5 Ways To Tell A Great Home Buyer From A Bad One In Jacksonville

You want to sell your house fast and are comparing cash home buyers in Jacksonville, FL. How do you know if this buyer is a great home buyer or a bad one? With today’s internet, you’re able to do your own research on just about anything or anyone! Check credible sources to see what other’s experiences have been, see if they have great reviews on Google, how does their website look? What kind of property do they regularly purchase?

Quick Cash

Great cash home buyers will offer you a quick closing; sometimes as fast as 2 business days. They’ll offer to pay cash for your house and won’t have long drawn out inspection periods  or contingencies. Bad home buyers are difficult to get in touch with, need long inspection periods and come up with all kinds of reasons not to close it fast. They may offer you a quick closing at first but constantly delay or do not return your phone calls or emails. They may need time to get qualified for a loan first, and hopefully, they are able to have the final closing. Great home buyers have cash ready to go and are happy to show you proof of funds and give you a large Non-Refundable Ernest money deposit so you know they are for real. They will also not typically renegotiate unless extraneous situations arise or hidden facts are uncovered. Bad home buyers may try to readjust the price, maybe even multiple times.

Great Reviews

A great home buyer will have a lot of reviews, almost all positive. We all know that things happen, and sometimes people make mistakes, but make sure to read if the home buyer has responded to the reviews. If they did, how did they handle the situation? Do you agree with how they handled it? If you were the seller in that situation, would you have been settled? Check their social media profiles. Is this company hiding their true identity or can you see exactly who will be accountable and responsible for doing what they say they will?

Their Personality

Great home buyers have a positive attitude about real estate and they follow through. If you ask them to call you back at a certain time, they will do so consistently. They will talk a good game, and back it up too! Bad home buyers will amp you up and disappoint. They will set appointments with you, and never call you back or never show up. Can you imagine, spending hours tidying up, cleaning the house, and the potential buyer never shows up?


References are an important part of business. A great home buyer will have multiple references you can call to see how they do business, and they shouldn’t hesitate to answer any of your questions. If they do, then this may be a sign they are a bad home buyer. Look at their website, does it list reviews? Are they situation-specific reviews where people actually sold their house, or is it a really general, too good to be true review that makes you question if their employees or friends wrote them? Do they have a presence on social media or other rating websites? What are their followers saying in their comments? Do they have public reviews to read? 


A great home buyer will commit to a relatively quick closing date, anywhere from 2 to 10 days (unless you want longer) and will provide a non-refundable Ernest  deposit. They will not try to rush you out of the home and they will encourage you to stay in contact with the title company. A bad home buyer may try to extend the closing date multiple times, or ignore the closing date altogether and may have never submitted their deposit according to the contract. If the buyer is using financing, there will be very few items listed on the commitment letter. Bad home buyers will have multiple issues listed on their commitment, possibly questioning their sources of funds.

At Jax Home Offer, we pride ourselves on being the best cash home buyer in Jacksonville. We pay all cash, are direct, fair and honest.  If we can’t help or are not the best buyer for your property,  we will let you know and point you in the right direction.

Please call us at (904) 472-4766 or send us a message to discuss ways to tell a great home buyer from a bad one in Jacksonville,  Florida.

P.S. We are also a cash home buyer in Orange Park,  Middleburg, Green Cove Springs and Jax Beach.

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