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To Fix or Not to Fix: That is the Question!

Does the mere thought of attempting an overhaul of your property to prepare it for sale give you a huge headache? Does the idea of hiring painters and contractors make you want to crawl under a rock?

Well, before you undertake those daunting home improvement projects, you may wish to consider another option: selling your home as-is.

And here a few good reasons why it might make sense for you!


Not only is making repairs and fixes to your home burdensome for your bank account, but it can also be stressful for homeowners to determine what needs to be done. Hiring professionals can be difficult and scheduling repairs can often lead to a substantial delay in bringing your home to the market.

Instead, consider a few simple steps. Clean up the property, tuck away clutter and make the home as comfortable and livable as possible. Leave the rest up to the imagination of the new homeowners or investors who are anxious to get to work!


Because you haven’t invested heavily in repairs for an as-is sale, the home can be priced to sell quickly. Many homebuyers are enticed by the lower starting price for an as-is home. Pricing the home strategically can result in more buyers visiting the property—and potentially even more offers.


Most buyers have a vision of their dream home and there is a decent likelihood that the floors that you just spent thousands of dollars to install may not be a buyer’s first choice. Saving money up front can allow the buyers to invest in the renovations that matter most to them—and to do it to their own taste.


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. Let me put my experience to work for you to find the ideal homebuyer or investor to purchase your fixer property.

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.

And of course, I'm always available to answer your questions!

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