Frequently Asked Questions

What can we help you with?

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General

General

About Us
What is Perch?
What services does Perch offer?
Where does Perch operate?
Is Perch a home flipper?
Who is Perch Realty?
Who is Perch Title of Texas?

Buy & Sell

How it works
What is the Perch Buy & Sell service?
How is buying and selling with Perch different than a traditional home buying process?
What are the benefits of buying and selling with Perch?
Who can buy and sell with Perch?
How do I get started?
Home Valuation
How is my home sale estimate calculated?
What is the Perch cash offer?
What happens once I close on my new home?
Who does the home inspection on my current home?
Why do I need a home inspection?
Local Market Experts
Who are Perch Realty’s Local Market Experts?
When do I meet my Local Market Expert?
How does Perch Buy & Sell compare to working with a traditional agent?
Buying with Perch
What are the benefits of buying with Perch Realty?
What types of homes can Perch Realty show me?
Do I have to buy a home from Perch if I want to use the Buy & Sell option?
How does the closing process work for the home I am buying?
What happens if I don’t find a home I want to buy?
Listing with Perch
What are the benefits of listing with Perch Realty?
What happens to my mortgage payments?
Do I pay any additional costs while my home is listed for sale?
What happens if I want to modify the listing price of my home?
What happens if my home does not sell within 90 days of listing?
What happens if my home sells for less than Perch paid for my home?
How does the closing process work for the home I am selling?
What are my closing costs?

Sell Only

How it Works
How does selling to Perch work?
How is selling to Perch different than a traditional home sale?
How do I request an offer from Perch?
What types of homes does Perch buy?
What does it cost to sell to Perch?
Why is there a different cost for the Sell Only service compared to Buy & Sell?
Our Offers
How long is the Perch offer good for?
How does my Perch home offer amount differ from websites like Zillow’s home value estimates?
How does my Perch home value differ from my county tax appraisal?
What happens after I request an offer from Perch?
How does Perch determine the offer price for my home?
How do the improvements I’ve made to my home impact my offer amount?
Can I negotiate the Perch offer?
How do I accept the Perch offer?
What happens after I accept the Perch offer?
Home Inspection
When does Perch come to look at my house in-person?
How does Perch estimate repairs?
Who does the inspection?
What if the walkthrough or inspection determines repairs are needed on my home?
Closing
What happens to my home after I’ve sold to Perch?
How long does the home sale process with Perch take?
How does the closing process work?
Who covers my closing costs?
How does my mortgage get paid off?
Do I need a survey? What if I can’t find mine?

Our Homes

Certified Pre-Owned Homes
What are Perch Certified Pre-Owned homes?
I’m looking to buy a Perch home, what makes them different?
How does early access to Perch Certified Pre-Owned homes work?
Buying from Perch
Can I buy a Perch home without selling my home to Perch?
How do I schedule a home viewing?
What does it cost to purchase a Perch home?
How long does the home buying process take?
I have an agent already, can I buy a Perch home?