Are you considering selling your home and suddenly feeling overwhelmed at the potential to-do list before hitting the market? Does the time and expense feel like too much of a burden?
Stop! Before you call your contractor and your handyman, take a moment to consider another option: You may find that selling your home as-is the perfect solution for your situation.
YOU MAY KEEP MONEY IN YOUR POCKET
The cost of home repairs can be staggering, and it can put a huge dent in your bank account, but that’s not all. Scheduling and enduring home repairs can be a huge burden of time and energy is well. Should you upgrade the tile? Should you buy all-new appliances? These decisions are not only stressful, but time consuming. And the time that it takes to get your home “show ready” may result in a significant delay in bringing your home to the market.
But perhaps the process can be simplified. Get rid of clutter. Clean up your property. Make your home feel welcoming and livable. It may be a great decision to leave major changes in the hands of the new owner who may be excited to make the house “their own.”
PRICE THE HOUSE ACCORDINGLY FOR A QUICK(ER) SALE!
With less “skin in the game,” it’s easier to price an as-is or fixer property at a more enticing price point for buyers and often, these properties sell quickly. There are plenty of homebuyers who are enticed by a lower price point and such a strategy may encourage more visitors to your home. And the more eyes you have on a property, the greater the opportunity for a quick sale.
LET A BUYER PUT THEIR STAMP ON IT
In general, most buyers have a vision for their homes and make changes after moving in. This isTruthfully, most buyers have a vision of their unique dream home. Chances are high that buyers may change out the flooring that you just spent thousands to install. Because there is a good chance that buyers may wish to make changes to the home, keeping money in their pockets on the sales prices allow them enough wiggle room to complete those renovations to their own taste and style.
I HAVE HAD GREAT SUCCESS SELLING FIXERS
Let me put my experience to work for you! I have sold many homes that needed work to happy buyers who were thrilled with both the price AND the opportunity to put their personal stamp on the property. I generally treat as-is or fixer properties the same as more finished properties. That is, I provide complimentary staging, professional photography and premier marketing to present your home in the best light to the buyer pool.
Remember, selling your home doesn't have to be a stressful experience. There are plenty of buyers out there who are anxious to turn your fixer into their dream home. And if you decide that you'd like to do some home improvements before listing, I have a great black book of trusted industry professionals ready to help!
Interested in reading more about selling a home as-is? Check out 6 Essential Tips for Selling a House As-Is