Do I Need to Fix Up My House Before Selling?

Dated: January 17 2024

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Do I need to fix my house up before selling?

If you're thinking about selling your house - here are some things to think about. Selling your house can be tricky, especially if it needs fixing.

Selling "as-is" means showing it like it is, with all its bumps and bruises. Buyers know you won't fix major things, so their offer will be lower. It's like selling a used bike; you wouldn't replace the tires before putting it up for sale, right?

Most people give their houses a little facelift before selling. They paint, clean, and even move furniture around to make things look nice. But with an "as-is" house, you skip that. Buyers can still look around, but you won't fix anything based on what they find.

Selling "as-is" can be fast, especially if you need the money quickly. But be ready for less moolah, like selling an old game console; someone might buy it, but you won't get top dollar.

So, should you fix things before selling or just go with the flow? Even small stuff like new carpet or a clean-up can make a big difference. You might be surprised how much a little sparkle can boost your offer without a complete overhaul.

In the end, it's your house, your call. This is just your friendly neighbor offering tips. Choose the fast sale or the pre-sale polish-up, but remember to chill and have fun! Selling your house shouldn't be a horror movie.

Bonus tip: If you go "as-is," get your house checked out first and tell buyers about any known problems. Honesty is key! It attracts the right buyer and avoids future drama. Now go sell your house, imperfections and all! There's someone out there who loves it just the way it is.

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Lynea Carver Home Team

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