Selling your house is a big decision and it comes with many important questions, one of which is whether to sell your home as is or to fix it up before putting it on the market. While it may be tempting to sell your house as is and avoid the hassle of repairs, doing so may not always be the best option since homes in really good condition sell faster and for more money that homes being sold as-is.
Since you likely want to get the most money for your home, it’s important that your house is in really good condition. A house that is in great condition will attract more potential buyers and will likely receive higher offers. Buyers are willing to pay more for a house that is move-in ready, and if your house has obvious issues, it may deter potential buyers from making an offer. Buyers generally want to get a great deal if they know that they are going to have to put some work into the house. Offering a carpet allowance is possible but it’s not always the best option.
While you don’t need to completely renovate your home, taking care of regular maintenance items can go a long way. This includes things like repairing leaky faucets, fixing broken windows, and replacing outdated fixtures. These types of repairs are relatively inexpensive and can make a big difference in how your house is perceived by potential home buyers. If it is clear that you have skipped out on routine home maintenance, buyers will wonder what else is wrong with the house.
Selling your house as is may seem like the easier option, but it may not be the most financially beneficial. Taking care of regular maintenance items and ensuring your house is in good condition can help you get the most money for your home and attract more potential buyers.
If you are trying to decide between selling your home as is or putting in some work, reach out to a local real estate agent for their opinion. I’d be happy to look at your home in Northern Colorado to see what work is necessary. Contact me today.