We're a new type of real estate company that removes the stress and uncertainty of buying and selling a home. You can work with Orchard to buy your dream home without contingencies and sell your current home for market price. Orchard also works with customers that are only looking to sell, allowing them to sell without showings, repairs, or hassle.
Orchard offers two services: Buy & Sell and Sell Only. Our Buy & Sell service is perfect for homeowners looking to both sell their home and purchase a new one within any market that we serve. Our Sell Only service is best for those moving outside of our service area or who are planning to rent their next home.
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No, unlike home flippers who buy distressed homes at a deep discount, Orchard only buys homes in good condition and pays fair prices based on its valuation of the home. Orchard can also pair you with a licensed local real estate agent to list your home, so you can test the market to get the highest possible price before accepting our cash offer.
Yes, Orchard is a licensed broker entity with licensed real estate agents. An agent will represent Orchard in the purchase of your home and work with Orchard to coordinate a smooth closing on your schedule. If you choose to participate in our Buy & Sell service, a separate Orchard agent will represent you in the sale of your home and the purchase of your new home.
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Orchard enables homeowners to buy their new home before they sell their current home, and to maximize their home sale proceeds. You'll work with a dedicated Orchard agent to shop for homes, and when you find one you love, Orchard will submit a cash offer to buy it on your behalf. You move in right away while Orchard lists your old home for top dollar. Once your old home sells, ownership of the new home will be transferred into your name, and you can use any lender to secure a mortgage.
Unlike a traditional home buying process, Orchard allows you to buy your new home before selling your existing home. Never make a contingent offer or lose out on your dream home because you haven't sold your current home. When you work with Orchard, your offer to buy is all-cash, giving you an advantage in a hot market.
Buy before you sell - Become a all-cash buyer and make a strong offer that is not contingent on finding a buyer for your old home.
Stress-free home sale - Orchard lists your home after you move so you can skip home showings. If your home doesn't sell in 90 days, Orchard will buy it from you at a pre-agreed upon cash offer price.
No double mortgages or double moves - Don't stress about lining up the timing of your home sale and new home purchase. With Orchard, you move when you're ready and eliminate the need for short-term rental or storage costs.
Orchard Buy & Sell is designed for homeowners looking to sell their current home and buy a new home one of our markets. To be eligible for the Buy & Sell service, the home you're selling must be a single-family home built between 1960 - 2014 that is not currently listed on the market. Orchard's valuation of the home must also fall within the following ranges:
When you work with Orchard to buy and sell, pay one fee equal to 6% of your home sale price -- the same as a traditional agent.
Start by filling out our online form with your home's details to get your home value estimate. After a complimentary home inspection, we'll provide you with a recommended list price, an optional cash offer, and your home shopping budget.
Based on the information you provide about your home's condition and unique characteristics, as well as recent sales in your area, we'll provide you with a range of what we think your home will sell for once we list it on the market. After your complimentary home inspection, we'll refine this range and give you a cash offer price.
The Orchard cash offer gives you peace of mind when selling your home. We'll list your home on-market for 90 days and promote the listing to find you a new buyer. If the market changes or an offer falls through and your home does not receive an offer within 90 days, we'll buy your home from you at your cash offer price.
A licensed home inspector will perform your home inspection.
The home inspection allows us to take a closer look to give you an accurate cash offer price for your home. You'll also receive your inspection results so you can become an informed seller and have the opportunity to address any items from the inspection report before you list your home. Knowing what prospective buyers might focus on can help you save valuable time during the closing process.
Orchard employs experienced, licensed real estate agents who will help you navigate the process of selling and buying a home. You'll be matched with an agent who knows your area and will show you homes on your schedule.
After you receive your home sale estimate, the next step is a meet & greet with your Orchard agent. He or she will go over the process of selling and buying with Orchard and answer your questions. They'll also take a closer look around your home and share any tips or suggestions to help you get your home ready to list. In this first meeting, your agent will also discuss your criteria for a new home as well as the financing process so you are prepared to start looking for new homes.
Like in a traditional home sale, your Orchard agent is committed to listing and marketing your home to find you a buyer and get you market price. But unlike a traditional agent, Orchard guarantees your home will sell in 90 days. Your agent is aligned with you to sell your home for the highest amount possible (the more your home sells for, the higher their commission).
Orchard lets you shop for new homes and make a cash offer as soon as you find the one you love. No need to wait to sell your current home or make a contingent offer. In a hot market, all-cash offers stand out, giving you an edge on other buyers. Orchard's agents will work with you on your schedule to find a home that meets your needs. They can show you any home on the market.
Orchard agents can show you any home on the market in your area.
Tour any home on the market with your Orchard agent. When you're ready to submit an offer, Orchard will prepare a purchase agreement, using our cash to buy and hold the home for you until your sells. You can move in right away and Orchard will take care of listing your home.
When you move into your new home, you'll pay a daily fair market rent to cover your costs of living in the home. We'll share this amount with you upfront and it will be deducted from the proceeds of your home sale later. You will not pay a mortgage on your new home until your old home sells.
No, you are under no obligation to buy a home owned by Orchard. Your Orchard agent will show you all potential homes in your city that fit your desired criteria. If you purchase a home owned by Orchard, separate agents will represent both sides of the transaction.
Before you start shopping for homes, you will get pre-approved for a mortgage to help you understand what you can afford to buy. You can work with any lender of your choice, including Orchard Home Loans. Orchard will purchase your new home with cash and hold it for you until your home sells. Once your home sale is complete, you will finalize the purchase and financing of your new home and begin paying a mortgage.
Orchard will submit a purchase agreement for the home with the terms you choose (offer price, closing date, etc.) and use our cash to buy the home. You can move in right away and Orchard will take care of listing your old home. When that home sells, we'll coordinate the transfer of your new home into your name. You can use Orchard Home Loans or the lender of your choice to finance the home purchase.
We feel confident our team will help you find a home you love, but if for any reason you do not find your next home with Orchard or if your circumstances change, you'll have the option to terminate your agreement with us. If you decide to rent instead or buy a home outside of your metro area and still need to sell your home, you can switch to our Sell Only service and sell your home to Orchard.
Knowledgeable local experts- Work closely with a licensed Orchard agent from your area who understands the unique characteristics of your neighborhood.
Pre-listing inspection report - Receive a free pre-listing inspection report (a $500 value) to become an informed seller. Understanding the details of your home condition can help you proactively address any issues and save you valuable time in the closing process, since buyers may ask for concessions or even walk away from a home if there are issues uncovered in an inspection report.
Real estate marketing expertise - The Orchard team aggressively markets your home both online and offline to help you find a buyer within your 90-day listing period.
Once you move into your new home, you'll continue paying the mortgage on your current home until it sells. There are no double mortgage payments at any time. Once your home sells, you will finalize the purchase of your new home using Orchard Home Loans or the lender of your choice and begin paying the mortgage on your new home.
While your home is listed, you will still retain control over the listing price for the first 90 days of the listing period. Your Orchard agent will provide recommendations on pricing strategy to help you get market price, but you maintain the control of the price for the 90-day listing period.
If after a 90-day listing period, your home has not sold, Orchard will buy it at the agreed-upon cash offer price. The majority of homes sell within the 90-day listing period, but your cash offer is there as a backup if the market changes or an offer falls through.
When you accept an offer for your home, Orchard will help coordinate a smooth close. A closing officer from the title company will walk you through the closing process to the new buyer, which takes 30-45 days on average.
When your home sells, you will pay closing costs similar to a traditional sale. On average, closing costs are around 0.8% of the sale price of your home. Your closing manager from the title company can give you more specifics once you begin the closing process. If your home sells to a new buyer within the 90-day listing period.
To sell to Orchard, simply request a free offer by providing a few details about your home. We will send you an offer the next business day. There's no need to prep your home for showings, make repairs, or worry about whether your offer will close. Once you're ready to move forward, you'll sign the purchase agreement and we'll promptly schedule a home inspection and walkthrough. From there, you close on your timeline: any weekday over the next 14 to 60 days.
We simplify selling your home by removing all the hassle and uncertainty that come with a traditional home sale. With Orchard, you skip the months of home showings, repairs, and contingent offers. Orchard gives you a cash offer for your home in 24 hours. We purchase your home as-is; no need to make any repairs. You get to choose your closing date so you can move on your timeline.
Just fill out our short form and provide a few details about your home. You'll receive a free, no-obligation offer the next business day.
Orchard buys single-family homes in the San Antonio, TX; Dallas-Fort Worth, TX; Austin, TX; Denver, CO; and Atlanta, GA areas that were built between 1980 - 2014 and are not currently listed on the market. We purchase homes where our valuation is within the following ranges:
Orchard charges a 6.9% fee, which you will pay at the closing of the sale of your home. This is very comparable to a traditional home sale where you pay:
6% in broker commissions plus
1% - 1.5% in concessions at closing (often this is a home buyer requesting you to cover their closing costs)
1% - 1.5% in overlapping housing costs - where you end up owning two properties at once due to the challenges of lining up your closing dates
Thousands in mortgage and taxes during the 4+ months, on average, it will take from listing to closing.
In our Buy & Sell service, Orchard receives a commission for the house they help you buy. This allows us to reduce the fee that you pay on the sale of your current home. The fee to Sell Only is slightly higher because it includes holding costs incurred while we prepare your home for resale.
Your offer is valid for 7 days. If you need more time, you can request an offer extension or request a new offer at a later date.
Home estimates found on sites like Zillow are determined by their computer generated algorithms. Orchard's offer is based on the most up to date market data in your city, complemented by local market knowledge of our team members, and factors in the condition of your home along with its unique characteristics. Orchard's offer is a real, cash offer to purchase your home, saving you the uncertainty and inconvenience of a traditional home sale.
Orchard's offer to purchase your home is based on local comparable home sales and market conditions, not your local tax appraisal. Home sales in your area can sell for more than or less than their tax appraisals and are not a direct indicator of what a home will sell for.
We'll be in touch with you the next business day to let you know if Orchard can make an offer on your home and, if so, in what amount.
Using our proprietary software, we analyze the information you provided about your home, comparable home sales in your area, and market trends to put together an offer for your home.
Our offer takes into account the improvements you've made to the home. Be sure to note those upgrades and improvements when you request an offer.
Our goal is to make selling simple and streamlined by giving you a fair, competitive offer without the uncertainty of negotiations. However, if you believe we missed an important detail about your home, let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our team will review the new information to see a revised offer is warranted.
You can reply to your offer email or send an email to email@example.com to indicate that you'd like to move forward.
We'll confirm your closing date and email you a purchase agreement for your review and signature. The next step is to schedule the home inspection and walkthrough. Once the inspection and walkthrough are complete, you're getting ready to close on the day you chose.
Once you accept the offer, we will do a walkthrough and home inspection. Our walkthrough is done by an Orchard team member who is reviewing that the home's condition is consistent with what we expected based on the information you had provided on the website. The inspection is the same as an inspection you'd have done in a traditional sale, reviewing everything from the homes utilities to foundation.
The initial offer amount you receive from Orchard does not factor in repairs we may need to make. During your home inspection, we'll assess your home's condition and see what repairs are required. Based on the cost for us to perform these repairs, we'll adjust our offer and do the work after you move.
Orchard employs a team of licensed home inspectors who perform your inspection.
If during the home walkthrough and inspection we find that repairs are necessary, you have a few options. Orchard can quote the repairs, make them while the home is vacant, and deduct the cost from your offer or you can choose to do the repairs yourself. If you do not want to move forward with repairs, you can choose not to move forward with the sale without any cost or penalty.
We'll do all the heavy lifting and prepare the home for resale. Orchard will make light repairs and renovations to get the home move-in ready, from changing flooring to upgrading countertops. We'll then photograph it and list the home for sale to find a great owner for it.
With Orchard, you choose your closing date that works for you. Choose any weekday in the next 14 to 60 days to close. If you're in a rush or need more time, we're happy to talk through your options, just reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A title and escrow agent will reach out to you after you sign the purchase agreement. They'll schedule a time to sign the closing documents online through an electronic closing process or in-person with a notary at the location of your choice. After you sign, the escrow agent will coordinate the distribution of funds.
Similar to a traditional home sale process, the seller is responsible for cover their closing costs. This includes title insurance policy, attorney and escrow fees, and any HOA transfer fees. The title company will be able to walk you through these costs in detail if you have any questions.
When you sign the purchase agreement to sell to Orchard, an escrow account is opened. The escrow agent will send the payoff amount of your mortgage to your lender on your closing date and any remaining funds will get wired to your bank account.
Yes, after you sign the purchase agreement and before we close, you will need to provide a copy of your survey. You likely received a survey when you purchased your home. If you are unable to find your survey, the title company will be able to help you order a new one. This typically costs around $400 - $500.
Orchard homes are move-in ready and must pass our 150-point quality inspection. We renovate our homes with touches like new paint, flooring, and appliances. Because the homes are vacant, they are easy to tour. To see our listings, including Orchard move-in ready homes, check out: orchardhomes.com/homes.
Yes, anyone can purchase a home from Orchard, regardless of whether you sell with Orchard. To view an Orchard home, click on the “Request a showing” button on any property on our listing page. If you're already working with a buyer's agent, you can also let them know the address of the home you're interested in seeing and they will coordinate a tour for you. Our homes are all vacant which makes scheduling a tour on your schedule a breeze. There are no additional fees to purchase an Orchard home compared to other homes.
You have the option to request a home showing for all of our homes. Go to any property's listing page on our website and click “Request a showing.” If you're already working with a buyer's agent, you can also let them know the address of the home you're interested in seeing and they will coordinate a tour for you. Our homes are all vacant which makes scheduling a tour on your schedule a breeze.
There are no additional fees to purchase an Orchard home compared to other homes. If you're interested in one of our homes, you can make an offer on the home by contacting us at email@example.com or filling out the Request a Showing form on the property's page on our website.
Our homes are vacant and move-in ready which means we will aim to close on your timeline.
Yes, absolutely. Your agent can work with our team to coordinate a showing for you and we will be happy to work with them.