We Buy Houses With Tenants in Columbus

Are you tired of being a landlord? Upward Home Solutions can help.

Being a landlord is neither simple nor easy.

  • Repairs can be costly and unexpected. Major repairs like a new furnace, foundation repairs, and a new roof can be a financial burden.
  • You have the added expense of buying property and liability insurance in case something happens to the house or to protect you against a lawsuit.
  • Tenant management can interfere with your life, answering calls all hours of the night, weekends, and holidays.
  • Property taxes keep going up.
  • You have to keep records to account for the rental income and expenses. Tax time is complicated.
  • Vacancies create their own set of problems: screening prospective tenants, showings, repairs, and drafting leases.
  • Evictions are a waste of time and money.

Even if you have a management company, owning a rental house can still be a lot of work. Paying a property management company or dealing with long-term nightmare tenants takes its toll on even the most veteran landlords. If the stress forces you to exit the landlord business or you juggle too many investment properties already, you may want to sell. Instead of waiting months (or years) for the tenant’s lease to expire, consider selling to a professional investor willing to take on even the most strenuous tenants. Don’t worry: we buy houses with tenants.

Call Upward Home Solutions at 614-705-0866 for a no-obligation, CASH, offer for your rental property anywhere in Central Ohio.

Upward Home Solutions, your CASH buyer

“Can I sell my rental property with tenants in it?”

Yes! Upward Home Solutions is ready to buy your rental property, even if there are tenants living there. If you don’t want your tenants to know that you are considering selling, we have solutions to that problem. We will be very discreet.

If you have problem tenants, we will still buy the house. Let the eviction become our problem, not yours. We understand Ohio law and what needs to be done.

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You can sell a house to UHS even if the tenants still have a lease.

If a landlord wants to sell before lease is up, trying to list the property on the MLS with a real estate agent becomes another issue. Unless the lease agreement firmly states it, the homeowner may not be allowed to show the property to potential buyers. This is detrimental to finalizing a sale with most buyers and can hinder the price when negotiating with others. You can start showing the home if the tenant allows and is given proper notice (typically 24 hours). Otherwise, you’ll have to wait for the lease to end. When dealing with problem tenants, this scenario can be unsettling.

However, selling to Upward Home Solutions is different. We can often give you a CASH offer without even going into the house. If we do need to peek inside, we have lots of strategies for working with the tenants without worrying them.

Tim Smith

Why Selling The Property To the Tenants Is A Bad Idea

We’ve talked with many landlords who believe that the renter will buy the property from them. This almost never works out.

If the tenant needs to get a loan (and nearly all of them will), this can slow down the process. Are you ready for inspections and do you have the patience to wait on loan approvals? If the loan falls through, you’re back at the beginning of the process, except that now you have unhappy tenants.

Some tenants may want to purchase the property and have the necessary funds. Instead of making the deal a simpler process, they decide to capitalize on the landlord’s desperation to sell. They may want unnecessary or extreme incentives, like a lower rent payment until the sale is finalized or all closing costs. For a landlord that wants to sell before lease is up, this is an unfortunate probability when dealing with tenants.

That’s why you’ll probably be finding yourself looking for other buyers. You could put the house on the market, or sell it to cash buyers like us. That’s why we buy houses with tenants in them – we know how difficult it is for you to find a ready and willing buyer. We pay all the closing costs, require no inspections, and we pay cash, which means you won’t have to wait on us to talk to the bank about a loan.

Call 614-705-0866 to learn how easy the process is.

Selling To Cash Buyers

Selling to cash buyers is a better solution. The reason why we buy houses with tenants is to provide a better alternative for landlords like yourself.

This Is the Time To Sell A Rental Property

For many people, owning a rental property is an investment. Like all investments, knowing when to sell is crucial. You can’t spend the money on a vacation or anything else until you have sold the house. And if you don’t sell at the right time, the property will go down in value. We saw that happen in a major way in 2008.

Nobody knows when the next housing crash will happen, but we do know that it’s a seller’s market right now. 

Upward Home Solutions is buying. We have CASH and we can close quickly. We buy houses with tenants and ones that are vacant. If you currently have tenants and don’t want them to know you are considering selling, we have solutions for that situation. Let us deal with the repairs, the tenants, and all the other headaches that come with being a landlord. You can move onward and upward to other investments and enjoy your hard-earned money.

We buy houses in any condition, even with wallpaper!

Don’t stress over selling a rental property; we buy houses with tenants no matter what condition it’s in! We’re always ready to answer any questions you have. Just give us a call at 614-705-0866!

“I want to sell my house fast.”

You’ve come to the right place. Upward Home Solutions is your local, honest homebuyer. We aren’t realtors. We are investors and we have seen it all!

Upward Home Solutions Team

Do You Have A Referral Program?

Yes! We offer generous incentives for people who help us identify the next property we buy. Find out more in this blog article and the Referral FAQ page.

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The information presented in this article is for educational purposes only and should not be considered legal, financial, or as any other type of advice.

Advantages of Selling To A Local Investor

Advantages of Selling to a Local Real Estate Investor

When you are selling your Columbus/Central Ohio home in a hurry, you need a quick and reliable local source. Listing with a realtor can mean months of delays and unexpected costs. Meanwhile, you still have to pay mortgage, property taxes, insurance, utilities, and repairs out-of-pocket.

If you’ve ever wondered how to sell a house quickly for cash, read on.

There are real estate investors like Upward Home Solutions who want to buy your home quickly and as-is.

It’s fast and simple.

When you contact Upward Home Solutions, we will give you a cash offer, usually within 48 hours of calling us.

Tim will meet you at the house and after a quick tour, give you a written offer. He will give you cash for your house. It’s that easy.

You won’t have to wait for inspections or have an open house to show your property.

The closing usually happens quickly too. We can close in as few as seven days, but we will work with your schedule if you need a little more time. Money will be wired directly to your account on the same day as the closing.

You won’t have to wait for a bank to approve a loan.

Sometimes, going through the traditional route means waiting days or even weeks for a Columbus bank to approve the loan. They will want inspections and appraisal, which further slow down the process. If you need to sell the house fast, you don’t want the headache of delays in closing.

We pay all closing costs and there are no commissions.

When you work with a realtor, you can expect to pay 3% to 6% of the selling price in commissions. Selling to Upward Home Solutions cuts out the middleman and allows you to realize 100% of the profit. You get to keep all the money for the sale of your house. It’s that simple.

Protect your credit and avoid bankruptcy.

Foreclosure and bankruptcy can harm your credit score for years and ruin your long-term financial plans.

Because Upward Home Solutions can close on your house fast with a cash offer, you can avoid foreclosure and bankruptcy.

We’ve seen it all.

Inherited houses, hoarding, terrible tenants, basement issues, divorce, vacant homes, and so much more. We don’t judge. We are here to help.

Read what homeowners have to say about Upward Home Solutions.

Beware of Scams

Not all investors are local. Some are out-of-state cavemen posing as local investors. Ask questions. Do they have an office in the Central Ohio area? Check out the contact info on their website. Many times, it’s a company in Texas. Notice the red flags. Upward Home Solutions is not a franchise. It was started 15 years ago by a husband and wife team. They grew up in Columbus and are raising their children here.

Call Us Today!

Call Tim today to set up an appointment and begin the quick, easy process of selling your house.

614-705-0866

Tim Smith

I Have Inherited A House. Now What?

I have inherited a home. Now what?

Perhaps you inherited the property as a gift from a family member. Or maybe the home was left to you in a will. If you have recently lost a family member, I am sorry for your loss. Be kind to yourself during this transition, and know that there are many resources that can help you as you grieve and sort through your loved one’s possessions. You are not alone and we at Upward Home Solutions are here to help when you are ready to take the next step.

There are many reasons to sell an inherited home.

  • You live in another state.
  • You already have a place to live.
  • It’s too much to keep up.
  • The expenses of property insurance and taxes are a drain on your finances.
  • The house has bad memories.
  • It’s not in a location that you like.
  • You don’t want to be a landlord.
  • You don’t have the money or time to fix it up and sell it yourself.

In all of the above cases, it’s best to sell before the home falls into disrepair or is vandalized.

“I need to sell a house quickly.”

First Steps

Make an assessment of everything that is currently in the home. Check with other family members before you sell or dispose of personal items.

Consider holding an estate sale, yard sale, or auction to get rid of the household items.

Keep in mind that Upward Home Solutions will buy the home even if it is not completely cleaned out. If there is nothing of value, we will clean the house out after we buy it, so don’t worry if you can’t get to everything.

Wait for the estate to clear the probate process. If you have questions about how to do this, please consult a lawyer.

Be sure to communicate your intentions with other family members. Inheriting a house can be emotional. If you have any questions about transferring ownership or tax implications, seek professional advice.

You do NOT need to hire a real estate agent. We will help you with every step in the sales process.

If you receive phone calls, mailings, or other unsolicited contacts from people who want to buy the property, be aware of red flags. Not everyone is as honest as Upward Home Solutions.

Inherited Houses Are Our Specialty

At Upward Home Solutions, we frequently work with people who have inherited a house. We are happy to meet with extended family and we will do everything possible to keep everyone informed during the process. Our team is professional, trustworthy, and caring.

We will show you how you can sell your house quickly. We will help you sell your home fast for cash.

Call us today: 614-705-0866

Upward Home Solutions: Your Local Buyer

We Will Buy Your Home in Columbus

This short video gives an overview on how easy it is to sell your home to Upward Home Solutions.

There’s never been a better time to sell your home.

The team at Upward Home Solutions is ready to offer you an honest, no-obligation consultation.

We provide a service that is quick, simple, and hassle-free. You won’t need to fix anything in your house and we cover all closing costs. We will even come to you.

What have you got to lose?

Call Amy and Tim today at 614-705-0866


We buy homes across Central Ohio and Columbus. Some of our favorite neighborhoods are Clintonville, Dublin, Westerville, Reynoldburg, and Worthington. We also love Pickerington, Hilliard, Powell, and Upper Arlington. Delaware County is awesome too. We’d like to talk with you if you live in Delaware, Sunbury, Galena, Lewis Center, Big Walnut, or Polaris.

If you want to learn more about our company and how we do business, check out our other blog articles:

What Realtors Won’t Tell You

Red Flags

Is Now the Time To Sell Your Rental Property?

The Honest Truth

Be sure to connect with us on social media on Facebook.

Browse our website for tons of helpful information.

We have helped many people find the property of their dreams. Read some of their testimonials here.

The Honest Truth: What is Wholesale?

What do those “We Buy Houses” companies do?

Let’s pull back the curtain on the real estate market and talk about the difference between retail and wholesale home sales.

You may be asking yourself “Who will pay cash for my house?” “How do I sell a house quickly?” “Who buys homes for cash?”

You’re probably familiar with retail real estate.

If you’ve ever seen a FOR SALE sign in front of a house, gone to an open house, or browsed the MLS online, you have participated in the retail market for real estate.

Retail involves using a Realtor to act as your agent in the process. Bypassing the Realtor, individuals can also become their own agent. This is called “For Sale By Owner” (or FSBO).

When a homeowner uses a Realtor, the house goes “on the market.” Repairs are made, a price is chosen, it is “listed” online and often in the newspaper. Going this route also means that the homeowner will have showings. These can be “open houses” or privately scheduled events, but there will be strangers coming through the house and the homeowner is encouraged to not be present.

Other headaches in the retail home selling process include negotiations on price, inspections, remedy requests, and delays with closing while the buyer tries to get financing.

Wholesale Skips All of These Hassles

A homeowner who choses to sell wholesale will not have to do repairs, will not involve an agent or Realtor, will not have to do showings to strangers. The advantages are many, including:

  • No repairs, no cleaning, no money out of your pocket.
  • No strangers looking at your house while you are gone.
  • The sale happens on your schedule.
  • No middle-man taking a cut of your profit.
  • We pay closing costs – not you!
  • We have CASH – no financing – so the sale will happen when you are ready.

According to the Washington Post, you are a good candidate for wholesale

If you have a home that needs major work and you don’t have the time or desire to deal with tire kicking home shoppers, home inspectors and contingencies of all sorts, then these guys might be worth considering.

Read the whole story titled “Selling A Home To A Real Estate Investor” here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/where-we-live/post/selling-a-home-to-a-real-estate-investor/2012/12/11/5907944e-40bb-11e2-a2d9-822f58ac9fd5_blog.html

At Upward Home Solutions, we are the good guys.

Call Tim and Amy today!

614-705-0866


We’ve seen it all. This seller was able to walk away with CASH.

Is Now the Time To Sell Your Rental Property?

Rental Property: Know When To Sell

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single family rental property

Owning a rental property is an investment, and with all investments, you have to pick the right time to sell. There’s a lot of uncertainty out there right now: in the housing market and interest rates, in a looming national recession, in geopolitics of the world. Maybe now is the best time to cash in on your investment. You have been a good landlord, investing time and money into the property.

When you hear yourself say, “I want to sell my rental house now,” it’s time to call UHS.

Upward Home Solutions Will Give You A Fair, Cash Offer For Your Rental

We will come to you, on your schedule. The tenant doesn’t have to know you are thinking about selling. You will be able to recover all the money you have put into the rental property and realize a profit. The time has never been better for cashing out.

Whether you bought the property as an investment or inherited the rental, we have solutions for you.

It’s not easy being a Landlord and owning a Rental Property

  • Repairs can be costly and unexpected. Did you know that the average roof replacement is about $10,000?
  • Owners have to buy property and liability insurance in case the house burns down and to protect you against a lawsuit.
  • Tenants can be a real headache, calling all hours of the night and weekends.
  • Property taxes keep going up.
  • You have to keep records to account for the rental income and expenses. Tax time is complicated.
  • Vacancies create their own set of problems: screening prospective tenants, showings, repairs, and drafting leases.
  • Evictions are a drain on your time and resources.
duplex rental property

At Upward Home Solutions, we have a team of people who take care of the rental properties we buy.

We always work with tenants to keep them in their houses.

In fact, most tenants tell us that they are happy to work with our management company because

  • When Upward Home Solutions buys a property, we make repairs and upgrades, listening to the tenant and what makes them comfortable.
  • We have a maintenance guy on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • We have a convenient online portal for residents to submit maintenance requests and pay their rent from a bank account or credit card.
  • Our management company has about 30 properties. This makes us small enough to care but large enough to have staff that can handle questions and emergencies.

Just this week, one of our tenants wrote us an email to say how happy she has been with our management company.

“The apartment was great! Never had any problem with the maintenance or getting problems solved… In the future I definitely would recommend someone wanting to rent from this company.

-S.M.

There are lots of people who love the service Upward Home Solutions provides. You can read more testimonials here.

Buying in all Columbus / Central Ohio Neighborhoods

Canal Winchester, Grove City, Hilliard, Dublin, Upper Arlington, Worthington, Delaware, Lewis Center, Powell, Grandview, Bexley, Westerville, Sunbury, Galena, Polaris, Reynoldsburg, Minerva Park, Gahanna, Easton, Linden, Hilltop, Franklinton, Near East, Short North, Italian Village, Victorian Village, Clintonville, Pickerington, Pataskala, New Albany, Groveport, London, German Village, Northern Lights, and others!

Call Today

Call Tim today. He will walk you through the next steps. Before you know it, you will have cash in hand. No more tenants calling in the middle of the night, no more unexpected repair bills.

614-705-0866

Tim Smith

What Realtors Won’t Tell You About Selling Your House

Not every house needs a real estate agent.

In fact, for many people selling with a realtor is too much: too much money out of pocket, too much time, too much stress, too much scheduling.

Many people do use a real estate agent. You have probably seen the signs “For Sale By Owner,” but did you know there is a THIRD way that is much simpler, faster, and easier?

What if I told you that with one phone call, you can meet with someone and begin selling your house without any hassles? Well, you can! This is the secret the real estate agents don’t want you to know. Upward Home Solutions is your local, friendly homebuyer in the Columbus area.

How Does It Work?

It’s very simple. Tim will meet with you and give you a fair CASH offer that day. If you like the offer, Tim will walk you through the next steps. The sale will be on your schedule, on your terms, and you won’t need to spend a dime.

Tim Smith

Every House and Every Situation Is Unique

We know every situation is unique. Maybe you want to find a new place to live before selling the house. It’s no trouble to delay the closing for a month or two. Perhaps the house is occupied by a renter or deadbeat family member. We’ve dealt with these situations before and we can help you. Maybe there are property taxes that haven’t been paid. Don’t worry! We will take care of everything. 

Here’s what you DON’T have to do: clean, repair, pay the property taxes, paint, or answer calls asking for showings.

Simple, Fair, Fast

When it comes time to sell your used car, there are lots of options: trade it in at the dealership, sell to a dealership, put up a sign in your yard or advertise on Craigslist. But all of those options take time and energy. 

My dad recently sold his car online. After one quick phone call, he had an awesome cash offer and they came to his house to haul the car away. My dad was so happy. No more car insurance, license fees, or oil changes for a car he was hardly driving; and the cash put a big smile on his face. Plus, Dad didn’t have the stress of trying to sell it himself or haggle a price at the dealership.

What Would You Do?

What would you do if you didn’t have to worry about that old house? Would you have the freedom to travel? Or maybe you would downsize to something that better meets your needs. Perhaps you would buy the car of your dreams and still have money left to help your family. 

Call 614-705-0866 to find out how much your house is worth.

Call Upward Home Solutions today. Either Amy or Tim will answer the phone. 614-705-0866