We Buy Houses Fast Firm Serving Tampa Bay’s Hernando, Pasco and Pinellas Launches New Ad Campaign Designed to Reduce Business

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Advanced Realty Team, a Dunedin, FL-based boutique real estate brokerage firm that has been buying houses fast for two decades yesterday started a new advertising campaign suggesting some home sellers may now not need the services of the we buy houses people. With new signs of life popping up in some sectors of the real estate market, many home owners with no pressure to sell fast may be better off selling on their own or using a real estate broker, the firm said in a series of new advertisements.

“It’s not a case of misspeaking, we really now think some people will be better off going to a real estate agent or hiring one of the advertising firms that will http://www.advancedrealtyteam.com [help people sell homes __title__ ] on their own,”

Advanced Realty Team, Inc. yesterday started publishing a series of advertisements suggesting changes in the real estate market may signal a time that people with homes in great condition in certain areas may no longer need to consider the services of the we buy houses people.

Since Advanced has been active in buying houses fast from people who want to get on with their lives for the last two decades, the announcement at first sounded like a mistake.

“It’s not a case of misspeaking, we really now think some people will be better off going to a real estate agent or hiring one of the advertising firms that will help people sell homes on their own,” said George Beardsley, President-Broker of Advanced Realty Team.

“And maybe this will reduce the number of homes that Advanced buys,” he said, “but if more people can sell their houses for more money than we could pay and do it almost as fast, that’s what they should do.”

Advanced offers the observation based on the fact that many parts of the real estate market in certain locations are now seeing prices rising and on many occasions multiple offers coming in on the same house within a week of listing.

“So a seller lists a home or put ads on the Internet and if it does not sell rapidly, at least there is a chance when it does sell that the market in general may be even higher,” Beardsley said. “No Guarantee, but the seller may be rewarded for waiting,’ he said.

“’Waiting for prices to turn around’ when all they do is plummet is economically suicidal,” Beardsley said. “At least now there is a good chance of a home in good condition in the right neighborhood selling well,” he said.

Advanced clearly stated a disclaimer that there is no guarantee the market has turned around for the long haul and many people who really need to sell fast should seek professional advice. “For many people, the we buy houses firms may still provide a valuable service,” he said.

“If you really need to sell fast for a number of reasons, including legal, emotional, employment or budgetary, then we are still pleased to offer a consultation at no cost and to make an offer within 24 hours,” he said.

Advanced also pointed out that although the firm usually buys and sells for proprietary and family accounts, it has been offering a bare-bones listing for $295 in the MLS for several months now.

“While this may sound like we are attempting to discourage business, I like to look at it as striving to offer as much value to our potential customers as possible,” Beardsley said. “I think if we tell it like it is, or at least how it looks to us, home seller and the folks who buy homes will both be better off.”


George and Maryan Beardsley, two former stock brokers, founded Advanced in 1996 after spending several years working for a national franchise real estate firm and gradually doing a larger portion of their business buying and selling homes for themselves and financing sales for other Realtors.

They entered the real estate business the hard way, owing a home in Boca Raton, Florida within a mile of the site for a planned garbage burning incinerator. The Realtor they hired suggested owner financing which Maryan and George said sounded “stupid and scary.” But having little choice they sold and held the mortgage, and the more they learned about creative financing, the more it seemed to be an important tool, especially when it is difficult to sell houses.

Eventually the buyer of their home refinanced and the Beardsleys received the full amount of cash for the sale, at top price and during a period when no one had been able to sell. “That really got our attention and we left stocks, commodities and bonds for real estate,” George said. The firm offers a number of ways of buying houses fast and lately has been offering affordable homes programs, using homes bought as rentals and rent to own homes.

George Beardsley holds the Trademark from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the Famous Rent to Own on Steroids Program™ where all rent paid in the entire first year becomes down payment and the tenant-buyer can earn a mortgage by making 12 consecutive monthly payments on time and maintaining the home as though they already owned it.


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