Frequently Asked Questions


Someone who…

  • Has a house that needs more repairs than they have the money, time or desire to make.

  • Needs to sell an inherited house

  • Wants to avoid the hassle of repairs, showings, inspections, paperwork, and long delays in selling their home the traditional way

  • Needs to quickly relocate and sell their home fast

  • Has closed on another house and wants to avoid double mortgage payments

  • Is behind on mortgage payments or wants to avoid foreclosure

  • Is tired of dealing with problem renters in an investment property and wants out

Regardless of the repairs needed or tenancy problems…

Homestead Road is a Minnesota-based real estate company that buys houses “as is,” closes quickly, and usually covers all normal closing costs. With a full staff of professionals to make everything go smoothly, proof of funds in the bank to guarantee the close, and 700 happy home sellers since 2007, selling your house “as is” has never felt this good.

At Homestead Road, we buy any house we believe can be restored for a future family. Every house looked great when it was built and it can look great once again. Our staff of industry experts and tradespeople are passionate about bringing homes back to life and helping each family find a way to own the home when it is ready.

No. We work with all our clients at no cost and no obligation. Selling a house can be a confusing process and we are here to answer your questions, analyze your situation, and help you find the most desirable solution for your needs. It costs you nothing to have Homestead Road review the situation and show you all your options.

Our offer “as is” avoids repairs, realtor commissions, fees, and continuing monthly payments. The numbers do not work out for everyone, but we provide a free, no obligation assessment of your situation. In many cases when we buy houses “as is,” our offer will be comparable to what you would net if you invested the time and money to restore the house yourself.

At Homestead Road, we make selling a house “as is” fast, easy, and stress-free. We do all the paperwork, close in a matter of days, and usually cover all normal closing costs so you can walk away without any further worry or hassle.

No. There is absolutely no obligation. We provide a free, no obligation review of all your options including an offer to buy your home “as is.” You are free to make whatever decision you think is best.

We buy houses within a 300-mile radius from our headquarters in Minneapolis, MN. This includes the Twin Cities areas and into Wisconsin.

If you’re interested in selling your home to Homestead Road “as is,” rest assured we’ll work closely with you throughout the entire process, answering all your questions.

Here’s what you can expect during the home buying process:

  • Fill out our quick and easy information form.

  • We’ll send an area expert acquisition manager to visit your home and evaluate its condition.

  • During this visit, our acquisition manager will explain the process of selling your home in detail, answer any questions you may have, and then make a fair, no-obligation offer to purchase your home “as is” for cash.

  • You decide whether you like our cash offer.

  • If you decide to accept our offer, we’ll buy your house in as little as a few days.

We make selling your home as simple as possible.

You don’t have to make any repairs or upgrades. In fact, you don’t even have to clean the home because we take care of everything once you agree to sell. If you want to leave anything behind, we’ll gladly donate those items to the Salvation Army. And if you need some flexibility when it comes to the closing date, we can work with you on that too.

At Homestead Road, you are our priority. We want to make the process of selling your home as stress-free as possible.

We understand that deciding to sell your house “as is” for cash can be overwhelming if you aren’t familiar with the process, or the benefits.

We also understand that sometimes you just don’t want to deal with the hassle of repairs, upgrades, real estate agents, showings, inspections, and lots of paperwork.

If you’re on the fence about selling your Minnesota home “as is,” check out this helpful guide outlining the differences between fixing up your house for sale or selling as is.

As a reputable organization that has been involved in the real estate market for years, you can expect to sell your house to us without doing much of anything. Let us provide a quick solution so you can sell your house as fast and as seamless as possible.

There are many factors that play into which company you should trust to buy your house. And here at Homestead Road we know we aren’t the only option you have when it comes to selling your house.

Here are some key questions you should ask before deciding which company to go with:

  1. Do they have the funds to buy your home?

    The last you thing you want is to sell your house “as is” to a company that doesn’t have the actual cash on hand to pay you once you sign the Purchase Agreement. If this happens, there’s a good chance they’ll come back with a lower offer than was originally proposed, which is a waste of your time. At Homestead Road, we have the funds to offer you a fair value, all-cash offer for your house. You never have to worry about further negotiations or losing out on what seemed like a great deal.

  2. Are there any hidden fees?

    Anytime you agree to sell your house to a company looking to buy your house “as is,” make sure to read the fine print. You need to protect yourself against hidden closing costs, service fees, commissions, and other financial obligations.

  3. Can they provide testimonials of past clients?

    Social proof that others before you have sold their homes and received what they were promised in terms of cash and customer service can go a long way when it comes to choosing the right company to sell your house to.

    Check to see how others before you felt about the process. If there were issues, find out what they were, how they were resolved, and whether the customer continued forward with the sale. A trustworthy company looking to buy your house will always have satisfied customers to back their claims.

    At Homestead Road we have plenty of testimonials of people that sold their homes to us “as is” and would recommend us to others looking to do the same.

  4. What are their core values?

    Every successful business will have a set of core values that drives their business. These values shape the type of people they employ, how they conduct business with customers, and the level of professionalism all people involved in the house buying process receive.

    At Homestead Road, you can trust we stick to our values. In fact, we have 5 core values we instill in every person that plays a role in the home buying process:

    • Humility

    • Integrity

    • Responsibility

    • Mission-Driven

    • CANI (Constant and Never-Ending Improvement)

    You should never expect anything less from the company you choose to sell your Minnesota home to.

    Choosing the right company to sell your house to is a big decision. That’s why we offer 100% obligation offers and let you decide what the right choice is for you. We’re trying to help and serve you, not force you to sell your house when you aren’t ready.

Selling Your House to Homestead Road

Selling Through a Realtor or By Yourself

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Experienced real estate experts advise homeowners to get their house in tip-top condition before putting it on the market to sell.

But do you really want to spend the money, time and energy fixing your house?

Selling a house is hard work. It’s also expensive…

You have to worry about repairs, cleaning, realtor commissions, unexpected fees, inspections, showings, banks, and a TON of paperwork.

Here is a FREE resource if you’re thinking about renovating your house by yourself…

Download our free 12-page booklet based on over 700 real estate transactions since 2007 on how to renovate and stage your house to list it at top market price.

What are the costs of repairing and remodeling a typical house in Minnesota?

As compiled in the Remodeling Magazine 2015 Cost vs Value Report, here is a sampling of Twin City mid-range costs of the most common projects:

Costs Of Repairs And Remodeling:
Bathroom Remodel
$20,338
Minor Kitchen Remodel
$22,201
Major Kitchen Remodel
$64,138
Roofing Replacement
$25,646
Siding Replacement
$14,713

In addition to repairs and remodeling, the other costs of selling a house are:

Other Costs Of Selling a House

House Range

Realtor’s Commission (6%)

Closing Costs

6 Months Carry Costs (Interest, Taxes, Utilities, Insurance)

Total Other Costs

As you can see, costs add up quickly.

Hiring contractors is another factor to consider when repairing your house.

Do you have the experience and time to hire the right contractors? Can you make sure they are on schedule and completing the job correctly?

If you think the market price of your house will outweigh all the repairs, remodeling, carrying costs, and frustration with contractors, then it may be worth the time and money to invest…

But in calculating the costs, if you discover that you can net similar proceeds if you sell your house “as is,” then you should seriously consider if it’s worth the stress, time and energy to repair your house or is it more efficient to sell it “as is.”

Allow us to help you feel the joy of selling your house “as-is.”

With over 1000 transactions since 2007, whichever decision you decide, we would like to help you. It’s our mission to serve you.

Give us a call at 612-808-6767 if you have any additional questions.

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