Beware of Out of Town Buyers


I’m always surprised at how many people think they’re going to make a quick buck in real estate and then are shocked when it doesn’t happen. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to sell your home. Are you interested in 3 Things You Need to Know About Selling Your House in Richmond in 2023? Do you realize that You Can Sell Without Spending? There are so many factors that influence the selling process: location, price, condition, timing and more. And when outside buyers come in with limited knowledge of what makes Richmond unique, you can end up with a bad deal on your hands. There May Be A Better Option for You.

Fall short of initial promise

The buyer will make promises that sound too good to be true. They may promise to buy your home for a certain amount, or they’ll say they’re paying cash and can close on the deal within a few weeks. It’s important not to fall for these types of promises because there are always strings attached with out-of-town buyers.

If you have an out-of-town buyer making these kinds of promises, it’s best to walk away from them immediately!

Typically have no local experience or knowledge of the market

Out of town buyers are often looking for a quick profit. They may not be willing to spend the time and effort to produce results that benefit your community, such as bringing in new jobs or improving the market.

If a buyer is from out of town, they may not know the local market conditions or even understand the real estate laws. This can be a problem if you’re looking for a quick sale or need to address an urgent situation.

When looking at market data, it needs to be relevant to your area. For example, if the home is in Richmond and they are looking at data from Charlottesville, that information won’t be useful because it’s an entirely different market with different buyers and sellers.

It’s important to have a local expertise when selling a home. If they are not familiar with the neighborhood, then you may not be able to make an offer that is fair for both parties involved.

If your home has been on the market for some time and you’ve decided that it’s time to take it off, make sure that any prospective buyers understand that they will need to pay cash to purchase your property quickly.

Use mathematical algorithms to make offers

  • Math is not an exact science. It’s a tool, but it can’t replace experience and knowledge of your market.
  • Math can’t tell you what your house is worth; it only gives you a range of values that are likely given certain assumptions about the market and other factors.

Use tax assessment data that’s often well below value

Tax assessments are often well below market value.  The tax assessment data used to value your home is likely to be out of date, and the last sale price may not reflect current market conditions. For example, if a home sold 10 years ago for $300,000 but has since undergone major renovations and upgrades that increase its value by 25%, then your tax assessment will only reflect that original price. This can be problematic because if it were sold today at this higher price (and assuming there isn’t any other estate planning done), taxes could skyrocket due to having been undervalued for so long!

Looking solely for profits

Beware of Out of Town Buyers:  They are not interested in you and your needs. They are not interested in the community, or how their actions will impact it. They’re not concerned with what happens to you or your family, or even your future after they’ve left town with all the money they’ve made from buying up properties at fire sale prices. And when those properties begin to lose value (as all investments eventually do), there will be no one left around who cares about them either–except perhaps someone like me who has been around long enough to see such

RVA Home Buyers is the trusted partner you need in the home selling process

RVA Home Buyers is a local company with a proven track record of success, and we have a deep understanding of the local market. We’re also problem solvers who are committed to the community:

  • We’re a local company.
  • We have the knowledge of the market that you need to sell your home quickly and easily.
  • We’ll make sure you get the best price for your home, so that you can move on with your life without worrying about whether or not it will sell at all.
  • We’ll help guide you through every step of the process from start to finish.


We hope this article has given you some insight into the world of out of town buyers. We also want to stress that if you’re thinking about selling your home, there are plenty of reasons why working with RVA Home Buyers is the best decision you’ll ever make! We pride ourselves on being able to provide exceptional service for every client we work with.  because we understand how important it is for each person who comes through our doors feel comfortable knowing their interests will always be represented by someone who cares about them as individuals. Please contact us today if interested in learning more about joining our team or receiving an estimate on selling your property.

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