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April 28, 2020

Selling Your Property Without Having An In-Person Showing

This is the story of Willie Roberson, who sold his property to 4 Brothers Buy Houses without having even one single in-person showing. Willie had a property that he had lived in or rented out for 30 years. The property wasn’t in great shape, but Willie wasn’t interested in having more repairs or expensive renovations. He was either going to sell the property or keep renting it out. 4 Brothers Buy Houses provided Willie with the perfect opportunity to sell his property without having to deal with real estate agents or showcasing the property to dozens of prospective buyers. Here is his story. 

Willie Owned His Property For 30 Years

Willie had owned his Bouie property on Congressional Court for three decades. For the first 20 years, Willie lived in the property. After moving out, he decided to rent it out, and had been doing so for the past 10 years. The property started off in good condition, but it wore down over the years. Willie didn’t want to invest in costly repairs and renovations. That was fine for renting the property out, but he knew that if he wanted to do a traditional home sale, those would probably be a requirement to get buyer interest.

After Seeing An Ad On TV, Willie Decided To Reach Out

After his latest tenants moved out, Willie decided he wanted to sell if possible. He saw an ad on TV for 4 Brothers Buy Houses, and decided to make the call. Willie called on January 14th and talked to the 4 Brothers Buy Houses team. He got all of his questions about the sale answered via email and was ready to move forward with the sale.

Willie Was Able To Sell His Property Without An In-Person Showing

After the initial call on January 14th, it only took 10 more days for the sale agreement to be finalized. Both parties signed the agreement on January 24th, and title work went smoothly after that. Closing was finished on February 11th, less than a month after Willie’s initial call to 4 Brothers Buy Houses. Willie never had to have an in-person showing–he sent 4 Brothers Buy Houses photos of the property and that was all they needed.

Want to sell your property without going through an in-person showing just like Willie did? When you work with 4 Brothers Buy Houses, you can sell your property on your terms. Whether you have a rental property, an older property that hasn’t been renovated, or just don’t want to work with a real estate agent, you can feel confident knowing that 4 Brothers Buy Houses is here for you. Give us a call today and we’ll provide you with a free, no obligation quote on your property. This is your opportunity to sell without going through the frustrations of the traditional sales process. Give us a call today.

April 22, 2020

Want To Paint Your Home? Here’s What You Need To Think About

Looking to paint your home? Maybe you just want to improve your property’s aesthetic. Maybe you want to improve your curb appeal for prospective buyers. Maybe the paint in your property is getting old and peeling. Either way, there are some things that you need to think about before you get started on the paint job. You need to consider whether you can paint the property on your own, how the current paint is holding up, and whether you’ll be doing the painting on the interior or the exterior. Here is a closer look at what you need to be thinking about.

Can You Paint The Property By Yourself?

This all comes down to the size and scale of the job. If you are painting a single room, or even just a few rooms in your property, you may be able to complete the entire project on your own. But if you want to paint the entire inside of your house, it may be better to call a professional painting company to work with you. The same goes for if you want to paint the exterior of your home. Exteriors tend to be more complicated because of the sheer size and because being outside exposes the paint to the elements. Going it alone may be cheaper, but if the job is large, it can cost you in the long run.

How Is The Current Paint Job Holding Up?

If your current paint is peeling, you may need to do significant prep work in order to get the surfaces ready. This may also require professional help if you don’t have the right tools, since you don’t want to damage the walls or have an uneven paint job. But if you are working on a new property where the paint is smooth and the surfaces are even, then you may be able to go it alone and handle painting by yourself.

Interior vs. Exterior Painting

When you are painting on the interior of your home, you don’t have to worry about the elements. That means no worrying about rain or wind or debris. When you are painting on the exterior of your home, those are all things that you need to be aware of. That is why exterior painting jobs often require professional help. Most times, individuals don’t have the knowledge or resources to keep their exterior paint safe from the elements. It is much easier for individuals to handle painting the interior of their properties.

Painting your property can be strenuous work. Especially in the summer months when the outside heat can take a toll on your body. If you don’t want to put in the work to paint your property, that doesn’t mean you can’t sell your home. You don’t have to hire a costly painting company either. You can sell your property to 4 Brothers Buy Houses for cash. Contact us today and we’ll provide you with a free, no obligation quote. You can sell at the time that works for you and your family. Give us a call and talk to our team to get started.

April 17, 2020

Why You May Want To Consider Having A Garden In Your Yard

Gardening can actually be a really great way to spend the spring and summer months. You get to be in the sun and get some exercise in while creating a beautiful landscape. There’s a wide range of personal benefits to starting a garden, but there are financial benefits as well. Homes with attractive gardens have higher curb appeal, and owners find that more prospective buyers are interested in their properties. Starting a garden isn’t for everyone, but it can be a great way to merge a hobby with the goal of selling your property at a higher valuation.

Gardens Can Improve Curb Appeal And Increase Interest In Your Property

Curb appeal is crucial when it comes to selling your property. If your home isn’t attractive from the curb, prospective buyers will keep driving. Since so much of the homebuying process is done online these days, you’ll need to make sure that you have attractive outdoor shots of your property. Having a beautiful garden in those shots can make your property that much more attractive to prospective buyers. You could work with a landscaping company, but you could also handle the gardening yourself and save some money.

Gardening Can Be A Great Hobby In The Spring And Summer Months

One of the reasons you may want to take up gardening may not even be about the financial reward of selling your home. You may just want to start a new hobby during the spring and summer months. Gardening is great for families because they get to plant something and see it grow over time. It also takes hard work–pulling out weeds and making sure that the mulch is replaced when need be. You may find yourself even growing fruits and vegetables to eat for later in the year.

You Can Establish An Outdoor Leisure Area

Gardens can be scenic for your outdoor leisure area. Make sure that your garden is visible from your patio, so that you can enjoy the view during the warm summer months. You may want to think about investing in some outdoor furniture so that you can drink some lemonade and read a book while the day goes by. The good thing is that outdoor leisure living spaces are increasingly popular with homebuyers as well.

Interested in selling your property but don’t want to go through all of the work to improve your curb appeal? If you aren’t interested in gardening to get your property ready for sale, don’t worry about it. You can still sell your property without learning how to plant new flowers outside. 4 Brothers Buy Houses will purchase your property cash. We’ll provide you with a free, no obligation quote. You won’t have to work with a real estate agent or deal with showcasing your property to prospective buyers who may or may not be interested. Call us today and get started selling your property on your terms.

April 14, 2020

Here’s How You Can Get Your Home Ready For The Summer Months

The summer is almost here, and that means that if you are interested in selling your property you’ll need to start getting prepared. Summer is one of the busiest seasons for home sales because of the great weather, and because it is when most people take off from work. Selling in the summer months comes with a lot of competition from other sellers, so you’ll need to get your property ready to stand out from the crowd. Here is how you can do just that.

Think About Doing Maintenance In The Summer

During the summer months, you can get a wide range of deals and discounts on maintenance. That is because most maintenance is done during the winter months. Think about things like having your HVAC system, your plumbing, cleaning carpets, and even your gutters.

Keep Your AC Units Running Smoothly

Your air conditioner is key to staying cool during the summer months. If you are getting ready to sell, the last thing you need is your home to be extra hot during an open house with prospective buyers. Invest in a new AC system or repair your current one during the summer.

Start Thinking About Pest Control

Pests–especially insects–can really be a nuisance during the summer when it is warm. If you are worried about pests, you may want to think about spraying the outside of your home or making sure that windows and doors are sealed. If the problem is serious, you may need to call an exterminator to make sure that you don’t get an infestation that gets out of hand.

Keep The Grass And Shrubs Trimmed

Making sure that your grass and shrubs are trimmed is the best way to make sure that your property’s curb appeal stays where it needs to be. When the grass doesn’t get cut, prospective buyers are much less likely to stop and take a look. Make sure that you don’t let your yard grow out of control. That means either regularly doing the trimming yourself or hiring a landscaping company to do the work for you.

Getting your property ready for the summer months can take weeks. And handling any of the necessary repairs can get expensive rather quickly. These are all things that real estate agents will push you to do if you are looking to sell. If you aren’t interested in working on your yard or getting your air conditioner back up to speed, then you may want to think about selling your property to 4 Brothers Buy Houses. With 4 Brothers Buy Houses, you can sell your property without going through the frustration of the traditional sales process. We’ll provide you with a free, no obligation quote so that you can sell on your own timeline. Contact us today and we can get to work.

April 8, 2020

5 Spring Cleaning And Maintenance Tips

We’re in the middle of the spring, and that means focusing on spring cleaning and maintenance. This is especially key for those families who are looking to sell their properties in the coming months. You want to make sure that your property is looking top notch, and that starts with how you spruce up your home after the snow and sleet of the winter. Spring is the season for renewal, so here is how you can get your home back to feeling like it is full of vibrance and life: 

Keep Both Sides Of The Windows Washed

Keeping your windows free of marks and smudges can actually go a long way towards improving your home’s appeal. Luckily, cleaning your windows is easy. You can make a solution with just water and vinegar. You can apply the solution to the interior and exterior of your windows and then rub it down with a sponge or cloth. 

Consider Having The Carpets Deep Cleaned

Vacuuming is nice, but it doesn’t get all of the debris out of your carpet. Doing a deep cleaning once a year is great to make sure all of the spills, debris, and dust are fully removed from your carpet. You can either work with a carpet cleaning company or rent a carpet cleaner locally to get the clean your carpet deserves.

Check The Roof For Potential Damage From The Winter

Roof damage can get very expensive very fast. And it is most likely to occur during the winter months. Make sure that your roof doesn’t have any issues after the winter by getting a ladder and during a visual inspection. If you can’t do that safely, you may want to call a roofing company to do an inspection for you.

Brush Off Your Outdoor Furniture

This is the time to get your outdoor furniture ready to be used again. The winter months are over and the snow is gone. Getting your front porch and patio ready to be living spaces again is key for not only your own leisure during the spring and summer months, but also for increasing your property’s value for prospective buyers. Potential buyers want to see if your property has spaces that they can enjoy during the warm months, and patios can really attract buyers.

Not looking forward to handling spring cleaning this year? Don’t want to work on maintenance after those long winter months? Still want to sell your property without going through all of the hard work and expense? You are in luck. 4 Brothers Buy Houses will purchase your property for cash. You don’t need to hire a real estate agent or go through a lengthy showcasing process. We’ll come by your property and provide you with a free, no obligation quote. You can take the entire sales process at your own pace. Forget spring cleaning and costly repairs. Give 4 Brothers Buy Houses a call today.

March 1, 2020

Now Hiring: 4 Brothers Inside Sales Rep For Real Estate Investment Company

I’m Jon Carcone, and I own 4 Brothers Buy Houses. We are one of the largest privately owned homebuyers in the DC Metro Area. We are a small, entrepreneurial and fast growing company. We’re looking for an independent, driven part time sales person to join our team.

Make $30+ per hour with good performance ($15-20/hr base pay + commissions). Health insurance, 401K with match, PTO, Flexible schedule provided. Job requires work on some nights and weekends.

You’ll have the ability to structure your day the way you want for maximum results, and have autonomy as to how you conduct your day-to-day. As long as you’re performing, we treat you like a ‘business owner’ where you can tweak and design your day in the way that suits you.

You’ll be calling existing leads in our database, taking new lead calls, and making outbound cold calls to single family home owners to gauge their interest in selling their house. You’ll then setup sales appointments with interested prospects to speak with our sales representative.

We are looking for 2-3 hours a day to start, with opportunity to increase to 4-5 hours a day+ and eventually full time if you hit your sales targets.

This will be a performance based job where your output in terms of number of appointments is tracked, and that will dictate your incentives and ultimately how long you are in the role for. We are looking for someone already skilled in phone sales who can be effective immediately. For that person this will be a long term position.

We offer a weekly cold calling training to support you, every Wednesday, which is mandatory to attend. Beyond that you will mainly be required to go through our training materials and ‘self teach’ and learn quickly through calling.

**Only those who complete application e-mail request at bottom of job posting will be considered.**

Compensation:

  • $15-20/Hr Based On Experience + Significant Commission Potential
  • $1,000-$3,000 per appointment you schedule that closes
  • Easily make $8-15K a year in commissions alone if performing well

Requirements:

  • Must possess solid phone skills and be unafraid to talk to anyone – both cold and warm calling (we’ll teach you the things to say and the questions to ask)
  • Must be comfortable in a performance based culture where those who perform well will have greater responsibilities and those who don’t will not be in the position long
  • Deal oriented with ability to manage our sales CRM system and calendar
  • Comfortable with technology- video conferences, google voice, google drive, etc
  • Willing to have accountability conversations on a regular basis

TO APPLY: E-mail [email protected] a 2-3 sentence e-mail describing the following:

1- your phone sales experience, 2- what your past sales quotas were, and 3- how many of those sales quotes you were able to hit and exceed

When you send the email, please make the subject line of the email the job posting title and job board name where you learned about the position.

About 4 Brothers Development:
4 Brothers Development is a residential & commercial real estate company. We buy, renovate and sell 40-70 houses per year, and purchase multi mobile home parks as well.

February 28, 2020

Selling Property As A Landlord Doesn’t Have To Be Difficult

As a landlord, selling your property can seem like a tall order. After all, you have to worry about selling while you have tenants who are currently living in your property. Traditional home sales typically have owners hold an open house for interested parties. But as a landlord, this generally isn’t an option. For one family who owned a rental property in Washington DC, the idea of selling presented a problem. That was until they began working with 4 Brothers Buy Houses. 4 Brothers Buy Houses helped Marvin and his wife sell their rental property so that they could move on into retirement. Here is their story. 

Marvin Owned A Rental Property On Croffut Place

Marvin and his wife owned a rental property on Croffut Place SE in Washington, DC. The family had bought the property in 1988, and had used it as a rental for most of the time that they owned it. Eventually, Marvin and his wife decided that they wanted to retire. They no longer wanted to be landlords. Dealing with fixing up rental properties and working with tenants no longer had an appeal. First, Marvin’s tenants approached his family about purchasing the property. They were interested in making a deal, but they couldn’t receive the necessary financing. Marvin and his wife weren’t sure what to do–they wanted to retire, but they didn’t know how they could sell their property in a timely manner. That is when they heard about 4 Brothers Buy Houses. 

Selling To 4 Brothers Buy Houses Took A Month And A Half

Marvin first made contact with 4 Brothers Buy Houses on October 1st of 2019. By the 10th of the month, we met with him, took a look at the property, and made an offer. Marvin took a few days to think about the offer, and accepted on the 15th of October. The sale couldn’t be finalized until the tenants moved out of the property, which they did on the 31st of October. The sale was closed on November 20th. It took Marvin about a month and a half from first contact with us to final closing. He and his wife were able to get the cash value they felt their property was worth. The money allowed them to start a new chapter in their lives and move on to retirement. Selling a rental property with tenants living in it wasn’t so difficult after all. 

If you own rental property and are worried about how you are going to sell, don’t fret. Contact 4 Brothers Buy Houses in order to get a free, no obligation quote. The sale process is handled on your terms and your timeline. You can make a decision at the time that makes the most sense for you and your family. Give us a call today, and we can help you start the process of selling your rental property, just like we did with Marvin and his wife.

February 26, 2020

2020 Expected To Be A Strong Year For The Housing Market

The supply of homes up for sale in the United States has fallen dramatically, playing into the hands of sellers who are looking for a strong market. According to the National Association of Realtors, the housing inventory for the month of December was just 1.4 million units. That would be the lowest level in about two decades. With demand increasing, sellers are in a stronger position. Low interest rates are also helping buyers afford mortgages and driving up the number of offers that sellers are getting. Let’s take a look at the state of the housing market in 2020 and why this might be the best time for you to sell. 

Here are the reasons: 

Housing Demand Increasing While Supply Dries Up

While housing units on the market have fallen, the amount of interested homebuyers has spiked. Several mortgage purchase indices, such as the MBA Purchase Index, which tracks the percentage of homebuyers applying for mortgages, have seen huge gains in recent months. This indicates that buyers aren’t waiting for market conditions to change, they are interested in purchasing a new home now. This could partly be due to millennial buyers gaining comfortable employment or starting families.

Low Interest Rates Driving More Buyer Interest

Low interest rates have helped to spur this interest in the market. Buyers are finding it relatively easy to afford financing, and this has provided them with outsized purchasing power. Analysts expect buyers to remain motivated in the coming months, which could keep the housing market hot for at least the first half of the year.

Sellers May Find This Is The Best Time To Sell

Sellers who are interested in putting their home on the market may find that this is the best time to move. The housing market conditions are favorable to sellers right now, but that may not always be the case. In the coming months or years, rates could rise, meaning that it becomes more expensive for buyers to borrow. If that happens at the same time when the housing supply increases, there could be a glut of homes on the market with few buyers to scoop them up. If you are interested in selling your property, this might be the best time in the near future to make a move. 

Want to sell your home without having to jump through all the traditional hoops? You don’t have to chat with multiple prospective buyers or spend months sitting down with your real estate agent on the repairs and renovations you’ll need to make. You don’t have to sit at your computer considering the trends of the market and if they’ll move against you. Instead, you can call 4 Brothers Buy Houses. 4 Brothers Buy Houses will purchase your home for  cash, as-is. We’ll provide you with a no obligation quote and you can make the decision that best suits your needs. Contact us today and find out how easy selling your home really is.

February 21, 2020

3 Things To Know About Negotiating With Homebuyers

 

Negotiation isn’t just for homebuyers, it is for sellers as well. Sellers need to understand how they can use the negotiation process to their advantage so that they can get the most value out of their property as possible. Are you prepared to handle a counteroffer? Are you going to take the first offer you get or are you prepared to wait for other offers?

These are some of the questions that you’ll need to answer before you really step into the world of selling your property. 

Get Inspections Done So You Know Your Property Inside Out

Sometimes, you’ll have to deal with prospective buyers who will attempt to tell you what’s wrong with your property. They’ll talk about the repairs that your property needs and label those supposed repairs as reasons why your home will fetch a lower offer. When you get your inspections done early, you can easily offer a rebuttal in the negotiation process. You’ll have the paperwork to show that your home doesn’t need any other repairs. Having documentation is absolutely key here.

Consider Offering A Home Warranty

If you want to incentivize homebuyers to take a second look at your property, think about offering a home warranty. Even if you know that nothing is wrong with your property, a home warranty can give buyers peace of mind. It is something you might want to think about offering in a scenario where homebuyers are negotiating in good faith and you want to push things over the finish line.

Make Sure Time Works In Your Favor

You want to make sure that time works in your favor, and that you aren’t negotiating on someone else’s timeline. You can do this by putting deadlines on your counteroffers. This creates a sense of urgency and stops buyers from taking their time when making a decision. You don’t want buyers to use you as leverage when negotiating other offers. So instead of waiting around, take ownership of the negotiation process and make sure that you have a strategy. Your real estate agent may be able to help you determine a selling strategy that best fits your specific needs.

Not interested in learning the ins and outs of the negotiation process? No worries–you can sell your property without having to go through lengthy and frustrating negotiations. All you have to do is contact 4 Brothers Buy Houses. At 4 Brothers Buy Houses, we’ll purchase your property for cash, and we’ll handle all of the paperwork! You can get a free, no obligation quote at any time. This allows you to sell your property on your own schedule, so that you can focus on what matters most–getting your hard earned cash. Give us a call today!

February 15, 2020

How To Get Your Property Ready For Spring

The winter months aren’t only cold when it comes to the weather, they’re also cold when it comes to the real estate market. The fewest sales get completed in the winter months, but the market tends to get warmer as the snow melts. If you want to be prepared to sell your property in the spring, you’ll need to be prepared for competition. There will be plenty of other homeowners who have the same idea. That is why standing out with curb appeal and completing all of the necessary repairs is key to having a successful spring sale. Here’s how you can get started. 

Make Sure Your Yard Is Inviting After The Winter Months

Curb appeal is a huge part of making sure that your property gets enough eyes on it. That means clearing out dead leaves and debris from your front yard. It also means making sure there are no unsightly tree limbs or shrubbery to deal with either. You may want to hire a landscaping company to ensure that your front yard looks inviting. The winter can be tough on your grass. A good idea may be to plant warm colored flowers like tulips.

Utilize A Spring Color Theme Throughout The House

What’s spring without warm pinks, blues, greens, and yellows? Make sure that your home’s interior design is full of rich, warm colors. In the winter months, there is little sunlight, and everything seems to look and feel black or white. You want to project the opposite of that. Think about buying new curtains, blinds, or drapes. When you can, open the windows for maximum sunlight. 

Spring Means More Competition, So Make Sure Your Repairs Are Completed

When you sell your property in the spring months, you should know that you are going to have a lot of competition. If you want to keep up with the competitors, you’ll need to make sure that you’ve already handled all of your repairs and renovations. If you are planning a spring sale, getting those fixes done in the last month or two of winter can be the difference between selling early and selling late. You don’t want to get caught waiting for buyers who expect your property to have certain repairs. Get it done early.

Thinking about selling your home in the spring? If you want to sell your property without having to worry about competition and renovations, then you want to call 4 Brothers Buy Houses. 4 Brothers Buy Houses will purchase your property for cash so that you don’t have to worry about expensive repairs or open houses. You can sell your property on your terms and get the kind of value out of it that you always wanted. Instead of spending months on listings and in meetings with real estate agents, give 4 Brothers Buy Houses a call and get your free, no obligation quote today.