Frequently Asked Questions
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We currently purchase homes in San Antonio and Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. Our Buy & Sell service is currently available in San Antonio, Texas.
Perch is a direct home buyer and seller that is transforming the home sale experience, making one of life's biggest decisions less stressful. With Perch, customers receive a guaranteed offer for their current home in 24 hours and can sell without showings, repairs, or hassle. For those also looking to buy a home in the same city, Perch Realty, our affiliated real estate brokerage, pairs buyers with a licensed agent to help them shop for homes on their schedule.
We simplify selling your home by removing all the hassle and uncertainty that come with a traditional home sale. With Perch, you skip the months of home showings, repairs, and contingent offers.
Perch gives you a cash offer for your home in 24 hours. We purchase your home as-is; no need to make any repairs. You get to choose your closing date so you can move on your timeline.
No, unlike home flippers who buy distressed homes at a deep discount, Perch only buys homes in good condition and pays fair prices based on its valuation of the home.
Perch homes are Certified Pre-Owned and must pass our 150-point quality inspection. We renovate our homes to make them move-in ready. Because the homes are vacant, they are easy to tour. To see a list of Perch homes for sale, check out: perch.com/listings.
Perch Realty is a licensed broker entity (Noho Broker Services, LLC) that is an affiliate of Perch. A licensed real estate agent from Perch Realty represents Perch in the purchase of your home and works with Perch to coordinate a smooth closing on your schedule. If you choose to participate in our Buy & Sell service, a separate Perch Realty Local Market Expert will represent you in the purchase of your new home.
Perch Title of Texas is a full-service title insurance agency. They work with home sellers and buyers throughout Texas on their closing process, including the transfer of title from a home seller to a home buyer. To contact Perch Title of Texas, call (469) 250-5198 or email email@example.com. Perch Title of Texas is an affiliate of Perch. For more information about Perch Title, visit their website.
To sell to Perch, simply request a free offer at perch.com by providing a few details about your home. Our affiliated broker, Perch Realty, will send you an offer the next business day. There's no need to prep your home for showings, make repairs, or worry about whether your offer will close. Once you're ready to move forward, you'll sign the purchase agreement and we'll promptly schedule a home inspection and walkthrough. From there, you close on your timeline: any weekday over the next 14 to 60 days.
Perch buys single family homes in the San Antonio and Dallas-Fort Worth area that were built between 1978 - 2014 and where its valuation of the home is between $125,000 and $400,000.
Just fill out our short form at perch.com and provide a few details about your home. You'll receive a free, no-obligation offer the next business day.
Your offer is valid for 7 days. If you need more time, you can request an offer extension or request a new offer at a later date.
Home estimates found on sites like Zillow are determined by their computer-generated algorithms. Perch's offer is based on the most up-to-date market data in your city, complemented by our team members' local market knowledge. We also factor in the condition of your home along with its unique characteristics.
Perch's offer is a real, cash offer to purchase your home, saving you the uncertainty and inconvenience of a traditional home sale.
Perch's offer to purchase your home is based on local comparable home sales and market conditions, not your local tax appraisal. Home sales in in your area can sell for more than or less than their tax appraisals and are not a direct indicator of what a home will sell for.
Our affiliated real estate broker, Perch Realty, charges a 8.5% fee, which you will pay at the closing of the sale of your home. This is very comparable to a traditional home sale where you pay:
6% in broker commissions plus
1% - 1.5% in concessions at closing (often this is a home buyer requesting you to cover their closing costs)
1% - 1.5% in overlapping housing costs - where you end up owning two properties at once due to the challenges of lining up your closing dates
To learn more about how our pricing compares to a traditional sale, check out our pricing page.
Perch Realty will be in touch with you the next business day to let you know if Perch can make an offer on your home and, if so, in what amount.
Using our proprietary software, we analyze the information you provided about your home, comparable home sales in your area, and market trends to put together an offer for your home.
Our offer takes into account the improvements you've made to the home. Be sure to note those upgrades and improvements when you request an offer.
Yes. However, you do not need to have an agent to sell to Perch. Note that if you request an offer from Perch on your home and are already working with an agent, our affiliated broker, Perch Realty, is legally required to present your offer to your agent directly.
Once you accept the offer, we will do a walkthrough and home inspection. Our walkthrough is done by a Perch team member who is reviewing that the home's condition is consistent with the information you provided on the website. The inspection is the same as an inspection you'd have done in a traditional sale, reviewing everything from your home's utilities to its foundation.
Based on the answers you provide in the home offer request, Perch will estimate the repairs we will need to make after you move out to get the home ready for sale. This is factored into the offer price we make. If after the home walkthrough, we identify additional repairs are required, you will have the option to do the repairs yourself or have Perch do them for you and deduct the cost of them from the offer price.
Perch employs a team of licensed home inspectors who perform your inspection.
We assume that your home will need minor repairs but if during the home walkthrough and inspection we find that more extensive repairs are necessary, you have a few options. Perch can quote the repairs, make them after you move out, and deduct the cost from your offer or you can choose to do the repairs yourself. If you do not want to move forward with repairs, you can cancel the sale without any cost or penalty.
Our goal is to make selling simple and streamlined by giving you a fair, competitive offer without the uncertainty of negotiations. However, if you believe we missed an important detail about your home, let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our team will review the new information to see if a revised offer is warranted.
You can reply to your offer email or send an email to email@example.com to indicate that you'd like to move forward.
Perch Realty will confirm your closing date and email you a purchase agreement for your review and signature. They then will schedule the home inspection and walkthrough within days of the signed purchase agreement. Once the inspection and walkthrough are complete, you're getting ready to close on the day you chose.
We’ll do all the heavy lifting and prepare the home for resale. Perch will make light repairs and renovations to get the home move-in ready, from changing flooring to upgrading countertops. We'll then photograph it and list the home for sale to find a great owner for it.
With Perch, you choose a closing date that works for you. Choose any weekday in the next 14 to 60 days to close. If you're in a rush or need more time, we're happy to talk through your options. Just reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A title and escrow agent will reach out to you after you sign the purchase agreement. They'll schedule a time to sign the closing documents online through an electronic closing process or in-person with a notary at the location of your choice. After you sign, the escrow agent will coordinate the distribution of funds.
Similar to a traditional home sale process, the seller is responsible for covering their closing costs. This includes title insurance policy, attorney and escrow fees, and any HOA transfer fees. The title company will be able to walk you through these costs in detail if you have any questions.
When you sign the purchase agreement to sell to Perch, an escrow account is opened. The escrow agent will send the payoff amount of your mortgage to your lender on your closing date and any remaining funds will get wired to your bank account.
Yes, after you sign the purchase agreement and before we close, you will need to provide a copy of your survey. You likely received a survey when you purchased your home. If you are unable to find your survey, the title company will be able to help you order a new one. This typically costs around $400 - $500.
Buy & Sell
Perch Buy & Sell is designed for homeowners looking to sell their current home and buy a new home in the same area. Currently, we operate our Buy & Sell service in the San Antonio area. Perch buys single family homes that were built between 1978 - 2014 and where our valuation of the home is between $125,000 and $400,000. Our affiliated real estate broker, Perch Realty, can help you look for any home within the San Antonio area.
Our Buy & Sell service is perfect for homeowners looking to both sell their home and purchase a new one in the San Antonio area within the next 6 months. Our Sell Only service is best for those moving to a new city or who are planning to rent their next home.
Both services provide sellers with a guaranteed offer for their home in 24 hours without the need for showings or repairs.
Our offers are based on the latest market data and take a variety of factors into account, from the condition of your home, to the time of year you want to sell, in addition to the sale price of similar homes in your area. Your Perch offer may look different than your county tax appraisal or estimates on sites like Zillow, which are less accurate predictors of what your home will actually sell for.
Perch Realty's Local Market Experts are experienced, licensed real estate agents from the San Antonio area who will help you navigate the process of buying a home. You'll be matched with a Local Market Expert who knows the area where you're looking to buy and will show you homes on your schedule. Want to chat with one of our local experts? Feel free to give us a call at (210) 686-0614.
After you accept your offer and schedule your home inspection and walkthrough, your Local Market Expert will reach out to set up a time for an initial meeting at a time and place that works for you. In this first meeting, you will discuss your criteria for a new home and your timeline, as well as the financing process. Then, your Local Market Expert will get to work to show you homes in your area that work for your budget and lifestyle.
We encourage you to go through the pre-approval process for a mortgage after you receive your Perch offer and before you start scheduling home showings. This will provide the most up to date estimate of what you can afford to purchase. If you have questions about the pre-approval process, your Local Market Expert can answer them during your initial conversation.
Perch Realty lets you shop for new homes knowing you have a guaranteed offer from Perch on your current home. Because you have a pending close, you can make a strong bid on your next home that is not contingent on finding a buyer for your current home. Perch Realty's Local Market Experts will work with you on your schedule to find a home that meets your needs. They can show you any home on the market and you'll also receive exclusive early access to homes in our inventory before they are listed.
Perch Realty charges a fee equal to 6% of the sale price of your home, which is comparable to the commission paid to an agent in a traditional process. There are no additional costs to work with Perch Realty to buy a home.
In our Buy & Sell service, Perch Realty receives a commission for the house they help you buy. This allows Perch Realty to reduce the fee that you pay on the sale of your current home.
Perch Realty's Local Market Experts can give you access to the most homes on the market. They can show you any home currently on the market in San Antonio, as well as Perch Certified Pre-Owned homes that have not yet been listed on the market.
No, you are under no obligation to buy a home owned by Perch. Your Perch Realty Local Market Expert will show you homes based on your desired criteria. Those homes may include homes owned by Perch as well as other homes that are on the market. If you purchase a home owned by Perch, Perch Realty will ensure that separate agents represent both sides of the transaction.
Perch Certified Pre-Owned homes are homes we have purchased and listed for sale. In order for a home to be a Certified Pre-Owned home it must pass our 150-point quality inspection. We renovate our homes to make them move-in ready and because they are vacant, they are easy to tour. To see a list of Perch homes for sale, check out: perch.com/listings
Perch owns dozens of move-in ready homes that we purchase from our customers. Your Perch Realty Local Market Expert can show you any Perch Certified Pre-Owned home before it is listed, giving you early access to the most homes in your area.
Once you find the home you want to buy, Perch will buy your current home at your guaranteed offer price. You can line up the closings of your home purchase and home sale on the same day to avoid overlapping home costs or having to move before your new home is ready.
Perch lets you move on your schedule. If you need more time, you have the option to take up to 2 weeks to stay in your current home while you finish packing and moving. Just pay a fair daily rent back price during your transition.
We feel confident your Local Market Expert will help you find a home you love, but if for any reason you do not find your next home with Perch Realty within 6 months, you can cancel the sale of your home to Perch without penalty. If you decide to rent instead or buy a home outside of San Antonio and still need to sell your home, you can switch to our Sell Only service and sell your home to Perch for the same benefits at an 8.5% fee.
Perch Certified Pre-Owned homes are homes we have purchased and listed for sale. In order for a Perch home to be a Certified Pre-Owned home, the home must pass our 150-point quality inspection. We renovate our homes to make them move-in ready and because they are vacant, they are easy to tour. To see a list of Perch homes for sale, check out: perch.com/listings
Yes, anyone can purchase a home from Perch, regardless of whether you sell with Perch. To view a Perch 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. There are no additional fees to purchase a Perch 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 a Perch 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.