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What we offer

  

Family Property Buyers is our name because it reflects our mission, which is to improve your Chicago area neighborhood one property at a time!


We love to be the solution for home owners facing a challenge who are looking to sell quickly for cash. One factor that sets us apart from other investors is that while we pay cash and can close on your schedule, we care about improving our community!


Our team is prepared to take on the improvements after we buy so that you don’t have to. Family Property Buyers makes every effort to employ neighborhood contractors to perform the “hands on” tasks whenever possible as a sign of our community support.


Whether the property only needs fresh paint, or needs a new roof and furnace, we make the necessary improvements and enhancements before we find a new owner.


By improving the appearance of every home that we can, and by hiring as many from the community as possible, Family Property Buyers can lead the way toward improving everything about your neighborhood!


During 2019, the Auburn Gresham neighborhood is our top priority. 


Even if you are perfectly happy with your Auburn Gresham home and have no intention of selling, you can benefit from working with Family Property Buyers!


Each time you refer us to a home owner (whether in Auburn Gresham or elsewhere in the Chicago area) that results in our making the purchase, we will pay you a $500 cash “Finder’s Fee”. (Limit 3 payments per calendar year.)


As mentioned above, what makes us different is that we are local, we pay you cash, and we can complete your transaction within a matter of days (or as quick as you like)!


This is especially helpful when faced with a challenge such as:


+ Foreclosure


+ Late Payments which could lead to  foreclosure


+ Tax Lien(s)


+ Property Damage (fire, flood, leak, roof)


+ Major Repair (furnace, roof, drywall)


+ Bankruptcy / Medical Expenses


+ Inheritance / Probate


+ Divorce / Family Crisis 


+ Outrageous Property Taxes


Since you can sell “direct” to Family Property Buyers, we can also save you thousands of dollars on commissions!


Even at only a 5% commission savings on a $200,000 home, this could mean an additional $10,000 in your pocket which would otherwise go to real estate agents.


You should also consider Family Property Buyers if and when other circumstances lead to your needing to sell your home.


Family Property Buyers is ready in the event of a job relocation, family circumstances, a desire to downsize or expand, out of control maintenance and repair costs, or the desire to end the hassle of home ownership in an expensive city like Chicago.


No matter what your circumstances, we can help you toward everything from maintaining your credit to avoiding costly repairs to accomplishing your family goals as quickly and efficiently as possible!

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ABOUT FAMILY PROPERTY BUYERS:

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 Family Property Buyers exists to improve the neighborhoods of the Chicago area while helping both the “old” and “new” owners of the homes it transacts.


Our “Family” has been together for more than 25 years, if you count all of the time that founders Elvin and Laura Watkins have been together. They have been married for nearly 20 years and are the proud parents of three children. 


They are Mathew (24), Ayanna (16), and Bryanna (14). 


Raising a family here in Chicago while learning what it takes to improve the neighborhoods is as important to Elvin and Laura as their professional training on real estate redevelopment. 


“It’s a lot more than training with seasoned residential real estate investors”, according to Elvin Watkins. “Taking care of a family is much better when you don’t have to have your home wipe out your finances.”

Elvin and Laura actually met in Atlanta, where they owned Watkins Moving Services, prior to moving to Chicago to add to their family and apply their real estate investing skills. 


In recent years, Family Property Buyers has successfully increased its presence with local contractors, maintenance businesses, property managers, and with local real estate investors and experts.


After concentrating on Chicago’s Albany Park community, Family Property Buyers has expanded to the South Side, highlighting the Auburn Gresham area. 

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OUR ROLE IN THE COMMUNITY

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Our Mission

  

Family Property Buyers is our name because it reflects our mission, which is to improve your Chicago area neighborhood one property at a time!


We love to be the solution for home owners facing a challenge who are looking to sell quickly for cash. One factor that sets us apart from other investors is that, although we pay cash and can close on your schedule, we care about improving our community! We love improving properties!


Our goal is to hire as many local contractors as possible to improve and enhance our properties and create an even more attractive neighborhood. We also love to partner with Chicago area investors and financial sources.

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Our Vision

  

Family Property Buyers does what it takes to improve family living throughout the neighborhoods of Chicago and its suburbs. While helping sellers out of challenging situations, we make it a priority to hire local workers and partner with local investors and financial sources for the benefit of the community and its residents. We want what is best for all of the Chicago area.

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Family Property Buyers, LLC

(773) 644-4447

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