Hi, I’m Rochelle Gilburn and I am the owner of SYHSY. I started the company at the beginning of 2020 and run it from my home in Rotherham.
I was born in Sheffield and lived there for my first 22 years, I lived in Pontefract for around 5 years and have lived in Rotherham for the past 4 years. Yorkshire is my home.
I am a single mum to my two children age 3 and 5. My husband sadly passed away in 2018 and we have since built our lives back up and began to focus on the future.
I started the company as I wanted to help people out of difficult situations. I was aware of how lucky I was that I didn’t need to sell our home and it got me thinking about the people who weren’t so fortunate and had to sell quickly.
I had previously witnessed both my parents go through financial struggles. My dad lost his house to repossession and my mum sold hers to a company much like mine.
The company helped my mum to avoid repossession. She was able to comfortably restart her life and is now a homeowner again.
My dad wasn’t so lucky and will probably never be able to get a mortgage now. He wasn’t aware that there were people out there that would buy his house fast.
I noticed an increase of repossessed housing on the property market and thought, what if I can help people before they get repossessed?
My only problem was, I might have been able to pull the money together to help a few people, but I didn’t have enough to make it into a business, it wasn’t sustainable.
I had to find other people that would be willing to use their cash to purchase the properties. I started to create a database of investors and landlords who have the funds ready to move quickly. Sometimes they will buy the houses, renovate and sell them on, other times they will keep them as rental houses.
This service is perfect for people going through difficult times as:
- It is much quicker than the traditional estate agent routes
- We only need to view the property once
- Your house doesn’t need to be show-home ready
- We don’t charge you a penny
- We can even pay your solicitor fees
- In some circumstances we can even take over your mortgage payments
My investors are particularly interested in properties in Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley. They are not bothered if your house needs a lot of work doing.
Over the last few months and in the current economic climate, it has become clear that more and more people are unfortunately going to require this service. I have spent lockdown building up my network and ensuring that I have the right support to help me to help the people most in need.
I now have a business partner called Ollie Hayes, you might recognise his name as he used to be a DJ on Hallam FM. He is based in Sheffield and focuses his efforts there. He has an interesting story of needing to sell his property quickly due to divorce but I’ll leave that for him to tell you.
If you’re needing to use our services, please get in touch by filling in a contact form and myself or Ollie will be in touch ASAP.
We’ll book an appointment with you to view your house, we’ll go away, run all the necessary figures and find a buyer for your property. As soon as you’ve accepted the offer, we’ll instruct the solicitors and hope to have contracts exchanged within 3 weeks.
Please don’t bury your head in the sand. The quicker you instruct us, the quicker you can relieve yourself of the stress and move on with your life.