Welcome Our Latest Advertiser: IBuySeattleHomes.com!
The B-Town Blog is proud to welcome its latest Advertiser to our property: IBuySeattleHomes.com!
IBuySeattleHomes.com is a locally-owned company that buys, fixes up and sells homes. It’s run by Brent Fosso, who was born and raised in that “other” B-Town ‘hood called Ballard, and who now makes his home in West Seattle.
Brent has been buying, fixing and selling homes in the area since 1984.
“I’ve been drawn to real estate all of my life,” Brent remarked. “I used to help my Dad do remodel projects on weekends, and I think that’s when I got the bug for fixing things up. I guess fixing homes is some kind of ‘adult’ version of my childhood fun. Now I specialize in purchasing fixer uppers â€“ I love turning something that is not very attractive into something beautiful.”
After college, Brent decided to finally listen to â€œthat inner voice.” He always enjoyed the varied aspects of real estate, so he thought, why not buy a fixer upper?
After buying, fixing up and selling that first house in 1984, Brent was hooked. It was a pretty sorry looking West Seattle house, with no foundation, termite and carpenter ant damage, dry-rotted porches, animal odors, and siding that had not been painted in decades. Brent spent the entire summer working on it and was quite proud of his first remodel. The neighbors loved it. He then sold it to a nice family, and Brent got a lot of pleasure seeing buyers so happy with their new home.
Despite the national real estate down-turn, he is still buying, and likes the areas of Burien, White Center, West Seattle, and as far north as Ballard.
“I like the older neighborhoods” he adds.
There are many people who wish to avoid paying a realtor a commission, and since Brent is not a realtor, the sellers save that expense. Because of this, he does not purchase properties that are listed with real estate agents. He prefers to buy directly form the owner, and will usually not bother with getting a home inspection, because as he says “When I buy a fixer, I always figure on the home needing a lot of work.”
So…click on his Ad, check out his website, and if you’re in the market to sell your home (no matter how bad its condition), please give him a call at (206) 935-5000.