Should I Sell My Home As-Is?

There are two simple steps you can do to successfully sell your home as-is. Today's home sellers are faced with two negotiations. The first one is on the price of their home. After you are in escrow and the buyer completes all of their inspections they may begin a second round of negotiations trying to talk that price down by 10's and sometimes a 100 thousand dollars. There are two steps you need to take to prevent that from happening.

#1- Disclose everything you possibly can about the home. If you had a leaky roof 5 years ago and you fixed it, disclose it. Consider having a home inspection to thoroughly inspect your home so you know everything that can possibly be wrong. Include an inspection of the sewer line, the chimney, the roof, and the foundation. Those are the places that really expensive repairs can be hiding without your knowing it.

#2 - Give these disclosures to the buyer at the perfect time. That perfect time is with the counteroffer. Buyers are never more in love with your home than when they're trying to win it in negotiation. They'll agree to almost anything as long as they're told upfront. Nobody likes surprises in real estate transactions. Remember, if you want to sell your home as-is. Be thorough, be honest, and disclose everything at the right time. If you have any questions about this, give us a call. We're here to help.

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