Prepping to sell your home can be tough. Your Realtor® will advise you to patch up any issues, clean it and stage it – and that’s all before you even list it for sale.
But in some cases, you can sell your home as-is.
Related: How to Get Your House Ready to Sell
Should You Sell Your Home As-Is?
First things first: What is an “as-is” home?
An as-is home is just what it sounds like. You put your home on the market the way it is, without making repairs or renovations, and hope that someone buys it.
A lot of people sell homes as-is. Let’s say you inherited the house, or you just don’t want to make repairs – you could be a good candidate for an as-is sale.
But it’s not always easy to sell a home that way. First, you may have to accept a lower price than you wanted; second, you have to wait for a buyer to see its potential.
And even if you sell your home as-is, you still have to disclose any issues you know it has. That’s the law. You don’t have to disclose every issue, like old weather stripping; you just have to disclose major issues that could affect a buyer’s decision to purchase the home in the first place, like flooding, lead paint and other serious problems.
Most buyers will still have a home inspection. While selling your home as-is means you won’t have to make any repairs, it may also mean that if an inspector turns up something big, the buyers might back out of the deal.
Are You Selling or Buying a Home for Sale in Lake City?
If you’re selling a home in Lake City, we’re the local experts. We know how to market your home aggressively and bring in qualified buyers, and we’d love to help you sell quickly and at the right price.
If you’re moving to Lake City, we can help you find the perfect place to live. Call us at 386-243-0124 to tell us what you want from your home and we will begin searching right away.
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