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 a Buy & Sell service. This service is perfect for homeowners looking to both sell their home and purchase a new one within any market that we serve.
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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 called Home Advisors. A Home Advisor 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 Home Advisor will represent you in the sale of your home and the purchase of your new home.
Orchard Title is a full-service title insurance agency. They work with home sellers and buyers in Texas, Colorado and Georgia on their closing process, including the transfer of title from a home seller to a home buyer. Closings in Texas are managed by Texas licensed Escrow Officers at Orchard Title of Texas, while a National Agency team at Orchard Title services Colorado and Georgia customers. For more information about Orchard Title, visit their website.
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 Home Advisor 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 in 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 - 2017 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 a Home Advisor 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 Home Advisor. 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 Home Advisor 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 Home Advisor 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 Home Advisor 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 Home Advisors 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 Home Advisors can show you any home on the market in your area.
Tour any home on the market with your Orchard Home Advisor. 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 Home Advisor will show you all potential homes in your city that fit your desired criteria. If you purchase a home owned by Orchard, separate Home Advisors 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 Home Advisor 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 Home Advisor 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 Specialist 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.
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: orchard.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.