Clever Offers is a free service connecting home sellers to legitimate cash offers from buying partners within the Clever Real Estate network.
Partners include local, regional, and national investors, as well as iBuyers — all of whom have a proven track record of closed deals and verified funding to make cash offers.
In addition to traditional cash offers, Clever Offers can help you explore alternative home selling options, like novation agreementsand seller financing , which could get you a higher price for your home than a traditional cash offer.
A key benefit of working with Clever Offers is that you can explore these options for free, with no obligation to move forward.
How much will Clever Offers investors pay for my house?
The offers you get through Clever’s partner network will depend on a variety of factors, such as:
- Your property’s condition and location
- Current market conditions in your area
- The kind of opportunity the property presents for investors — all of whom employ slightly different investment strategies
While house flippers often cap their offers at 70–75% of a home’s after repair value (its estimated value after repairs and renovations), buy and hold investors (those who purchase properties as long-term rentals) may offer as as much as 85% of a home’s potential market value.
Investors who employ alternative investment strategies like novation agreementsor seller financing can purchase homes for as much as 90–100% of a home’s market value, since their upfront costs are significantly lower.
One of the main perks of working with Clever Offers as opposed to selling straight to an investor or ‘we buy houses’ company is that you can get competing offers from multiple cash buyers — exposing you to a greater variety of selling options.
If desired, you can also request a second opinion from a realtor (or several) within Clever’s network — with no pressure to commit to a listing. This allows you to compare offers against your home’s potential sale price and a realistic selling timeline should you decide to list.
⚡Get competitive cash offers for your home
Get multiple cash offers plus creative selling options from reputable buyers in your area. Feel free to accept, counter, or decline offers at any time — there’s zero cost or obligation to move forward.
Who is Clever Offers for?
Clever Offers works for all home sellers. However, it’s a particularly good fit for homeowners in the following situations:
Home sellers who need to sell fast
Clever can connect you to local and national cash buyers who can close on a sale in as little as 1–2 weeks. Normally, it can take 2–3 months to sell on the open market.
Home sellers who want to avoid making repairs
Clever’s network of cash buyers don’t shy away from buying homes that need work — including major repairs, such as roof replacement and replumbing. These cash buyers purchase homes as is and factor the required repairs into their offer.
People who inherited an unwanted property
Clever can quickly help you turn an inherited property you don’t want or can’t afford the upkeep on into cash.
Homeowners who’ve fallen behind on their mortgage
If you’ve fallen behind on loan payments or the home is worth less than your mortgage, Clever’s connections can speed up the sale process and help you avoid foreclosure.
“You do not want a foreclosure on your record, as it will make future homeownership and even finding a rental property difficult,” explains investor Omer Reiner of FL Cash Home Buyers. “It is always better to sell than go the foreclosure route.”
Property owners with difficult tenants
Clever’s partners can help you sell the property fast — even if the tenants are destroying your property, not paying rent, or refusing to leave.
Home sellers who want to compare multiple offers before selling
Clever Offers is ideal for homeowners who want to compare various cash offers, get the best deal, and sell a home fast.
Rather than having to solicit offers on your own and trust the investor has the funds and integrity to close, Clever does the leg work for you — connecting you to serious cash buyers from their network.
If you’re not happy with any of the offers, you can counter or negotiate them directly with the buyer through your preferred contact method (email, phone, or text).
You can also explore listing on the open market through one of Clever’s partner agents, which gets you a 1.5% listing fee — about half of what most realtors charge.
Clever Offers: Pros and cons
All of Clever’s buyer partners meet strict vetting standards. Clever’s selection criteria includes:
- Experience: Clever’s cash buyer partners must have at least 5 years of real estate investing experience and have closed at least 10 deals.
- Capital: Partners must provide Clever with proof of funds (such as bank statements) to show they have the money to close a transaction without delay.
- Performance: Clever examines recent closing statements to confirm that cash buyers have a consistent track record of following through on offers.
This vetting process protects sellers from scammers and predatory buyers.
Clever solicits offers from multiple cash buyers. This competition encourages each buyer to offer their best price to secure the deal.
Having more than one offer can give you more negotiating power, leading to a higher sale price than you might receive elsewhere.
Flexible selling options
Clever can help you get multiple offers, but it also opens the door to a variety of selling options — all of which you can explore with no pressure to commit.
|Potential market value
|A buyer will make a straightforward cash offer on your house. Best for sellers who want a quick closing.
|A buyer will make repairs, sell your house, then pay you when it closes. Best for sellers who want a higher price without hassle.
|A buyer will make a down payment and pay off the remaining home sale amount, plus interest, over time. Best for sellers who want a steady passive income without the hassles of being a landlord.
|30–60 days, with additional monthly payments made over 3–10 years
|An investor buys out the seller’s equity upfront and takes over the remaining mortgage payments. Best for sellers with minimal equity in their homes who are behind on their monthly payments.
|30–60 days, with additional monthly payments made over 2–5 years
|Listing with a Clever partner agent
|A top local realtor lists your house on the MLS for a discounted commission rate. Best for sellers who want the highest price for their home while saving on realtor fees.
The Clever Offers team handles outreach to cash buyers, so you don’t have to go through the trouble of making calls or filling out various website forms and waiting for a response.
Clever also handles the delicate task of declining an offer or breaking up with a buyer if you decide not to work with them. That way, you can focus on getting more offers rather than handling awkward rejections.
One unique aspect of working with Clever vs. a traditional “we buy houses” company is that it provides you with team of experts to support you through the offer and sale process.
The Clever Offers team comprises fully licensed agents and experienced real estate investors.
When you have questions about an offer or contract, they can explain the details and walk you through the implications (though you’re also encouraged to seek counsel from an attorney or another professional you trust).
Clever’s team also sticks with you through the closing process to ensure the buyer follows through on their side of the contract.
Potential for low offers
Many cash buyers, including some of Clever’s partners, use the 70% ruleto evaluate properties, which might get you seemingly low offers. For example, a seller may bid $350,000 on a house that’s worth $500,000 after it’s fixed up.
Investors want to be sure they can recoup their investment and make a profit after accounting for repairs, closing expenses, and holding costs (like the mortgage, taxes, and utilities paid while rehabbing a property).
However, some investors may offer more, depending on their investment strategy and the property itself.
“The 70% of market value less repairs might be true for flippers,” explains Pennsylvania-based property investor Matthew Pezon. “They need a steep discount because they own the property temporarily and need to make a cut on the flip. However at my company, we buy and hold for the long term. Most of the time we can offer up to 85% of the market value less repairs.”
“The actual offer we make is influenced by a variety of factors, including the current market conditions, the state of the property itself, and the potential profit margin,” advises Brett Johnson, investor and owner of Cash For House Pro in Denver, CO.
Additionally, Clever has taken measures to reduce the odds of its clients receiving lowball offers:
- The company solicits bids from multiple cash buyers, encouraging competition for your property and higher offers.
- Clever’s partners may offer alternative options, such as novation agreements and seller financing. This may put more money in your pocket compared to a traditional cash offer.
- You can request a second opinion from an experienced agent, so you know how much your home is worth before entering into negotiations.
Limited service availability in rural areas
Clever Offers is available nationwide, but its network of buyers may be limited in some rural areas, which could mean fewer and lower offers.
Few investors are actively looking to buy property in more remote places because there aren’t many potential buyers and renters.
How to request offers
2. They’ll collect some basic information about your home, such as the type of property it is, its condition, size, and location. They’ll also ask you for any relevant details about your selling situation, like if there are tenants living in the property or if you’re on a particularly tight selling timeline.
3. After learning about your situation, Clever’s team will reach out to multiple investors to solicit cash offers on your behalf.
4. You’ll get an intro text to each buyer who decides to make an offer, and you can decide if and when you want to connect.
5. If desired, you can also see how much (and how quickly) a realtor or two thinks your home could sell for on the open market.
6. If you decide to accept a cash offer, Clever will stay with you through the process to ensure the buyer follows through on their end of the deal. For offers you reject, Clever will take care of letting the buyers know.
7. If you decide that a traditional listing is the route for you, you can take advantage of discounted commission rates offered exclusively through Clever’s agent network.
What does Clever Offers cost and how does it make money?
Clever Offers is free for home sellers. The cash buyer pays Clever a referral fee at closing, so Clever only gets paid if it successfully matches you up with a cash buyer.
If you decide to list your home on the open market with a realtor instead of selling to a cash buyer, you'll pay a 1.5% listing fee, about half of the cost of using a traditional agent.
How many buyers does Clever Offers connect you with?
Clever Offers connects sellers with 2–3 cash buyers to start, but can connect you to up to 10 buyers if you decide you would like to see more offers. Each cash buyer in Clever’s network is screened through a strict selection process.
What happens if you work with Clever Offers and don't want to accept a cash buyer’s offer?
There's no obligation to accept an offer. You can counter or decline any offer, if desired. Clever's team handles the offer rejection or the break-up process if you choose not to work with a cash buyer.
Will I get spam calls and emails with Clever Offers?
No. Clever’s sellers only receive an introduction text to their cash buyers with the buyer's name, email address, phone number, and company name. The buyer may reach out via the group text as an introduction and ask for a good time to connect. You determine when and if you want to talk to them.
How is Clever Offers different from other cash buyer websites?
Clever Offers helps you get multiple offers rather than a single offer. That way you can compare the offers and pick the best one for you. And it protects your private information so you won’t get spammed.
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