Are you saying “I need to sell a house that needs work”? Well don’t worry! You don’t need to dread all of the expenses and headaches that are involved with fixing your home. Take a look at our recommendations below to sell your Lancaster home fast even if it’s in need of some work.
Two of the main reasons that people hold on to a house that needs work without taking action is Time and Money. By delaying dealing with the property, it almost always costs the owner more of both of those. Don’t put it off! Take a look at our tips below and keep in mind that We Buy Lancaster Houses is interested in buying houses just like yours. We can give you a fair offer for your house in AS-IS CONDITION!
How to Sell a Lancaster House That Needs Work
Do the Easy Fixes and Cleaning
It’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do to a property. Fixing small holes in walls and painting is something that almost anyone can do. Not sure how to take that on? Youtube is a great tool! Check out some how-to videos for tips and tricks to get those easier projects done.
Cleaning carpets is also something that most sellers can take on themselves. Many grocery stores and home improvement centers rent carpet cleaners, so it’s something that you can typically accomplish fairly inexpensively. These things together along with a good cleaning of the entire house can often make a big impact for anyone viewing your home even if there are still existing issues with the property.
Get Your House in Front of Cash Buyers & Investors
Typically, retail buyers aren’t interested in fixer-upper type properties.You can do this by networking in investment and real estate groups. Get the word out about your home and help people to see the potential value. Run the numbers yourself and let people see what it will cost to repair vs. the value of the home when it is complete. Being able to communicate the value of your house to potential buyers is very important when selling a fixer-upper.
While you want to play up the good features you also need to be 100% honest about what is wrong with the house. By disclosing everything you know, you can address it head-on as opposed to after the inspection has been done. You don’t want to set yourself up for a lawsuit by concealing a potentially deal-breaking fact about the property. Plus, it’s the right thing to do.
Beware of Wholesalers
Wholesalers are a type of real estate investor that you may run into if you’re trying to sell a fixer-upper. Wholesalers will often represent themselves as investors that have the cash to purchase your home. In reality, they work to negotiate a contract on your home and then resell that contract to another investor that actually has the cash to buy. Many of these wholesalers are inexperienced in buying real estate, and if they can’t find a buyer for your home they’ll walk away from the agreement and you’ll be back to square one. We Buy Lancaster Houses is a legitimate CASH buyer of properties all over PA. If we tell you we can buy your house, then we’re going to buy it. No “if’s, and’s, or but’s” about it! Give us a call today at (717) 715-0010 or visit us here to get a cash offer on your home fast!
Be Truthful About the Condition
We understand that it can be stressful to tell prospective buyers about all of the issues that are going on with the house, but it’s an absolute must! You can run into serious issues down the road if you didn’t disclose issues that you knew about prior to selling the home. It can even result in lawsuits.
Be on the safe side and let prospective buyers know what issues you’re aware of in the home. Investors like We Buy Lancaster Houses will STILL make you an offer on your home even if there are big issues in the house.
Highlight the Positives in the House
Even if there are some major issues in the property, there are always plus sides. Don’t forget this! Realize the advantages that your property has (great neighborhood or location, new roof, great schools, new windows, etc.) and make sure prospective buyers know these. Some buyers are willing to overlook issues and still make an offer on the house if it’s got redeeming characteristics. We Buy Lancaster Houses is definitely interested in giving you a fair offer and we have a lot of experience seeing the potential in houses. Give us a call today at (717) 715-0010 or send us some information so we can get started getting you a fair cash offer!