Thank you to Steve Prescott, Broker-Owner, and Larry Gardner, Sales Associate, for assertively marketing and selling two properties within the last few weeks. The great family home at 6105 Marshall was minimally remodeled while the property at 1009 East 25th was completely remodeled and will be a wonderful first home for the buyers.
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CASH FOR HOUSES AND A FEW TEARS!
Other than renovating my grandma's house, this renovation was my most emotional project.
Years ago in a completely different life I started working at the Army National Guard. I was a very shy, newly divorced, traumatized single mom of a 4 year old daughter. The only knowledge I had of the military was from watching Saturday westerns and to say the environment was alien and overwhelming is an understatement. Enter into my life, Jim, someone who fell just right behind my parents in the amount of influence he had on my life. He was my boss, my mentor and my friend. He gave me the knowledge to become a confident employee and more important a confident person. He was instrumental in helping me find my strength and mature into a strong, independent person.
I was promoted several times while working for Jim and after 30 years he retired from the military and got a civilian job. While working at the Guard, I was eventually promoted to a position where I had the privilege of hiring Jim to develop the very difficult Military Funeral Honors program. There never was and never will be a more perfect fit to job and person. I was fortunate enough to work with Jim for several more years. (His big joke was now that our boss/employee relationship had been reversed how lucky it was he had always treated me so well!)
Jim retired for a 2nd time and I left the Guard. Whether we saw each other infrequently or not, Jim remained a significant influence on my life. Jim passed away suddenly a few years ago. Too soon afterwards, the love of his life, Christine, passed away.
I am sure you are asking what all of this has to do with buying houses for cash and renovating them! Well, this house was Jim and Christine's. They were both home bodies and loved their home. By Jim's own admittance he wasn't the handiest guy around, but took great pride in making a home for he and Christine.
Their family was traumatized and didn't know what to do with a potential inherited house. The house went into foreclosure. The house was then broken into and destroyed by squatters (how little protection the legal system offers in situations like this is astounding and better saved for another post). After navigating thru the legal system to evict the squatters, the house had been used as a toilet even when there was no working plumbing, the appliances, kitchen cabinets, counter tops, and copper wire and pipe were all stolen. There were big chunks of wall missing where they ripped out the pipe and wire. They even stole the deck! The state of Jim and Christine's beloved home broke my heart, but every time we had to deal with the police or go to court, I was only more determined to make this right for Jim.
Fast forward a few months....the squatters were removed, the renovations began, the renovations finished and before the house was completely finished the house SOLD. Being able to restore Jim and Christine's house is one of the greatest honors of my life. It is now ready for a new family to make wonderful new memories.
While every renovation is challenging, scary, fun and rewarding, it is always about so much more than a house.
The circumstances that bring us into a house are as different than the houses themselves. But whether it is an overwhelming period of life, an inherited house, or you just want out and on the road to a different life, we pride ourselves on the easiest, cash transactions possible...even when it makes me
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How do cash offers work with Lynn Buys Houses?
We know it isn't easy to contact us whether by phone at 307-222-9885, our website or Lynn Buys Houses Facebook, but once you take that very courageous step, we strive to make the experience as easy as possible. We decide on a convenient time to visit your house. Our visit takes no longer than 15 minutes. (People often freak out at the idea of having strangers walking around in their house. They are worried what we might think. There is absolutely no judgment on our part, so we ask for owners not to waste their time doing any preparation. All we really care about are the "bones" of the house and quite honestly don't even see anything else.) Once we walk thru, we arrive at what the property would sell for when any required repairs or updates are made; I call this the "fix-up" value. We calculate the costs to prepare the property for sale, minus that number from the fix up value and that is the cash offer we can present. If you agree, we decide on a closing date. The closing is done at the title company and can happen as quickly as 7 days or we have stretched it out for a few months if you need more time. Pack what you want, we help you move and leave the rest and we will take care of everything else. You walk out the door straight to the title company to get your check and into your new life. In a world where hardly anything is easy, this is actually one of the easiest things you will ever do!
Selling and Moving Fast and Easy
October 20, 2015
Anyone who has ever tried to sell their house and move knows how time-consuming and painful it is. The cleaning, the "honey do" list that just never seems to get done, the living in a bubble while strangers come in out of your house, the waiting for a buyer and then once an offer finally comes, the inspections, spending more money on maintenance or even worse having the sale fall apart because the cost of the required repairs. And then the fun really begins when the moving starts. If you want selling and moving made fast and easy, contact us. We make cash offers and there is not one thing you need to do. You can take what you want (we even help move if needed), leave the rest and walk away with cash in your pocket. Our clients continue to tell us that being able to take what they want and walk away is liberating and has allowed them to walk away and start fresh. Selling and moving made fast and easy....don't wait, contact us today and start your new life!
Need to Sell Fast?
October 17, 2015
Often times our customers find themselves in circumstances where they need to sell their houses fast for cash and with as little hassle as possible. Many wonderful people just become overwhelmed with life or circumstances and need to sell as quickly as possible in order to move on. We were fortunate to recently meet the most wonderful senior who had sadly lost her husband and needed to move as fast as possible and needed cash in a hurry in order to do that. She selected the items she wanted to take, we moved them for her. She chose to donate the rest of the possessions in the house which we will take care of for her. Once that is done, we will renovate the house making it ready for its next family and next generation of memories. We try to make it as easy as putting a yellow sticky on the possessions the homeowner wants to take, moving them and taking care of every other detail with the homeowner's only obligation is to pick their check up! There is never a need to do any maintenance, repairs, dispose of unwanted items, move items or even clean. Whatever your situation, inherited house, transitioning to the next phase of your life, financial burdens, too many repairs to think about --we have a solution to make transitioning the next part of your life as easy as possible.
Lynn Buys Houses!
September 24, 2015
We have had such great success with the Lynn Buys Houses banners placed around Cheyenne to advertise our company, Homeceptional Properties, buying houses. I felt uncomfortable using my first name on big signs, so decided to use my middle name. But, didn't think that thru very well because in the beginning each time I answered the phone "This is Corey" the caller responded "that's not what the sign says"! Now I answer the phone "This is Lynn and I'd like to talk to you about buying your house." That really confuses people who know me as Corey.
We are always looking for busy streets to put up new banners and pay folks rent money for their yard space. Call Lynn today!
What is involved in selling your house in Cheyenne to Lynn Buys Houses?
September 20, 2015
Maybe you are just tired of the responsibility? Maybe the "stuff" in your life is overwhelming (too many things; too much emotional baggage; too much financial hardship) and you just want help getting out and moving on? We often run into folks who just need some help to move on. We specialize in closing on their timeline, for cash. Packing and moving is a hassle, but we will help with that. Finding your next home is often difficult, but we will help with that. Cleaning and repairing to get ready to sell is overwhelming, but we will take care of all that for you; you just take what you want and leave. It doesn't get any easier!
Today Shon and I attended a funeral of a gentleman we recently bought a house from. This gentleman was in his 80's and up until several months ago was living in the home he lived in with his parents and siblings as a child. The family of 8 built the basement of the house in 1940 and lived in the two bedrooms for several years until their father decided it was time to add an upstairs.
While we only met him twice (and his equally wonderful brother a handful of times), the integrity and grace of this family will leave a lasting impression. It is sad to meet wonderful people under sometimes less than desirable life circumstances, but it is also rewarding that we are in a position to help in difficult situations and in a small part relieve the pressure they are feeling.
There was a statement made at the service today that really resonated, especially in a world where people being critical of each other is more the norm than the exception "You can't say enough good things about good people." I'm going to try to remember that every single day of my life.
At the end of the day, we are so honored and blessed to meet so many wonderful people and do whatever we can associated with buying their house for cash and making that process as easy as possible.