Trying to Help a Family Member or Friend

We regularly receive calls and emails from people whose loved ones are still living, but they are unable to sell a house themselves for a variety of reasons. The most common scenario is a younger relative of an aging property owner who is physically or cognitively challenged in such a way that every day tasks are becoming increasingly difficult. 

These properties usually show above average wear and tear due to the property owner’s inability to fully maintain the property and attend to items that need fixing. Sometimes an owner has accumulated a lot of items and the task of going through them and disposing of everything is a daunting one that family members are not prepared to undertake. We understand the burden, emotional hardship and difficulty of these situations and we specialize in buying properties under these circumstances.

We buy properties directly from owners and if a property fits our buying criteria we can have a fair offer for consideration on the same day we receive a call. Since we are direct buyers, owners benefit from bypassing all of the hassles of a typical sale don’t have to pay any commissions or fees. On most transactions, we will even pay all of the closing costs.

We buy properties in as-is condition - owners do not need to do any cleaning or fixing. We have worked with owners in a countless number of situations (vacant, tenant occupied, structural problems, etc.) and we almost always find a win/win solution. We can close on the day of an owner’s choice and if there are other needs,  we are flexible and will do what I can to help. All of our transactions take place with nationally recognized escrow and title companies to ensure a smooth transaction.

You may be thinking about selling a property, but might not be quite ready for any number of reasons. We understand. We are always available to discuss your circumstances and answer questions.  We have dealt with many owners that were likely in the same or similar situations to yours and we can use our experience to help brainstorm options that you may not know exist.



Perry M. - Bakersfield, CA

"A few years ago, my mother began developing signs of dementia. She owned her home and wanted to stay but the responsibility became too burdensome. The condition of property declined quickly and we knew it had to be sold. My sisters and I live out of the area so we wanted to have the property sold quickly and we didn't have the time or resources to do any repairs to prepare to market the property. Blake Buys Homes gave us a fair offer for the property 100% as-is, which was great, and they closed quickly. We're all very happy with the result."

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