People decide it’s time to move for all sorts of reasons. Maybe they need to downsize to a more affordable home or just need a change of scenery. The traditional process of selling a house usually involves doing projects that improve both the condition and value of the home. But what if you don’t want to deal with that? Can you just sell your home the way it is?
Did you know that states have laws about what you need to tell buyers before selling your house? If your home needs some work but you’re intending to sell it without doing that work, you’ll need to provide some disclosures concerning it. Failing to abide by your state’s mandatory disclosures law could leave you liable for work that needs to be done on the house. Remember, you can always balance out your disclosures by highlighting the best features and aspects of your home to attract buyers.
Listing As Is
In the interest of full disclosure, you should list your home specifically as being sold as is. Otherwise you could find yourself wasting time talking to buyers who assume that it’s going to be a regular sale. Those buyers will expect you to perform certain repairs or to lower the cost of your home because you don’t intend to do them. If you want to avoid wasting that time and skip to the part where you’re talking to buyers who are genuinely interested in your home the way it is, you need to list it “as is”.
Get a Pre-Listing Inspection
The more transparent you are about the condition of your home, the better. That’s why getting your home inspected before listing it is so important. Buyers want to know exactly what condition a house is in before making an offer, and especially before closing a deal. That’s a lot easier to tell them if you know what condition it’s in yourself, hence the need for a pre-listing inspection.
It is possible to sell your home just the way it is without doing a whole ton of expensive remodeling and repair projects. Just make sure you do everything by the book if you choose to go that route. Better yet, consider selling your home to a cash buyer. We don’t mind as-is houses that require a little TLC.
If you don’t want to deal with the hassle of selling your home as is with an agent, sell it for cash instead. Contact us to get your cash offer today.