Frequently Asked Questions

This is a list of the most frequently asked questions. You’ll find the answers to many of the questions we get asked the most. However, if you don’t see a question listed here please feel free to call us (412) 754-7801 and we will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

  1. Who are you?
  2. What does your company do?
  3. Is a “We Buy Houses” company right for me?
  4. What makes you different than all the other “We Buy Houses” companies?
  5. Why should I work with you?
  6. Are you listing my house on the MLS with an agent?
  7. What is the difference between you and a real estate agent?
  8. Shouldn’t I just list my house with an agent?
  9. How does this process work?
  10. If I fill in one of the forms, do I have any obligations?
  11. Do I need to clean my house before you buy it?
  12. What are the fees or commissions you charge?
  13. I don’t want a low ball offer, do you pay fair prices?
  14. Can you buy a house that is in need of a lot of repairs?
  15. How do you come up with my offer?
  16. How do I get started?

1. Who are you?

We are Dustin and Kim, otherwise known as Dustin Buys Houses. Visit our “About Us” page for more detailed information and see what we’re about.

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2. What does your company do?

We Buy Houses For Cash In Pittsburgh. We are an alternative solution to selling your home on the market with a real estate agent. We avoid all the traditional hassles that go along with selling your home by cutting out the middlemen (banks, appraisers, inspectors) and deal directly with you to eliminate the headaches.

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3. Is a “We Buy Houses” company right for me?

Most of the people we work with are not desperate or in dire need to sell their home. We work with many people in various situations and circumstances. Some people that sell to us simply don’t want to deal with agents or paying commissions, others have inherited a property, have a property needing many repairs, or have a situation come up in life like needing to downsize or move and just want to sell quickly.

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4. What makes you different than all the other “We Buy Houses” companies?

We’re glad you asked! We are LOCAL Pittsburgh cash home buyers, we actually live and work in the communities we buy in. We know our neighborhoods inside and out and that allows us to present you with the BEST and HIGHEST offer we possibly can since we know the local real estate market very well. Plus we make our offers based off the numbers, not how desperate you are to sell or the situation you may be in. For an in depth analysis of how we make our offers and why our offers are better than the other “We Buy Houses” companies, see our “How It Works” page.

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5. Why should I work with you?

We are the one of the highest reviewed and rated “We Buy Houses” companies in Pittsburgh. We’ve also been vetted and achieved accreditation from the Better Business Bureau. See our profile here. We are a 5 Star Rated company on Google (check it out), and take a lot of pride in helping homeowners all across Pittsburgh sell their house an easier way. But don’t take our word for it, please check out our reviews, our “About Us” page and you can decide. We are a legitimate house buying company in Pittsburgh that actually follows through on our promises to you.

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6. Are you listing my house on the MLS with an agent?

We will not list your house on the MLS unless you wanted us to. Although Dustin and Kim both hold active real estate licenses, our company’s intention is to buy your home for cash, without having to list it on the MLS, avoiding the headaches of selling it through an agent (trust us we know the headaches very well). Sometimes a cash offer isn’t the best solution and we offer many solutions depending on your needs and situation.

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7. What is the difference between you and a real estate agent?

Although both Dustin and Kim hold active real estate licenses, we want to actually BUY your home not list it. Most agents don’t actually want to purchase your home from you, they want to sign you to a listing contract, and market your home on the MLS in hopes of finding a suitable buyer. Agents charge commission and other fees, and if you list your home on the MLS, as the seller you are expected to pay your share of the transfer taxes, closings costs, and title fees at closing. Not to mention having to wait for a buyer, enduring countless showings, and hope the deal doesn’t fall apart. We are investors, so you skip the whole “agent” part and jump directly into dealing with the person that actually wants to buy your home, us! In doing so, you save yourself the headaches of listing on the market, and we cover all your conventional costs (closing costs). Remember we don’t charge ANY fees or commission for our services. All our cash offers are NET to you, the seller. What we say we’re offering is what your check will actually be at closing. No hidden costs involved.

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8. Shouldn’t I just list my house with an agent?

Possibly, it all depends on your situation. We can’t give you an appropriate answer until we came out to the house to take a look. This answer greatly depends on your situation, timeline, location, and your expectations. We can give you our professional opinion and experience, and help you weigh the pros and cons of listing your house vs. selling your home for cash.

If you’d like some help figuring this out, fill out the form below and we can give you some guidance on your options.

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9. How does this process work?

Simply give us some basic information about your home by filling out one of our forms, we will schedule a time to come out and see the property, give you an all cash offer, and then pick the closing date of your choosing!

For more information visit our How It Works Page.

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10. If I fill in one of the forms, do I have any obligations?

There is ZERO obligation. You don’t owe us anything! We understand you have various options, and may be worried about scams or gimmicks. We simply just want to make you a cash offer for your home, if you accept GREAT! If not we will help you find another solution.

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11. Do I need to clean my house before you buy it?

Nope, don’t worry about a thing! No need to clean, sweep, remove unwanted furniture or broken appliances, or the mess that’s been laying in the corner for a few months! We’ll handle that all for you. We want to make it as easy as possible to sell your home fast.

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12. What are the fees or commissions you charge?

There are ZERO fees or commission you pay. Everything is totally free to you. We take care of all the costs so you can look forward to moving on.

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13. I don’t want a low ball offer, do you pay fair prices?

Excellent question. Yes we definitely don’t play games or low ball your offer. But please know there is a difference between what market value is and what a fair price is. If the house needs repairs or updating, or is bad shape, we take the market value of the home and subtract the needed repairs to come up with your offer price. In some cases we are able to present offers competitively within market value but may be subject to owner financing instead of a cash offer. We can explain this option to you.

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14. Can you buy a house that is in need of a lot of repairs?

Yes, this is our speciality! We can buy in good or bad condition, but if your home is in need of a lot of repairs we’d still love to buy your property. Just fill in one of the forms to get started.

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15. How do you come up with my offer?

There a few steps involved which are thoroughly explained in our How It Works Page. But a brief run down is this:

  1. We determine the market value of your Pittsburgh Home
  2. We determine the cost of all the repairs needed
  3. We subtract the cost of the repairs and our minimum profit from the market value of the home and that’s how we come up with our offer!

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16. How do I get started?

Give us a call at (412) 754-7801 or fill out the form below to get started. It’s as easy as that!

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