Selling a home can be hard and hard work – you have to make repairs, do some cleaning, painting and bumping the curb appeal. When you need to sell fast – like want to move to another state for a job, or you need to get rid of the house or sell the inherited property, selling a home as is will be the answer to all your problems.
What is “AS IS” Home – it is when a homeowner or seller will no do any repairs on the house, the buyer can either take it or leave it. The property is what it is.
Here are some top tips for when you need to “sell your home as is“.
Keep the clutter to a minimum
Even if the place is a bit battered, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t keep it as orderly and clean as possible, both outside and in. Keep the yard mowed and be ready for viewings at all times. Keep surfaces clean, beds made, dishes put away and as much clutter as possible stored and hidden.
Know that disclosure is still required. Selling a house as is does mean “what you see is what you get,” but state law still requires complete disclosure. It doesn’t excuse you from disclosing known defects. Nor does it shield you from any liability for misrepresenting the condition of the property. Your disclosures won’t obligate you to perform any repairs. You should make the fact clear from the beginning that you aren’t able to repair anything for buyers.
Know the competition. Check as many comparable homes as possible and note their conditions and amenities. You will most likely find that kitchens and bathrooms can be deal breakers, while other home improvements don’t matter as much. If your house falls short on features that are important to buyers, be prepared to price low. If you hire a professional appraiser, tell him or her up front that you plan on selling as – is so you can set the price appropriately.
Make a plan for responding to lowball offers. Because as is houses attract investors, contractors, first-time buyers without a big budget, and house “flippers,” you can count on getting lowball offers. Try not to take it personally. Know how low you will go and be prepared to make a swift counteroffer to any lowball offers you receive. Some buyers may be willing to meet you halfway.
We help families or anyone who needs to sell house quickly for cash anywhere in Oklahoma. We make sure that we provide a win-win solution to help homeowners get their sticky solution, like foreclosure, owning a burdensome property or anything else. Call us at 405-255-1281 or email us at Pat@SoonerHouseBuyers.com