Is it worth the repairs? It depends on what type of seller you are, and what type of home you have. If you have the time and resources to get top dollar, that is exactly what you should do. If you are thinking of selling "as-is", make sure you adjust your price AND set expectations accordingly. Here are a few good scenarios where selling as-is might be your best option:
Get a fair market offer from local buyers
You may be going through a situation where you need to move out and move on with your life. It could be a divorce, downsizing, foreclosure, a failed sale, or any other, removing a long wait as an option.
Selling your home “as-is” gives you a chance to sell it quickly, which allows you to move out of your current situation fast.
First, let’s get an understanding of what it means to sell a house as-is. It means that what the buyer sees is what he or she gets. The house will be marketed and sold as it appears in its current state. If the house is in need of repairs or renovations, this will not be done but will be offered for sale as it currently appears. Now that we have a clear understanding of what it means, let’s delve into why this might be the best option for selling your home.
When you find yourself in a situation where you need to move out or sell your home and time is not on your side, you will be looking for the sale method that is the quickest.
You want to sell your home within the shortest time possible, and with selling a house as-is, you can expedite the sales process. You will have to skip some of the steps such as ensuring that the home is in good condition, and without the need for repairs, some of which may cost time and money, you will sell so much faster.
Imagine a situation where the house has a leaking roof, the floor needs repairing, and the air conditioning needs to be changed, among other changes. These repairs and renovations will take time-you would need to get a contractor to identify the changes that are needed, the materials that are required, the costs involved, and the duration it will take. These processes are time-consuming and given that you do not have the luxury of time, you will only sit with frustrations and the sale might not go through.
When you market your house as it is, prospective buyers will be coming in with no expectation that you are going to repair the home. They will take it as it is in the state that they viewed it and negotiate the price while taking into consideration the refurbishment that is needed. This saves time for everyone and also if a deal is reached a quick sale is made.
You want to sell your house quickly but would like to get a higher price. The catch here is that you do not have money to make the improvements that are needed. As they say, it is not possible to have your cake and eat it. You will have to make a decision because you need to move out quickly and time is not on your side.
Opting for sale as it is will not only save you time but also money. You will not be forced to use money that you do not have in the first place to make improvements on your home. Repairs and refurbishment can be expensive, not forgetting that they will take time too.
So, selling your house as it is will save you money that would’ve been spent on the lengthy processes, labor, and materials for repairs. Market your house as it is, and you will spend less money.
Since you are selling the home as-is, the cost of repairs will not be on you, this will be taken up by the buyer. And the best thing about it is that you do not have to negotiate on some of these things since the terms of sale are clear.
While you can use platforms from several websites to estimate the value of your home, it is recommended to use Zestimate, as it is easy and fairly accurate. To use it, you just need to provide complete, up-to-date, and factual data.
If you are facing a situation that requires moving out quickly with a low budget, selling your house as-is offers the best option. You will not only save on time but also do not need to spend money for any repairs or renovations.
If you are interested in seeing what a local cash buyer will offer for your home, give me a call to get started!
Author:Tyler Finkler Phone: 216-217-0223 Dated: July 20th 2021 Views: 523 About Tyler: Every home (and owner) is unique in its own way, but selling a home isn't rocket science! We live in...
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A Licensed Realtor working in the South/West Ohio area since 2005.
Member of the Ohio Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors
Education: Graduated in 2001 from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Architectural Engineering Technology.
Military Service: 3 years in the U.S. Army, Ft. Drum, New York, 11B Infantry and 5 years in the Ohio National Guard, 11C Combat Mortars.
Hobbies: Singing, Motorcycles, Classic Cars
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Residential (Buyers and Sellers), New Construction, 1st Time Home Buyers, Relocation, Investments, Rent to Own, Short Sales.
Preferred service regions: Greater Cincinnati Area, Hamilton County, Butler County, Warren County, Clermont County