We Buy Ugly Houses vs. Wren Realty: Why a local presence matters

If you’ve driven on any highway in any city, chances are you’ve seen a Homevestors ad sporting the phrase, ’We Buy Ugly Houses.’ If you own and are trying to sell an ”ugly” house and don’t know where to turn, this can seem like a godsend. When you look at the fine print, however, it becomes obvious that it is beneficial to work with a smaller, local operation who will treat you as a neighbor as opposed to a national corporation who will look at your home as simply another sale

Comparison Question Wren Realty, Inc. We Buy Ugly Houses
Local Company? Yes. We’re just a St. Louis couple who’s been buying, rehabbing and selling houses for 30 years. We have built lasting relationships with St. Louis contractors, movers and estate auction companies. Whatever your specific needs, we will be able to help. No. We Buy Ugly Houses* is a national franchise of Homevestors. There are multiple locations nationwide.
Are you accredited by the Better Business Bureau? Yes. We’ve been a proud member of the BBB for all 30 years we’ve been in business. We even have an A+ rating. HomeVestors in St. Louis has been a member of the BBB for 8 years.**
Offer help after closing? Yes. We think of ourselves as people first, house flippers second. We’ve been known to help clients locate reputable movers or find quality retirement homes after closing. We go above and beyond for each of our clients, and it’s why our clients continually sing our praises. No.
Give back to the community? Yes. We have three ways of giving back to the St. Louis community: donating furniture and clothes clients leave behind, donating our time to local charities and giving gifts to Heifer International in each clients’ name at the time of resale. No.
Closing Costs? You don’t have to pay any closing costs or commission. The cash you get at closing is yours! You don’t have to pay any closing costs.
Quick Closings? Yes. We always close quickly, and usually within 2 weeks. We can always close more quickly if you are up against foreclosure. Yes. We can close within a couple weeks.
Do you pay cash for homes? Yes. Since we’re local, we’re often able to make a higher cash offer than our competitors. Yes, we pay cash for homes.
Do you buy houses in any condition? Yes. We will buy a house in any condition even if it needs any number of major repairsfoundation problems, water damage, or termites. When you sell it to us as is, we’ll deal with the repairs and the paperwork and you walk away with cash. Yes. We buy houses in any condition.

If selling your home as is to a trustworthy local buyer seems like the right choice for you, then give us a call. Rob Wren or I (Laurie Wren) would love to hear from you! Let’s chat and see how Wren Realty can help you!

Contact Wren Realty, Inc.


Please contact Rob or Laurie, by phone or through our online form, with any questions you have about selling your property.

(314) 721-1199 | office phone number

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*All information about We Buy Ugly Houses was taken from their website or the Homevestors website.
**This information was taken from the BBB directory online.