Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this for?

A direct sale, sometimes referred to as an off-market sale or pre-market sale benefits people who need to sell a property quickly, for cash or because of a distressed situation or bad condition of the property. Our home buyer program helps anyone in these situations and we promise respect and confidentiality throughout the entire transaction. 

  • In foreclosure or are about to be?
  • Own unwanted rental property?
  • Have frustrating tenants?
  • Own a vacant property?
  • Inherit an unwanted property?
  • Need to relocate quickly?
  • Need to sell your current house fast?
  • Want to avoid paying realtor commissions?
  • Going through a divorce?
  • Have little/no equity and need to sell?
  • Own a bad “Fixer Upper”?
  • Want to limit how many people enter the home?
  • Selling because of a family matter or a probate situation?

What does it Cost Me?

There is ZERO cost to you during this process. Because we are the direct buyer, we are taking the role of the traditional buyer and we bring the money to the closing table. We even pay the transaction closing costs! 

What is the Process?

The process is very simple. We inspect the property, we place an offer, you choose the closing date. It really is that simple. Learn more about the process here.

What happens if you can’t buy the property?

We are real estate problem solvers. If there is some reason we cannot buy the property, we will not leave you hanging. Our exclusive partnership with PIP Realty Group allows us to fully service your real estate needs. Talk with one of our sales consultants today to find out how we can help!

How much will you pay for my property?

We are looking to get a fair discount on a property. However, in our experience, many sellers aren’t necessarily expecting a large “windfall” on the property but rather appreciate that we can offer cash, we close very quickly (no waiting for financing), and no time or effort or expense is required on your part of fix up the property or pay agent fees.

What transaction costs do you cover?

SellHouseChicago will cover most transaction costs associated with the transfer/sale of the property. These are typically described as title and/or escrow fees. These usually amount between $3,000 to $5,000 on average for the seller. Please note there are some transaction costs that we do not cover. These are taxes or fees associated directly with the ownership of the property, like utilities, annual property taxes and transfer taxes/stamps. This said, many sales situations are unique and face specific obstacles. We are here to help and will work diligently to craft a unique offer that works for you and your property.

How do you determine the price of the offer?

Our process is very straightforward. We look at the location of the property, what repairs are needed, the current condition of the property, and values of comparable houses sold in the area recently. While we cannot reveal our proprietary valuation methodology, we can say that we take many pieces of information into consideration and come up with a fair price that works for everyone.

What happens when I submit my information?

There is absolutely zero obligation for you. Once you tell us a bit about your property, we’ll take a look at things, maybe set up a call with you to find out a bit more, and make you a fair all-cash offer. From there, it’s 100% your decision on whether or not you’d like to sell your house to SellHouseChicago. We’re here to help, not hassle you.

What if Direct Sale is not the right option?

If a direct sale to SellHouseChicago is not right for your sale situation, our affiliation with PIP Realty Group gives our team the resources needed to totally and expertly handle the sale of your property. Speak with one of our sales consultations today about what exit strategies we can help implement.

“Quite often investors are willing to pay cash for a home and with the recent tightening of financial restrictions, coupled with the growing number of complaints about low appraisals, having a cash buyer has become even more appealing.”

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514 E 95th St • Chicago, IL 60619

SellHouseChicago is an affiliate of PIP Realty Group, a licensed real estate brokerage in the state of Illinois. License #: 481012918. Neither PIP Realty Group nor SellHouseChicago will represent your interests if you sell your home through SellHouseChicago. You may be able to sell your home for more than SellHouseChicago’s offer price. We may also determine that one of our home buyer partners can make a better offer than SellHouseChicago. In this case, we may share information about your home with these potential buyers to get you the best offer. Not all homes are eligible to be purchased by SellHouseChicago.

Illinois counties we service: Cook County, DuPage County, Will County. Illinois cities/towns/villages we service: Alsip, Berwyn, Blue Island, Burbank, Calumet City, Calumet Park, Chicago, Chicago Heights, Country Club Hills, Cicero, Des Plaines, Dolton, East Hazel Crest, Flossmoor, Harvey, Hazel Crest, Hometown, Homewood, La Grange, La Grange Park, Markham, Orland Park, Palos Heights, Palos Hills, Richton Park, River Forest, South Chicago Heights, South Holland, Stickney, Summit, Tinley Park, Western Springs.

Let us know how we can help:
(312) 815-1529