iBuyer programs heat up Houston home-selling market

HOUSTON – Bryan Campbell and his wife, Pollyanna, are packing up and moving out.

With their two daughters grown now, their 3,800-square-foot home in northwest Houston has become too big for them and Pollyanna Campbell’s father, Jim, to live in and care for anymore.

The only problem Bryan Campbell could see ahead was selling the house. He was dreading it.

“It’s very, very stressful selling a home. There is so much work and worry involved,” Campbell said.

What bothered him the most was all of the fix-up work involved: the painting, the repairing, the replacing, the updating -- not to mention the fact his family would have to leave the house spotless and get out every time a real estate agent was going to show the house for sale.

“My wife and I would almost come to blows every time we would discuss it. She would say, ‘You don’t realize we have to keep the house picked up, perfect, and we’ll have a 30-minute window to get out of the house.’ She was right, it’s a lot,” Campbell said.

That's when Campbell discovered Zillow Offers, a new way to sell your home fast for cash that recently entered the Houston market.

“It was great. We wanted to move fast, and we had an estimate within a week, and then we had an official offer on our home from Zillow the following week. It was amazing, to be honest,” Campbell said.

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