Selling a Home to Prepare for a Senior Care Transition


At Home Buyers of Pittsburgh, we often work with sellers in stressful and challenging situations, typically on a shorter timeline. Yet we also work with sellers throughout the Pittsburgh area who simply want an easier, faster alternative to the traditional home selling process.

The Home Buyers of Pittsburgh team recently worked with an elderly man and his daughter in Upper St. Clair who were looking to help to make the transition into assisted living. 

How the Cash Buying Process Works

“We got a call from a family who had seen a few different types of our advertisements but were a little skeptical of the process,” said Ryan Scialabba, owner and licensed agent. “It’s pretty typical for people to call in with a lot of questions, but that’s what we’re here for – to figure out the situation and see if we’re a good fit for each other”.  

When we receive a call from a homeowner, we do an initial qualification of the property and learn more about the situation. We find out where the house is, when it was built, and ask if it needs any repairs or updates. The rest of the call is spent figuring out what the situation is and if we can help. 

“We tend to buy the same style of homes in the neighborhoods we know very well,” said Mr. Scialabba. “Once we get to the house we just like to take a 20-30-minute tour to get an estimate on the cost of renovating it so we can figure out how much we can pay.”

As our team walks through a house, we lean on our extensive background in real estate and construction to figure out the cost of renovations needed. Most of the homes we buy need updated kitchens, baths, flooring, paint etc. Other times, the homes need extensive repairs from the roof to the foundation, which usually include French drains and wall anchors. 

“This particular house didn’t need a ton of updating because they took really good care of it, but it still needed some carpet, paint, and other small things”. 

How We Can Fit Sellers Transitioning to Assisted Living

Once the Home Buyers of Pittsburgh team figures out their renovation costs, we can input the numbers into their system and present an offer to the seller on the spot.  

“We sit down with the sellers and talk about the current situation. We talk about their wants and needs, and then we look at multiple options to help them sell their home – depending on what their situation calls for. The nice thing about working with us is that we’re not a one trick pony. We can help people in all different kinds of situations, so it’s always worth a conversation.”

In this situation, the sellers had concerns that they would have to close too fast and that they wouldn’t be able to make the transition. We were able to give them the closing date of their choice, close on the home, and still give them a couple extra days to make their move. 

After closing, Mr. Scialabba said, “All in all, we were able to close on their timeline and help great people through an often stressful situation. They were definitely nervous throughout the transaction, but were relieved we did what we said we would and made it happen.”

Our team takes pride in their commitment to each individual seller and making the home selling process as simple and hassle-free as possible. 

The proof is in our track record: we carry an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau, a 5-Star Google Rating, have been featured in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Business Times as the #1 Fastest Growing Company in 2019, TRIBLIVE’s Best of The Best 2020 and 2021 Winner, INC. 5000 #747 and #541 Fastest Growing Private Company in the Nation, seen on KDKA/CBS, and heard on KDKA AM Radio Monthly as your Pittsburgh Real Estate Experts.

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