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Direct Sale FAQs

Direct Sale FAQs

What costs and fees are associated through a Direct Sale?

One of the benefits of us buying your house through our Direct Sale option is we pay for all the typical costs of selling a home. Below are the costs we pay that are usually paid by the seller in a traditional transaction:

  • Title Fess
  • Escrow Fees
  • Excise Tax / Transfer Tax
  • Real Estate Commissions*

These fees and costs combined above are usually on average 10% of the final sales price. We got it covered!

*When we buy your house directly, we don’t charge any real estate commissions even though we are licensed, real estate professionals. 

Will the Direct Sale purchase offer be at market value of my home?

A Purchase Offer through our Direct Sale option: We strive to present an offer that reflects the fair market value of your home as it sits. We then deduct estimated repair and closing costs, so you can easily see the net cash proceeds from your sale.
In a traditional sale, you’re responsible for the cost of repairs and improvements needed to get your home ready to sell, but we’ll buy your home as-is. And, with us, you have the added benefit of a hassle-free experience and an offer that won’t fall through.

Request your offer here.

What types of homes does Realblvd purchase?

We buy the following types of homes:

  • Single Family Homes
  • Townhomes
  • Condos
  • Duplexes
  • Homes built after 1910
  • Homes with a value between $45,000-1.5 million
  • Homes on a lot size of no greater than one acre

*We are currently unable to purchase homes located in a flood zone

How long does the selling process take through Direct Sale?

When you choose an offer through our Direct Sale option, you have the freedom to select your closing date. If needed, we can close in as few as 14 days. If you prefer more time, we can accommodate a closing date as long as 90 days.

What types of condition does Realblvd purchase homes in?

Unlike other companies, we buy homes in all types of conditions. 
The type of condition Offermoves buys homes in are:

  • Homes with active organic growth
  • Homes with foundation issues
  • Homes damaged by fire or partially flooded.
  • Homes with septic systems.
  • Homes with mold
  • Homes that need repair or upgrade
  • Vacant Homes
  • Homes with tenants.
  • and homes that are nice and just need a spruce up!

Not sure if we buy your home in its current condition?
Contact us here

I'm not ready to commit - can I still request an offer?

You do not have to sign any agreements or make any commitments to request an offer from Realblvd. After submitting a request, you can accept the offer and sell your home, you can list with an agent or you can decide not to sell at this time. It’s completely up to you. No obligation, fair, transparent offers is our goal.

Is there a fee to request an offer for my home?

There is no cost or fee to request an offer from Realblvd. If we buy your home, there are no commissions or fees owed.

Can I still sell to Realblvd if my home is listed with an agent?

Yes. Even though you don’t need an agent to sell your home to Realblvd, if you’re already working with an agent or your home is currently listed, we will work with your agent directly. Simply have your agent or yourself contact us and we’ll take it from there.

Should I provide photos?

Yes, our offers are not computer-generated or based solely upon an algorithm like other companies. Our team of real estate experts evaluates every property carefully and photos help to have a more accurate understanding of your home’s condition, features, and overall value. If you can’t take photos for whatever reason, we can get photos taken. Just let us know.

What happens to my house after I sell it to Realblvd or your partners?

We either keep it for a rental property or we will typically perform renovations on the home to get it to “HGTV” market-ready. These items may include upgrading appliances, painting, putting in new carpet, new electrical, plumbing, roof, or maybe even changing the floorplan of the entire home. We’ll install for sale signs, hold open houses, send out flyers, take care of listing paperwork, talk to agents, wait for and negotiate with a buyer, work with the appraiser, worry about buyer financing falling through, pay holding costs, utilities and association dues. In short, once we’ve bought your house, we take on the costs, risks, hassles, and headaches associated with selling a home.

Is a "for sale" sign installed at the property?

No. When you accept a Purchase Offer, you don’t need to “list” the property or place it on the MLS for the public to see. Our Direct Sale is a type of sale that is considered an “Off-Market Sale”. It’s private and discrete.

How does your offer prices compare to values on sites like Zillow?

The home values found on sites like Zillow, Trulia, and Redfin, are determined by the website’s individual computer-generated algorithms. Those values are limited by the data that is available to them through public records. They look at the market’s history; not where it’s going.
While our purchase offer is not intended to be an appraisal, it is a real and actionable purchase offer, buying your property “as-is” with favorable terms to you and is based on careful analysis by our team of licensed real estate experts. We take time to evaluate and understand your home’s unique features and conditions in the context of the market’s inventory and future supply.

Most Common FAQs

Is the COVID-19 epidemic an issue when selling?

Our commitment to our customers is to be the safest, easiest, and provide the most certain sales offers.  We’ve updated our processes to safely buy and sell homes, and give homeowners the certainty of a home sale without the nuisances of traditional home selling. We’re committed to providing a more digital and safe experience for everyone involved in the home selling experience.

When you accept a Purchase Offer; A direct sale to Realblvd now includes a virtual interior home assessment, eliminating any in-person contact.

Start your sale today

Or contact us to learn more about selling your home during these times.

What types of homes does Realblvd purchase?

We buy the following types of homes:

  • Single Family Homes
  • Townhomes
  • Condos
  • Duplexes
  • Homes built after 1910
  • Homes with a value between $45,000-1.5 million
  • Homes on a lot size of no greater than one acre

*We are currently unable to purchase homes located in a flood zone

What types of condition does Realblvd purchase homes in?

Unlike other companies, we buy homes in all types of conditions. 
The type of condition Realblvd buys homes in are:

  • Homes with active organic growth
  • Homes with foundation issues
  • Homes damaged by fire or partially flooded.
  • Homes with septic systems.
  • Homes with mold
  • Homes that need repair or upgrade
  • Vacant Homes
  • Homes with tenants.
  • and homes that are nice and just need a spruce up!

Not sure if we buy your home in its current condition?
Contact us here

I'm not ready to commit - can I still request offers?

You do not have to sign any agreements or make any commitments to request offers from Realblvd. After submitting a request, you can accept the offer and sell your home, you can list with an agent or you can decide not to sell at this time. It’s completely up to you. No obligation, fair, transparent offers is our goal.

How long does the selling process take with Realblvd

If you choose a Purchase Offer through us, you have the freedom to select your closing date. If needed, we can close in as few as 14 days. If you prefer more time, we can accommodate a closing date as long as 90 days.

Do I have to list my home for sale to get offers from you?

No, our platform provides you offers on your home without you listing your home “on the market”. Traditionally, when you want to sell your home, you have your home listed on the MLS then wait for an offer. With our approach, you simply provide us details about your home and we’ll fetch you offers without you listing your home for sale. This is called an “off-market sale”.

Being our platform is transparent, we’ll also provide you Listing Offers where you can see what your home should be listed for sale if you do decide to list your home “on market”.  Get Started by requesting your offers.

Is a "for sale" sign installed at the property?

When you accept a Purchase Offer, you don’t need to list the property or place it on the MLS for the public to see. This type of sale is considered an “Off-Market Sale”. It’s private and discrete.
If you decided to list the home on the MLS, an “On-Market Sale”, typically a sign is placed at the property for marketing. We can discuss to place a sign on the property or not. It’s completely up to you.

Is there a fee to request offers for my home?

There is no cost or fee to request offers from Realblvd. If we buy your home, there are no commissions or fees owed. If we/our partners list your home or sale, there will be real estate sales commission which may be negotiable and varies by sale to sale.

Contact us if you’d like to discuss further your options.

Can I still sell to Realblvd if my home is listed with an agent?

Yes. Even though you don’t need an agent to sell your home to Realblvd, if you’re already working with an agent or your home is currently listed, we will work with your agent directly. Simply have your agent or yourself contact us and we’ll take it from there.

What happens to my house after I sell it to Realblvd or your partners?

We either keep it for a rental property or we will typically perform renovations on the home to get it to “HGTV” market-ready. These items may include upgrading appliances, painting, putting in new carpet, new electrical, plumbing, roof, or maybe even changing the floorplan of the entire home. We’ll install for sale signs, hold open houses, send out flyers, take care of listing paperwork, talk to agents, wait for and negotiate with a buyer, work with the appraiser, worry about buyer financing falling through, pay holding costs, utilities and association dues. In short, once we’ve bought your house, we take on the costs, risks, hassles, and headaches associated with selling a home.

About closing

Is there title and escrow involved when selling as a Purchase Offer?

Yes, absolutely. When you accept ANY offer from our platform, we use a title and escrow company. These companies make sure the title is legitimate and then issue title insurance for the home.  An escrow company is also used for the sale of the home and handle the funds for the home sale, including the earnest money deposit from the Purchase Offer, payoff to mortgage companies, and any other transaction funds regarding the sale of your home.

When does signing the closing documents occur?

The title or escrow company office handling the home sale transaction will schedule a convenient time for you to sign the closing documents. Typically, the closing takes place at the title or escrow company’s office OR you can also request a mobile notary meet with you. The date this happens is referred to as the “closing date”. On your closing date, the sale is recorded on public records and the funds are disbursed.

How do I get my net proceeds?

Before the closing date, the closing/escrow office will contact you to ask for your “closing instructions” to how and where you’d like to receive your net proceeds. This is typically through a wire transfer or a cashier’s check. Please make sure you only communicate with the escrow through a secure email or directly on the phone.

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Realblvd provides home sellers with an instant offer platform that allows multiple sales offers on a property.

Rather than providing one offer, Realblvd partners with cash buyers, consumers, and agents across the U.S., giving homeowners more options and allowing them to choose the best offer on their home.

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