual hassle and inconvenience found in traditional real estate marketing, call We Buy Houses of Chicago today at 872-903-4121 to set the wheels in motion!