What if I Cant Fix a Fixer Upper Before Selling?

If your home is lacking in the curb appeal department it is still possible to sell it. It may not be possible at this time for you to present your home in its best light and sell the home you want to sell so you will have to sell the home you have. Maybe you do not have the funds to fix up your home or are rushed into moving to your next destination. Whatever the reason for being unable to fix up your home it is still possible to sell it.

Sell the home on the traditional market.What if I Can't Fix a Fixer-Upper Before Selling

You can list your home on the traditional market even if it isn’t in the best condition. What you will need to do is make sure that when you list the home it is clearly stated the home will be sold in as-is condition. In most cases, selling a home without fixing it up on the traditional market will take longer to sell then if you were to fix the home and have it show-ready. You will need to appeal to just the right buyer that is looking for a project home or one they would not mind putting some work and extra money into. It is wise to price your home accordingly to reflect the need for extra care and work on the part of the new homeowner. Usually, this means discounting the price of your home from fair market value.

Sell to a cash buyer

This is a great option for those homeowners who cannot fix up their homes and need to sell their homes quickly. A reputable cash home buyer will be able to give you an all-cash offer within a few hours to a few days. With a cash offer, you will not have to wait for a buyer’s lender approval. The close of your home will go much more quickly and be completely finished in weeks instead of in months like with a traditional sale. Make sure that you are working with a true cash homebuyer and not a fraudulent cash homebuyer. A respectable cash home buying agency will ask what the financial situation is of the home, ask to see the home, make an offer with proof of funds and no contingencies for repair. When you except the no-obligation offer of a cash home buyer you will be able to sell your home without repair in less time than a traditional sale would take.

If you feel you have a Santa Cruz home that may be difficult to sell there are options. Give me a call anytime to discuss. I help homeowners sell their property all over the West Coast, Santa Cruz County and surrounding areas and can help you make the best decision for your situation.

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