BrandonBuysKC, started by Logan in 2004 and joined by Brett Shelton in 2009, offers a variety of solutions for homeowners needing immediate relief from the economic burden of ownership, including inheritance, being behind on taxes, too many repairs, downsizing, divorce, death of a loved one, job loss, or another situation.
Logan’s extensive real estate experience allows him to realistically value the homes the company purchases. Because of this expertise, after touring a house he can usually make an offer within 24 hours. And, since the company pays cash, closing can be within as little as a week. Logan also offers homeowners the best advice on how to sell their home, even if BrandonBuysKC isn’t their best option.
“Homeowners need a buyer they can trust, that’s us,” Logan said. “They don’t need a national company that just puts their house into a formula to make a low-ball offer. They need to sell but want someone to help them make the best decision. We offer honest solutions for local sellers.”
According to Logan, even the savviest of homeowners who keep up on all maintenance and repairs can find that their home is unsellable because they won’t pass inspections. “Sometimes it turns out that the house has asbestos tile and lead paint that need to be removed, or wiring and plumbing that needs to be brought up to code.”
These types of repairs can be very expensive, Logan said, especially if the seller does not have a background in construction or design. “It’s very important to make the right repairs even if the repairs are only cosmetic. I’ve seen good people make expensive mistakes rehabbing their home, either from hiring bad contractors to something as simple as picking out the wrong colors. It’s not an easy process and mistakes can be very costly.”
Shelton, who possesses expertise in accounting and remodeling, said working with a local company is important.
“BrandonBuysKC offers advantages that national companies cannot, because we know the Kansas City area real estate market and local home values,” he said. “And, we use our own local construction company to do the renovations, and all of the money generated by buying, renovating and reselling the homes stays in Kansas City. These advantages allow us to pay more than our competitors.”