What Happens After NOLA Buys Houses Buys Your Property?

At NOLA Buys Houses, we understand that selling your home can be a daunting process, especially if your property requires repairs. Our goal is to simplify this process for homeowners in the greater New Orleans area by purchasing homes with cash, regardless of their condition. However, many sellers are curious about what happens to their houses after the sale. This article provides an in-depth look at the next steps we take and the transformations these properties undergo.

The Initial Assessment and Purchase

When NOLA Buys Houses purchases a property, the first step is a thorough assessment. This includes evaluating the structural integrity, identifying necessary repairs, and determining the overall potential of the house. Whether the property requires extensive renovations or is in relatively good condition, we devise a tailored plan to maximize its value and functionality.

Renovation and Repairs

For houses that need repairs, our experienced team of contractors and renovation specialists get to work immediately. Here are the typical stages involved in the renovation process:

  1. Structural Repairs: If the house has foundational issues, roof damage, or other major structural problems, these are addressed first. We want to make sure of the safety and stability of the property first and foremost. If these issues go unaddressed it can cause major problems and cost overruns later on.
  2. Systems and Utilities: Next we make sure that all electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems are up to code and functioning efficiently. This not only improves the livability of the house but also increases its market value. if there are upgrades or replacements needed, we do that at this time.
  3. Cosmetic Upgrades: Once structural issues and any issues with major systems are resolved, we focus on cosmetic upgrades. This can include painting, flooring replacement, new fixtures, and modernizing kitchens and bathrooms. It can also include rearranging the floorplan. Our goal is to enhance the aesthetic appeal of the property.
  4. Energy Efficiency Improvements: Throughout the process, we incorporate energy-efficient solutions whenever possible. Examples include updated insulation, energy-efficient windows, and modern appliances. These upgrades are attractive to buyers and renters who are conscious of their environmental impact and energy costs.

For properties that require minimal to no repairs, we conduct a light refresh to ensure they are in the best possible condition. This might include deep cleaning, landscaping, and minor touch-ups such as paint and flooring.

Renting the Property

One of our primary strategies is to convert renovated properties into rental homes. This approach serves several purposes:

  1. Providing Quality Housing: By turning renovated houses into rental properties, we provide high-quality, affordable housing options for the New Orleans community. Our rentals are well-maintained and meet high standards of safety and comfort.
  2. Contributing to the Local Economy: Renting properties allows us to reinvest in the local economy. We employ local contractors for renovations and work with local property management companies, ensuring that the benefits of our business activities stay within the community.
  3. Building Long-Term Value: Holding onto properties as rentals allows us to build long-term value. The rental income helps sustain our business and enables us to continue purchasing and renovating more houses in the area.

Selling the Property

In addition to renting, we also sell some of the renovated properties. This strategy is particularly effective for houses that have undergone significant upgrades and are in high demand. Here’s how the selling process works:

  1. Market Analysis: We conduct a comprehensive market analysis to determine the best price for the property. Our goal is to ensure a fair price that reflects the value of the improvements made while remaining competitive in the market.
  2. Professional Staging and Marketing: To attract potential buyers, we stage the home professionally and create compelling marketing materials. High-quality photos, virtual tours, and detailed listings help showcase the property’s features and appeal.
  3. Working with Realtors: We collaborate with local real estate agents who have a deep understanding of the New Orleans market. Their expertise helps us reach a broader audience and facilitates a smooth selling process.
  4. Closing the Sale: Once we receive offers, we negotiate terms to ensure a win-win situation for both parties. Our aim is to complete the sale efficiently and transparently, providing buyers with a home they can be proud of.

Success Stories

To illustrate the impact of our work, here are a couple of success stories:

  1. A Historic Home in the Garden District: We purchased a historic home that had fallen into disrepair. After extensive renovations, including restoring original architectural details, we transformed it into a beautiful rental property. The house now provides a charming, well-maintained residence for tenants who appreciate the unique character of New Orleans’ historic homes.
  2. A Suburban Gem in Metairie: A house in Metairie needed only minor updates. After refreshing the interior with new paint, fixtures, and landscaping, we listed it for sale. The property quickly attracted multiple offers and sold at our asking price. The new owners were thrilled to move into a turnkey home in a desirable neighborhood.


At NOLA Buys Houses, we take pride in our ability to transform properties across the greater New Orleans area. Whether we choose to rent or sell, we make sure that each house reaches its full potential, benefiting both the community and our business. By purchasing homes as-is and handling all necessary repairs, we offer a stress-free solution for homeowners looking to sell. Our commitment to quality renovations and responsible property management helps maintain the unique charm and vitality of New Orleans neighborhoods.

If you’re considering selling your home and want to learn more about how we can help, contact NOLA Buys Houses today. We’re here to offer a straightforward, hassle-free process and turn your property into a valuable asset for the future.

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