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Is “We Buy Houses” a Scam?

Updated: May 18, 2021

You have probably seen the sign “We Buy Houses” or “We Pay Cash for Houses” at an intersection in town. We’re sure that when you see the sign you are questioning if this is real, or you may have already determined that this can’t be anything more than a scam. Well, we will be the first to inform you that this is legit! No scam or shenanigans involved.

If you are wondering how or why people do this, then we will tell you why. We are investors that have the cash waiting to purchase people’s houses. This helps to avoid long closing processes and guarantees the sale will follow through. Our name is Silver Lining Properties and we are what we call the cash buyer experts.


If you are looking to sell your home and you don’t have time to go through the lengthy selling process or your home isn’t in great condition, then we are a great choice! We’ve outlined the pros and cons of the traditional ways of selling, as well as how working with a cash buyer compares.

For sale by owner pros

  1. Avoid high realtor fees

  2. The selling process is your way

  3. Stage and prep the house your way

  4. House showings are on your time

For sale by owner cons

  1. The process can take months or even years

  2. Repairs/renovations may be required

  3. Lack of listing resources

  4. Will not profit on asking price

  5. Limited buyers market

Hiring a realtor pros

  1. Access to marketing resources

  2. Experience

  3. List of potential buyers

Hiring a realtor cons

  1. High fees are taken out of selling price of the home

  2. They will require costly repairs/renovations

  3. Lengthy process

  4. Everything is done on someone else's time

  5. They are in charge of negotiating the price

  6. House showings

These lists of pros and cons are very short and minimal. But one thing I can assure you is that the cons will always outweigh the pros. The bonus of working with Silver Lining Properties Iis that we will require nothing from you. These are some of the things that we help take off of your hands as the buyer.

  1. No pricey repairs/renovations needed

  2. Sell as is

  3. No house showings

  4. No realtor fees

  5. Quick selling process

  6. No closing time

  7. Don’t wait for the right buyer, we purchase any home

  8. Price is set, there’s no changing last minute

  9. We have experience and are knowledgeable

Silver Lining Properties will purchase your home in a short seven days. Because we have the cash already, you will not have to wait for the banks to approve a stranger’s loan. We can give you a free offer and get you out of your home as soon as you are ready.

“We buy houses” at Silver Lining Properties is NOT a scam. We have been helping people get out of their homes and moving on to their next adventure for years. We are here to help answer any questions you may have. Contact us online or give us a call today at 502-822-5377 for more information. We look forward to hearing from you.

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