If your house needs major repairs, can you still sell it?
Every house needs maintenance repairs over the years. Sometimes, things fall behind; major life events get in the way, or damage shows up at a time when you can’t afford to get it fixed.
It might not even be your primary residence. If you own a rental house, you may find a tenant didn’t take care of the place. Or, if the property was vacant, it may have been hit by burglars, vandals, squatters, or pests in your absence.
Before you know it, the situation has gotten out of control. Maybe it started with a leaky roof, or a problem with the foundation, or just regular wear and tear. But once an issue has gone on too long, you might find it’s become too costly to get it fixed.
Selling a House in Disrepair
When you add up the costs of fixing major repairs from top to bottom, you may decide it’s just not worth the trouble.
But how can you sell a house that needs major repairs?
You can try going the traditional route. That means hiring a real estate agent who is willing to show your house in its current condition – if you can find one. Then, while other nearby houses are seeing multiple offers, you may not get any.
When you do finally sell, it will likely be for less than you wanted, and you’ll still have to share a portion of the proceeds with your agent, plus any other fees or costs that come up.
We Buy Houses in Need of Major Repairs
There is another way – selling your house to a cash buyer.
Here’s how Local Cash Buyers does it: after you contact us for your free, no-obligation consultation, we visit the property at a time that’s convenient for you. Within 24 hours of our visit, we make you a fair cash offer, in writing. If you accept, we contact a title company and we can close in as little as 7 days.