FAQ

What kinds of houses do you buy?

Upward Home Solutions buys every kind of house you can imagine, including single family, duplex, townhouse, ranch, and split-level.

It’s important to note that we buy ugly houses in addition to well-maintained ones. Everything from rental properties and perfect homes to abandoned houses and foreclosures in Columbus, Ohio and the surrounding areas — it’s all in our wheelhouse. Whatever you have, chances are good that we’ll make you a cash offer for it.

Our team can also help people who owe back taxes, have liens, or are being foreclosed on. We’re very used to accommodating sellers in a wide variety of scenarios, so don’t be shy about your needs! That includes out-of-state sales, inherited homes, and homes that still have tenants.

In short, we’ll buy any house if we believe it will be a win-win solution for us and for you. It’s important to us that we fulfill both sides of that equation.

Give us a call, and we’ll be happy to walk you through the process!
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How much will I make on my house?

As you might imagine, this varies based on several factors, but we encourage you to fill out our free quote form to find out.

You may think your property is too ugly or damaged, but this is one of the ways in which selling to Upward Home Solutions is different from selling through an MLS. Since we plan to renovate most homes from the ground up, we often genuinely prefer homes in disrepair. It saves us some work!
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Where does Upward Home Solutions buy houses?

We buy houses in Central Ohio. This includes the surrounding suburbs and townships such as Dublin, Powell, Upper Arlington, Clintonville, Westerville, Worthington, Lewis Center, Delaware, Plain City, Whitehall, New Albany, Bexley, Blacklick, Grandview, Grove City, Groveport, Hilliard, Galena, and Delaware.

Even if you don’t see your exact location listed here, give us a call. We can probably work something out!
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Can I sell my house without a Realtor?

Yes! Upward Home Solutions buys houses directly from homeowners. We are what’s known as a “direct buyer” because we let sellers cut out the middle-man. Instead of trying to find a buyer the way a Realtor does, we buy it ourselves.

When you sell to Upward Home Solutions, you skip commissions, showings, inspections, repair costs, cleaning costs, closing costs, and a whole lot of stress. As locals, we understand the needs of Ohio homeowners. We simplify the home selling process and make ourselves available to help you every step of the way.

The process is simple. You can do either of the following: 1. Fill out our quick form 2. Give us a call.

If you call, we will gather some basic info about location and condition.

If your house fits our investment criteria, we will schedule a time that works for you so that we can come see it. When we meet you at the house, we’ll walk through and look at what repairs or other changes are necessary.

With this information, we can usually make you an offer on the spot. If we come to an agreement on a price, we will draw up a contract for our title company. The title company will prepare everything for the closing.

From start to finish, you will put zero money down for fees, costs, or repairs. This is one of the big differences between selling to us and selling with a Realtor.
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Can I sell my house as-is, even if it needs a lot of repairs?

Absolutely! Our team buys homes that need repairs all the time. In fact, most of the houses we buy need repairs. Those are the ones we actually prefer. Don’t worry about the level of repairs needed — we can handle anything you throw at us! For Ohio homeowners, this really is one of the most stress-free ways to quickly sell a house that needs repairs.
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How long does it take to sell a house with UHS?

Most times, our acquisition manager, Tim Smith, can make you an offer on the spot when he meets you to see the house. That’s because we aren’t real estate agents. As direct buyers, we don’t need to go to a bank for financing. This allows us to buy houses very quickly.

We guarantee that you will have an offer in your hands within 24 hours of showing the property or giving us access to it, provided the sale looks like a win-win situation.
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How quickly will I be paid when I sell my house?

Every case is different, but it’s essentially up to you. Since we’re a cash buying company and have a relationship with our title company, we’re able to close very fast. So whatever’s convenient for you is what we’ll do — whether you want to close within a week or six months from now, we can usually accommodate it.

Regardless, it won’t belong before you have money in your pocket! Selling your house fast in Ohio has never been easier.
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Isn’t there a tax on selling a home? What fees do I have to pay?

There can be, but we pay all of that for you. You will pay for absolutely nothing from start to finish when you work with us. Guaranteed.

There are NO inspections, and we cover all closing costs. We make our money on rehabbing the investment, so we don’t need to make it by charging you a commission.

So, if you’re looking to avoid thousands of dollars in commissions to an agent and thousands more to the closing company, consider selling direct with a friendly, local buyer!
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If I request an offer from you, am I obligated to sell you my house?

No way! Requesting an offer is not a commitment, so you have nothing to lose. It never hurts to reach out and see what we can do for you.
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Will you buy my house for cash if I’m the landlord?

Upward Home Solutions buys rental properties in any condition throughout central Ohio. Even if the house has a tenant or a lease, our team can still make you an offer.

We’re even open to buying if YOU want to live there a little while longer! 🙂
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Are you like those “We buy ugly houses” people?

Nope, that isn’t us!

Now, do we buy ugly houses, cute houses, rental houses, and abandoned houses around Ohio? Absolutely. We’re a trusted local cash buyer of homes in any condition whatsoever. But that sure doesn’t mean we’re cavemen for some big franchise.

Our experienced, homegrown team is here to provide fair, no-obligation offers. We close on your timeline with no closing costs or other fees.

At our core, we’re a local husband-and-wife team providing a convenient, simple, and quick home sale option for Ohioans.
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Who puts up “We Buy Houses” signs?

Not Upward Home Solutions! We buy houses for cash, but most of our business comes from word of mouth. Satisfied sellers have proven to be our best advertisement. That’s why you’ll never see a shady streetside sign for our business.

We buy houses for cash, but we do it honestly and with integrity. If you can get more money selling with a real estate agent, we will tell you.
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Do you pay for house referrals?

Absolutely! We have a generous referral program through which we pay out bonuses every time you tell us about a house that we end up buying.

Most people know a friend, neighbor, or relative who wants to sell their house, but they may not want to go through a real estate company because of the stress, upfront cost, or uncertain timeline.

All you need to do as a referrer is to send us the property address and the owner’s contact info, if you have it. When we sign a contract for purchase of the house, we will send you a gift card for $100. It’s easy money.

For more information about our referral program, please check out our blog post on referrals.
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Is it a good time to sell a house?

It is most certainly a seller’s market in 2022. Determining the best time to sell a house comes down to a variety of factors, but right now is a historically great time to sell a home.
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What’s a short sale?

Short sale homes are homes sold for under their value as a last-ditch effort to stay above water. These sort of transactions do not represent the type of win-win solution our team aims to bring to homeowners. If you’re forced into selling for financial reasons, our team will do what we can to propose a mutually beneficial solution for your home sale.
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If you’re tired of asking “How much will I get for my house?”, then it’s time you found out. There’s no downside to getting a quote today! Mind sharing a little info to get started?