Still Have A Flooded House To Sell?
Tropical Storm Imelda
On September 17, 2019, Imelda was the fifth wettest tropical storm on record in the United States hit southeast Texas causing record-breaking flooding. The storm was a borderline category 1 hurricane as it formed in the Gulf of Mexico just hours before landing in Galveston. This tropical storm devastated many major coastal cities from Galveston all the way to Beaumont, dropping more than 43 inches of rain in less than 3 days.
August 25-29, 2017 is the date that marks history for all South Texas. Yes, months later, we are unfortunately still talking about Hurricane Harvey. Crazy to think it was already that long ago, it seems like it was just a few days ago we were all surrounded by tons of water. Nearly 203,000 homes were either damaged or destroyed in the catastrophic Harvey, costing an estimated $180 billion of damage. This is more than any other natural disaster in U.S. history. Harvey made its first landfall on August 25th, 2017 and then made landfall another 2 times after that over a 6-day period. A total of 738,000 people who registered for assistance with FEMA.
…Hurricane Harvey destroyed our property and this was the second time it flooded. We just wanted out but had no where to go! We heard about all the things Gulf State was doing in the community and how they helped so many.
So many houses all over the city were covered in water, debri and even wiped out completely. So many people were even without water, clean clothes and food. This was something that seemed more like a movie than reality. We took it personal and for several weeks closed our business down to just help the people of our city. We set up a drop off location for supplies, clothes, food and water at our office and supplied over 120+ families with assistance. This is our city and we had to do something. Even today, people are still trying to get their houses remodeled, fixed or even sold due to this catastrophic hurricane that will forever change us.
Do you just want to sell as – is?
The recovery time for Harvey as well as Imelda are above average and rebuilding is expected to start around 3 months after landfall. How long is this rebuilding process expected to take? It is estimated that the rebuild recover time will be up to 15- 20 months. The rebuild time frame is not measured by the size of the storm, but by the damage it caused. Houston is now about to hit the recovery time frame. What does recovery mean? Well for a lot, it means preparing to get your home repaired. For others, rebuild is selling your home and starting over.
Are you ready to
sell your flooded home?
Selling Vs Fixing
This is a common question that we get from most sellers because just like anyone you are trying to maximize your hard earned money the best you can. There are several options to weigh before you decide to do anything. One of the biggest questions to ask is “Are you up for a complete remodel of your house?” This can be a very overwhelming experience and take a lot of time to ensure you get your money’s worth. Another question to ask is “Would I benefit financially to just sell now or sell when I remodel?” The truth is most of the time the profit almost works out to be the same except selling as-is you don’t have the hassle of dealing with contractors and the remodeling period. All of these are questions to consider before deciding on anything. If you would like to see what we would offer as is just give us a call at 281-816-5454 today!
What our customers say…
“I think my most memorable part of the experience was how at ease I felt with the company representative and also, the speed it took to complete the sale. I was impressed by the friendly and comfortable manner of the representative of the company. He made me feel at ease and I felt he was trustworthy and wanted to give me a fair offer. Any concerns or questions I had were quickly addressed and resolved. If I had to leave a message, the specialist returned the call in a very short period of time. I appreciated the fact that this was a local company, with an office where all the employees were located, and I could contact them if I needed to. There was quick communication from the time I called for an offer to the signing. I felt the specialist was truly genuine in trying to make the best offer for both of us.”
I was 73 when Harvey hit and I didn’t’ have the energy like I used to have considering there was a time that I thought I was going to rebuild. I couldn’t get help from FEMA and I didn’t have insurance; no one seemed to want to help me. Lauren called at just the right time and she came out and made me an offer. The BBB rating was the main turning point for my decision. I was hesitant doing business with people just off the street and this made that decision a piece of cake. Lauren didn’t rush me and I needed the ability to take the time to clean the home and she worked with me on this. During the process she was always there and she called me to check on me too! I always have trouble with my computer and printer and she even helped me with those things and I know that is something that other people probably wouldn’t have done. I am very satisfied with the process and I would highly recommend this company to anyone else looking to sell a house. Lauren did a great job working with me and understood my situation and for that I am grateful.
We could not go into our house after the flood because of the smells and my illness. We needed to get rid of the house and had moved out 3 ½ years prior to selling and after the hurricane came, there was just no reason to keep the house any longer. We received a phone call asking us if we were interested in selling. Gulf States offer was the best offer and we felt like it was above and beyond. We knew we had some things we needed to take care of and we liked that you worked on our timeline. Everyone that we have met with Gulf State has been very courteous and pleasant to deal with. Three words that come to mind when we think of this process and the people is honest, forthright, and equitable. We would absolutely recommend this company to anyone looking to sell with no reservations.
Gulf State Homebuyers did a great job. It is a very through company. I enjoyed working with them very much, it was a fast and easy process. It went very smooth and I would recommend this company to anyone.
After we made the phone call, it was very smooth and quick. The response time was so fast and we had another company that was supposed to come out and they couldn’t work on our time frame. They promised us an offer on the spot and that was something other people wouldn’t do. We called the other buyer right after and told them not to come out because we were happy with the offer we got. We were so happy that the closing was so close to home at their office! We felt no pressure and we love that they worked with us on getting our stuff out too. All around a great experience.
This process of selling my house was easy and very quick. It was convenient with the closing and signing. The people with Gulf States are very friendly and professional. I feel like I got a very fair price for my property. I had not sold in the past because I didn’t think I was going to get very much for it. I was nervous that these kinds of companies were going to low ball me and that was not the case here. One of the reasons I selected Gulf State was the phone calls – the follow-up was extremely accurate and Camila was always in contact.
“The day I decided to sell my house I went straight to Gulf State Homebuyers. Camila had been trying to reach me for over a year and I was finally ready. Since she was the one who followed up with me for so long, it was a no brainer to go to use her. She was very patient with me. They were very polite and helped you understand everything every step of the way. They don’t push you to take an offer. I would highly recommend Gulf State Homebuyers to anyone who is thinking of selling their home.“