While a lot of real estate agents do not like creative real estate, my agent was knowledgeable and suggested a way to sell my house. We were scarred, but after thinking about it we sold and it worked out fine. Checkout Leave The Key Homebuyers-We Buy Houses. There was a risk in what I did then and a risk in any creative answer to a real estate sales problem, but my experience was what eventually sent me into the We Buy Houses business and in the next several articles we will tell you how it may help you and discuss the risks. George K. Beardsley has been buying, renovating, and renting homes in the Tampa Bay area for two decades. Like most real estate investors, he never started out to be in real estate. He has a bachelor’s and master of arts in Journalism, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for service as a combat intelligence officer in Viet Nam and was a reporter for the Chicago Tribune before becoming a stock and commodity broker and commodity trader in Chicago. Now out of the securities industry for two decades, he works to resolve customer complaints by chairing arbitration panels for investors who have disputes with their stock brokers under the auspices of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). He has written two Mini Books on the use of options in securities markets and was an editor for the book publishing firm of Dow Jones Irwin and has contributed articles for securities and commodity industry magazines.The criticism of this method of selling is that the fair value of their home is not granted to sellers. But now, try selling to any buyer and you’re not likely to get any offers based on what you think your house is worth or what brokers claim it’s worth, with an asking price. They have the ability to control the price in a market saturated with sellers and with so few buyers, and the only way to be able to sell is to lower your asking price. And it only makes sense to sell to someone who can complete the transaction quickly (unless, of course, you can afford to wait until the economy recovers) once you’ve acknowledged the fact.