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Frequently Asked Questions

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Interested but have Questions?

We’ve compiled the most frequently asked questions we get from sellers and answered them for you! If your question is not listed, please feel free to call us at (201) 379-6565 or fill in the contact us form below, and we will try to answer any and all questions you may have.

1. Who are you?

We are Mario & Lorinda Pienaar who founded but also actively leading the Ritsel Homes business on a day-to-day basis. Of course, we’re not alone and have an excellent team around us that includes our support staff, excellent closing attorney, contractors, and other real estate professionals.

Our “ About Us” page will give you a very detailed picture of who we are. Visit that page now, come in and get to know us a little. We are accomplished, honest, and pleasant.

2. What do you do?

Ritsel Homes is a Real Estate Solutions Company. 

Our core business is to buy houses for cash in NJ. No-nonsense and No Funny Business – if you need to sell you house for cash, we’re local home buyers in NJ, serious about buying your house. No repairs, no realtor fees or commissions, no money out of your pocket (and did we mentioned, we can close in 21 days or less!). Just simply sell your house without a realtor, As-Is, For Cash!

BUT we also understand that everyone’s priorities are not the same and are committed to focus on YOUR needs, YOUR unique circumstances and what’s important for YOU. For that reason, we’ll always offer you tailor made solutions that best serve YOUR needs. Generally, that falls into either a Cash Offer, our Retail Buyer Program, a Creative Solution often resulting in Passive Income without the Headaches of being a Landlord or a Listing with our in-house Agent who work on flexible terms tailored to YOUR instead of OUR needs (don’t believe it, give us call to explore!). 

We’ve explained these options in the OUR SOLUTIONS section but keep in mind, these are NOT the only solutions. Ultimately, it depends on your unique situation which we value and respect.

3. Is A “We Buy Houses” Company Right For Me?

It depends on your unique circumstances and priorities. Because we buy houses in any condition, as is, no matter the circumstance, location or issue you facing (if any), we are often a great option to consider if selling quickly, and with ease is important. However, sometimes an ALTERNATIVE SOLUTION might make more sense and for that reason it was critical to us to not just give you a cash offer but instead offer REAL estate SOLUTIONS to anyone who connects with us. 

Ultimately, the best way to find out is to give us a call or provide us with your information and we’ll connect within a day! Nothing to lose and absolutely no obligations! Just a friendly conversation for you to make the right choice!

Get Your Free Offer TODAY!

Just Fill In This Form To Get Your No-Obligation All Cash Offer Started!

    4. Why Should I Choose You?

    Honestly, you absolutely do not have to choose us!

    Let me however tell you how we are different

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    I know, I know, everyone says this, but because we are not a “one trick pony” that try to convince you of our solution but rather give you options relevant to today’s real estate market (also see OUR SOLUTIONS), we do not have to convince you of our cash offer but instead can provide you with options to choose from. THAT serves your priorities and because of that, we’re still in business!

    We are genuine and we are honest, and we care. We are investors. Of course, we need to make money, but that doesn’t mean it has to be at your expense, and that doesn’t mean we cannot go out of our way to genuinely help you without expecting anything in return!

    5. Will you list my house with an agent on the MLS?

    We don’t list houses on the MLS because we aren’t agents. We are professional house buyers and we will either fix up your house and then sell it again or rent it out ourselves. If an alternative solutions (Ritsel Homes Retail Buyer Program or a Listing) is more appropriate, we will walk you through the steps and align on expectations BEFORE it’s listed.

    6. How are you different from a real estate agent?

    An agent does not actually buy your house. Agents market your house on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) looking for a buyer that might be interested. As compensation, they normally charge you between 4% and 6% or sales price as a commission. Listing your house in New Jersey with an agent also means that you’ll pay closing costs, title fees, and have to go through the process of people visiting your house on multiple occasions while the house is on the market (which can be a long time…).

    At Ritsel Homes, our core business is to buy houses for cash in NJ. No-nonsense and No Funny Business. We, or with our partners, skip the entire “agent” process and jump immediately to the offer and closing on your property you have for sale in New Jersey. In most cases, we also cover the conventional expenses associated with selling a house like closing costs and inspections. The most notable difference is that we do not charge you any fees or commissions. As mentioned, we skip the entire “agent” process.

    7. Should I just list my house in NJ with an agent?

    Honestly, we do not know… (yet)! We would need to take a look at your house, your situation, your timeline, your location your expectations, needs and requirements for us to give you a solid answer. And we are happy to provide you with our professional recommendation. 

    As Lorinda is a licensed NJ Real Estate Agent / Realtor with eXp Realty, we can review your situation and then give you options ranging from a cash offer to a listing, or a couple alternative solutions in-between. This is normally done within a day or two and will allow you to make an informed decision. And remember, you’re under No-Obligation to choose us and therefore have nothing to lose when you contact us!

    Why not doing it today and let’s dive into the details?

    Get Your Free Offer TODAY!

    Just Fill In This Form To Get Your No-Obligation All Cash Offer Started!

      8. How does it work?

      Simply tell us a bit about your house. With this information we will do a market analysis on your house that will be used to present you with a cash offer, but also alternative options to put you in control. If you accept that offer, we’ll take case of the process from start to finish and all there is left to do is receive your money at closing. Also check out our How it Works page if you have not done so already.

      9. Am I under any obligations after submitting the form?

      There are no obligations, at all. We understand that you have options, not just our options but also options within the market. We respect that and are focused on providing as much value as possible. You truly and absolutely have nothing to lose. We make you an offer and if you accept the offer, great! You will get your cash quickly. If you do not accept the offer, we will do our best to guide you in the right direction. 

      10. Do I Need To Clean Before I Move Out?

      Absolutely not! Take what you want and leave the rest – we’ll clean out the house once we’ve closed and became the new owners. Believe me when we say, we have seen it all (and we respect people’s privacy once they departed!)

      11. Are there any fees or commissions to work with you?

      No! We might even pay your closing cost. We make our money when we sell the rehabbed house or through keeping it as a rental property. When you sell to us, we do not charge you any fees or commissions.  

      If one of our alternative solutions is more suitable, we’ll discuss your options but in general, except for a listing, no fees or commissions are payable with any of our options.

      12. Will you give me a fair price?

      Many of the houses we purchase are below market value (we do this so we can resell it at a profit to another home owner). 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 make our offers based off a few simple criteria and give you a fast offer, so you can get what your house is worth fast. The whole process is fast, simple and easy to understand.

      On top of all that, you don’t have to wait on financing, deal with fixing the property yourself and deal with showing after showing, you pay ZERO commissions or fees.

      There’s no need to wait to sell your house the standard way that involves you paying different people loads of fees and then waiting months to close on the deal.

      Just call us and we’ll get you an offer FAST.

      After all, our no-obligation pricing commitment means that you do not have to move forward with the offer we give… but it’s good to know what we’re offering for you to decide on the option that best fits your requirements. 

      13. My house is in terrible condition, will you still buy it?

      We buy homes in New Jersey in any condition, irrespective if it’s good or bad. Primarily we’re residential redevelopers, so the more room for improvement, the more attractive your house is to us. Therefore, to answer the question, YES, Absolutely! We’d love to buy your house – just fill in our form and see how much we will offer you in cash for your house in NJ or what other options we might be able to offer!

      14. How do you decide what to give me for my property?

      This is super simple and we’re totally transparent:

      🏠The location of your house.

      🏠Rooms and square-feet 

      🏠What condition your house is in right now.

      🏠What repairs are needed to bring your house up to speed.

      Based on this information, we calculate our [Offer] = [After Repair Value] – [Cost of Repairs] – [Our Buying, Holding & Selling Cost] – [Our Minimum Profit]

      To understand this, let’s define a couple of these terms:

      🏠 After Repair Value: This is what the market value of your house will be AFTER we buy and renovate the house.

      🏠 Cost Of Repairs: This is what our cost will be to fix/update the house AFTER we purchase it from you.

      🏠 Buying, Holding & Selling Costs: While we do not have to pay Real Estate Agent Commission buying the house from you, we will be responsible for the initial closing cost, the cost of holding a property (taxes and other basic utilities) during the redevelopment and then once it’s fix, we on the other hand have to use an agent to sell that house again. This is usually 10% all together of the After Repair Value

      🏠 Profit: Yes, this IS a business after all, and we wouldn’t be able to stay in business, buy more houses, pay contractors, etc., if we didn’t make some sort of profit. However, we keep this to an absolute minimum so we can present you with the highest possible offer.

      IN SHORT, our offer will be the market value of the house (after we fix it up), minus ALL our costs fixing it up (including our profits). However wanted to be transparent on how we come up with our numbers…!

      Get Your Free Offer TODAY!

      Just Fill In This Form To Get Your No-Obligation All Cash Offer Started!

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          Ritsel Homes buys houses as part of our residential redevelopment program where we purchase, rehabs, and then sells the house at a profit. We also buy houses to keep as long-term rentals or in some cases we work with our partners who might take over the ownership either at closing or soon thereafter. Offers are made to sellers based on market value and repairs needed. Ritsel Homes will do everything possible to bring forth the highest possible offer to give the seller the most benefit from dealing with a fast sale. We will also consider alternative solutions to give you as our client the best outcome.

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          Ritsel Homes
          Allendale, NJ 07401
          (201) 379-6565
          info@ritselhomes.com

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