About Us

We are Cardinal House Buyers

We buy homes across North Carolina with competitive cash offers. We are a locally owned and operated Professional Real Estate company with a passion for helping local homeowners sell their homes quickly, for a fair price.

We established this company because the traditional real estate market does not work for all home owners. If you need to sell your home in North Carolina quickly, without the hassle, we can help.

Our commitment to you


We act as trusted advisors
We’ve earned the trust of customers across North Carolina because we are experienced, we do what’s right and we are transparent about each step of the selling process.


We make it easy
Selling your home shouldn’t be six month (or longer) headache. We’ve created a proven home buying process that is proven to work quickly while removing the stress for you.


We innovate together
We work with sellers under unique situations and challenging circumstances. We think BIG because we are not constrained to the traditional processes of real estate.

We believe

selling your home should never be confusing, intimidating or restricting.

Our mission

is to give you a more reliable, fast, and flexible way to sell your home.

Meet the Team

Baxter Fricks
Co-founder

Baxter is an experienced real estate advisor with a comprehensive understanding of the home buying process in North Carolina. Baxter brings a fresh perspective to the real estate market and has applied his skillset to create an incredibly seamless experience for customers at Cardinal House Buyers. Baxter’s expertise in real estate transactions and his unwavering commitment to service has earned him the trust and admiration of local homeowners.

Around the office, Baxter is known for being people-focused and a problem solver. He was born in Chapel Hill, NC and is passionate about making the real estate market more transparent, fair, and enjoyable for homeowners across North Carolina.

Get in touch with Baxter >

John Swann
Co-founder

John has been working in the real estate industry for nearly 10 years. His journey began in property management, where he worked his way up to learn the intricacies of the housing market and how to navigate complex selling scenarios. Whether its foreclosure, taxes, inheritance, or another challenge, John is a seasoned real estate expert who will guide you through any obstacles with professionalism and expertise.

Around the office, John is known for being friendly, easy going and a family-man. He is passionate about helping other families across the North Carolina area make smart, informed decisions about their real estate properties.

Get in touch with John >

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How can we help you?

Every day, we connect with homeowners, learn about their circumstances, and offer practical solutions. Whether you need assistance navigating foreclosure, liens, or back taxes, or simply want a quick sale, we are here to support you. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you are in one of the categories below.


If you want to sell your home fast, without the typical hassles


If you want a better understanding of your selling options


If you have a unique situation or challenge with your home

Let’s get in touch.

Whatever your situation is, take the first step today. No commitment, just a conversation.

“Homeowners should feel empowered and know their options when selling. Listing on the traditional market doesn’t benefit everyone.”

— Baxter Fricks, Co-Founder of Cardinal House Buyers

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Baxter Fricks

You might be wondering…

Is this a safe, reliable way to sell my home in North Carolina?

Yes! Working with Cardinal House Buyers is a completely safe way to sell your home. If you don’t understand the process, it can seem almost too good to be true.

We remove all of the worst parts of selling a home. This includes the hassles of waiting for a buyer, negotiating prices, paying real estate commissions and fees, hosting showings and open houses, and more.

Instead, we buy your home directly, which allows us to bypass all of the hassles mentioned above.
The price we agree on is the exact amount you will receive at closing. We work closely with our team of legal experts to ensure the transaction is entirely safe and documented according to the requirements of the State of North Carolina.

Avoid the numerous challenges of listing with a traditional agent:

✖ Your home can sit on the market for months
✖ The buyer can negotiate on price and repairs
✖ You pay 6% commissions to your agent
✖ You pay 2% closing fees
✖ The buyer may require a home inspection
✖ Open houses and showings invite strangers into your home

See what our customers say about working with us

Avoid the numerous challenges of listing with a traditional agent:

✖ Your home can sit on the market for months
✖ The buyer can negotiate on price and repairs
✖ You pay 6% commissions to your agent
✖ You pay 2% closing fees
✖ The buyer may require a home inspection
✖ Open houses and showings invite strangers into your home

See what our customers say about working with us

What kind of properties are we looking to buy in North Carolina?

Traditional homes in any condition
We buy your home completely as-is, in any condition. Whether you need extensive repairs or renovations, you can leave the house exactly as it is—just take your belongings with you. We handle the rest.
Learn more >

Condos, townhomes and mobile homes
The non-traditional nature of condos, townhomes and mobile homes can pose unique challenges for owners. Whether its mortgage requirements, the HOA or difficulty selling, we will provide you with a full cash offer.
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Properties with liens, violations or back taxes
You don’t have to face these issues alone. We know how to navigate challenging circumstances like foreclosure, taxes, violations, and more. The first step is understanding your rights and options.
Learn more >

Vacant land
Don’t let your vacant property sit on the market. If your land doesn’t include factors like easy highway access, rich soil, or functional utilities, it may not do well with a traditional agent.
Learn more >



Here’s what our customers say

Edward C.

“Reliable, experienced, and honest. Had a great experience working with this team of professionals”

Benjamin M.

“Cardinal House Buyers were great to do business with. Would highly recommend them to anyone looking to sell a property.”

Richard Howard

“We recently had to sell my childhood home after my mother passed away earlier in the year. Cardinal House Buyers offered a fair price for the house, and we closed when we needed to close. Of course, we did our due diligence and got offers from others as well as the “big boys” like OfferPad and OpenDoor. Cardinal’s offer was fair and reasonable. The best part was… read more.


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