Why Use FasterHouse
FasterHouse is a locally owned and operated house buying company. We have been around buying houses since 2002. We love it! We love buying houses and we really love helping people. That may not be exactly what you thought you were going to hear but it is true. We all live in St. Louis and want to help out the people of St. Louis and help out the community to make it a better place.
We have our Core Focus and Core Values on our wall in our conference room. These are more than just wood and writing; these are a way of life and business operations for us.
We have garnered the name; The Trusted St. Louis Home Buyer and we do not take that lightly. We have been around for a long time and plan to be around for even longer. Our company has been through the ups and downs and we have grown stronger because of it.
We are not your average house buying company… if you have a house to sell, let us prove that to you. We could sit here and toot our own horn all day but would prefer to let others speak for us. We have been Accredited with the Better Business Bureau since 2006. We have an average of 4.8/5 Stars on Google and have ratings of 4.8/5 on Facebook.
We are very proud of these reviews and strive every day to live up to them. We buy houses from home owners in a variety of situations and always put ourselves in their shoes. We make fair offers and make a difference in the lives of the people we buy from. We buy as much or more than any company in the St. Louis Metro area and we do that buy offer fair prices.
Bryan Schroeder and Jim Stiegemeier started FasterHouse in 2002. Back then it was known as Schroeder, Stiegemeier and Associates (sounds like a law firm!). They both were tired of their day jobs and had a passion for real estate. They met for breakfast at Ginghams in St. Charles and decided to start a home buying company and, luckily for all of us, eventually changed the name to FasterHouse.
At the beginning, the company was Bryan, Jim and their two wives, Deb and Claire. Over time the company has moved offices a couple times and grown up to around 15 different team members. In 2012, Jim decided he wanted to pursue other interests and amicably sold his share of the company to Bryan, Jim’s wife Claire still works on the team.
Fast forward to 2018… Bryan was looking for some young blood to infuse into the organization and decided to partner up with Sam Primm and Lucas Walls. They started their own real estate investment company in 2014 and decided to partner up with Bryan, quit their day jobs, and go in full force.
Bryan, Sam and Lucas now run the day to day operations and look to improve the company every day. FasterHouse is poised to have a great future and the only way to ensure that is to treat people the right way and work to make the community better with every situation.
How Many Sellers We Have Helped?
FasterHouse has bought well over 1500 houses in the past 17 years! That is a huge number… Each and every one of those houses had a unique situation that needed some attention. Sometimes the sellers needed to close fast. Certain times the homes were in so much disarray they could not be sold traditionally. Other times the sellers lived out of state and needed to easily sell the house.
No matter the situation FasterHouse was there to help and make the process as pain free as possible. We would not have bought that many houses and continue to buy that many houses if we did not treat people fairly and do the right thing.
Bryan Schroeder – Owner
Bryan is the big picture guy. He has been around the block and uses that knowledge to help steer the company in the right direction and make sure we are sticking to our Core Values and Core Focus.
Sam Primm – Owner
Sam is in charge of acquisitions (home buying) and marketing. He does his best to continue to bring in leads for the FasterHouse Acquisition Managers (FAMs). Sam works with each of the FAMs to help get a second set of eyes on the houses and the situations of the home owners. He ensures that we are doing everything we can to help.
Lucas Walls – Owner
Lucas is in charge of operations and finance, among many other things. He oversees the office staff and makes sure everything is running smoothly on the home front. He oversees all of our rehabs and remodels of the homes we purchase. Lucas keeps the homes moving in and out.
Tim is our fractional CFO. He handles the accounting and money management for FasterHouse and our related companies.
Phillip is our longest tenured buyer or FasterHouse Acquisitions Manager. He has the experience and know how to buy any house in any condition.
Corey has been buying houses for us for many years. He has a great sense of humor that is easy to relate to. Walking around a house with him is always entertaining and he will make you feel comfortable in any situation.
Dennis has had a couple roles at our company. Currently he is an amazing buyer for us. He is from Chicago but we will not hold that against him!
Dusty is our newest buyer but has a LOT of experience in real estate. He has spent 15 years on the St. Charles County Ambulance. He has tons of interesting stories and has seen a lot over the years
Phil is our Dispositions Manager. If we decide not to rehab a property then he helps sell it to local rehabbers who are looking to make the community a better place. He worked at Enterprise for almost 10 years.
Lori is our contract to close coordinator. If we get a house under contract to purchase, she makes sure it gets to the closing table. She deals with the title companies and the home owners (sellers). If you sell us your house you will be talking with her. She is amazing to work with.
Tammy is our Jack of all trades. She helps handle marketing, takes in lead calls, as well as take care of the office. If you call in wanting to sell your house, you will most likely be talking to her
Yates has been involved in real estate for many years. He handles many aspects of our marketing and keeps everything moving forward. He helps keep all the websites for the FasterHouse related companies up and running.
Another aspect that makes us different, we actually have an office. We do not work out of our kitchen or living room. We are an established local company with a brick and mortar office that is open during normal business hours. We love it when home sellers come visit us and see how we positively impact the community. We have an open concept, modern office full of people deeply committed to community and real estate industry.
How Do You Know If FasterHouse Is For You? (What Makes FasterHouse Different?)
If you think all cash home buyers are the same… you are wrong. We are reminded every single day of how we are different than our competition, in a good way! We are a legitimate and committed business.
We are in this business to buy homes and help people. We do not have any “one page” contracts full of confusing lingo when purchasing your home. If you have multiple people come to your house you will see one of these contracts, no doubt.
We use fully certified, St. Louis Board of Realtors contracts that were written to protect you, the home owner. We do not include any fancy language or special agreements that allow us to back out of the contract, you will see a lot of these! If we sign a contract stating that we are buying your house… we WILL buy it.
We actually have the funds to purchase your house, therefore we do not need to add any contingencies. You will not have to pay any real estate commissions to sell your house. We are the one and only Trusted St. Louis Home Buyer and have all the ratings, rankings and testimonials to prove it to you or anyone looking to sell their home.
We have many people that refer us homes to purchase. These are people in the industry and outside of it. From a bowling alley owner, to a roofing and siding company, to insurance agents and beyond. These people trust in us and how we treat people that they put their name on the line and refer to us. Don’t take our word for it. Here are some examples of what people we have bought from think of us.
While all this looks good on paper, we understand that it does not mean squat to you until you have actually met us and done business with us. If you are looking to sell your home now or think you may be considering it in the near future, give us a call, please. We want to earn your trust and prove to you that we are different and that we do everything we can to help out anyone in any situation.
Our House Buying Process
Our house buying process is very simple. It can be broken down to 4 easy steps. We take an extremely low-pressure approach. While we want to buy every home we walk into, we understand that is not factually going to be the case. If we cannot buy your house, we will still do whatever we can to help you in your current situation. Selling your house does not get any simpler than this!
Areas We Serve
We purchase homes in St. Charles County, St. Louis County, St. Louis City and Jefferson County. We occasionally purchase outside those areas but that is where we focus our efforts.
We Give Back
FasterHouse just recently started a new division called FasterImpact. We have always given back to the community, but now we have an official name and purpose. We have monthly meetings and discuss weekly how we can give back to the community where we live.
Some of the employees have elected to financial give back, while others give back with their time. As a company, we allow for the employees to take paid time off to volunteer. We do not just want talk about making a difference, we put our time and money where our mouths are and ARE the change.
While hopefully we were able to answer most of your questions, we understand that there can always be more questions. Feel free to give us a call (314) 926-0660 and we can answer any questions you may have. You can always visit our FAQ Page and see if we have already answered your questions.
FasterHouse is a locally owned and operated home buying company. We really feel that we are the perfect size and have the perfect make up to help any “as is” home seller.
We are bigger than the one-person home buyers, which allows us to be fast and have the financial backing to purchase almost any home, but are also not a national buyer of “ugly” properties, if you have seen the billboards. We can be flexible and agile while also have a strong and storied history.
We are proud to be the best home buying company in St. Louis and truly believe that if you sell to us, you will have pride knowing you sold your property to people that care!