We Buy Houses Fast In The Greater Seattle Area

Emily Cressey, Top Real Estate Broker - HomeSmart - HomePro Associates Team Lead
As both a real estate agent and investor, I can help you analyze your situation and see if listing your house with an agent or selling it to an investor makes the most sense for your situation.

Have you been wondering if a “We Buy Houses” cash investor in the Seattle area can help you sell your home quickly and get cash for your equity right away? The answer is “Yes!”

If you want to avoid listing your home, stop waiting for a buyer, and skip paying a real estate commission, you might consider selling your home to a real estate investor.

I have bought many homes from sellers who didn’t feel listing with a traditional agent was a good fit for them. Using “We Buy Houses” signs, sending postcards and letters, networking with professionals, and contacting people in probate and with divorce situations, I have found many people who need to sell quickly without the typical hassles and costs associated with selling a home via a real estate agent. For certain houses and personal situations, selling quickly to a “we buy houses” real estate investor really is a better fit.

We Buy Houses Investors or Agent For Fastest House Sale
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Our Company Vision:

Why are we helping our Seattle neighbors buy and sell homes quickly and easily? Because we love making an impact – helping people & building our communities.

Here’s how we like to work:

  1. Have Fun and Be Real – “I’m wonderful the way I am, and so are you.”
  2. Communicate Caringly, With Diligence Behind The Scenes.
  3. Promote real estate dreams, with a pinch of practicality.
  4. Stay Current, Adapt, and Evolve.
  5. Always Be Improving – Push For Excellence.
  6. Surprise and Delight!  Leave them smiling every time.
  7. Remember life is a gift, and be grateful through all experiences.  
  8. Financial Success For Our Clients & Ourselves. Abundance and Prosperity Surrounds us.
  9. Create a 5-Star Experience so amazing clients will want to share it with others. Create space for presence and attention.
  10. SMILE!

How Does Selling To A Real Estate Investor Actually Work?

Typically if you’re selling to an investor, she will offer you a price that is below “retail” that means it’s less than what it would sell for to an owner-occupant if it were in perfect condition.

Of course, that makes sense if your house needs quite a bit of repair work, which is often the case for older homes that have a lot of deferred maintenance, estate sales, incomplete construction/ remodeling and those with fire or water damage.

The investor has to pay for a lot of expenses and take on a significant amount of risk every time she commits to remodeling a property. Some typical real estate investor expenses are: The investor needs to pay to fix the property up, pay for two closings, cover taxes (including our $$ horrible excise tax – which is a sales tax, as well as property taxes ) and lending costs (points, origination fees, high-interest rate loans, etc.), and still have room for a profit at the end of the day.

What is Emily Cressey Actually Like?

Well, I’m a Seattle native – went away to college, caught me a husband and brought him back! I live in North Seattle near my family and we have two cats, and two kids, and a large vegetable garden that has way too many weeds most of the time! I have a cool resume, which I’ll post below, but they say a picture speaks a thousand words, so here are some fun snaps of things I like to do around town.

Well, now you know a little more about me and my favorite purple coat! haha. If you want the official stuff… here are some of my work accomplishments.

Emily Cressey is the owner and team lead at HomePro Associates – a real estate brokerage and investment team licensed with HomeSmart in Seattle, WA. With an extensive background in real estate investing, Emily has been involved in landlording, syndication, rehabs, apartments, and commercial property since 2002. She is also an accomplished stage speaker and seminar trainer who loves bringing her joy of teaching, real estate and personal finance to a larger audience.

Educational & Professional Accomplishments

  • Graduated from Lakeside School
  • National Merit Scholar
  • Full Merit-Based College Scholarship
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics from The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • Single-Family Home Investments & Commercial Real Estate Syndication 2003 – Present
  • National Speaker at Real Estate Investment Conferences

What If I Don’t Have Enough Equity To Work With A “We Buy Houses” Investor?

If you aren’t able to lower the price of your home enough to accommodate a fast cash offer from a real estate investor, you may be able to sell to the investor on “terms.” What does that mean?

Typically in this scenario, instead of getting a new loan and paying off your mortgage, the investor will make you payments over time for your house. She may take over payments on your loan, rent it with the option to buy in the future, or pay you on a loan via some sort of owner financing – where you carry the mortgage on the property and get paid a little every month and a bigger chunk down the road.

Do You Want To Work With A Real Estate Agent or A Real Estate Investor?

Can’t Decide? We Are Able to Provide Both Options, So Let’s Talk Through The Decision Together…

If you have thought about listing your home with a real estate agent, and thought about selling your home to an investor and just weren’t sure what to do, I am here to help. We offer BOTH services, and can lay out all your options clearly for you, so you can make the best choice.

In general, you will net more money if you sell via a real estate agent. You will have a quicker/easier solution to your house problem if you go with an investor. The convenience of working with an investor comes at a price because the investor is taking on the risk and expense of repairing and reselling the house, plus all the transaction costs and fees.

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Emily Cressey loves the tulips at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.
Washington’s Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is one of my favorite things. I love the beauty of our wonderful Puget Sound Region.

In a nutshell….

The best of high-tech and personal-touch service from a real estate expert who was born and raised in Seattle.

I may be a little bit goofy, and I like to have fun, but I know how to get the job done with a smile. I want you to enjoy your real estate transaction, and leave the hard parts to us.