Reasons for Selling Your Home in As-Is Condition


Your house is one of your prime assets, but only if it helps you make money during need. While selling a well-furnished and well-maintained home can help you fetch a reasonable price, at times, you might not have the time to make the necessary changes when you are in dire need of money and need to sell it quickly.

But does that mean you cannot get a reasonable price for selling in as is condition? Not at all. In some cases, it might prove to be the better option. Here are some reasons for selling your house just as it is.

1. Reduced Upfront Expenses

Living room with table and chairs around it
Used with permission of Kerry Spears

When you decide to sell a house in its current condition, you are under no obligation to make any changes or home improvements. It means that you won’t have to pay anything from your pocket to make the deal happen. Whatever you get from the sale will be a profit, provided the selling price covers the cost of the land and structure.

Renovating the bathroom or remodeling the kitchen can make your house look good, but they are expensive. Even if you manage to sell your home at a reasonable price, after subtracting the amount you spent on renovations, you will get an amount very close to what you have got had you sold it just like it. Why then should you go through all the extra trouble?

2. Less Energy Spent on Cleaning

White house and a lawn in front of it
Used with permission of Kerry Spears

Once you decide to sell your house as it is, you have to sign a disclosure about the exact condition of your home. When a buyer agrees to it, you do not have any more reason to go into a frenzy to clean up your house immediately. You can have a conversation with the buyer and even leave behind a few things you might not need anymore.

This usually happens when the house belonged to a deceased person, and you no longer want some of the items that once belonged to the dead person. The buyer could dispose of them off through a thrift store or donate them to a charity.

3. Greater Land Value

Sofa, coffee table and armchair in the living room
Used with permission of Kerry Spears

One of the reasons to sell your house is when the value of the land on which the property is situated suddenly sees a price appreciation and the price of the plot becomes more significant than the price of the house on it. This could happen when the region suddenly starts developing and rapid commercialization begins in the neighborhood.

In all likelihood, the buyer might tear down the residential property and build a commercial one in its place. Under such circumstances, there is no point in renovating the property. You could sell it as it is, and you will still make a hefty profit due to the rising land prices.

Because of these reasons, you could still get a reasonable price for your property for selling in as-is condition. You will have to spend less time and energy on paperwork and other legal formalities. As long as you have fully disclosed the present state of your house and asked for a reasonable price, you will have no trouble selling your home.

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