selling a fixer upper

Selling a Fixer Upper Without the Headache

March 14, 2023 | Selling Your Home | By: Sue

Are you thinking about selling a home that needs work, but are overwhelmed with the thought of getting your home show ready? We get it! We’re here to help.

If you’re a seller in today’s market and you’ve done your homework, you probably know that it’s best to get your home into “showing condition” before trying to sell in order to get top dollar. Pictures are the first thing the buyer will see. They are what will draw the buyer in or immediately turn them off. So, typically we recommend that sellers make at least some cosmetic updates to their home before putting it on the market. This helps it to show well to buyers and get them excited about the home. 

However, we understand there are some instances when we can work around getting your home show-ready. In today’s low inventory market, it’s become possible for many sellers to sell their homes quickly before any repair work is done.

We can help you evaluate whether it makes sense to sell with minimal repairs and updates. Or to sell without lifting a finger – or spending a dime!

Here are even more tips that will help you enjoy a seamless and successful sale:

Whether your home has a structural, foundational, or repair issue, or you’re just not feeling up to the job of getting it in show-ready condition – we can help. We work with all types of buyers and builders who are specifically looking for these types of homes to take on. They want a project! 

What’s more, Compass does about 20% of our sales “off market,” meaning not in the MLS/redfin/Zillow etc. through Compass Private Exclusives. This means we can get your home out to our network of Compass agents to gauge interest without having to advertise your home broadly to the public (aka without having to get your home showing/picture ready). 

Often, we can get your home sold quickly and for cash. As an added bonus, these types of buyers will often close on your timeline so you aren’t forced to move more quickly or slowly than you intended. This might be a particularly attractive option if you’re downsizing, as it means you can be on that beach in Florida before you know it.

No repairs, no cleaning, no painting needed.

Want to know more? Contact us for more details on selling your fixer-upper.

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