Do you have any question? Many people do. Here are some of the most common questions I receive and our answer to them. If you have any questions not answered here, please don't hesitate to contact me. 


Q. Are you a Real Estate Agent?


A.  I am not a Real Estate Agent and I do not list houses on the MLS for sale.  At We buy Houses Columbia we find houses that fit our criteria.  We may then update, repair or renovate it and resell it. Or we may keep it as a Rental.


Real estate agents list properties and hope that someone will buy them. The average time to sell a property in many markets right now is 6-12 months.  As you know, you pay a commission as a % of the sales price when you work with a real estate agent. Often times it’s 3-6% of the sales price (so if it’s a $100,000 house, you’ll pay between $3,000 – $6,000 in commissions to an agent).  Agents provide a great service for those that can wait 6-12 months in many cases to sell and who have room to pay the commission on the sale.  Our company actually buys houses. We don’t list houses.  Since we’re actually the one buying the house from you, and we pay with all cash… we can make a decision to buy your house within a couple days (sometimes the same day).  Again, we make our living by taking the risk to buy the house with our own cash, repair the house, and market it ourselves to find a buyer (which is the hard part in this market).



Q: How does working with a "we buy South Carolina houses " investor work?


A: Working with a "we buy South Carolina houses real estate investor is simple. All you have to do is submit some basic information on the "Sell Your House Fast" submission form on the side of this page. -->

Once that happens, the information will be sent to me and I can review the submission and give you a call to discuss your home and your situation.

After talking with you I will be able to create a solution that will be a win/win for the both of us.  I will then make you an offer to buy your house fast for cash or I can offer you other solutions s well. .

Sell your house to me will be the easiest, hassle free sale you ever experienced!


Q: Will you pay a "fair" price for my  property?


A: Just as every homeowner's situation is unique, so is the process in which I determine what an appropriate offer for your house might be.

I take into consideration the condition of the home, cost of repairs that need to be made, the current local market conditions here in , as well as the urgency of the situation.  My experience gives me the ability to quickly make you an offer you can't refuse!

In the end we are looking for a "win-win" situation. 


Q: Hey Randolph Ellis, do you charge any fees for your services?


A: There is no fee to the home seller for my services.  We’ll make you an offer, and if its a fit… we’ll buy your house (and we’ll often pay for the closing costs too!).  No hassle. No fees.  We make our money after we pay for repairs on the house (if any) to fix it up so it’s nice and pretty… market the house, and sell it for a profit (we’re taking all of the risk here on whether we can sell it for a profit or not, once we buy the house from you… the responsibility is ours and you walk away without the burden of the property and it’s payments… and oftentimes with cash in your hand).


Q: Will it matter if my house is listed with a real estate agent?


A: I suggest that you do submit your homes information to me before you list it with a real estate agent.  But if it is already listed, I will definitely need to either talk with your agent, or you would have to cancel your listing agreement before I can make you an all cash offer.


Q: Do you only buy houses or will you buy condos, manufactured homes, etc?


A: I buy all types of real estate except for raw land.  So please don't hesitate to submit your multi-family, single family, condo, or town home to me for review.


Q: What if I have my property rented?


A: If your home is currently rents...don't worry. I can buy your house and assume your position in the rental agreement.


Q: Do I have to make repairs on my property?


A: No, I will purchase the home in its "as-is" condition. You will not need to make any repairs to the property before selling to me


Q: How do I get started?


A: Simply fill out the form to the right hand side of this page. -->